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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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10,870Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 55 providers in this state and specialty

$2.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 55 providers in this state and specialty

591 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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 477 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 591 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

56% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 45%.

Prescription Price

$210 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $288 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$1.64M

2014

$1.85M

2015

$2.29M

2016

Number of Claims

9,422

2014

9,721

2015

10,870

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 1,679

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

1,435

prescriptions.

219

patients, 37% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,387

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,059

prescriptions.

214

patients, 36% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 669

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

122

patients, 21% of all patients

3 5
ZETIA 643

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

142

patients, 24% of all patients

4 31
FENOFIBRATE* 420

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

5 37
CRESTOR 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

6 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

7 20
LANTUS 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

8 18
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

9 4
METFORMIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

10 2
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

11 53
NATEGLINIDE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

12 66
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

14 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

15 17
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

16 6
WELCHOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

17 87
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

18 32
JANUVIA 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
VYTORIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

20 110
SIMVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

21 13
LISINOPRIL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 9
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

23 22
HUMALOG 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

24 21
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

24 88
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

26 39
TRADJENTA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

27 29
NOVOLOG 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

28 23
LEVEMIR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 60
INSULIN SYRINGE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 33
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 38
PRALUENT PEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 141
TRESIBA FLEXTOUCH U-200 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 63
VASCEPA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 56
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

36 14
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 96
HYDROCORTISONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 48
INSULIN SYRINGE* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

39 46
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 64
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 March 15, 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.