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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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6,334Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 122 providers in this state and specialty

461 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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 Virginia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 340 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

0% of this provider’s 461 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

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 44%.

Prescription Price

$202 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $261 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$712K

2014

$943K

2015

$1.28M

2016

Number of Claims

4,545

2014

5,537

2015

6,334

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 460

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

100

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL ER 354

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

2 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 310

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 238

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

4 14
INDAPAMIDE 232

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

5 81
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 223

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

6 4
METFORMIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

7 3
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

8 5
LISINOPRIL 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

9 9
VICTOZA 2-PAK 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

10 61
METHIMAZOLE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

11 11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

12 23
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

13 12
CARVEDILOL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

14 42
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

15 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

16 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

17 66
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

18 30
CHLORTHALIDONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

19 120
JANUMET XR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

20 41
VICTOZA 3-PAK 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

21 24
SYNTHROID 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 2
JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

23 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

23 8
JARDIANCE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

25 102
VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

26 65
HUMALOG 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 20
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

28 16
LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 15
INVOKANA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 29 31
NOVOLIN N 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 39
INSULIN SYRINGE* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 29
INSULIN SYRINGE* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 34
PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 34 73
RAMIPRIL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 74
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 June 22, 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.