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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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22,730Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$3.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 122 providers in this state and specialty

974 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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 Georgia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 904 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

25% of this provider’s 974 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 974 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 45%.

Prescription Price

$138 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $229 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$2.7M

2014

$3.09M

2015

$3.14M

2016

Number of Claims

23,127

2014

23,330

2015

22,730

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
SYNTHROID 1,965

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,857

prescriptions.

310

patients, 32% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 750

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

150

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 676

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

141

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

4 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

5 8
BYSTOLIC 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

6 73
GLIMEPIRIDE 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

7 5
IRBESARTAN 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

8 80
OMEPRAZOLE 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

9 39
SIMVASTATIN 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

10 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

11 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

12 40
ZETIA 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

13 43
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

14 7
GABAPENTIN 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

15 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

16 45
DULOXETINE HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

17 79
CRESTOR 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

18 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

19 69
FENOFIBRATE* 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

20 74
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

21 6
LISINOPRIL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

22 10
HUMALOG 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

23 12
AZITHROMYCIN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

123

patients, 13% of all patients

A 24 109
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

25 38
NIFEDIPINE ER 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

26 112
CARVEDILOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

27 32
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

27 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

29 89
METFORMIN HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

30 3
ALPRAZOLAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

31 70
SERTRALINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

32 90
LORAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

33 116
HYDROCORTISONE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

34 37
TORSEMIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

35 117
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

36 22
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

36 58
TRAMADOL HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

O 38 59
JANUVIA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

39 11
LANTUS 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

40 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

41 97
INVOKANA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

42 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

43 71
HYDRALAZINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

43 67
DONEPEZIL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

45 106
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

46 129
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

46 15
FUROSEMIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

48 41
TEMAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

49 130
NOVOLOG 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

50 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

51 77
LYRICA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 64
MYRBETRIQ 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

53 134
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

53 68
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

55 111
INDAPAMIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

56 135
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 51
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

58 137
PRISTIQ 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

58 137
FLUOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

60 117
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 29
CLOPIDOGREL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 76
VALSARTAN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 82
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

64 62
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

65 16
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

65 141
GLIPIZIDE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

67 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 142
SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

69 57
HUMULIN 70-30 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

70 27
PAROXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

70 145
NADOLOL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 147
CELECOXIB 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 147
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 86
BENICAR HCT 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

75 150
FINASTERIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

77 156
INSULIN SYRINGE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

78 28
RALOXIFENE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 78
BENICAR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 160
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

79 122
INSULIN SYRINGE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

79 36
CALCITRIOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 50
ESTRADIOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 106
VASCEPA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

84 124
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 86 163
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 20
TRAZODONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

87 60
PROMETHAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

89 166
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

89 33
GLIPIZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

91 25
MELOXICAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

91 85
WELCHOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 93 103
GLIPIZIDE XL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

93 100
MECLIZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

95 169
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 31
INSULIN SYRINGE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 97 87
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

98 56
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A 98 170
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 100 172
DEXILANT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 101 175
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

101 102
TRADJENTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 103 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

103 46
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O 103 123
ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 106 71
ULORIC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 106 177
CLONAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 108 105
NATEGLINIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 109 81
TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 110 183
SENSIPAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 111 83
MUPIROCIN* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

111 185
CEPHALEXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

A 111 185
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.