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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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5,819Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 122 providers in this state and specialty

$2.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 122 providers in this state and specialty

672 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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 Georgia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 582 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 672 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

54% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 45%.

Prescription Price

$358 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $229 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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

$1.54M

2014

$1.89M

2015

$2.08M

2016

Number of Claims

5,332

2014

5,690

2015

5,819

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 557

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

158

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 382

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

2 6
METFORMIN HCL 365

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 352

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

137

patients, 20% of all patients

4 7
METFORMIN HCL ER 317

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

5 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 253

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 249

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

7 9
SYNTHROID 219

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

8 2
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

9 29
LANTUS 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

10 13
JANUVIA 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

11 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

12 4
HUMALOG 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

13 12
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

14 15
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

15 20
NOVOLOG 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

16 19
METHIMAZOLE 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

17 17
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

18 16
INSULIN SYRINGE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

19 28
LISINOPRIL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

20 10
INSULIN SYRINGE* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

21 36
SIMVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

22 18
INSULIN SYRINGE* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

23 87
HUMULIN N 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 24 55
LEVOXYL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

24 110
INVOKANA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

26 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

27 33
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, 2011.
  • 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.