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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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12,018Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 122 providers in this state and specialty

$2.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

777 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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 Virginia
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

6% of this provider’s 777 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

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 44%.

Prescription Price

$171 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $261 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$1.74M

2014

$1.95M

2015

$2.06M

2016

Number of Claims

13,032

2014

12,068

2015

12,018

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 1,775

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

1,394

prescriptions.

229

patients, 29% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL 658

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

2 3
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 466

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

3 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 455

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

4 6
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 440

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

5 16
METHIMAZOLE 426

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

10 6 11
GABAPENTIN 424

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

7 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

8 8
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

10 14
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

11 12
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
LANTUS 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

13 15
HUMALOG 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

14 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

15 19
SYNTHROID 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

16 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

17 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

18 22
NOVOLOG 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

19 25
GLIPIZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

20 21
INSULIN SYRINGE* 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

21 26
RAMIPRIL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

22 74
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

23 36
LEVEMIR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

24 45
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

25 112
LISINOPRIL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

26 9
OMEPRAZOLE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

27 32
SIMVASTATIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

28 13
ZETIA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

29 55
VALSARTAN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

29 65
NATEGLINIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

31 56
JANUVIA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 48
CRESTOR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 33
FUROSEMIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

36 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 30
ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

38 142
LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 64
INSULIN SYRINGE* 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 34
CALCITONIN-SALMON 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 155
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 42 23
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 43 167
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

44 170
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 44 170
KLOR-CON M20 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 82
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.