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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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13,654Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

$2.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 200 providers in this state and specialty

849 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

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

26% of this provider’s 849 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 849 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%.

Prescription Price

$169 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $287 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$1.76M

2014

$2.16M

2015

$2.31M

2016

Number of Claims

13,237

2014

14,056

2015

13,654

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 1,292

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

890

prescriptions.

213

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
GLIMEPIRIDE 666

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

2 7
METFORMIN HCL 518

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

5 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

6 6
GABAPENTIN 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

7 22
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

8 4
SYNTHROID 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

9 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

10 21
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

11 10
SIMVASTATIN 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

12 18
CLOPIDOGREL 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

13 46
FUROSEMIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

14 36
OMEPRAZOLE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

15 38
LANTUS 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

16 14
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

17 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

17 25
JANUVIA 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

19 11
INVOKANA 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

20 23
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

21 13
NOVOLOG 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

22 26
JANUMET 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

23 66
HUMALOG 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

24 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

25 27
VICTOZA 3-PAK 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

26 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

27 41
TRADJENTA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

28 28
FAMOTIDINE* 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

29 112
TRAMADOL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 67
INSULIN SYRINGE* 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

31 31
CARVEDILOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

32 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

33 62
LYRICA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 79
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 16
INSULIN SYRINGE* 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

36 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

37 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

39 59
METFORMIN HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 8
FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

41 47
AZITHROMYCIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

A 42 109
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 44
VICTOZA 2-PAK 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 60
LEVEMIR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

44 92
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

46 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 47 137
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 85
NAPROXEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

49 175
GLIPIZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 19
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

51 192
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

52 118
METHIMAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 54 64
NOVOLIN N 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

54 51
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 11, 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.