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Prescriber Checkup

SERGIO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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45,672Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 3593

$758K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 251 out of 3593

1,828 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,828 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 1,828 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 42,065 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$17 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
SIMVASTATIN 3,652 3,321 10 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,845 1,692 2 5
RENAL CAPS 1,396 1,320 10 3 112
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,300 1,200 4 3
LISINOPRIL 1,250 1,163 5 2
METFORMIN HCL 929 822 6 6
TEMAZEPAM 860 815 7 56
ATENOLOL 840 783 8 11
RANITIDINE HCL 820 782 9 27
ALPRAZOLAM 756 701 10 37
VIAGRA 755 716 11 84
FUROSEMIDE 719 684 12 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 717 694 13 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 712 659 14 10
FENOFIBRATE 686 639 15 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 608 560 16 26
CLONAZEPAM 557 521 10 17 164
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 543 503 18 4
CARVEDILOL 529 493 19 23
IBUPROFEN 526 450 20 43
FOLIC ACID 514 440 21 117
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 502 475 22 8
CIALIS 485 432 10 23 176
TAMSULOSIN HCL 455 453 24 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 451 409 25 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 446 426 26 22
SYNTHROID 421 396 27 51
FAMOTIDINE 410 373 28 70
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 409 389 29 38
GABAPENTIN 389 335 30 16
SERTRALINE HCL 385 368 31 28
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 378 358 32 63
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 376 332 33 48
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 363 346 34 14
AMMONIUM LACTATE 363 319 34 125
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 363 318 34 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 343 319 37 44
VOLTAREN 334 303 38 85
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 333 306 39 12
LORATADINE 333 300 39 129
CLOPIDOGREL 308 287 41 30
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 300 280 42 74
FINASTERIDE 300 300 42 79
FOLBIC 300 296 10 42 290
GLIPIZIDE 291 260 45 40
PLAVIX 288 283 46 42
CHERATUSSIN AC 288 273 10 46 330
CICLOPIROX 286 257 48 170
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 283 253 49 94
BENICAR 265 246 50 131
VENTOLIN HFA 248 231 51 80
LANSOPRAZOLE 246 211 52 113
AZITHROMYCIN 245 220 53 34
GEMFIBROZIL 239 200 54 88
KETOCONAZOLE 222 192 55 118
LEVOFLOXACIN 219 202 56 116
CETIRIZINE HCL 216 204 57 225
MELOXICAM 212 198 58 29
CRESTOR 211 203 59 21
PAROXETINE HCL 206 196 60 62
CILOSTAZOL 198 192 61 163
TRAMADOL HCL 193 184 62 17
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 190 168 R 63 95
PROCTOZONE-HC 187 165 64 209
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 186 175 65 119
DONEPEZIL HCL 181 181 66 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 181 181 66 18
BENICAR HCT 180 180 68 155
AFEDITAB CR 174 165 10 69 298
LIDODERM 170 144 70 78
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 166 158 71 203
NAPROXEN 164 144 72 68
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 164 152 10 72 361
DICYCLOMINE HCL 158 150 74 190
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 152 142 75 65
ALLOPURINOL 150 128 76 35
NIFEDIPINE ER 150 129 76 75
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 142 128 R 78 286
MECLIZINE HCL 137 133 79 96
ADVAIR DISKUS 136 122 80 47
VERAPAMIL ER 134 134 81 99
NYSTATIN 132 122 82 167
LOVASTATIN 129 126 83 20
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 126 116 84 241
LEVOXYL 124 109 85 111
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 123 123 86 236
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 120 120 87 177
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120 97 S3 87 7
GLYBURIDE 119 119 R 89 55
LACTULOSE 114 113 90 126
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 114 97 R 90 72
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 113 103 92 175
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 112 101 93 187
LORAZEPAM 111 101 94 98
MI ACID 106 96 95 272
VITAMIN D2 102 83 96 124
KLOR-CON 10 100 100 97 114
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 98 97 98 145
CITALOPRAM HBR 98 89 98 25
SINGULAIR 94 82 100 77
MUPIROCIN 93 88 101 132
AVODART 91 91 102 180
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91 90 102 61
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89 89 R 104 90
LOPERAMIDE 87 81 105 277
PENTOXIFYLLINE 87 79 105 149
DIOVAN HCT 86 71 107 76
ACTOS 84 84 108 133
SURE COMFORT 83 73 109 159
TERAZOSIN HCL 76 76 110 115
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 76 76 110 393
LANOXIN 74 74 112 223
GALANTAMINE HBR 74 74 112 239
DIOVAN 73 60 114 46
KLOR-CON 8 72 67 115 244
JANUVIA 71 69 116 81
CLONIDINE HCL 71 61 116 41
LANTUS 69 66 118 57
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 67 62 R 119 356
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 66 61 120 147
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 62 120 102
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 66 49 R 120 316
HYDROXYZINE HCL 63 61 R 123 196
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 62 124 300
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 49 S2 125 93
PREDNISONE 60 53 125 49
GOLYTELY 57 51 127 321
Q-TUSSIN DM 57 52 127 314
ZOVIRAX 56 55 129 387
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 56 49 129 15
ACYCLOVIR 55 43 131 259
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 53 36 132 355
MOMETASONE FUROATE 53 53 132 339
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 44 134 71
MICARDIS HCT 52 52 134 371
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52 52 134 122
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 46 137 60
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. 8, 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.