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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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12,512Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 241 providers in this state and specialty

$2.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 241 providers in this state and specialty

1,182 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

14% of this provider’s 1,182 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Opioids

4% of this provider’s 1,182 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

42% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$221 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $284 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

$2.35M

2014

$2.67M

2015

$2.76M

2016

Number of Claims

13,256

2014

13,236

2015

12,512

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 969

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

865

prescriptions.

213

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 576

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

154

patients, 13% of all patients

2 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 572

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

155

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

107

patients, 9% of all patients

4 4
METFORMIN HCL ER 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

5 7
TRADJENTA 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

6 23
VICTOZA 3-PAK 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

7 16
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

8 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

9 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

10 20
METFORMIN HCL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

11 3
UNITHROID 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

10 12 62
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

13 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

14 36
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

15 5
INVOKANA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

16 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

17 24
LORAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

18 54
GABAPENTIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

19 30
LISINOPRIL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

19 15
OMEPRAZOLE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

21 38
JANUVIA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

22 12
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

22 27
FUROSEMIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

24 34
SIMVASTATIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

25 14
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

26 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

27 33
BENICAR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

28 158
ATENOLOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

29 48
ALPRAZOLAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

30 58
WARFARIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

31 59
GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

32 21
JANUMET XR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

33 57
AZITHROMYCIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

A 34 104
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

34 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

36 49
HYDROCORTISONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

36 35
REPAGLINIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 25
ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

39 86
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

40 68
ZETIA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

41 37
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

42 31
SENSIPAR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

42 75
METHIMAZOLE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

42 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

45 82
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

O 46 67
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

47 39
IBUPROFEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

48 132
TRAMADOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

O 49 77
JENTADUETO 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

49 119
TRESIBA FLEXTOUCH U-200 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

51 85
CLOPIDOGREL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 66
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

53 101
BENICAR HCT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

54 196
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

55 69
NOVOTWIST 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

56 102
INSULIN SYRINGE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

57 44
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

58 112
DONEPEZIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

59 74
DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 60 90
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 Aug. 12, 2008.
  • 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.