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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,617Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 90 out of 1290

$550K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 170 out of 1290

301 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

16% of this provider’s 301 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 5,799 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 449 318 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 408 314 2 1
CRESTOR 378 282 3 17
LISINOPRIL 374 245 4 5
METFORMIN HCL ER 354 255 5 135
OMEPRAZOLE 290 217 6 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 257 182 7 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 244 133 S3 8 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 236 149 9 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 196 139 10 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 166 93 11 42
DIOVAN 155 89 12 53
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 138 102 13 23
ACTOS 136 97 14 182
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126 102 15 14
CARVEDILOL 118 64 16 12
CLOPIDOGREL 113 63 17 24
TRAMADOL HCL 111 85 18 25
ZETIA 97 44 19 165
SYNTHROID 96 61 20 28
ATENOLOL 96 87 20 18
METFORMIN HCL 94 77 22 10
PLAVIX 92 66 23 32
RANITIDINE HCL 89 50 24 49
JANUVIA 86 53 25 82
FUROSEMIDE 80 66 26 9
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79 66 27 58
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 77 57 R 28 326
LANTUS 71 41 29 67
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67 63 30 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63 46 31 11
NEXIUM 60 34 32 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 38 33 20
ADVAIR DISKUS 54 29 34 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50 35 35 35
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.