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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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7,397Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 155 providers in this state and specialty

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 155 providers in this state and specialty

626 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

0% of this provider’s 520 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

2% of this provider’s 626 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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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

45% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 48%.

Prescription Price

$181 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $261 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$1.02M

2014

$1.19M

2015

$1.34M

2016

Number of Claims

6,738

2014

7,197

2015

7,397

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 1,683

prescriptions, 23% of all prescriptions

1,383

prescriptions.

258

patients, 41% of all patients

1 1
SYNTHROID 577

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

2 2
METFORMIN HCL ER 412

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
GLIMEPIRIDE 268

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

4 8
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

5 6
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

6 4
METFORMIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

7 5
INSULIN SYRINGE* 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

8 35
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

9 47
SIMVASTATIN 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

10 15
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

11 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

12 19
GABAPENTIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

13 23
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

14 39
JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

15 18
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

16 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

17 7
LANTUS 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

18 16
NOVOLIN N 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

19 68
HUMALOG 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

20 21
LYRICA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

20 78
NOVOLIN 70-30 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

22 51
HUMULIN N 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

23 103
HUMULIN 70-30 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 24 88
INSULIN SYRINGE* 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

25 49
CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 25 71
HYDROCORTISONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

25 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

28 22
LISINOPRIL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 30 41
METHIMAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 30 9
ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 43
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 32 192
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 32 38
TRADJENTA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 32
ARMOUR THYROID 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 35 69
JANUMET 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 37 74
INVOKANA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 14
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. 11, 2010.
  • 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.