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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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10,105Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 122 providers in this state and specialty

$1.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 122 providers in this state and specialty

760 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

0% of this provider’s 598 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

36% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 45%.

Prescription Price

$169 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $229 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

$1.63M

2014

$1.88M

2015

$1.71M

2016

Number of Claims

10,780

2014

10,707

2015

10,105

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
METFORMIN HCL 1,026

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

811

prescriptions.

221

patients, 29% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,002

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

851

prescriptions.

191

patients, 25% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 422

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

3 4
SYNTHROID 388

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

4 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

5 21
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

6 6
CALCITRIOL 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

7 50
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

8 14
LISINOPRIL 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

9 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

10 5
JANUVIA 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

11 11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

12 7
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

13 15
JANUMET 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

14 44
SIMVASTATIN 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

15 18
METFORMIN HCL ER 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

16 8
HUMALOG 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

17 12
NOVOLOG 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

18 19
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

19 9
CARVEDILOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

20 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

21 27
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

22 16
ESTRADIOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

23 106
LANTUS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

24 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

25 22
RALOXIFENE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

26 78
BUPROPION HCL SR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

27 140
ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

28 52
COLESTIPOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 143
HYDROCORTISONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

29 37
ACARBOSE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

29 66
TRAZODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

32 60
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 33
INVOKANA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 24
ZETIA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 43
FENOFIBRATE* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

36 86
ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 71
CABERGOLINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 38 99
CHLORTHALIDONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 39 173
BROMOCRIPTINE MESYLATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 40 124
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 41 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

42 97
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.