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Prescriber Checkup

RENE VALIENTE PA

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,779Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 311

$445K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 311

2,610 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 8,166 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $73 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

3 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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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
MOMETASONE FUROATE 1,464 1,363 10 1 35
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 1,015 929 10 2 22
KETOCONAZOLE 897 848 3 23
CICLOPIROX 615 580 4 54
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 613 576 5 37
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE 393 353 10 6 70
HYDROCORTISONE 376 361 10 7 84
AMMONIUM LACTATE 367 356 8 62
MUPIROCIN 356 349 9 57
DESONIDE 347 321 10 53
CARAC 319 310 10 11 95
METRONIDAZOLE 271 243 10 12 92
HALOBETASOL PROPIONATE 204 192 13 82
FLUOCINONIDE 169 154 14 55
CETIRIZINE HCL 158 150 15 108
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 151 136 16 74
CALCIPOTRIENE 105 88 10 17 163
UREA 105 93 10 17 163
ALCLOMETASONE DIPROPIONATE 87 85 19 176
TERBINAFINE HCL 66 64 20 194
CORDRAN 59 57 10 21 202
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 56 43 22 213
DOVONEX 50 31 23 230
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 Jan. 27, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.