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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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9,456Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 155 providers in this state and specialty

$1.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 155 providers in this state and specialty

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

28% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

4% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 48%.

Prescription Price

$205 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $261 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$1.27M

2014

$1.49M

2015

$1.94M

2016

Number of Claims

9,820

2014

9,623

2015

9,456

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 560

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

103

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
METFORMIN HCL ER 442

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

99

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
METFORMIN HCL 377

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 337

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

5 8
SYNTHROID 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

6 2
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

7 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

8 19
VICTOZA 2-PAK 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9 40
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

10 20
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

11 4
INVOKANA 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

11 14
VICTOZA 3-PAK 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

13 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

14 24
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

15 25
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

16 11
HUMALOG 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

17 21
FUROSEMIDE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

18 27
LISINOPRIL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

19 17
JANUVIA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

20 18
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

21 10
GABAPENTIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

22 23
NOVOLOG 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 26
LANTUS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

24 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

25 45
GLIPIZIDE ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 28
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 13
FENOFIBRATE* 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

28 113
SIMVASTATIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

29 15
OMEPRAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 22
VALSARTAN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 79
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 38
JANUMET 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 34 74
VGO 20 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

10 35 171
TRADJENTA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 36 32
HYDROCORTISONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 36 37
RAMIPRIL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 70
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 38 181
TRULICITY 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 34
CARVEDILOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 31
TRAMADOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 43 56
JANUMET XR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 44 86
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. 19, 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.