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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,348Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 448

$3.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 448

540 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%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

9% of this provider’s 540 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 21,199 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

$115 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $111 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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
GLIMEPIRIDE 897 760 1 7
LOVAZA 721 522 2 43
METFORMIN HCL 672 514 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 592 446 4 1
CARVEDILOL 496 412 5 36
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 484 392 6 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 475 402 7 37
LANTUS 469 383 8 8
SIMVASTATIN 468 411 9 4
SYNTHROID 450 406 10 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 437 344 11 12
CRESTOR 436 342 12 22
PEN NEEDLE 394 269 13 5
ACTOS 365 306 14 20
OMEPRAZOLE 352 300 15 21
DIOVAN 347 267 16 23
DEXILANT 319 277 17 98
FUROSEMIDE 318 284 18 25
TEKTURNA 313 270 10 19 166
JANUVIA 308 246 20 6
PLAVIX 302 239 21 75
INSULIN SYRINGE 283 240 22 9
WELCHOL 275 183 23 114
IBUPROFEN 269 198 24 79
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 268 220 25 16
NOVOLOG 251 181 26 34
FENOFIBRATE 239 136 27 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 237 171 28 13
ZETIA 232 220 29 41
TRAMADOL HCL 223 166 30 67
METHIMAZOLE 219 219 31 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 217 185 32 68
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 216 183 33 39
NAMENDA 216 190 33 86
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 216 162 33 109
ATELVIA 214 198 36 102
NEXIUM 212 184 37 63
BENICAR 206 137 38 111
HUMALOG 206 167 38 11
ADVAIR DISKUS 200 168 40 112
KETOCONAZOLE 197 148 41 186
DIOVAN HCT 192 191 42 61
CLOPIDOGREL 191 151 43 71
SINGULAIR 188 173 44 99
TAMSULOSIN HCL 184 157 45 46
JANUMET 178 175 46 32
NIASPAN 176 131 47 92
BENAZEPRIL HCL 176 122 47 38
CYMBALTA 173 129 49 118
CLONIDINE HCL 171 145 50 72
ULORIC 169 127 51 215
ONGLYZA 151 119 52 58
TRILIPIX 149 97 53 123
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 148 69 S3 54 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148 107 54 31
GABAPENTIN 147 107 56 30
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 144 85 57 35
BYDUREON 143 101 10 58 80
NATEGLINIDE 137 136 59 49
SYMLINPEN 120 133 111 10 60 175
SURE COMFORT 129 101 61 78
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 127 110 62 17
LIVALO 126 124 63 239
ATENOLOL 125 72 64 29
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 124 95 65 162
LIPITOR 123 66 66 56
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 117 111 67 191
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 117 72 67 28
FLUOCINONIDE 117 86 67 138
AMITIZA 114 88 70 243
ALLOPURINOL 114 68 70 48
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 111 90 R 72 66
AZOR 110 93 73 188
MUPIROCIN 103 91 74 248
BYSTOLIC 103 100 74 128
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 103 87 74 73
ALCOHOL SWABS 103 62 74 153
VOLTAREN 102 75 78 113
LEVOFLOXACIN 102 91 78 177
SINGLE USE SWAB 99 99 80 140
MELOXICAM 97 97 81 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96 83 82 62
EXFORGE 95 95 83 105
LISINOPRIL 92 61 84 14
ULTICARE 88 83 85 126
RAMIPRIL 88 65 85 85
ACTONEL 87 84 87 84
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 87 72 87 44
TRIBENZOR 85 59 89 260
PROAIR HFA 85 79 89 121
ACTOPLUS MET 83 75 91 117
NOVOFINE 81 72 92 198
BYETTA 81 53 92 47
LYRICA 78 62 94 155
MECLIZINE HCL 76 59 95 137
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75 61 96 95
COLCRYS 73 57 97 230
TRICOR 73 42 97 106
LIDODERM 72 60 99 100
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 72 72 99 74
DIGOXIN 71 59 101 120
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 47 101 27
AZITHROMYCIN 70 49 103 77
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 68 56 104 234
PROPRANOLOL HCL 68 52 104 170
PRANDIN 65 40 106 51
NOVOFINE 32 65 39 106 142
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 64 106 50
RANITIDINE HCL 62 34 109 115
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 61 50 110 45
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 60 60 111 82
FINASTERIDE 59 47 112 136
LANSOPRAZOLE 58 47 113 143
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57 57 114 185
BENICAR HCT 57 57 114 154
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57 57 S3 114 183
SPIRIVA 57 57 114 158
FAMOTIDINE 56 50 118 129
SERTRALINE HCL 55 36 119 93
AVODART 55 43 119 124
KLOR-CON 8 54 47 121 148
UNIFINE PENTIPS 53 52 122 163
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53 45 122 187
FLUOXETINE HCL 52 29 124 147
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 37 125 97
NYSTATIN 51 40 125 293
SYMBICORT 51 26 125 236
NASONEX 50 36 128 125
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 27, 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.