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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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7,340Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 155 providers in this state and specialty

$1.85M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 155 providers in this state and specialty

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

26% 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 585 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 707 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

49% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 48%.

Prescription Price

$253 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $261 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$1.41M

2014

$1.69M

2015

$1.85M

2016

Number of Claims

7,803

2014

7,332

2015

7,340

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 1,181

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

962

prescriptions.

209

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
SYNTHROID 497

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

2 2
METFORMIN HCL ER 393

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 348

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

5 7
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

6 6
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

7 11
INVOKANA 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

8 14
METFORMIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

9 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

10 22
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

11 10
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

12 20
JANUVIA 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

12 18
LISINOPRIL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

12 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

15 19
METHIMAZOLE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

16 9
VICTOZA 3-PAK 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

17 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

18 24
TRULICITY 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

19 34
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

20 13
GABAPENTIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

21 23
SIMVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

22 15
LANTUS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

23 16
HYDROCORTISONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 24 37
NOVOLOG 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

25 26
ZETIA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 25 43
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 27 39
BYDUREON PEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

28 48
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

29 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

30 31
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 Nov. 28, 2011.
  • 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.