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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,828Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

$3.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

1,044 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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 711 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

4% of this provider’s 1,044 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

43% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%.

Prescription Price

$290 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $287 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$2.03M

2014

$2.7M

2015

$3.44M

2016

Number of Claims

9,147

2014

10,726

2015

11,828

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 1,365

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

879

prescriptions.

238

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL 1,038

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

226

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 698

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

176

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
NOVOFINE 32 570

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

208

patients, 20% of all patients

10 4 49
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

5 9
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

10 6 35
GLIMEPIRIDE 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

7 7
SYNTHROID 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

8 5
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

9 10
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

10 32
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

11 13
GABAPENTIN 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

12 22
JANUVIA 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

13 11
METHIMAZOLE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

14 15
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

15 4
LISINOPRIL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

16 12
LANTUS 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
SIMVASTATIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

18 18
METFORMIN HCL ER 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

19 8
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

20 125
JANUMET 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

21 66
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

22 6
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

23 50
INSULIN SYRINGE* 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

24 33
UNIFINE PENTIPS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

25 77
HUMALOG 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

26 20
INSULIN SYRINGE* 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

26 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

28 21
TRADJENTA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

29 28
HYDROCORTISONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

30 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

31 59
NOVOLIN 70-30 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

32 48
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

33 75
SINGLE USE SWAB 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

34 161
FUROSEMIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

35 36
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 134
NOVOLOG 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

37 26
LYRICA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

38 79
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

39 24
VICTOZA 3-PAK 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

40 17
HUMULIN 70-30 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

41 91
GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 42 19
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 Dec. 8, 2014.
  • 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.