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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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6,652Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 241 providers in this state and specialty

$2.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 241 providers in this state and specialty

846 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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 633 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 846 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

53% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$335 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $284 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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

$1.16M

2014

$1.36M

2015

$2.23M

2016

Number of Claims

5,131

2014

5,172

2015

6,652

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 992

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

206

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 421

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
SYNTHROID 417

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

3 2
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 262

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

4 5
METFORMIN HCL 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

5 3
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

6 9
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

7 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

8 6
METFORMIN HCL ER 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

9 7
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

10 10
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

11 11
LISINOPRIL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

12 15
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

13 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

14 28
GABAPENTIN 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

15 30
NOVOLIN 70-30 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

16 83
HUMALOG 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

17 26
INVOKANA 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

17 19
NOVOLOG 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

19 22
JANUVIA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

20 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

21 8
GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

21 21
HYDROCORTISONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 23 35
INSULIN SYRINGE* 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

24 41
TRULICITY 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

25 43
ARMOUR THYROID 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

25 65
NOVOLIN N 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 27 51
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

28 27
LANTUS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

29 18
NOVOLIN R 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 30 127
SIMVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

31 14
INSULIN SYRINGE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

32 44
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. 12, 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.