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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,584Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,043 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
23% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 .

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,722 1,470
METFORMIN HCL 1,320 1,086
SIMVASTATIN 1,076 931
CARVEDILOL 489 434
GLIMEPIRIDE 450 385
METFORMIN HCL ER 400 315
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 395 349
OMEPRAZOLE 385 339
LISINOPRIL 381 321
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 365 313
FUROSEMIDE 339 305
LANTUS 333 297
TRAMADOL HCL 318 270
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 310 265
BYETTA 302 235 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 283 265
HUMALOG 277 205
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 237 214
PEN NEEDLE 227 189
CITALOPRAM HBR 227 208
INSULIN SYRINGE 218 197
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 212 194
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 209 167
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192 182
GABAPENTIN 185 165
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 165
QUINAPRIL HCL 179 176
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 161 141 S3
ALLOPURINOL 157 145
SPIRONOLACTONE 144 133
ACTOS 143 115
MELOXICAM 128 103
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118 118
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 116 113
SYNTHROID 112 106
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 107 101
CLOPIDOGREL 103 94
NOVOLOG 103 84
SERTRALINE HCL 100 76
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98 91
DIGOXIN 97 97
LOVASTATIN 93 93
TRAZODONE HCL 89 74
CYMBALTA 87 43
NAMENDA 84 79
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 83 69
NEXIUM 81 67
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 65
PREDNISONE 74 64
PLAVIX 73 69
LEVEMIR 72 65
GLIPIZIDE 72 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70 60
CELEBREX 65 65
KLOR-CON M10 63 59
AZITHROMYCIN 63 56
ROPINIROLE HCL 63 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 57
DIOVAN HCT 61 56
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61 61
PROAIR HFA 59 41
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59 49 R
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 55 R
ATENOLOL 57 57
DIOVAN 57 47
METHIMAZOLE 56 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 55 46
BYDUREON 54 34
HYDROCORTISONE 53 39
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 52 43
PAROXETINE HCL 51 49
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 51 48
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 42
GLYBURIDE 50 50 R
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 17, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.