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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,887Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 122 providers in this state and specialty

$2.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 122 providers in this state and specialty

888 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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 Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

3% of this provider’s 785 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

28% of this provider’s 888 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 888 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 44%. This is far fewer than peers.

Prescription Price

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $261 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$2.01M

2014

$2.14M

2015

$2.19M

2016

Number of Claims

30,781

2014

28,452

2015

26,887

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 1,057

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

906

prescriptions.

205

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 935

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

874

prescriptions.

174

patients, 20% of all patients

2 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 771

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

155

patients, 17% of all patients

3 6
FUROSEMIDE 761

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

163

patients, 18% of all patients

4 28
LISINOPRIL 758

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

163

patients, 18% of all patients

5 9
SIMVASTATIN 651

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

136

patients, 15% of all patients

6 13
OMEPRAZOLE 600

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

7 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 571

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

8 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 552

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

9 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

10 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

11 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

11 48
GABAPENTIN 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

13 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

14 30
CLOPIDOGREL 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

15 54
WARFARIN SODIUM 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

16 60
ALPRAZOLAM 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

17 59
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

18 68
METHIMAZOLE 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

18 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

20 27
CARVEDILOL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

21 42
PREDNISONE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

118

patients, 13% of all patients

22 73
LORAZEPAM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

23 64
SERTRALINE HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

24 70
HYDRALAZINE HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

25 80
METFORMIN HCL ER 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

26 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

O 27 71
ATENOLOL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

28 47
TRAMADOL HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

O 29 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

30 72
CITALOPRAM HBR 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

31 86
ALLOPURINOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

32 67
DULOXETINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

33 57
VALSARTAN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

34 65
LANTUS 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

35 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

36 92
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

37 4
BACLOFEN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

37 95
SYNTHROID 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

39 2
SPIRONOLACTONE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

40 66
MECLIZINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

40 97
DONEPEZIL HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

42 100
ZETIA 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

42 55
NAMENDA XR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 101
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

45 84
RANITIDINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

46 79
METFORMIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

47 3
PAROXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

48 107
LOVASTATIN 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

49 85
CRESTOR 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

50 51
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

50 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

52 92
KLOR-CON M20 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

53 82
HUMULIN N 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

54 44
NOVOLIN N 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

55 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 56 114
TRAZODONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

57 83
LEVETIRACETAM 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

58 116
CLONAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

59 117
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

60 118
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

61 10
HUMULIN R 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 102
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

63 119
INSULIN SYRINGE* 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

64 26
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

65 5
NOVOLIN R 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 78
TEMAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 121
CLONIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

68 122
MELOXICAM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

69 123
HYDROCORTISONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

70 49
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

71 124
CEPHALEXIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 71 124
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

73 102
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

74 16
HUMALOG 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

74 20
AMIODARONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

76 126
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 63
QUINAPRIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 87
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 78 127
LYRICA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 80 76
DICYCLOMINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

80 128
NEXIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 128
VERAPAMIL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

83 130
BENAZEPRIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

83 130
AMOXICILLIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A 83 130
NYSTATIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

86 134
GLIMEPIRIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

87 8
VENTOLIN HFA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

87 135
NIFEDIPINE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

89 136
PROAIR HFA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

89 136
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

91 105
ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

91 138
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

93 139
LACTULOSE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

94 140
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

94 140
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

94 69
XARELTO 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 97 142
NOVOLOG 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

98 25
IBUPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 99 146
METOLAZONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

100 148
DIAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

101 99
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

101 29
JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

101 18
RAMIPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

104 74
RISPERIDONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P 105 150
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 150
ELIQUIS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 105 106
ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

105 150
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 109 155
LATANOPROST 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 109 155
GLIPIZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

111 21
BUMETANIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

111 158
TELMISARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 113 159
BUPROPION XL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 114 160
GLIPIZIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

115 35
CEFDINIR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A 116 162
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

116 114
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

116 162
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A 116 162
TORSEMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

116 162
COLCHICINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

121 167
TOPIRAMATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

121 113
ESTRADIOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 121 167
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

A 124 170
FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 124 170
DOXEPIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 124 170
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

127 176
DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

127 176
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 Jan. 13, 2017.
  • 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.