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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,262Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 99

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 99

770 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 770 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 6,961 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 46%.

Prescription Price

$114 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $120 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 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
METFORMIN HCL 744 427 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 529 341 2 1
GLIMEPIRIDE 514 358 3 7
JANUVIA 371 275 4 15
SYNTHROID 353 231 5 2
PEN NEEDLE 325 230 6 5
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 299 192 7 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 287 203 8 18
CALCITRIOL 279 213 9 63
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 267 172 10 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 236 190 11 13
JANUMET 233 186 12 33
SIMVASTATIN 232 156 13 8
LISINOPRIL 219 171 14 11
INSULIN SYRINGE 214 96 15 6
NOVOLOG 202 115 16 10
LANTUS 182 92 17 4
ATENOLOL 166 143 18 40
ESTRADIOL 161 95 R 19 83
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 157 125 20 26
ACARBOSE 149 108 21 74
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 139 109 22 16
WELCHOL 110 83 23 103
TRAZODONE HCL 106 69 24 108
CRESTOR 104 45 25 20
METHIMAZOLE 104 66 25 19
HUMALOG 102 24 27 12
EVISTA 99 91 28 77
FENOFIBRATE 99 87 28 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 69 30 23
NOVOLIN R 96 40 30 91
METFORMIN HCL ER 91 55 32 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 81 71 33 85
TRICOR 74 61 34 92
NOVOLIN N 72 43 35 61
CARVEDILOL 72 61 35 28
NOVOLIN 70-30 69 42 37 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59 58 38 35
PRANDIN 58 40 39 155
GLIPIZIDE 56 55 40 25
ZETIA 51 31 41 47
DIOVAN 50 48 42 44
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.