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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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9,474Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$2.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

940 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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 783 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

1% of this provider’s 940 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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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

47% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 44%.

Prescription Price

$222 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $261 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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

$1.55M

2014

$1.8M

2015

$2.1M

2016

Number of Claims

8,531

2014

8,706

2015

9,474

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 808

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

174

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
SYNTHROID 617

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

2 2
METFORMIN HCL ER 575

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

136

patients, 14% of all patients

3 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 488

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

4 6
GLIPIZIDE ER 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

5 35
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

6 5
METFORMIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

7 3
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

8 50
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

9 4
LANTUS 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

10 15
JANUMET XR 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

11 41
GABAPENTIN 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

12 17
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

13 10
INSULIN SYRINGE* 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

14 26
HUMALOG 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

15 20
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

16 12
ZETIA 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

17 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

18 22
HUMULIN N 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

19 44
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

20 38
VICTOZA 3-PAK 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

21 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

22 19
HYDROCORTISONE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

23 49
INSULIN SYRINGE* 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

24 34
NOVOLIN 70-30 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

25 40
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

26 14
LISINOPRIL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

27 9
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

28 16
GLIPIZIDE XL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

29 77
JANUMET 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

30 53
NOVOLIN N 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

31 39
SIMVASTATIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

32 13
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

33 23
CRESTOR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

34 51
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

35 105
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

36 69
LEVOXYL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

37 58
GLIMEPIRIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

38 8
NOVOLOG 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

39 25
LEVEMIR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 40 45
HUMULIN R U-500 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

41 89
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

42 150
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 33
NOVOFINE 32 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 96
GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

45 21
DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

46 57
INVOKANA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 47 31
FUROSEMIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 28
TRESIBA FLEXTOUCH U-200 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 170
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. 28, 2007.
  • 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.