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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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13,866Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 155 providers in this state and specialty

$2.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

1,769 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

9% of this provider’s 1,769 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 1,769 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 48%. This is far fewer than peers.

Prescription Price

$158 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $261 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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

$946K

2014

$1.21M

2015

$2.2M

2016

Number of Claims

8,048

2014

9,540

2015

13,866

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 1,285

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,082

prescriptions.

385

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL 642

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

236

patients, 13% of all patients

2 5
SIMVASTATIN 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

185

patients, 10% of all patients

3 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

131

patients, 7% of all patients

4 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

112

patients, 6% of all patients

5 8
FUROSEMIDE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

91

patients, 5% of all patients

6 27
LISINOPRIL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

91

patients, 5% of all patients

7 17
GABAPENTIN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

84

patients, 5% of all patients

8 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

89

patients, 5% of all patients

8 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

88

patients, 5% of all patients

10 29
METHIMAZOLE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

72

patients, 4% of all patients

11 9
OMEPRAZOLE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

82

patients, 5% of all patients

12 33
METFORMIN HCL ER 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

80

patients, 5% of all patients

13 3
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

14 47
SYNTHROID 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

15 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

72

patients, 4% of all patients

16 19
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

86

patients, 5% of all patients

17 6
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

83

patients, 5% of all patients

18 83
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

19 41
INVOKANA 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

20 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

21 22
TOPIRAMATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

22 126
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

23 24
ALPRAZOLAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

24 50
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

25 11
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

26 39
ATENOLOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

26 52
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

28 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

29 44
SERTRALINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

30 58
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 53
INSULIN SYRINGE* 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

32 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

33 38
HUMALOG 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

34 21
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

35 13
LANTUS 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

36 16
CRESTOR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

36 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

38 66
NOVOLIN 70-30 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

39 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

39 45
GLIPIZIDE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

41 28
ZETIA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

42 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

43 84
TRAMADOL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

O 44 56
GLIPIZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

45 30
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

46 10
TRAZODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

46 65
CLOPIDOGREL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

48 76
LORAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

48 60
CLONAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

50 165
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

50 75
HUMULIN 70-30 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

52 88
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

53 61
QUINAPRIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

53 171
INSULIN SYRINGE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

55 49
MELOXICAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

56 81
NOVOLOG 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

57 26
CARVEDILOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

58 46
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

59 104
ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

59 55
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

59 95
WARFARIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

62 62
SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

62 89
PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

64 59
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

65 63
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

66 144
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 Feb. 4, 2014.
  • 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.