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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,873Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
977 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
40% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

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 .

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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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,275 978
METFORMIN HCL ER 936 643 10
SIMVASTATIN 859 649
LANTUS 545 412
METFORMIN HCL 485 392
LISINOPRIL 451 379
FUROSEMIDE 351 279
GLIMEPIRIDE 346 242
OMEPRAZOLE 328 253
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 323 256
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 286 195
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 282 207
HUMALOG 277 147
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 272 202
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 257 188 S3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 252 206
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 236 180
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 232 181
PEN NEEDLE 222 142
BYETTA 209 127
GABAPENTIN 204 132
WARFARIN SODIUM 202 155
INSULIN SYRINGE 168 121
NOVOLOG 164 93
GLIPIZIDE 155 121
QUINAPRIL HCL 155 133
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 154 145
CARVEDILOL 152 118
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 115
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 141 110
TRAMADOL HCL 133 96
LYRICA 131 89
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 126 92
CYMBALTA 119 53
JANUVIA 114 87
SPIRONOLACTONE 114 64
SERTRALINE HCL 110 86
TRAZODONE HCL 103 68
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103 86
CLONIDINE HCL 101 59
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 99 81
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 98 59
ACTOS 94 78
NEXIUM 90 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 76
CRESTOR 87 56
FLUOXETINE HCL 85 63
RAMIPRIL 83 67
ATENOLOL 82 73
CITALOPRAM HBR 80 67
SYNTHROID 80 47
EVISTA 79 76
ALLOPURINOL 76 63
PROPRANOLOL HCL 74 55
FORTEO 72 43
RANITIDINE HCL 70 46
CELEBREX 66 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 56
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63 45
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 54
DIGOXIN 57 45
KLOR-CON M20 55 49
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 48 R
BYDUREON 55 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 39
CLOPIDOGREL 51 47
SURE COMFORT 50 16
PROAIR HFA 50 34
DIOVAN HCT 50 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 May 17, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.