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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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9,204Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 122 providers in this state and specialty

$2.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 122 providers in this state and specialty

601 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

0% of this provider’s 446 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

0% of this provider’s 601 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 1%.

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Brand Name Drugs

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 44%.

Prescription Price

$233 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

$1.47M

2014

$1.73M

2015

$2.15M

2016

Number of Claims

8,111

2014

8,856

2015

9,204

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 668

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

107

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL 488

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

114

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 439

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

122

patients, 20% of all patients

3 5
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 427

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
METFORMIN HCL ER 369

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

5 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

6 22
GLIPIZIDE 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

7 21
JANUVIA 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

8 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

9 6
LISINOPRIL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

10 9
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

11 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

12 14
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

13 16
SIMVASTATIN 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

14 13
GABAPENTIN 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

15 17
TRULICITY 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

16 46
LANTUS 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

17 15
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

18 12
NOVOLOG 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

19 25
METHIMAZOLE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

20 11
REPAGLINIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

21 111
GLIMEPIRIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 8
INVOKANA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

23 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

24 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

25 63
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 27
INSULIN SYRINGE* 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

27 26
HUMALOG 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 20
NATEGLINIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 56
VICTOZA 2-PAK 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 69
ZETIA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 55
BYDUREON PEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 130
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

34 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 35 84
INSULIN SYRINGE* 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

36 34
ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

37 47
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 114
VICTOZA 3-PAK 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 24
CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 51
SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 2
JANUMET XR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

41 41
SENSIPAR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 43 162
JANUMET 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 43 53
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 Feb. 22, 2012.
  • 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.