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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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9,183Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

$1.81M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 34 providers in this state and specialty

784 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

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

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.

19 of this provider’s 784 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$197 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $214 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$1.47M

2014

$1.68M

2015

$1.81M

2016

Number of Claims

9,470

2014

9,435

2015

9,183

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 928

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

157

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
METHIMAZOLE 666

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

10 2 12
METFORMIN HCL 589

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
GLIMEPIRIDE 357

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

4 5
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

5 10
HUMALOG 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

6 21
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

7 4
METFORMIN HCL ER 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

8 8
VICTOZA 2-PAK 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

10 9 31
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

10 9
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

11 6
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

12 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

13 7
LANTUS 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

14 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

15 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

16 18
NOVOLOG 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

17 24
GABAPENTIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

17 13
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

19 29
VICTOZA 3-PAK 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

19 23
GLIPIZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

21 22
INSULIN SYRINGE* 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

22 38
INSULIN SYRINGE* 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

23 36
NOVOLIN N 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

24 53
SIMVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

25 15
LISINOPRIL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

26 14
OMEPRAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

27 40
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

28 35
FUROSEMIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

29 39
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 29 67
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

31 27
JANUVIA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

31 17
LEVEMIR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 34 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

34 25
LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

36 74
HUMULIN N 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 77
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 38 43
GLIPIZIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

40 79
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

40 37
CALCITRIOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 42 20
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 43 84
SYNTHROID 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

43 3
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 45 47
INVOKANA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 46 28
HYDROCORTISONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

46 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 Jan. 14, 2016.
  • 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.