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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,788Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 99

$1.85M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 99

852 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
16% 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 Georgia
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 852 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 852 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 17,434 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

45% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%.

Prescription Price

$93 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $120 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 Georgia
SYNTHROID 1,681 1,473 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 532 453 2 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 458 419 3 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 406 328 4 1
METFORMIN HCL ER 364 297 5 17
PEN NEEDLE 342 305 6 5
INSULIN SYRINGE 250 208 7 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 249 220 8 16
OMEPRAZOLE 239 213 9 41
LISINOPRIL 231 202 10 11
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 221 203 11 34
CRESTOR 218 184 12 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 215 208 13 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 213 194 14 45
NOVOLOG 212 144 15 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 208 202 16 18
BYSTOLIC 206 185 17 101
METFORMIN HCL 186 164 18 3
TORSEMIDE 181 162 19 95
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 180 154 20 21
NIFEDIPINE ER 177 166 21 110
FENOFIBRATE 176 157 22 32
ZETIA 173 164 23 47
JANUVIA 172 143 24 15
DIOVAN 169 137 25 44
LANTUS 165 106 26 4
GLIMEPIRIDE 163 161 27 7
GABAPENTIN 158 126 28 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 156 128 29 67
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 155 138 S3 30 71
CARVEDILOL 155 146 30 28
AZITHROMYCIN 154 129 32 113
FUROSEMIDE 150 147 33 24
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 146 112 34 9
HUMALOG 145 136 35 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 132 111 36 117
HYDROCORTISONE 131 106 37 48
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 128 38 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 109 38 38
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 125 116 40 43
CYMBALTA 125 98 40 90
SERTRALINE HCL 122 117 42 81
NEXIUM 119 88 43 60
GLIPIZIDE ER 110 98 44 36
DEXILANT 109 105 45 122
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107 106 46 97
BENICAR HCT 107 96 46 105
ONGLYZA 107 107 46 58
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103 103 49 37
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 98 61 50 31
ACEBUTOLOL HCL 97 67 51 125
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96 91 52 112
ACTONEL 95 95 53 126
WELCHOL 92 85 54 103
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 91 83 55 127
ALLOPURINOL 88 81 56 72
LIPITOR 88 79 56 66
ACTOS 88 86 56 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 86 71 59 69
LYRICA 83 81 60 115
PAROXETINE HCL 82 82 61 111
TRAMADOL HCL 82 73 61 82
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 82 61 23
DIGOXIN 81 76 64 134
GLIPIZIDE 81 71 64 25
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 80 48 66 14
CELEBREX 79 77 67 135
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 77 70 68 137
INDAPAMIDE 77 63 68 137
BENICAR 76 74 70 139
PREMARIN 76 76 R 70 119
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76 72 70 106
MICARDIS 75 73 73 140
MELOXICAM 71 59 74 89
ATELVIA 71 65 74 141
NATEGLINIDE 69 56 76 79
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68 61 77 85
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68 63 77 108
RAMIPRIL 67 55 79 98
NADOLOL 65 53 80 147
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64 64 81 35
EVISTA 63 57 82 77
LANSOPRAZOLE 62 58 83 115
EXELON 62 62 83 149
HUMULIN N 61 58 85 42
COUMADIN 60 60 86 152
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 60 60 86 39
CLOPIDOGREL 59 46 88 94
CEPHALEXIN 58 54 89 120
WARFARIN SODIUM 58 58 89 155
IRBESARTAN 58 50 89 155
ATENOLOL 57 54 92 40
VERAPAMIL ER 57 57 92 121
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 57 56 92 87
TRICOR 56 55 95 92
DIOVAN HCT 54 54 96 76
VYTORIN 54 47 96 99
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 54 31 96 118
QUINAPRIL HCL 52 39 99 164
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52 52 99 164
KLOR-CON M20 52 44 99 78
ESTRADIOL 51 47 R 102 83
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.