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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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16,758Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 241 providers in this state and specialty

$2.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 241 providers in this state and specialty

1,228 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

18% of this provider’s 1,228 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 1,228 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%. This is far fewer than peers.

Prescription Price

$145 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $284 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$1.97M

2014

$2.05M

2015

$2.43M

2016

Number of Claims

15,978

2014

15,337

2015

16,758

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 784

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

160

patients, 13% of all patients

1 2
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 711

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

181

patients, 15% of all patients

2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 689

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

159

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
METFORMIN HCL 561

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

127

patients, 10% of all patients

4 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

116

patients, 9% of all patients

5 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

112

patients, 9% of all patients

6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

7 20
SIMVASTATIN 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

8 14
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

135

patients, 11% of all patients

9 4
OMEPRAZOLE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

10 38
LORAZEPAM 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

11 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

12 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

13 36
METFORMIN HCL ER 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

14 7
LISINOPRIL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

14 15
GLIPIZIDE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

16 21
FUROSEMIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

17 34
ATENOLOL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

18 48
GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

19 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

20 49
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

21 39
TRADJENTA 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

22 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

23 24
CLOPIDOGREL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

24 66
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

24 28
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

26 11
LANTUS 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

27 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

28 59
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O 29 67
DONEPEZIL HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

30 74
ALPRAZOLAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

31 58
AZITHROMYCIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

99

patients, 8% of all patients

A 32 104
CARVEDILOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

33 46
TRAMADOL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

O 34 77
METHIMAZOLE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

35 13
REPAGLINIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

36 25
TRAZODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

37 152
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

38 9
CLONAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

39 135
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

40 86
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

40 69
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

42 82
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

42 134
TAMSULOSIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

44 79
CITALOPRAM HBR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

45 91
IBUPROFEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

45 132
QUINAPRIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

47 99
JANUVIA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

48 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

49 142
MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

49 173
SERTRALINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

51 80
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

52 101
AMOXICILLIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

A 52 175
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

A 54 143
HYDROCORTISONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

55 35
OXYCODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 56 187
JARDIANCE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

58 125
SENSIPAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

59 75
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

59 40
TERAZOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

61 89
FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 62 93
DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

63 90
LANSOPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 63 205
HUMALOG 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

65 26
JENTADUETO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

66 119
VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

66 112
RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

66 116
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 69 31
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 68
ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

71 37
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 159
VESICARE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 72 219
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 July 7, 2010.
  • 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.