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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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12,702Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 155 providers in this state and specialty

$2.79M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 155 providers in this state and specialty

668 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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 North 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

7% of this provider’s 668 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 668 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 48%.

Prescription Price

$219 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $261 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$1.97M

2014

$2.33M

2015

$2.79M

2016

Number of Claims

12,313

2014

12,696

2015

12,702

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 707

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

143

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
GLIMEPIRIDE 451

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

2 8
SYNTHROID 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

4 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

5 7
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

7 19
METFORMIN HCL ER 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

8 3
METFORMIN HCL 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

9 5
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

10 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

11 22
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

12 11
VICTOZA 3-PAK 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

13 12
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

14 10
HUMALOG 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

15 21
NOVOLOG 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

16 26
GABAPENTIN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

17 23
ATENOLOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

18 52
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

19 6
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

19 41
INVOKANA 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

21 14
JANUVIA 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

23 31
FUROSEMIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

24 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

25 44
OMEPRAZOLE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

26 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

27 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

28 67
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 25
LISINOPRIL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

30 17
LANTUS 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 16
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

31 20
CRESTOR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

34 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 35 53
TRULICITY 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

36 34
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

37 117
INSULIN SYRINGE* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

38 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 38
HUMULIN R U-500 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 54
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 45
NOVOFINE 32 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

42 173
LYRICA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 78
ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 43 55
ALPRAZOLAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 66
CARVEDILOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 46
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 95
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 116
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 49 194
VYTORIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 93
BYDUREON PEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 51 48
SERTRALINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 51 58
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 84
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 June 29, 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.