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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,729Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

$1.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

678 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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 Arkansas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 484 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

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

27 of this provider’s 678 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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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

48% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$267 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $214 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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

$756K

2014

$1M

2015

$1.53M

2016

Number of Claims

3,395

2014

4,359

2015

5,729

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 795

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

149

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL ER 499

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

2 8
METFORMIN HCL 399

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
INVOKANA 277

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

4 28
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 243

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

5 4
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
SYNTHROID 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

7 3
GLIMEPIRIDE 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

8 5
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

8 9
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

10 10
GABAPENTIN 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

11 13
JANUVIA 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

12 17
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

12 11
HUMALOG 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

14 21
LANTUS 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

15 16
LISINOPRIL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

16 14
HYDROCORTISONE 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

17 34
METHIMAZOLE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

18 12
NOVOLOG 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

19 24
GLIPIZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

19 22
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

21 26
VICTOZA 3-PAK 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

22 23
LEVEMIR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

23 50
FARXIGA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 24 86
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 25 29
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 6, 2016.
  • 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.