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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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14,231Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 131 providers in this state and specialty

$4.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 131 providers in this state and specialty

1,482 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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 Michigan
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

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

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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

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%.

Prescription Price

$318 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $323 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$2.9M

2014

$3.71M

2015

$4.53M

2016

Number of Claims

11,253

2014

12,580

2015

14,231

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 1,964

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,052

prescriptions.

358

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL 819

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

203

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 574

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

233

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 557

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

191

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
NOVOLOG 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

125

patients, 8% of all patients

5 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

103

patients, 7% of all patients

6 6
LISINOPRIL 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

101

patients, 7% of all patients

7 14
GLIPIZIDE 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

115

patients, 8% of all patients

8 19
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

101

patients, 7% of all patients

9 11
CALCITRIOL 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

10 33
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

141

patients, 10% of all patients

11 7
METHIMAZOLE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

12 15
LANTUS 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

99

patients, 7% of all patients

13 12
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

14 46
ACARBOSE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

79

patients, 5% of all patients

15 69
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

110

patients, 7% of all patients

16 9
FENOFIBRATE* 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

17 45
HUMALOG 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

96

patients, 6% of all patients

18 17
GABAPENTIN 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

19 23
INSULIN SYRINGE* 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

20 31
HUMULIN R U-500 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

10 21 42
GLIMEPIRIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

22 8
LEVEMIR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

23 64
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

23 44
SENSIPAR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

25 71
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

25 56
INVOKANA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

27 20
JANUVIA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

28 13
SYNTHROID 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

29 5
NATEGLINIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

30 100
INSULIN SYRINGE* 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

31 34
TRULICITY 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

32 47
NOVOLIN N 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

33 85
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

34 89
VGO 40 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

10 34 108
ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

36 110
VICTOZA 3-PAK 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

37 22
SIMVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

37 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

37 21
FENOFIBRATE* 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

37 92
METFORMIN HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

41 10
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

42 27
ARMOUR THYROID 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

42 59
LYRICA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

44 117
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

45 36
VICTOZA 2-PAK 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

46 62
UNIFINE PENTIPS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

46 72
ESTRADIOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 1% of all patients

48 129
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

49 24
VGO 30 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

10 50 138
BYDUREON PEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

51 63
KLOR-CON M20 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

52 102
HYDROCORTISONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

53 26
TRADJENTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

54 38
VGO 20 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

54 83
FUROSEMIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

56 35
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

57 30
GLUCAGON EMERGENCY KIT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

57 80
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

57 32
ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 57 61
HUMULIN N 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

61 157
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

62 164
CALCIUM GLUCONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 10 62 164
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 Jan. 9, 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.