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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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11,697Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 122 providers in this state and specialty

$2.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 122 providers in this state and specialty

1,103 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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 882 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

6% of this provider’s 1,103 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

43% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 44%.

Prescription Price

$240 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $261 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

$2.16M

2014

$2.57M

2015

$2.8M

2016

Number of Claims

10,764

2014

11,513

2015

11,697

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 1,356

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,033

prescriptions.

278

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
SYNTHROID 535

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

2 2
METFORMIN HCL 398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

3 3
METFORMIN HCL ER 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

4 7
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

5 4
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

138

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
GLIMEPIRIDE 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

7 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

8 6
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

9 12
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

11 23
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

12 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

13 14
LISINOPRIL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

14 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

15 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

16 19
VICTOZA 3-PAK 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

16 24
SIMVASTATIN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

18 13
HUMALOG 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

19 20
GABAPENTIN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

20 17
JANUVIA 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

21 18
NATEGLINIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

22 56
INVOKANA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

23 31
ARMOUR THYROID 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

24 108
NOVOLOG 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

25 25
FENOFIBRATE* 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

26 62
GLIPIZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

27 21
DULOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

28 57
LYRICA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

29 76
LOVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

30 85
CARVEDILOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

31 42
TRADJENTA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

32 37
FUROSEMIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

33 28
OMEPRAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

34 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

34 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

36 27
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

36 43
CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

38 51
LEVEMIR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

39 45
METHIMAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 11
INSULIN SYRINGE* 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

41 34
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

42 145
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

42 29
FLUCONAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

44 148
KLOR-CON M20 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

45 82
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

46 52
NOVOFINE 32 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 47 96
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

48 92
LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

49 15
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 Aug. 29, 2012.
  • 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.