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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Legal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,495Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 36

$656K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 36

873 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
3% 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 Puerto Rico
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 873 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 19,833 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$26 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $32 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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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 Puerto Rico
SIMVASTATIN 1,287 1,017 1 1
METFORMIN HCL 1,012 788 2 2
GABAPENTIN 984 724 3 4
GLIMEPIRIDE 894 666 4 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 700 558 5 15
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 636 514 6 3
RANITIDINE HCL 607 426 7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 595 501 8 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 479 372 9 12
FUROSEMIDE 475 370 10 11
MELOXICAM 438 373 11 62
LEVOXYL 435 362 12 43
FAMOTIDINE 424 345 13 39
LOVASTATIN 419 314 14 60
TIZANIDINE HCL 383 281 15 77
AZITHROMYCIN 372 272 16 26
NABUMETONE 370 265 17 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 359 285 18 28
TRAMADOL HCL 332 214 19 23
OMEPRAZOLE 330 221 20 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 312 291 21 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 288 261 22 8
FENOFIBRATE 278 184 23 59
MECLIZINE HCL 269 230 24 42
PENTOXIFYLLINE 268 235 25 24
ATENOLOL 268 224 25 9
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 260 236 R 27 34
CILOSTAZOL 258 227 28 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL 244 208 29 33
CARVEDILOL 234 204 30 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 218 191 31 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 213 145 32 18
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 212 164 33 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 209 180 34 25
LISINOPRIL 194 164 35 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191 150 36 73
LANTUS 186 137 37 49
FLUOXETINE HCL 174 124 38 54
ETODOLAC 162 112 39 76
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 159 129 40 98
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 154 98 R 41 85
FLUCONAZOLE 142 102 42 103
ASPIRIN EC 139 120 43 35
BUMETANIDE 136 109 44 107
DIGOXIN 133 112 45 72
RISPERIDONE 133 115 45 66
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 130 104 47 131
CITALOPRAM HBR 129 117 48 90
HUMULIN 70-30 120 96 49 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 118 104 50 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111 81 51 67
SPIRONOLACTONE 109 88 52 112
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 96 52 13
PREDNISOLONE 108 73 54 107
DONEPEZIL HCL 108 108 54 58
CLOPIDOGREL 107 88 56 52
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 103 78 57 139
CEFADROXIL 103 79 57 115
PLAVIX 101 93 59 47
SYNTHROID 98 84 60 14
LEVOFLOXACIN 97 79 61 89
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 95 49 62 141
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93 55 63 94
LATANOPROST 92 73 64 92
FINASTERIDE 91 91 65 81
ALLOPURINOL 91 75 65 117
VERAPAMIL ER 90 54 67 38
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87 63 S3 68 145
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 82 69 146
METRONIDAZOLE 82 65 70 148
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 82 54 70 20
LORATADINE 82 64 70 148
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 80 69 73 151
SULINDAC 77 56 74 44
GLIPIZIDE 75 58 75 10
COUMADIN 75 73 75 160
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 74 70 77 127
PREDNISONE 74 65 77 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 74 46 77 65
SURE COMFORT 73 50 80 63
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 73 64 80 67
INSULIN SYRINGE 71 52 82 55
HYDROXYZINE HCL 68 46 R 83 166
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67 42 84 51
NAMENDA 67 67 84 71
NAPROXEN 64 27 86 69
RAMIPRIL 63 62 87 94
EVISTA 61 59 88 110
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 59 47 89 175
PAROXETINE HCL 58 39 90 100
LYRICA 58 53 90 133
PROCTOZONE-HC 57 39 92 178
DIOVAN HCT 57 25 92 61
SERTRALINE HCL 56 28 94 50
MEGESTROL ACETATE 56 46 R 94 80
KETOCONAZOLE 56 30 94 96
TRAZODONE HCL 56 46 94 88
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 55 44 98 186
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 53 32 99 139
LANSOPRAZOLE 53 47 99 121
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51 37 101 194
NAPROXEN SODIUM 51 28 101 74
GLYBURIDE 51 38 R 101 53
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50 38 104 196
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.