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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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15,688Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 55 providers in this state and specialty

$2.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 55 providers in this state and specialty

1,188 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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 South Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

79 of this provider’s 1,188 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 1,188 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 49%.

Prescription Price

$180 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $265 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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

$1.9M

2014

$2.33M

2015

$2.83M

2016

Number of Claims

12,471

2014

13,246

2015

15,688

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 1,841

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,451

prescriptions.

436

patients, 37% of all patients

1 1
GLIMEPIRIDE 1,293

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

947

prescriptions.

299

patients, 25% of all patients

2 7
METFORMIN HCL 788

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

197

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
METFORMIN HCL ER 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

116

patients, 10% of all patients

4 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

120

patients, 10% of all patients

5 9
JANUVIA 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

6 14
LISINOPRIL 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

115

patients, 10% of all patients

7 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

8 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

9 36
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

10 5
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

11 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

12 32
VICTOZA 3-PAK 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

13 13
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

14 12
LANTUS 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

15 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

16 18
TRADJENTA 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

17 28
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

18 10
OMEPRAZOLE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

19 35
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

20 19
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

21 4
SIMVASTATIN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

22 22
NOVOLOG 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

23 25
SYNTHROID 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

24 2
RAMIPRIL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

25 72
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

26 8
GABAPENTIN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

27 23
INVOKANA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

28 17
FUROSEMIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

29 30
SERTRALINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

30 50
ONGLYZA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

31 82
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

32 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

33 84
ALPRAZOLAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

34 74
HYDROCORTISONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

35 27
FARXIGA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

35 46
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

37 88
BYDUREON PEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

38 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

39 57
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

40 24
LEVEMIR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

40 62
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

42 44
RALOXIFENE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

43 94
METHIMAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

43 11
DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

45 95
TRULICITY 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

45 39
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

45 77
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

48 102
ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

49 103
RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

50 64
CRESTOR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 49
HUMALOG 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

52 16
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

53 109
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

54 53
JANUMET 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 54 54
LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

56 60
TRESIBA FLEXTOUCH U-200 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 84
INSULIN SYRINGE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

58 40
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

59 69
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 60 79
CITALOPRAM HBR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

61 69
ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

61 43
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

63 68
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.