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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,243Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 99

$686K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 99

460 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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 Virginia
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 460 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 4,276 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

35% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%.

Prescription Price

$110 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $137 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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 Virginia
GLIMEPIRIDE 535 423 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 344 199 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 318 198 3 14
METFORMIN HCL 275 221 4 3
LISINOPRIL 216 148 5 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 184 128 6 20
PEN NEEDLE 168 123 7 4
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161 110 8 52
INSULIN SYRINGE 145 107 9 9
HUMULIN 70-30 133 104 10 30
GABAPENTIN 128 74 11 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 96 12 38
LANTUS 121 94 13 7
METHIMAZOLE 121 87 13 16
SIMVASTATIN 119 103 15 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 117 89 16 25
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 116 81 17 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 113 70 18 15
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 94 39 19 31
HUMALOG MIX 50-50 91 39 20 34
CRESTOR 91 61 20 27
OMEPRAZOLE 90 65 22 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 88 63 23 51
SERTRALINE HCL 83 56 24 66
NOVOLIN 70-30 82 56 25 56
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 79 48 26 53
JANUMET 76 40 27 28
ATENOLOL 65 57 28 42
NOVOLOG 65 21 28 18
ACTOS 64 47 30 43
HUMALOG 61 32 31 10
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 59 39 32 23
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59 25 32 17
DIOVAN HCT 57 35 34 61
ACTOPLUS MET 56 46 35 75
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 36 36 26
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 24, 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.