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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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7,998Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 122 providers in this state and specialty

$2.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 122 providers in this state and specialty

746 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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 601 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

3% of this provider’s 746 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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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

58% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 45%.

Prescription Price

$277 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $229 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$1.53M

2014

$1.83M

2015

$2.22M

2016

Number of Claims

6,856

2014

7,356

2015

7,998

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 856

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 805

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

139

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 391

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

3 7
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 391

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

3 6
METFORMIN HCL 361

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

5 3
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 302

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

6 9
JANUVIA 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

7 11
METHIMAZOLE 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

8 17
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

9 16
METFORMIN HCL ER 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

10 8
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

11 15
LANTUS 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

12 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

13 4
HUMALOG 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

14 12
NOVOLOG 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

15 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

16 5
JANUMET 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

17 44
SIMVASTATIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

18 18
INVOKANA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

19 24
GLIPIZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

20 25
TRADJENTA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

21 35
HYDROCORTISONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

22 37
LISINOPRIL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

23 10
INSULIN SYRINGE* 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

24 28
JARDIANCE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

24 95
GLIPIZIDE ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

26 42
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

27 29
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 28 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 28 22
LEVEMIR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

30 34
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 Aug. 29, 2012.
  • 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.