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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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7,875Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 55 providers in this state and specialty

$2.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 55 providers in this state and specialty

665 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

0% of this provider’s 561 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

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

26 of this provider’s 665 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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Opioids

2% of this provider’s 665 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

44% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 49%.

Prescription Price

$289 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $265 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$1.7M

2014

$2.09M

2015

$2.28M

2016

Number of Claims

7,776

2014

8,165

2015

7,875

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
SYNTHROID 458

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

132

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 364

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

2 9
METFORMIN HCL ER 353

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
GLIMEPIRIDE 296

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

4 7
VICTOZA 3-PAK 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

5 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

6 1
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

8 8
METFORMIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

9 3
HUMALOG 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

10 16
LISINOPRIL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

11 15
CARVEDILOL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

12 33
JANUVIA 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

13 14
CRESTOR 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

13 49
FUROSEMIDE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

15 30
SIMVASTATIN 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

16 22
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

17 5
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

18 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

19 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

20 21
GABAPENTIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

21 23
OMEPRAZOLE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

22 35
TRADJENTA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

23 28
INVOKANA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

23 17
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

23 58
BYDUREON PEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

26 42
CLOPIDOGREL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

27 41
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

28 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

28 32
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

28 10
NOVOLOG 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 25
LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 20
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 32 38
ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

34 43
JARDIANCE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 35 51
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

36 36
TRESIBA FLEXTOUCH U-200 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 84
JANUMET 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 54
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 125
BYSTOLIC 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 40 127
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 34
METHIMAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

41 11
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 April 22, 2015.
  • 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.