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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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8,562Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 29 providers in this state and specialty

$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 29 providers in this state and specialty

805 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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 601 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

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

0 of this provider’s 805 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug.

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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

43% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%.

Prescription Price

$163 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $196 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$1.66M

2014

$1.71M

2015

$1.39M

2016

Number of Claims

10,281

2014

10,269

2015

8,562

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 1,189

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

856

prescriptions.

202

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 666

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

161

patients, 20% of all patients

2 4
METFORMIN HCL 395

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

3 5
GLIMEPIRIDE 346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

4 3
SYNTHROID 342

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

5 2
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 314

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

6 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

7 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

8 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

9 8
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

10 13
LANTUS 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

11 24
SIMVASTATIN 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

12 11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

13 15
NOVOLOG 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

14 19
JANUVIA 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

15 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

16 29
METHIMAZOLE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

17 14
HUMALOG 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

18 25
LISINOPRIL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

18 9
METFORMIN HCL ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

20 6
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

20 42
GABAPENTIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

22 18
HUMULIN N 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

23 54
FENOFIBRATE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

24 73
CRESTOR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

25 16
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

25 20
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

27 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

28 22
INSULIN SYRINGE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

29 48
INSULIN SYRINGE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

30 64
NOVOLIN N 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

30 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

32 26
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

33 17
ZETIA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

34 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 32
JANUMET 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

36 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 34
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

38 95
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 39 55
LEVEMIR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

39 61
NOVOLIN R 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

41 102
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 71
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 Aug. 23, 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.