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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,559Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 180

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 180

646 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
15% 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 New Jersey
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 3,808 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

71% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 52%.

Prescription Price

$253 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $167 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

7 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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 New Jersey
SYNTHROID 476 392 1 2
PEN NEEDLE 335 290 2 4
LEVOXYL 311 256 3 8
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 285 252 10 4 26
METFORMIN HCL 216 201 5 3
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 210 179 6 10
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 207 186 7 25
PRANDIN 186 179 8 19
INSULIN SYRINGE 186 148 8 9
HUMALOG 163 127 10 11
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 154 129 11 16
HUMULIN N 145 113 12 40
GLIPIZIDE XL 117 117 13 38
JANUVIA 96 96 14 7
ACTOS 95 91 15 20
NOVOLOG 86 47 16 32
GLIPIZIDE ER 83 72 17 33
LEVEMIR 74 54 18 84
NATEGLINIDE 65 55 19 42
ONGLYZA 61 61 20 37
METFORMIN HCL ER 61 54 20 13
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 54 50 22 65
NOVOLIN N 53 15 23 100
NOVOLIN R 52 0 24 138
GLIMEPIRIDE 51 51 25 6
APIDRA 50 38 26 144
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 Nov. 5, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.