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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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7,142Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 155 providers in this state and specialty

$2.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 155 providers in this state and specialty

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

36% 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

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

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

49% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 48%.

Prescription Price

$290 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $261 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$1.31M

2014

$1.82M

2015

$2.07M

2016

Number of Claims

6,038

2014

6,882

2015

7,142

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 693

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

161

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL ER 370

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
GABAPENTIN 303

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

3 23
SYNTHROID 298

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

4 2
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
VICTOZA 3-PAK 266

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

6 12
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 262

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

7 6
METFORMIN HCL 255

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

8 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

9 7
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

11 8
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
LANTUS 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

13 16
LISINOPRIL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

13 17
LYRICA 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

15 78
SIMVASTATIN 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

16 15
INVOKANA 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

17 14
JANUVIA 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

18 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

19 19
BYDUREON PEN 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

20 48
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

21 13
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 25
DULOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

23 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

24 22
NOVOLOG 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

25 26
HUMALOG 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

26 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

27 29
TRULICITY 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

27 34
GLIPIZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 30
HYDROCORTISONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 37
INSULIN SYRINGE* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 24
GLUCAGON EMERGENCY KIT 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 145
GLIPIZIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 28
LEVEMIR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 73
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 May 30, 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.