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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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4,250Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

$950K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

408 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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 Arkansas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 287 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

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

0 of this provider’s 408 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

52% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$224 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $214 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$297K

2014

$489K

2015

$950K

2016

Number of Claims

1,964

2014

2,910

2015

4,250

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 722

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

119

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL 236

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

2 2
CALCITRIOL 225

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

3 20
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 186

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

4 4
VICTOZA 3-PAK 183

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

5 23
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 165

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

6 6
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 161

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

7 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 157

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

9 26
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 128

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 125

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

11 9
ACARBOSE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

12 52
INVOKANA 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

13 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

14 25
METFORMIN HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

15 8
PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

16 55
SYNTHROID 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

17 3
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 18 49
VICTOZA 2-PAK 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

19 31
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 16, 2018.
  • 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.