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Prescriber Checkup

CARLOS PEREZ M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,882Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 738

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 738

1,219 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

9% of this provider’s 7,803 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$121 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
BUSPIRONE HCL 597 535 1 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 569 531 2 21
HYDROXYZINE HCL 503 464 R 10 3 59
ALPRAZOLAM 442 314 4 17
TRAZODONE HCL 382 308 5 1
ABILIFY 371 222 6 7
NAMENDA 349 294 7 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 288 256 8 8
PAROXETINE HCL 243 215 9 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 241 202 10 9
CLONAZEPAM 230 196 11 30
SEROQUEL XR 229 149 12 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 220 182 13 14
CYMBALTA 218 138 14 11
TEMAZEPAM 208 166 15 28
MIRTAZAPINE 206 189 16 10
LORAZEPAM 206 181 16 34
OLANZAPINE 177 102 18 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 161 136 19 4
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 159 134 20 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 151 121 21 3
SEROQUEL 138 85 22 27
EXELON 126 73 23 38
MEPROBAMATE 124 109 R 10 24 146
SERTRALINE HCL 121 101 25 5
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 102 85 R 26 47
OMEPRAZOLE 95 84 27 68
LEXAPRO 94 73 28 35
SIMVASTATIN 89 78 29 70
RISPERIDONE 82 53 30 2
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 42 31 134
LISINOPRIL 67 43 32 67
CELEBREX 65 32 33 182
GABAPENTIN 63 50 34 33
BUPROPION XL 63 38 34 15
NEXIUM 62 38 36 110
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 62 48 36 122
PLAVIX 60 46 38 192
METFORMIN HCL 58 41 39 74
IBUPROFEN 51 46 40 95
LIDODERM 50 29 41 119
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 Feb. 26, 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.