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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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8,989Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 29 providers in this state and specialty

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 29 providers in this state and specialty

477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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 Mississippi
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 404 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

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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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

35% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%.

Prescription Price

$133 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $196 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$1.13M

2014

$1.14M

2015

$1.2M

2016

Number of Claims

8,417

2014

8,769

2015

8,989

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 587

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

92

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
GLIMEPIRIDE 561

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

98

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 484

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

3 4
SYNTHROID 466

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
METFORMIN HCL 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
SIMVASTATIN 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

6 11
LISINOPRIL 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

7 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

8 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

9 6
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

10 20
GABAPENTIN 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

10 18
CARVEDILOL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

12 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

13 8
CRESTOR 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

14 16
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

15 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

16 32
NOVOLOG 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

17 19
LANTUS 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

17 24
HUMALOG 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

19 25
CLOPIDOGREL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

20 60
NOVOLIN N 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

21 44
FENOFIBRATE* 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

23 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

24 7
OMEPRAZOLE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

25 36
METHIMAZOLE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 14
JANUMET 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 52
INSULIN SYRINGE* 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 34
HUMULIN N 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 22
JANUMET XR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 32 37
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

33 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

33 86
RAMIPRIL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 35 49
ZETIA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 36 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 37 93
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 38
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 40 63
VICTOZA 3-PAK 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 40 66
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 40 68
PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 44 47
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 44 57
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

44 30
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. 23, 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.