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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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8,329Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 155 providers in this state and specialty

$1.92M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 155 providers in this state and specialty

579 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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

0% of this provider’s 371 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

0% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 48%.

Prescription Price

$231 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $261 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$1.13M

2014

$1.53M

2015

$1.92M

2016

Number of Claims

6,826

2014

7,473

2015

8,329

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
GLIMEPIRIDE 1,092

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

787

prescriptions.

199

patients, 34% of all patients

1 8
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 532

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

126

patients, 22% of all patients

2 4
METFORMIN HCL ER 524

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 502

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

4 1
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 447

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

116

patients, 20% of all patients

5 10
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 414

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

125

patients, 22% of all patients

6 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 355

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 341

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

8 24
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

9 13
METFORMIN HCL 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

10 5
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

11 11
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

12 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

13 22
LISINOPRIL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

14 17
VICTOZA 2-PAK 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

15 40
LANTUS 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

16 16
FENOFIBRATE* 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

17 63
METHIMAZOLE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

18 9
INVOKANA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

19 14
NOVOLOG 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

20 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

21 19
PEN NEEDLES 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

10 22 149
NOVOLIN 70-30 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

23 51
SYNTHROID 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

24 2
GLIPIZIDE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

25 28
TRADJENTA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

26 32
INSULIN SYRINGE* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

27 35
ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

28 43
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

29 107
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

30 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 31 84
VICTOZA 3-PAK 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

32 12
TRULICITY 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 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 Dec. 20, 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.