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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Vascular Surgery

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,384Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 88

$404K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 88

207 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

1% of this provider’s 4,538 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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
NEXIUM 168 133 1 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 150 128 2 13
ADVAIR DISKUS 144 117 3 15
IBUPROFEN 140 120 4 7
LISINOPRIL 137 117 5 16
OMEPRAZOLE 134 113 6 6
METFORMIN HCL 108 82 7 18
DIOVAN 101 96 8 20
NOVOLIN 70-30 96 94 9 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94 94 10 23
LIDODERM 93 76 11 24
LOVAZA 87 76 12 28
PENTOXIFYLLINE 84 78 13 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 83 63 14 29
CRESTOR 79 78 15 30
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 78 76 16 31
FUROSEMIDE 77 69 17 33
SURE COMFORT 75 74 18 34
CLOPIDOGREL 74 61 19 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 68 20 35
PAROXETINE HCL 73 73 20 35
SIMVASTATIN 70 48 22 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 66 65 23 41
RANITIDINE HCL 66 54 23 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66 65 23 41
SINGULAIR 64 56 26 44
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 62 57 27 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61 52 28 47
NABUMETONE 59 48 29 49
PLAVIX 59 51 29 5
VOLTAREN 56 34 31 51
FLUOCINONIDE 53 46 32 54
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51 44 33 56
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50 44 34 57
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 Aug. 13, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.