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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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6,704Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 55 providers in this state and specialty

$2.77M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

644 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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 487 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.

13 of this provider’s 644 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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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

70% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 49%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$413 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $265 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$1.89M

2014

$2.28M

2015

$2.77M

2016

Number of Claims

5,733

2014

6,307

2015

6,704

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 1,010

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

793

prescriptions.

158

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 568

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 521

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

170

patients, 26% of all patients

3 4
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 465

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

4 8
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 329

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

5 12
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 302

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

6 10
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

7 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

8 5
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

9 47
METFORMIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

10 3
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

11 24
INVOKANA 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

12 17
METFORMIN HCL ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

13 6
FARXIGA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

14 46
NOVOLOG 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

15 25
HUMALOG 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

15 16
JANUVIA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

17 14
HUMULIN R U-500 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

18 89
CALCITRIOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

19 52
HYDROCORTISONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

20 27
METHIMAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

21 11
TRADJENTA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

22 28
HUMULIN R U-500 KWIKPEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

10 22 107
INSULIN SYRINGE* 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

24 40
CABERGOLINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 24 111
LEVEMIR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

26 62
LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 26 60
GLIMEPIRIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 28 7
JANUMET XR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

29 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 July 31, 2013.
  • 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.