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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,751Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$353K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
276 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
29% 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
LISINOPRIL 426 390
SIMVASTATIN 364 307
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 300 276
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259 233
FUROSEMIDE 228 215
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 207 182
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 159 155
ATENOLOL 151 137
OMEPRAZOLE 140 98
METFORMIN HCL 122 85
LANTUS 119 91
DIGOXIN 108 108
HUMALOG 107 88
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 105 95
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96 96
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 94 84
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90 90
WARFARIN SODIUM 88 73
GLYBURIDE 84 57 R
GABAPENTIN 80 72
NOVOLOG 72 39
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70 70
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64 49
HUMULIN N 63 63
TRAZODONE HCL 62 62
PRAZOSIN HCL 62 58
INSULIN SYRINGE 61 54
ALLOPURINOL 61 61
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 31 S2
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 58 54
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 40 S3
FLUOXETINE HCL 56 56
SYNTHROID 55 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52 43
CYMBALTA 52 29
PREDNISONE 51 24
DIOVAN 50 50
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 Oct. 26, 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.