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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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6,716Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

$2.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

638 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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 Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 571 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

2% of this provider’s 638 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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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

47% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%.

Prescription Price

$334 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $287 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

$1.79M

2014

$2.14M

2015

$2.24M

2016

Number of Claims

6,741

2014

6,928

2015

6,716

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 699

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

153

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 355

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

127

patients, 20% of all patients

2 4
SYNTHROID 313

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

3 5
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

4 16
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 266

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

5 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

6 7
METFORMIN HCL 247

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

7 2
JANUVIA 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

8 11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

9 3
SIMVASTATIN 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

10 18
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

11 9
HUMALOG 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

12 20
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

13 13
VICTOZA 3-PAK 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

14 17
METFORMIN HCL ER 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

15 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

16 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

17 6
LISINOPRIL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

18 12
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

19 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

20 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

21 25
LANTUS 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

21 14
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

23 10
INSULIN SYRINGE* 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

24 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

25 21
INVOKANA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

26 23
NOVOLOG 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

27 26
TRADJENTA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

28 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

29 50
JANUMET 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

30 66
ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 30 53
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. 6, 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.