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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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6,397Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 155 providers in this state and specialty

$1.82M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 155 providers in this state and specialty

514 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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 395 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

52% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 48%.

Prescription Price

$285 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $261 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$1.29M

2014

$1.79M

2015

$1.82M

2016

Number of Claims

5,248

2014

6,738

2015

6,397

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 361

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 332

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
INVOKANA 281

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

3 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

5 13
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

6 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

7 7
METFORMIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

8 5
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

9 10
GABAPENTIN 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

10 23
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

12 8
TRADJENTA 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

13 32
HUMALOG 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

14 21
LISINOPRIL 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

15 17
LANTUS 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

16 16
VICTOZA 3-PAK 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

17 12
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

18 39
NOVOLIN N 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

19 68
GLIPIZIDE ER 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

19 28
NOVOLOG 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

21 26
SIMVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

22 15
GLIPIZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

23 30
INSULIN SYRINGE* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

24 49
SYNTHROID 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 31
FUROSEMIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

28 27
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 18
NOVOLIN 70-30 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 30 51
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 47
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 Oct. 28, 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.