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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,265Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 448

$980K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 448

1,047 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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 avg Average for
this specialty
in California
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 8,870 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 45%.

Prescription Price

$106 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $111 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in California
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 841 787 1 1
GLIPIZIDE 674 649 2 15
JANUVIA 432 412 3 6
METFORMIN HCL 413 387 4 2
LANTUS 393 368 5 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 380 377 6 17
EVISTA 366 359 7 90
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 350 345 R 8 52
INSULIN SYRINGE 328 305 9 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 279 270 10 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 278 276 11 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 172 169 12 12
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE 149 145 10 13 226
CARVEDILOL 148 145 14 36
GABAPENTIN 145 143 15 30
NATEGLINIDE 145 137 15 49
FLUOCINONIDE 136 123 17 138
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125 119 18 16
FELODIPINE ER 122 121 19 213
AMOXICILLIN 122 117 19 165
ACARBOSE 113 112 21 70
OMEPRAZOLE 108 97 22 21
ACTOS 92 92 23 20
NOVOLOG 87 83 24 34
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 86 84 25 109
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 85 72 26 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 79 72 27 81
METFORMIN HCL ER 78 70 28 19
COLCRYS 70 67 29 230
CALCITRIOL 67 67 30 54
BENAZEPRIL HCL 67 67 30 38
NOVOLIN 70-30 60 50 32 164
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 59 49 33 44
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 58 58 34 167
METHIMAZOLE 56 50 35 24
GLYBURIDE 56 56 R 35 42
LEVEMIR 56 56 35 83
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 51 38 50
INDAPAMIDE 51 51 39 293
ALCOHOL SWABS 51 48 39 153
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 July 14, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.