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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,871Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 1211

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 1211

824 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%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
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 824 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 824 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 17,028 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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
SIMVASTATIN 758 683 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 601 519 2 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 565 509 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 562 507 4 22
LISINOPRIL 555 516 5 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 441 401 6 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 401 401 7 58
FUROSEMIDE 389 341 8 7
OMEPRAZOLE 381 346 9 20
METFORMIN HCL 372 308 10 27
NAMENDA 312 312 11 80
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 285 236 12 17
CLOPIDOGREL 258 217 13 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 252 228 14 67
ATENOLOL 250 203 15 13
PLAVIX 236 203 16 14
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 232 171 17 174
SERTRALINE HCL 223 192 18 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 222 197 19 89
DIOVAN 216 193 20 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 203 181 21 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 201 184 22 19
LEVETIRACETAM 200 162 23 194
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 198 173 24 32
AZITHROMYCIN 198 184 24 63
TRAMADOL HCL 187 132 26 65
NOVOLOG 186 142 27 225
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 183 138 28 207
NOVOLIN R 173 172 29 202
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 173 153 29 175
RISPERIDONE 161 127 31 153
PREDNISONE 158 143 32 100
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 157 98 S3 33 72
CILOSTAZOL 154 154 34 83
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 153 145 35 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150 125 36 44
GABAPENTIN 148 119 37 57
LEVEMIR 143 112 38 205
CARVEDILOL 135 107 39 3
CLONIDINE HCL 135 97 39 34
FAMOTIDINE 135 131 39 66
CRESTOR 127 109 42 11
DIGOXIN 127 119 42 15
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 124 68 S2 44 164
MIRTAZAPINE 117 111 45 156
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 115 83 46 116
NEXIUM 113 95 47 41
ALLOPURINOL 112 97 48 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109 97 49 108
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108 91 50 62
VALPROIC ACID 108 83 50 260
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105 96 52 12
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 101 84 53 28
BACLOFEN 94 72 54 263
RAMIPRIL 91 73 55 25
MUPIROCIN 91 82 55 168
MEGESTROL ACETATE 89 87 R 57 128
SEROQUEL 84 80 58 237
LANTUS 83 82 59 114
FINASTERIDE 82 68 60 110
RANITIDINE HCL 81 73 61 45
LACTULOSE 78 66 62 155
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75 72 63 98
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 75 59 63 209
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 74 50 R 65 200
LEVOFLOXACIN 74 66 65 218
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 73 43 67 179
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 67 68 60
HUMULIN R 70 67 69 314
CEPHALEXIN 70 56 69 167
LEXAPRO 70 61 69 138
PROPRANOLOL HCL 68 47 72 131
NIFEDIPINE ER 66 58 73 43
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66 43 73 223
PHENYTOIN 65 47 75 284
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 63 59 76 193
BUSPIRONE HCL 63 40 76 208
LATANOPROST 63 63 76 191
CYMBALTA 62 33 79 160
GLIPIZIDE 61 52 80 94
ALPRAZOLAM 60 56 81 54
DILTIAZEM HCL 58 56 82 133
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 58 45 82 53
ABILIFY 56 45 84 206
AMIODARONE HCL 56 44 84 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 54 38 86 101
JANUVIA 53 38 87 104
PAROXETINE HCL 53 53 87 99
TRAZODONE HCL 53 50 87 165
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52 52 90 196
SINGULAIR 51 50 91 102
DIOVAN HCT 51 34 91 35
PROAIR HFA 51 42 91 125
KLOR-CON M20 50 32 94 107
NYSTOP 50 18 94 352
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 40 94 29
SYNTHROID 50 46 94 64
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. 25, 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.