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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,502Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 99 out of 457

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 457

328 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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 7,646 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

57% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$112 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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
CELEBREX 797 622 1 53
CRESTOR 519 420 2 9
LOVAZA 399 306 3 50
LISINOPRIL 383 322 4 3
NEXIUM 355 283 5 12
LIDODERM 340 261 6 31
VOLTAREN 325 245 7 34
METFORMIN HCL 276 259 8 6
TRAMADOL HCL 273 169 9 26
OMEPRAZOLE 208 191 10 1
ADVAIR DISKUS 180 149 11 27
DIOVAN 162 121 12 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 159 113 13 40
ONGLYZA 154 140 14 140
COMBIVENT 152 133 15 133
MELOXICAM 133 123 16 41
DIOVAN HCT 133 101 16 51
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 120 112 18 4
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 118 113 19 121
SINGULAIR 117 86 20 43
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 116 106 21 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 116 91 21 7
CLOPIDOGREL 115 98 23 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 109 103 24 75
IBUPROFEN 107 97 25 14
RANITIDINE HCL 100 76 26 17
SIMVASTATIN 95 81 27 2
LYRICA 89 63 28 77
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 73 29 8
PLAVIX 83 66 30 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75 62 31 86
LANSOPRAZOLE 70 49 32 74
ACTOPLUS MET 69 59 33 309
SOLARAZE 62 55 34 185
LANTUS 61 29 35 56
SURE COMFORT 61 60 35 103
NAMENDA 61 31 35 32
MECLIZINE HCL 60 43 38 55
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 58 53 39 60
DONEPEZIL HCL 56 56 40 22
ATENOLOL 52 47 41 11
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 Nov. 26, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.