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RAMA MADHUSOODANAN MD

7800 66TH ST N STE 101 JSA PINELLAS PARK PRIMARY CARE

Pinellas park | Florida | 33781

(727) 546-5702

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,142Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 220 out of 3593

$420K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 872 out of 3593

692 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
29% 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
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 692 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 692 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 14,173 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$26 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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
LISINOPRIL 1,134 1,055 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 906 867 2 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 813 708 3 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 604 586 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 579 463 5 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 578 519 6 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 563 508 7 3
METFORMIN HCL 502 425 8 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 398 290 S3 9 7
GLIPIZIDE 397 346 10 40
LOVASTATIN 366 319 11 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 360 346 12 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 349 332 13 18
ATENOLOL 319 313 14 11
FUROSEMIDE 310 277 15 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 294 256 16 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 264 219 17 13
ALPRAZOLAM 262 221 18 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 260 244 19 24
TEMAZEPAM 230 214 20 56
CITALOPRAM HBR 220 202 21 25
GABAPENTIN 204 168 22 16
PROAIR HFA 200 137 23 54
TRAMADOL HCL 173 146 24 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157 143 25 19
CAPTOPRIL 157 157 25 213
CLOPIDOGREL 134 124 27 30
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 125 125 28 104
CRESTOR 122 103 29 21
CARVEDILOL 117 113 30 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 108 108 31 31
AZITHROMYCIN 106 94 32 34
PLAVIX 104 94 33 42
CLONIDINE HCL 96 86 34 41
RANITIDINE HCL 95 86 35 27
DIGOXIN 95 91 35 58
GLYBURIDE 88 72 R 37 55
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86 77 38 52
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 84 80 39 15
ALLOPURINOL 82 67 40 35
FENOFIBRATE 81 57 41 39
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80 73 42 102
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 79 75 43 38
SERTRALINE HCL 78 45 44 28
NIFEDIPINE ER 77 77 45 75
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74 73 46 61
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71 71 47 12
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 69 69 48 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 69 48 48 47
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 65 54 50 235
BACLOFEN 61 28 51 109
INSULIN SYRINGE 58 41 52 91
LEVOTHROID 56 56 53 375
PREDNISONE 56 49 53 49
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56 56 53 181
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 49 56 32
KLOR-CON 10 53 24 57 114
SPIRIVA 50 44 58 87
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 Sept. 29, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.