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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,674Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 1290

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 1290

613 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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

2% of this provider’s 19,178 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 931 913 1 7
LOVASTATIN 906 859 2 45
OMEPRAZOLE 823 770 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 666 639 4 3
ATENOLOL 605 583 5 18
LISINOPRIL 601 568 6 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 483 442 7 4
SIMVASTATIN 415 391 8 1
METFORMIN HCL 385 371 9 10
CRESTOR 385 355 9 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 352 333 11 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 343 343 12 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 315 298 13 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 311 294 14 39
BENICAR HCT 272 262 15 241
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 269 263 16 14
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 262 239 17 77
NAMENDA 257 257 18 27
SYNTHROID 243 214 19 28
CARVEDILOL 238 234 20 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235 216 21 106
ZETIA 226 209 22 165
ALPRAZOLAM 224 213 23 47
CLOPIDOGREL 224 204 23 24
NEXIUM 218 182 25 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 215 194 26 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 213 197 27 15
DIOVAN HCT 212 182 28 112
PREDNISONE 198 185 29 21
PLAVIX 197 186 30 32
DIOVAN 183 175 31 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 169 162 32 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 161 135 33 37
JANUVIA 160 159 34 82
RANITIDINE HCL 156 139 35 49
WARFARIN SODIUM 154 146 36 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 148 148 37 11
SERTRALINE HCL 147 132 38 36
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 146 118 R 39 105
FUROSEMIDE 143 128 40 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 139 137 41 23
LEVOFLOXACIN 136 123 42 150
PAROXETINE HCL 135 122 43 84
METFORMIN HCL ER 132 100 44 135
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 125 118 45 62
CLONIDINE HCL 122 119 46 66
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 91 47 92
TEMAZEPAM 119 107 48 71
GABAPENTIN 117 98 49 8
ACTONEL 117 115 49 207
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116 108 51 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105 101 52 48
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 105 86 52 130
FOLIC ACID 103 103 54 188
NIFEDIPINE ER 102 102 55 110
LYRICA 102 98 55 94
DIGOXIN 101 98 57 51
BENICAR 99 99 58 205
LANTUS 95 88 59 67
LANSOPRAZOLE 95 73 59 181
GLYBURIDE 89 87 R 61 87
SINGULAIR 89 81 61 85
VOLTAREN 87 75 63 107
INSULIN SYRINGE 84 73 64 76
ALLOPURINOL 83 83 65 60
NAPROXEN 83 78 65 115
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 83 73 65 153
CLONAZEPAM 83 78 65 170
IBUPROFEN 82 76 69 74
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 80 76 70 290
LOVAZA 80 65 70 131
BONIVA 75 72 72 359
PROAIR HFA 75 54 72 73
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74 74 74 58
PENTOXIFYLLINE 74 55 74 251
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 73 73 76 64
MECLIZINE HCL 71 71 77 159
ACTOS 69 65 78 182
TRAMADOL HCL 67 59 79 25
EXELON 66 66 80 95
GLIPIZIDE 65 65 81 81
ATELVIA 64 63 82 289
LORAZEPAM 62 62 83 132
LEXAPRO 58 58 84 173
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 46 R 84 97
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58 58 84 352
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57 51 87 189
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53 47 88 42
VERAPAMIL ER 53 53 88 259
WELCHOL 53 45 88 384
EVISTA 52 52 91 287
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 June 9, 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.