At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2011
Self-Reported Primary Specialty
Rank: 7 out of 18
Rank: 7 out of 18
How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?
Antipsychotics to Seniors
Dangerous Drugs to Seniors
Brand Name Drugs
18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.
$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.
Prescriptions per Patient
16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.
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A narcotic drug. More » Misuse and abuse of narcotics led to some 16,000 overdose deaths in 2010.
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Metformin is used alone or ... +
Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Metformin is in a class of drugs called biguanides. Metformin helps to control the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood. It decreases the amount of glucose you absorb from your food and the amount of glucose made by your liver. Metformin also increases your body's response to insulin, a natural substance that controls the amount of glucose in the blood. Metformin is not used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). More info »
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- No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
- This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Jan. 15, 2009.