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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,558Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 448

$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 448

779 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

2% of this provider’s 779 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 8,796 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

52% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 45%.

Prescription Price

$158 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $111 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 788 691 1 1
PEN NEEDLE 767 642 10 2 5
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 570 447 10 3 10
HUMALOG 494 390 4 11
JANUVIA 488 460 5 6
METFORMIN HCL 478 369 6 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 344 331 7 17
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 327 243 8 28
SIMVASTATIN 322 248 9 4
ACTOS 292 262 10 20
CRESTOR 247 194 11 22
LANTUS 225 129 12 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 217 163 13 16
LISINOPRIL 209 188 14 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186 155 15 13
NATEGLINIDE 159 159 16 49
METHIMAZOLE 158 156 17 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 154 140 18 12
PRANDIN 149 138 19 51
DIOVAN 134 130 20 23
INSULIN SYRINGE 133 105 21 9
GLIPIZIDE 133 114 21 15
SYNTHROID 129 112 23 3
FORTEO 123 119 24 101
DIOVAN HCT 121 89 25 61
ONGLYZA 112 112 26 58
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 110 93 R 27 66
LOVAZA 109 67 28 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 93 28 27
PROLIA 90 90 30 208
ULTICARE 88 85 31 126
HYDROCORTISONE 79 74 32 91
ACTONEL 76 75 33 84
LEVOXYL 73 43 34 18
BYETTA 73 38 34 47
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 71 68 36 35
OMEPRAZOLE 70 64 37 21
GLYBURIDE 62 49 R 38 42
LIPITOR 58 43 39 56
ACTOPLUS MET 58 17 39 117
ZETIA 58 58 39 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 51 40 42 7
JANUMET 50 25 43 32
NIASPAN 50 35 43 92
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. 5, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.