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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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11,337Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 155 providers in this state and specialty

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 155 providers in this state and specialty

470 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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 North Carolina
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

36% of this provider’s 470 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 470 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 48%.

Prescription Price

$124 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $261 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$1.18M

2014

$1.25M

2015

$1.41M

2016

Number of Claims

11,866

2014

11,611

2015

11,337

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 783

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

712

prescriptions.

154

patients, 33% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 443

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

2 19
FUROSEMIDE 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

3 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

4 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

5 24
CRESTOR 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

6 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

7 38
METFORMIN HCL ER 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

8 3
RAMIPRIL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

9 70
OMEPRAZOLE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

10 33
METFORMIN HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

11 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

12 67
ZETIA 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

13 43
SIMVASTATIN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

14 15
LORAZEPAM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

15 60
LISINOPRIL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

16 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

O 17 53
TRAMADOL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

O 18 56
MELOXICAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

19 81
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

20 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

21 22
BYSTOLIC 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

21 118
KLOR-CON M20 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

23 139
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

24 61
SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

25 58
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

26 6
LANTUS 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 16
VICTOZA 3-PAK 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

29 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

30 8
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

31 95
ALLOPURINOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 55
IRBESARTAN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 109
VALSARTAN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 79
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 101
CLOPIDOGREL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

35 76
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 41
GABAPENTIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 23
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 39 165
LYRICA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 78
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

40 4
ALPRAZOLAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

42 50
INVOKANA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 43 14
ULORIC 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 44 178
OXYCODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O 45 180
CARVEDILOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 46 46
COUMADIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 185
CEPHALEXIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

A 48 188
PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

49 59
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

50 31
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

50 13
ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 52
TORSEMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 52 197
ONGLYZA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

54 114
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

54 64
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

56 11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

56 140
JARDIANCE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

58 119
MIRTAZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 58 87
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 Dec. 29, 2009.
  • 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.