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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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49,027Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 151

$3.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 151

937 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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

11% of this provider’s 937 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 937 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 46,725 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,988 1,907 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,825 1,796 2 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,610 1,515 3 1
NAMENDA 1,470 1,450 4 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,346 1,278 5 9
LISINOPRIL 1,244 1,189 6 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,217 1,192 7 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,131 1,074 S3 8 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,100 1,082 9 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,040 1,025 10 53
MIRTAZAPINE 890 877 11 28
GABAPENTIN 890 851 11 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 759 740 13 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 745 730 14 7
LANTUS 693 643 15 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 693 669 15 18
OMEPRAZOLE 671 656 17 4
EXELON 632 631 18 63
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 592 567 19 40
CYMBALTA 572 548 20 62
RISPERIDONE 507 506 21 50
TRAMADOL HCL 502 484 22 24
SERTRALINE HCL 491 451 23 25
DIGOXIN 426 419 24 39
NOVOLOG 416 373 25 76
DIOVAN 405 381 26 33
CARVEDILOL 376 366 27 22
OLANZAPINE 376 373 27 129
GLIPIZIDE 375 366 29 43
LEVOFLOXACIN 357 337 30 80
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 357 344 30 26
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 347 318 32 82
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 345 333 33 21
FENTANYL 337 327 S2 34 110
SPIRIVA 334 322 35 90
SEROQUEL 326 321 36 113
TAMSULOSIN HCL 314 291 37 30
LIDODERM 309 294 38 65
RANITIDINE HCL 306 292 39 32
CLOPIDOGREL 293 284 40 29
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 291 280 41 81
PREDNISONE 281 279 42 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 279 251 43 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 278 262 44 79
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 272 257 45 13
ALLOPURINOL 272 265 45 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 261 247 47 51
JANTOVEN 254 254 48 141
LEXAPRO 248 243 49 105
METFORMIN HCL 246 228 50 8
CEFTRIAXONE 238 229 51 185
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 230 226 52 102
BACLOFEN 229 164 53 87
ADVAIR DISKUS 226 207 54 46
LIDOCAINE 221 221 55 207
FINASTERIDE 221 207 55 70
FLUOXETINE HCL 218 190 57 98
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 217 211 58 34
KLOR-CON M20 216 207 59 106
SPIRONOLACTONE 215 200 60 72
PLAVIX 212 211 61 37
ATENOLOL 211 186 62 11
LEVETIRACETAM 205 184 63 85
TRAZODONE HCL 203 190 64 48
CLONIDINE HCL 203 198 64 52
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 198 178 66 16
LIDOCAINE HCL 196 187 67 214
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 194 194 68 128
LACTULOSE 192 188 69 101
SINGULAIR 191 169 70 72
BUSPIRONE HCL 188 188 71 127
KLOR-CON 10 182 180 72 95
CEFUROXIME 178 172 73 170
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 176 175 74 244
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 173 163 75 55
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 160 159 76 134
TRAVATAN Z 160 160 76 226
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 160 119 76 35
FAMOTIDINE 159 144 79 64
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 153 153 80 133
HALOPERIDOL 144 143 81 237
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 135 131 82 78
CALCITONIN-SALMON 131 131 83 198
HYDRALAZINE HCL 129 120 84 84
OXYCODONE HCL 123 123 S2 85 67
AZITHROMYCIN 121 119 86 36
LATANOPROST 121 121 86 209
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 117 117 88 153
TIMOLOL MALEATE 117 108 88 206
NEXIUM 117 114 88 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 116 114 91 150
LOVASTATIN 108 102 92 31
PAROXETINE HCL 108 92 92 54
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 105 102 94 132
NYSTATIN 104 99 95 137
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 102 93 96 166
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100 85 97 120
LYRICA 100 94 97 120
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 99 99 99 115
ABILIFY 98 81 100 135
PROMETHAZINE HCL 96 94 R 101 192
MUPIROCIN 96 94 101 130
CEPHALEXIN 95 94 103 108
SANTYL 94 94 104 171
PRADAXA 94 94 104 203
GLIMEPIRIDE 93 93 106 58
FLUCONAZOLE 92 88 107 257
VESICARE 90 80 108 223
ENABLEX 88 82 109 287
VALPROIC ACID 87 87 110 236
DILTIAZEM HCL 87 86 110 216
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 87 87 110 136
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85 85 113 12
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 84 114 124
CRESTOR 84 67 114 27
AVODART 84 72 114 169
LUMIGAN 84 82 114 290
AGGRENOX 84 84 114 204
FRAGMIN 81 81 10 119 292
KLOR-CON M10 80 80 120 180
BUMETANIDE 80 77 120 158
BYSTOLIC 80 80 120 118
ROPINIROLE HCL 79 79 123 145
FENOFIBRATE 77 74 124 61
MIDODRINE HCL 77 77 124 255
CALCITRIOL 75 68 126 263
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 75 74 126 193
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74 73 128 23
LABETALOL HCL 74 63 128 162
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 74 58 128 139
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73 68 S2 131 66
ZYPREXA 73 73 131 259
GENERLAC 72 67 133 299
PREMARIN 72 65 R 133 228
KETOCONAZOLE 71 65 135 151
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 71 58 S2 135 155
HYDROXYZINE HCL 71 71 R 135 261
JANUVIA 70 61 138 97
TERAZOSIN HCL 70 70 138 99
PROCRIT 69 69 140 303
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 69 65 140 303
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68 61 142 160
VERAPAMIL ER 66 66 143 112
NUEDEXTA 66 66 143 308
METHADONE HCL 65 50 S2 145 146
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 65 65 R 145 194
CHOLESTYRAMINE 64 61 147 314
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 63 59 148 318
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 63 38 148 265
VOLTAREN 63 62 148 116
NYSTOP 63 62 148 163
FORTICAL 62 52 152 321
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 62 46 152 269
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62 62 152 143
AMOXICILLIN 60 49 155 201
LEVEMIR 59 59 156 168
GALANTAMINE HBR 57 57 157 266
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 57 46 157 228
SOTALOL 56 54 159 218
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 50 S2 159 122
ENULOSE 56 46 159 274
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 53 49 162 336
HYDROCORTISONE 52 45 163 339
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 52 52 163 339
SODIUM CHLORIDE 51 48 165 224
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 50 0 S2 166 154
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 Aug. 11, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.