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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,765Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 1290

$737K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 99 out of 1290

718 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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

8% of this provider’s 718 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 718 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 8,962 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 409 277 S3 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 305 241 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 287 263 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 281 250 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 272 246 5 2
METFORMIN HCL 240 208 6 10
LISINOPRIL 216 192 7 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 206 157 8 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 202 143 9 15
FUROSEMIDE 188 181 10 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 187 158 11 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163 145 12 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 156 132 13 29
LOVASTATIN 156 145 13 45
SERTRALINE HCL 156 145 13 36
CRESTOR 153 97 16 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 148 133 17 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142 131 18 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 130 128 19 22
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 127 61 S2 20 52
GABAPENTIN 116 96 21 8
SYNTHROID 113 98 22 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 104 23 106
PREDNISONE 103 90 24 21
ALLOPURINOL 100 87 25 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98 84 26 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 81 27 20
ATENOLOL 95 93 28 18
AZITHROMYCIN 93 78 29 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91 77 30 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 89 70 31 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 88 88 32 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83 83 33 80
DIGOXIN 81 75 34 51
NEXIUM 79 64 35 34
MELOXICAM 78 69 36 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76 76 37 39
DIOVAN 73 67 38 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 64 64 39 11
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 64 50 39 130
ZETIA 61 51 41 165
RANITIDINE HCL 60 45 42 49
CLOPIDOGREL 59 56 43 24
PLAVIX 59 54 43 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 58 43 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 54 S2 46 65
SPIRIVA 56 50 47 75
BENICAR HCT 55 49 48 241
CLONIDINE HCL 55 51 48 66
GLYBURIDE 54 54 R 50 87
CARVEDILOL 52 48 51 12
LYRICA 52 33 51 94
VENTOLIN HFA 51 29 53 123
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 26 53 26
GLIPIZIDE 50 50 55 81
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. 29, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.