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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,647Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 448

$1.57M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 448

730 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

2% of this provider’s 730 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 8,011 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$163 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $111 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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
JANUVIA 824 772 1 6
PRANDIN 545 493 10 2 51
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 506 450 3 1
PEN NEEDLE 471 404 4 5
METFORMIN HCL 454 319 5 2
METFORMIN HCL ER 394 337 6 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 357 280 7 7
INSULIN SYRINGE 306 226 8 9
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 294 226 9 10
ONGLYZA 258 224 10 58
JANUMET 250 198 11 32
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 229 220 12 45
HUMALOG MIX 50-50 216 205 10 13 169
HUMALOG 209 151 14 11
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 207 190 15 74
METHIMAZOLE 202 200 16 24
LANTUS 186 109 17 8
ULTICARE 155 141 10 18 126
NATEGLINIDE 144 127 19 49
DIOVAN 139 92 20 23
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 137 102 21 35
SINGLE USE SWAB 115 111 22 140
SYNTHROID 100 86 23 3
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 100 60 23 28
SIMVASTATIN 95 76 25 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 94 76 26 12
GLIPIZIDE 92 92 27 15
NOVOLIN 70-30 91 65 28 164
ACTOS 86 71 29 20
UNIFINE PENTIPS 86 75 29 163
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 81 69 31 82
NOVOLOG 73 45 32 34
HUMULIN 70-30 73 52 32 122
GLYBURIDE 70 61 R 34 42
ACARBOSE 69 53 35 70
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 62 48 36 13
NOVOFINE 32 61 47 37 142
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 60 27 38 39
FORTEO 59 59 39 101
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 53 50 R 40 52
CALCITRIOL 52 51 41 54
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 8, 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.