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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,934Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 331

$659K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 331

1,739 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
2% 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 Puerto Rico
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 1,739 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

1% of this provider’s 1,739 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 16,137 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$30 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $35 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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 Puerto Rico
AZITHROMYCIN 1,370 1,034 10 1 29
SIMVASTATIN 949 738 2 1
RANITIDINE HCL 862 637 3 4
METFORMIN HCL 684 491 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 632 436 5 5
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 604 466 6 36
NABUMETONE 598 467 7 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 525 369 8 22
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 492 384 9 3
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 477 356 10 18
GABAPENTIN 451 321 11 7
CETIRIZINE HCL 444 349 10 12 120
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 393 334 13 9
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 387 266 14 43
CEFPROZIL 377 306 10 15 166
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 356 282 16 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 305 215 17 8
SYNTHROID 294 206 18 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 285 211 19 14
GLIPIZIDE 281 198 20 19
ETODOLAC 272 182 21 85
LISINOPRIL 264 219 22 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 218 167 23 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214 142 24 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198 185 25 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 187 85 S2 26 78
KETOCONAZOLE 181 139 27 96
ATENOLOL 165 135 28 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 162 138 29 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 161 119 30 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149 117 31 41
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 147 111 32 222
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 144 103 R 33 54
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 143 102 34 100
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 141 136 35 20
MUPIROCIN 139 115 36 156
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 136 103 37 143
DONEPEZIL HCL 136 124 37 38
VERAPAMIL ER 134 107 39 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 127 116 40 34
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 126 56 R 41 122
SERTRALINE HCL 126 85 41 28
TRAMADOL HCL 125 77 43 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 122 85 44 21
INDAPAMIDE 115 76 45 154
RAMIPRIL 115 64 45 52
LORATADINE 114 86 47 93
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 112 92 48 230
DICYCLOMINE HCL 110 78 49 167
DESONIDE 109 80 50 232
CEFADROXIL 103 77 51 115
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 101 58 52 32
MECLIZINE HCL 100 84 53 51
LANSOPRAZOLE 98 54 54 86
HUMULIN 70-30 96 72 55 45
CLOPIDOGREL 89 67 56 39
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 85 69 57 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83 52 58 60
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 73 59 79
DEXAMETHASONE 75 51 60 77
CRESTOR 74 57 61 62
PENTOXIFYLLINE 74 61 61 53
FUROSEMIDE 73 62 63 15
MOMETASONE FUROATE 73 61 63 195
CAPTOPRIL 71 46 65 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70 70 66 31
PLAVIX 70 53 66 46
LANTUS 69 40 68 40
CEFACLOR 67 61 69 295
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65 57 70 30
CARVEDILOL 63 46 71 33
BENZONATATE 62 45 72 300
HYDROXYZINE HCL 61 39 R 73 174
PAROXETINE HCL 61 25 73 80
HUMULIN N 59 36 75 44
PROCTOZONE-HC 58 47 76 238
IRBESARTAN 57 38 77 73
JANUVIA 57 37 77 90
DIGOXIN 55 34 79 64
ALLOPURINOL 55 29 79 95
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 53 81 127
ENDOCET 53 26 S2 81 170
DIOVAN HCT 52 40 83 103
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52 0 83 153
MUCINEX 52 44 83 332
EVISTA 52 49 83 61
SINGULAIR 51 30 87 58
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.