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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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10,720Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

348 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

4% of this provider’s 247 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

20% of this provider’s 348 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 348 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%.

Prescription Price

$126 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $287 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$1.47M

2014

$1.28M

2015

$1.36M

2016

Number of Claims

9,394

2014

10,078

2015

10,720

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 516

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

94

patients, 27% of all patients

1 6
CLOPIDOGREL 421

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

85

patients, 24% of all patients

2 46
CILOSTAZOL 389

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

83

patients, 24% of all patients

3 84
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

70

patients, 20% of all patients

4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

5 21
METFORMIN HCL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

6 2
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

7 43
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

8 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

9 78
SPIRONOLACTONE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

10 51
SYNTHROID 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

11 5
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

12 65
BYSTOLIC 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

13 116
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

14 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

15 24
AMANTADINE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

16 123
HYDROCORTISONE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

17 30
MELOXICAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

18 115
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

19 128
FINASTERIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

20 81
CRESTOR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

21 57
GLIMEPIRIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

22 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

23 107
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

24 4
TELMISARTAN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

25 144
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

26 99
ACARBOSE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

27 146
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

28 42
VASCEPA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

28 105
TRAZODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

30 74
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

31 101
GABAPENTIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

32 22
OXYCODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

O 32 156
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

34 75
BYDUREON PEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

35 45
ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

36 53
OMEPRAZOLE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

37 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

38 44
FUROSEMIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

38 36
LISINOPRIL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

40 12
RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

40 164
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

42 62
ESTRADIOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

43 86
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

44 137
DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 87
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O 46 76
INSULIN SYRINGE* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

46 31
CARVEDILOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

48 58
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

49 27
RANEXA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 50 188
SIMVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

51 18
ELIQUIS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 52 195
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 53 71
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 June 18, 2009.
  • 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.