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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,590Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 448

$2.96M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 448

576 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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 California
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 576 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 29,086 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

55% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 45%.

Prescription Price

$97 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $111 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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 California
CALCITRIOL 1,768 1,754 10 1 54
CRESTOR 1,355 1,316 2 22
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 990 936 10 3 73
PEN NEEDLE 884 827 10 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 857 835 5 1
METFORMIN HCL 854 787 6 2
DIOVAN 827 774 7 23
JANUVIA 824 809 8 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 682 631 9 12
EXFORGE 618 606 10 10 105
ATELVIA 618 596 10 102
LIDODERM 608 601 12 100
CELEBREX 585 582 13 69
ONGLYZA 541 513 10 14 58
GABAPENTIN 532 497 15 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 497 469 16 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 486 483 17 46
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 484 448 10 18 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 465 405 19 13
CARVEDILOL 460 442 20 36
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 403 387 21 10
FAMOTIDINE 360 351 22 129
CILOSTAZOL 343 326 23 116
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 343 322 23 39
RIVASTIGMINE 330 330 10 25 173
ZETIA 326 316 26 41
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 319 302 27 127
CLOPIDOGREL 312 309 28 71
JANUMET 304 280 29 32
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 291 287 R 30 52
PLAVIX 283 282 31 75
NASONEX 282 282 32 125
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 266 244 33 28
DEXILANT 262 249 34 98
SURE COMFORT 256 241 35 78
DIOVAN HCT 238 238 36 61
NEXIUM 236 230 37 63
VOLTAREN 230 219 38 113
BYDUREON 228 206 10 39 80
LOVAZA 227 227 40 43
OMEPRAZOLE 206 187 41 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 204 197 42 37
ACIPHEX 195 195 43 180
BENICAR 192 190 44 111
SYMLINPEN 120 187 178 10 45 175
SINGULAIR 183 177 46 99
ALCOHOL SWABS 176 167 47 153
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 173 165 48 108
LANTUS 169 167 49 8
SPIRIVA 168 168 50 158
HUMALOG 166 153 51 11
KOMBIGLYZE XR 164 153 52 198
ATENOLOL 159 149 53 29
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 156 149 54 109
LEVEMIR 156 139 54 83
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 152 133 56 16
INSULIN SYRINGE 149 138 57 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 139 129 58 17
SIMVASTATIN 132 124 59 4
PROAIR HFA 132 122 59 121
HYDROCORTISONE 123 123 61 91
LIPITOR 121 109 62 56
EXELON 120 120 63 190
SINGLE USE SWAB 120 105 63 140
AMOXICILLIN 119 115 65 165
ALLOPURINOL 118 112 66 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116 103 67 62
AVODART 115 114 68 124
LYRICA 114 102 69 155
ADVAIR DISKUS 113 112 70 112
AZOR 113 113 70 188
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112 102 72 31
AZITHROMYCIN 112 109 72 77
MECLIZINE HCL 103 102 74 137
CLONIDINE HCL 102 95 75 72
PROLIA 101 98 76 208
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 95 94 77 219
METHIMAZOLE 95 73 77 24
FINASTERIDE 91 89 79 136
NOVOLOG 91 79 79 34
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86 81 81 187
LISINOPRIL 84 76 82 14
PRANDIN 82 79 83 51
PROCTOZONE-HC 81 81 84 210
TRILIPIX 80 80 85 123
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 80 80 85 44
PREMARIN 78 78 R 87 206
CROMOLYN SODIUM 77 74 88 269
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 76 70 89 74
CREON 75 69 90 176
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 70 91 27
NATEGLINIDE 71 71 92 49
TRICOR 67 67 93 106
BENICAR HCT 64 64 94 154
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63 52 95 38
BYSTOLIC 63 63 95 128
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 56 56 97 82
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 55 53 98 288
LANSOPRAZOLE 54 54 99 143
FUROSEMIDE 54 37 99 25
NAMENDA 53 53 101 86
COREG CR 51 50 102 293
ACARBOSE 51 51 102 70
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.