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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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9,373Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 241 providers in this state and specialty

$1.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 241 providers in this state and specialty

911 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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 Pennsylvania
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 821 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

2% of this provider’s 911 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

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$196 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $284 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

$1.82M

2014

$1.62M

2015

$1.83M

2016

Number of Claims

10,125

2014

8,997

2015

9,373

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 1,314

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,223

prescriptions.

273

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 535

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

155

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
SYNTHROID 455

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

3 2
METFORMIN HCL 343

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

4 3
GLIMEPIRIDE 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

5 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

6 8
GABAPENTIN 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

7 30
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
SIMVASTATIN 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

10 14
METHIMAZOLE 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

11 13
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

12 10
CARVEDILOL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

13 46
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

14 11
METFORMIN HCL ER 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

15 7
LISINOPRIL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

16 15
REPAGLINIDE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

17 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

18 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

19 24
JANUVIA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

20 12
ARMOUR THYROID 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

21 65
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

21 31
HUMULIN N 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

23 87
LANTUS 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

24 18
INSULIN SYRINGE* 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

25 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

26 28
INSULIN SYRINGE* 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

27 44
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

28 40
VICTOZA 3-PAK 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

29 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

29 32
QUINAPRIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

31 99
HUMULIN N KWIKPEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

32 63
NOVOLOG 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

33 22
EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 34 117
HUMALOG 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

35 26
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

36 78
TRADJENTA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 23
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

38 17
NOVOLIN N 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

39 51
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 Feb. 19, 2016.
  • 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.