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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,600Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 208

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 208

424 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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 Pennsylvania
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 424 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 424 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 17,425 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 51%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $143 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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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 Pennsylvania
JANTOVEN 1,168 907 10 1 50
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 679 603 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 668 582 3 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 618 502 4 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 590 530 5 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 491 358 S3 6 45
OMEPRAZOLE 437 344 7 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 415 353 8 68
SIMVASTATIN 411 391 9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 396 311 10 33
MIRTAZAPINE 395 324 11 80
OLANZAPINE 345 240 12 89
LISINOPRIL 341 270 13 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 320 287 14 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 310 310 15 62
CITALOPRAM HBR 295 237 16 69
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 274 212 17 71
GABAPENTIN 254 182 18 38
NEXIUM 251 159 19 65
CYMBALTA 243 196 20 107
LANTUS 242 158 21 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 230 179 22 70
SERTRALINE HCL 216 192 23 88
NAMENDA 208 208 24 85
FENTANYL 192 150 S2 25 113
TAMSULOSIN HCL 188 132 26 87
CLOPIDOGREL 184 155 27 66
BUMETANIDE 179 140 28 115
PLAVIX 165 151 29 82
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159 138 30 60
KLOR-CON M20 156 140 31 99
METFORMIN HCL 153 103 32 4
LEVOFLOXACIN 151 120 33 125
CARVEDILOL 145 136 34 47
LIPITOR 143 118 35 67
METOLAZONE 142 104 36 129
LEVEMIR 138 104 37 55
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 136 108 38 133
RISPERIDONE 132 92 39 134
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 130 115 40 135
LEXAPRO 130 112 40 135
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130 119 40 74
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 127 103 43 137
CRESTOR 123 112 44 31
KLOR-CON 10 115 115 45 118
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 113 70 46 147
KLOR-CON M10 113 84 46 147
BUSPIRONE HCL 109 85 48 149
COMBIVENT 103 66 49 122
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 103 71 S2 49 151
PROPRANOLOL HCL 100 81 51 155
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 100 98 51 54
WARFARIN SODIUM 99 99 53 58
DIGOXIN 97 97 54 95
CLONIDINE HCL 97 89 54 111
ZETIA 96 65 56 30
CELEBREX 95 72 57 125
RANITIDINE HCL 95 82 57 157
SPIRONOLACTONE 94 69 59 104
ATENOLOL 94 73 59 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 83 59 120
ROPINIROLE HCL 94 74 59 158
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 93 81 63 101
AVODART 93 91 63 159
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 92 61 65 160
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 88 74 66 162
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 88 68 66 162
TRAZODONE HCL 87 52 68 132
GLIPIZIDE XL 82 57 69 37
SPIRIVA 81 66 70 165
PREDNISONE 80 63 71 93
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 79 65 72 166
DETROL LA 79 43 72 166
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79 71 72 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78 78 75 103
DIOVAN 78 74 75 42
BENAZEPRIL HCL 78 74 75 130
SEROQUEL 76 67 78 168
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 76 70 78 168
NYSTOP 74 49 80 170
FAMOTIDINE 74 73 80 170
VERAPAMIL ER 73 73 82 173
ALLOPURINOL 72 71 83 84
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71 44 84 175
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68 40 85 27
BACLOFEN 67 18 86 177
GLIPIZIDE ER 64 47 87 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 41 87 178
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 64 63 87 120
ACTOS 61 34 90 22
HYDROXYZINE HCL 59 38 R 91 183
OXYCONTIN 58 15 S2 92 185
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 58 46 92 185
ABILIFY 58 41 92 185
INSULIN SYRINGE 58 43 92 9
SYNTHROID 56 56 96 2
LEVETIRACETAM 56 56 96 149
VESICARE 55 44 98 189
GLIPIZIDE 52 51 99 23
MECLIZINE HCL 51 51 100 202
MORPHINE SULFATE 51 37 S2 100 202
CARBAMAZEPINE 51 39 100 202
PAROXETINE HCL 50 24 103 112
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 June 22, 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.