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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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10,117Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 55 providers in this state and specialty

$3.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 55 providers in this state and specialty

836 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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 Kentucky
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 526 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

3% of this provider’s 836 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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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

55% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 45%.

Prescription Price

$348 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $288 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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

$2.14M

2014

$2.87M

2015

$3.53M

2016

Number of Claims

8,409

2014

8,629

2015

10,117

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
SYNTHROID 666

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

1 3
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 655

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

167

patients, 20% of all patients

10 2 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 636

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

138

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 461

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

153

patients, 18% of all patients

4 6
METFORMIN HCL 382

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 363

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

141

patients, 17% of all patients

6 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

7 5
VICTOZA 3-PAK 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

8 24
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

9 4
TRESIBA FLEXTOUCH U-200 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10 63
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

11 14
GABAPENTIN 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
HUMALOG 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

13 21
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

14 12
VASCEPA 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

14 56
LISINOPRIL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

16 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

17 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

18 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

19 20
PEN NEEDLE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

10 20 98
CRESTOR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

21 34
SIMVASTATIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

22 13
HUMULIN R U-500 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

23 55
TRADJENTA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

24 29
INSULIN SYRINGE* 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

24 33
LANTUS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

26 18
NOVOLOG 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

27 23
BYDUREON PEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

28 50
FUROSEMIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

29 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

30 39
METHIMAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

30 19
METFORMIN HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

32 8
PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 94
TRESIBA FLEXTOUCH U-100 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

34 160
ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 118
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 37 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 32
HYDROCORTISONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

38 48
GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

40 27
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 Sept. 17, 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.