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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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8,564Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 122 providers in this state and specialty

$2.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 122 providers in this state and specialty

786 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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 Georgia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 631 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

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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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

42% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 45%.

Prescription Price

$294 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $229 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$1.75M

2014

$2.35M

2015

$2.51M

2016

Number of Claims

7,728

2014

9,061

2015

8,564

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
METFORMIN HCL 548

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

149

patients, 19% of all patients

1 3
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 465

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

156

patients, 20% of all patients

2 7
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 437

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 410

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

4 1
LISINOPRIL 363

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

5 10
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 311

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

6 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

7 4
GLIMEPIRIDE 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
JANUVIA 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

10 20
SIMVASTATIN 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

11 18
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

11 9
METFORMIN HCL ER 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

13 8
LANTUS 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

14 13
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

15 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

16 33
NOVOLOG 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

17 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

18 14
GABAPENTIN 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

19 23
SYNTHROID 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

20 2
HUMALOG 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

21 12
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

22 58
GLIPIZIDE ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

22 42
INVOKANA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

24 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

25 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

26 27
INSULIN SYRINGE* 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

27 87
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

28 21
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

28 147
INSULIN SYRINGE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

30 28
HUMULIN N KWIKPEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

31 165
LEVEMIR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

31 34
INSULIN SYRINGE* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

31 36
GLIPIZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 25
HUMULIN 70-30 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 47
NOVOLIN N 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 65
HYDROCORTISONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 37
BYDUREON PEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 38 63
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 56
ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 52
JANUMET 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 44
GLIPIZIDE XL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 100
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.