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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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52,581Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 1211

$2.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 1211

1,529 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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 Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 1,529 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 1,529 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 46,425 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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 Florida
OMEPRAZOLE 2,390 2,142 1 20
LOVASTATIN 1,764 1,557 10 2 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,365 1,255 3 12
LISINOPRIL 1,303 1,111 4 6
METFORMIN HCL 1,243 1,082 5 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,224 1,106 6 5
FUROSEMIDE 1,121 1,047 7 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,112 1,028 8 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 988 914 9 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 978 863 10 29
GABAPENTIN 816 733 11 57
SIMVASTATIN 796 722 12 1
RANITIDINE HCL 745 664 13 45
ALPRAZOLAM 683 535 14 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 611 552 15 62
CARVEDILOL 604 554 16 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 582 562 17 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 575 524 18 67
CLOPIDOGREL 538 473 19 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 510 488 20 17
KETOCONAZOLE 509 450 21 136
BUPROPION XL 505 433 22 177
FENOFIBRATE 497 450 23 42
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 487 445 R 24 111
TEMAZEPAM 479 427 25 73
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 468 443 26 39
FINASTERIDE 468 420 26 110
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 465 382 28 117
DONEPEZIL HCL 465 430 28 58
NEXIUM 463 391 30 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 448 386 31 4
VIAGRA 442 309 32 121
NAMENDA 442 421 32 80
INSULIN SYRINGE 442 386 32 126
MELOXICAM 424 383 35 88
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 422 366 36 46
DIGOXIN 404 375 37 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 401 326 38 98
PLAVIX 400 353 39 14
CICLOPIROX 392 346 40 186
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 379 338 41 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 377 345 42 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 374 331 43 32
ATENOLOL 363 362 44 13
NIFEDIPINE ER 361 311 45 43
SERTRALINE HCL 351 289 46 74
TRAMADOL HCL 349 305 47 65
DIOVAN 348 317 48 21
LANTUS 340 278 49 114
MIRTAZAPINE 327 297 50 156
IBUPROFEN 321 281 51 70
SINGULAIR 305 281 52 102
AMMONIUM LACTATE 305 268 52 187
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 305 286 52 19
NAPROXEN 299 244 55 120
DIOVAN HCT 299 278 55 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 295 224 57 84
AZITHROMYCIN 287 256 58 63
CRESTOR 277 251 59 11
MECLIZINE HCL 271 239 60 90
LIDOCAINE HCL 271 226 10 60 226
GLIMEPIRIDE 266 256 62 101
PAROXETINE HCL 265 252 63 99
MEGESTROL ACETATE 264 250 R 64 128
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 259 248 65 16
SURE COMFORT 249 193 66 181
NITROSTAT 234 197 67 26
CILOSTAZOL 233 221 68 83
LORAZEPAM 225 209 69 115
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 222 187 70 48
PROAIR HFA 220 168 71 125
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 211 187 72 89
CLONIDINE HCL 211 203 72 34
SYNTHROID 204 194 74 64
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 198 196 75 55
LEVEMIR 194 151 76 205
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 193 182 77 108
FAMOTIDINE 192 165 78 66
RISPERIDONE 192 150 78 153
GLIPIZIDE 191 188 80 94
NOVOLIN 70-30 191 139 80 137
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 190 159 82 9
ALLOPURINOL 190 187 82 59
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 187 161 84 28
LACTULOSE 183 161 85 155
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 181 160 86 178
FLUOXETINE HCL 177 156 87 156
LIDODERM 170 129 88 103
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 165 144 89 116
VOLTAREN 161 143 90 106
SPIRONOLACTONE 155 136 91 24
LATANOPROST 154 131 92 191
GLYBURIDE 154 151 R 92 109
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 153 134 94 175
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 150 138 S3 95 169
PREDNISONE 143 123 96 100
SYMBICORT 143 102 96 210
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 141 124 98 179
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135 126 99 44
LOVAZA 129 125 100 52
SOTALOL 125 125 101 33
PENTOXIFYLLINE 123 113 102 152
LIDOCAINE 123 122 102 280
FOLIC ACID 120 98 104 150
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 118 109 105 158
AMIODARONE HCL 117 113 106 30
TRAZODONE HCL 114 72 107 165
HYDRALAZINE HCL 113 113 108 47
SPIRIVA 109 69 109 151
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 109 105 109 196
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 98 94 111 210
LEXAPRO 96 80 112 138
NYSTATIN 94 80 113 265
LANSOPRAZOLE 89 81 114 127
ZAFIRLUKAST 88 87 115 293
COMBIVENT 86 60 116 190
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 84 78 117 273
BUPROPION HCL SR 84 63 117 270
VERAPAMIL ER 81 73 119 77
CEPHALEXIN 81 76 119 167
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80 49 R 121 170
MUPIROCIN 76 69 122 168
DOXEPIN HCL 75 75 123 303
VENTOLIN HFA 75 49 123 229
TRAVATAN Z 74 62 125 272
HUMULIN 70-30 74 62 125 306
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 72 66 127 246
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 72 70 127 276
NASONEX 72 62 127 213
RANEXA 71 59 130 40
KLOR-CON 10 67 57 131 93
LYRICA 66 58 132 144
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 65 65 133 174
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 58 133 182
CYMBALTA 64 49 135 160
PEN NEEDLE 63 49 136 239
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 45 S3 136 72
AVODART 62 62 138 166
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 60 54 139 184
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60 42 139 199
CELEBREX 60 54 139 124
ZETIA 59 54 142 31
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59 48 142 217
LIPITOR 58 57 144 38
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 57 49 145 193
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 54 146 96
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 54 54 147 234
ROPINIROLE HCL 54 54 147 290
GENERLAC 54 51 147 261
JANUVIA 54 54 147 104
TIMOLOL MALEATE 54 47 147 270
AMOXICILLIN 51 42 152 244
NABUMETONE 51 51 152 348
TRICOR 50 39 154 82
PATANOL 50 28 154 352
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 7, 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.