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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,421Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 26

$783K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 26

649 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
16% 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 Mississippi
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 5,959 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

53% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 49%.

Prescription Price

$106 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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 Mississippi
SYNTHROID 1,076 832 1 1
CRESTOR 296 260 2 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 273 240 3 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 255 214 4 11
METFORMIN HCL ER 239 211 5 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 230 179 6 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 186 137 7 2
LANTUS 180 163 8 7
INSULIN SYRINGE 177 154 9 15
RAMIPRIL 165 154 10 40
ZETIA 163 133 11 39
HUMALOG 159 128 12 20
LEVOXYL 153 116 13 17
METFORMIN HCL 147 99 14 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 146 100 15 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138 111 16 26
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 134 109 17 63
INDAPAMIDE 130 112 18 66
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 127 85 19 50
HUMULIN R 121 66 20 31
HUMULIN N 120 108 21 34
PEN NEEDLE 115 83 22 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 108 91 23 77
LISINOPRIL 107 71 24 6
NOVOLOG 104 75 25 16
NOVOLIN N 100 89 26 44
SIMVASTATIN 99 67 27 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 75 60 28 35
LIPITOR 72 60 29 86
DIOVAN 63 62 30 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 62 46 31 36
PREDNISONE 54 48 32 42
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 53 45 33 75
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 52 46 34 46
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.