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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,268Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 85 providers in this state and specialty

$1.99M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 85 providers in this state and specialty

685 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Indiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

2% of this provider’s 685 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

50% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 48%.

Prescription Price

$274 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $314 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.41M

2014

$1.89M

2015

$1.99M

2016

Number of Claims

6,109

2014

7,349

2015

7,268

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 961

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

190

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 661

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

204

patients, 30% of all patients

10 2 4
METFORMIN HCL 509

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 450

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

119

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 333

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

5 9
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 331

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

6 11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 319

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

7 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

8 6
LANTUS 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

9 14
SYNTHROID 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

10 2
HUMALOG 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

11 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

12 7
SIMVASTATIN 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

13 17
INSULIN SYRINGE* 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

14 32
JANUVIA 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

15 16
JANUMET 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

16 54
PREDNISONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

17 76
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

17 22
INSULIN SYRINGE* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

19 26
LISINOPRIL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

20 12
NOVOLIN N 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

21 35
NOVOLOG 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

21 21
FUROSEMIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

21 38
NOVOLIN R 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

24 49
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

25 25
GABAPENTIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

26 20
METHIMAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

27 15
VICTOZA 2-PAK 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

28 44
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on May 24, 2017.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.