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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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21,348Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 155 providers in this state and specialty

$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 155 providers in this state and specialty

923 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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

5% of this provider’s 837 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

27% of this provider’s 923 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 923 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 48%. This is far fewer than peers.

Prescription Price

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $261 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$1.2M

2014

$1.19M

2015

$1.64M

2016

Number of Claims

14,999

2014

14,672

2015

21,348

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 1,013

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

894

prescriptions.

173

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 725

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

118

patients, 13% of all patients

2 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 686

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

135

patients, 15% of all patients

3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 567

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

4 19
SYNTHROID 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

6 33
LISINOPRIL 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

7 17
METFORMIN HCL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

8 5
GABAPENTIN 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

9 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

10 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

11 82
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

O 12 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

13 62
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

14 44
SIMVASTATIN 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

15 15
SERTRALINE HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

16 58
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

17 38
ALPRAZOLAM 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

18 50
DULOXETINE HCL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

19 57
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

20 45
XARELTO 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

21 106
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

22 77
CARVEDILOL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

23 46
LORAZEPAM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

24 60
GLIMEPIRIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

25 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

26 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

27 91
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

28 61
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

29 104
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

30 13
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

30 10
TRAMADOL HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

O 32 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

33 67
FENOFIBRATE* 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

34 63
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

35 4
MIRTAZAPINE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

36 87
CITALOPRAM HBR 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

37 66
NAMENDA XR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 112
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

39 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

40 64
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

A 41 110
ONDANSETRON HCL* 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

42 125
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 126
TRAZODONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

44 65
HYDRALAZINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

45 100
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

46 11
RAMIPRIL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

47 70
VYTORIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

48 93
MELOXICAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

49 81
DIGOXIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

50 133
CRESTOR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

51 42
ALLOPURINOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

51 55
MEMANTINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 134
CLOPIDOGREL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

54 76
ATENOLOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

56 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 141
SPIRONOLACTONE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 89
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

59 75
LEVETIRACETAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

60 148
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

61 123
FINASTERIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

62 149
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

63 6
RANITIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

64 153
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 65 154
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 156
LEVOFLOXACIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 67 157
LEVEMIR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 68 73
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

69 95
HUMALOG 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 116
VALSARTAN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 79
MYRBETRIQ 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 73 159
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

74 161
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

A 75 163
BENAZEPRIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 131
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 77 167
LANTUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

78 16
FENTANYL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 O 78 135
PROMETHAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

80 169
AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

A 81 108
PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

81 59
LYRICA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 78
ELIQUIS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

83 173
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

85 107
CLONIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

86 71
SPIRIVA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 175
FAMOTIDINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 86 175
BUSPIRONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

86 175
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 90 181
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

A 91 185
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 101
ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 43
JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 93 18
NYSTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

95 132
OLANZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 96 197
LATANOPROST 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 146
GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 98 30
TRADJENTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 98 32
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

98 202
RISPERIDONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 101 203
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

101 203
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.