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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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6,823Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

$2.93M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

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

39% 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

0% of this provider’s 513 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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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

0% of this provider’s 678 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

54% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%.

Prescription Price

$430 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $287 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$2.05M

2014

$2.49M

2015

$2.93M

2016

Number of Claims

5,788

2014

6,115

2015

6,823

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 804

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

201

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL 374

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 365

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

4 13
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 262

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

6 10
SYNTHROID 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

7 5
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

8 9
NOVOLIN 70-30 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

9 48
LANTUS 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

10 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

11 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

12 7
INSULIN SYRINGE* 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

13 31
GABAPENTIN 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

14 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

15 6
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

16 32
METHIMAZOLE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

17 15
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

18 29
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

19 35
JANUVIA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

20 11
LISINOPRIL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

21 12
BYDUREON PEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

22 45
NOVOLIN N 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

22 51
FENOFIBRATE* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

24 131
TRADJENTA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

24 28
METFORMIN HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

26 8
VICTOZA 3-PAK 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

27 17
UNIFINE PENTIPS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 77
SIMVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 18
HUMULIN R U-500 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 30 56
INSULIN SYRINGE* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 33
VICTOZA 2-PAK 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

31 60
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

33 21
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 25
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 75
HUMALOG 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 20
HYDROCORTISONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 30
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 Aug. 15, 2013.
  • 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.