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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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8,379Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

714 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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 Ohio
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

4% of this provider’s 714 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 714 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

36% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%.

Prescription Price

$157 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $287 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$1.16M

2014

$1.36M

2015

$1.31M

2016

Number of Claims

7,820

2014

8,623

2015

8,379

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 1,839

prescriptions, 22% of all prescriptions

1,545

prescriptions.

368

patients, 52% of all patients

1 1
METHIMAZOLE 315

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

2 15
METFORMIN HCL 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

4 6
SYNTHROID 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

5 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

6 24
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

7 16
ATENOLOL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

8 94
SIMVASTATIN 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

9 18
LISINOPRIL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

10 12
HYDROCORTISONE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

11 30
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

12 3
GLIMEPIRIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

13 7
LORAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

14 70
VICTOZA 3-PAK 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

15 17
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

16 13
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

17 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

18 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

19 34
OMEPRAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

20 38
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

21 4
NOVOLOG 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

22 26
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

22 101
FINASTERIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

22 81
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

25 85
FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

26 47
JANUVIA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

27 11
GABAPENTIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

28 22
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

29 35
SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

30 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

31 68
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

31 9
ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 33 53
FUROSEMIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 36
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 25, 2011.
  • 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.