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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,997Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 181

$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 181

835 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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 Massachusetts
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 835 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 835 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 18,668 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 43%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $106 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 Massachusetts
SIMVASTATIN 1,267 1,009 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,084 822 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,053 912 3 18
OMEPRAZOLE 987 749 4 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 910 830 5 11
METFORMIN HCL 730 547 6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 688 578 7 22
LISINOPRIL 561 444 8 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 426 325 9 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 423 272 10 36
ATENOLOL 412 351 11 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 406 346 12 20
CRESTOR 394 258 13 35
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 381 231 14 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 376 290 15 51
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 344 170 S3 16 42
GLIPIZIDE 302 268 17 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 292 265 18 28
GLYBURIDE 239 171 R 19 34
LOVASTATIN 232 176 20 46
INSULIN SYRINGE 230 134 21 4
LANTUS 217 123 22 6
GABAPENTIN 214 151 23 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 207 147 24 32
KLOR-CON M20 206 201 25 71
SERTRALINE HCL 205 127 26 48
QUINAPRIL HCL 195 135 27 84
ACTOS 183 142 28 40
DIOVAN 180 140 29 41
TRAMADOL HCL 174 82 30 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 171 136 31 79
TRAZODONE HCL 171 112 31 37
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 168 111 33 10
CARVEDILOL 161 108 34 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 125 35 16
MECLIZINE HCL 155 125 36 111
PREDNISONE 149 142 37 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149 141 37 69
PEN NEEDLE 148 103 39 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 148 148 39 70
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 147 41 S2 41 105
NAPROXEN 147 113 41 104
PROAIR HFA 145 96 43 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 144 131 44 26
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 141 48 S2 45 54
IBUPROFEN 137 72 46 99
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 133 132 R 47 66
NOVOLOG 133 64 47 24
DIOVAN HCT 130 91 49 117
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 121 103 50 90
DIGOXIN 121 108 50 82
CLOPIDOGREL 119 107 52 77
AZITHROMYCIN 116 77 53 95
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 116 87 53 125
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115 91 55 30
ALLOPURINOL 115 101 55 45
LYRICA 114 55 57 126
PLAVIX 110 101 58 100
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 109 89 R 59 92
ZETIA 105 83 60 56
NEXIUM 104 58 61 133
HUMALOG 100 60 62 9
ROPINIROLE HCL 99 52 63 134
LIPITOR 97 65 64 92
MELOXICAM 96 82 65 136
PAROXETINE HCL 96 83 65 87
SYNTHROID 93 67 67 12
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 92 71 R 68 63
SPIRONOLACTONE 90 75 69 68
OXYCODONE HCL 87 36 S2 70 81
FENTANYL 84 32 S2 71 140
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 74 71 75
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83 51 73 143
HUMULIN N 82 58 74 29
LEVOFLOXACIN 82 49 74 145
RANITIDINE HCL 77 48 76 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 75 62 77 76
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 75 66 77 97
GLIMEPIRIDE 74 74 79 21
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 72 25 80 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 67 80 120
FENOFIBRATE 71 53 82 50
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 71 11 S2 82 115
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69 60 84 64
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68 17 85 151
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68 24 85 67
LEVOXYL 64 55 87 8
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 43 88 83
LORAZEPAM 60 55 89 101
TERAZOSIN HCL 60 39 89 122
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 60 55 89 161
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60 40 89 120
JANUVIA 59 52 93 15
NAMENDA 57 57 94 72
VERAPAMIL ER 57 41 94 165
BUMETANIDE 56 36 96 168
VICTOZA 3-PAK 55 30 97 108
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 54 53 98 170
SINGULAIR 54 46 98 170
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53 46 100 119
METFORMIN HCL ER 53 43 100 13
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 53 47 100 173
CYMBALTA 52 17 103 113
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 51 104 129
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51 19 R 104 176
NYSTATIN 50 42 106 180
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 May 7, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.