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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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8,217Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 29 providers in this state and specialty

$2.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 29 providers in this state and specialty

1,109 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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 Mississippi
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 763 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

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

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%.

Prescription Price

$287 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $196 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

7 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

$898K

2014

$1.4M

2015

$2.36M

2016

Number of Claims

7,360

2014

8,381

2015

8,217

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 777

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

188

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
SYNTHROID 662

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

147

patients, 13% of all patients

2 2
METFORMIN HCL 388

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

113

patients, 10% of all patients

3 5
GLIMEPIRIDE 388

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

107

patients, 10% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 364

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

5 4
METFORMIN HCL ER 300

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

6 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

7 29
METHIMAZOLE 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

8 14
LISINOPRIL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

9 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

10 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

11 7
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

12 15
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

13 12
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

14 13
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

15 17
CRESTOR 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

16 16
HYDROCORTISONE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

16 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

18 10
JANUVIA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

19 23
CALCITRIOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

20 56
LANTUS 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

21 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

22 40
POTASSIUM CITRATE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

22 77
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

24 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

25 8
NOVOLOG 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

25 19
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

27 84
HUMALOG 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

27 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

29 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

29 41
NOVOFINE 32 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

31 67
FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

32 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

33 34
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

33 20
CARVEDILOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

35 21
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

36 87
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

36 87
PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

38 47
SIMVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

38 11
FUROSEMIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

40 35
GABAPENTIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

41 18
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

42 30
ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

43 46
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 March 24, 2011.
  • 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.