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DAVID BLOOM M.D.

5350 W ATLANTIC AVE STE 100

Delray beach | Florida | 33484

(561) 496-5677

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,319Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 78 out of 151

$240K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 108 out of 151

904 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
9% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 6,107 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

7 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 516 509 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 472 458 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 352 350 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 297 287 4 4
LISINOPRIL 279 276 5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 277 277 6 7
ATENOLOL 192 173 7 11
FINASTERIDE 133 133 8 70
FUROSEMIDE 118 110 9 6
LOVASTATIN 117 114 10 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 96 11 13
METFORMIN HCL 103 103 12 8
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 100 100 13 77
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100 97 13 26
GABAPENTIN 89 89 15 14
RANITIDINE HCL 89 85 15 32
ALLOPURINOL 88 88 17 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86 85 18 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74 70 19 12
TERAZOSIN HCL 72 72 20 99
ZOSTAVAX 66 61 21 215
CLOPIDOGREL 65 65 22 29
PLAVIX 64 64 23 37
CARVEDILOL 63 61 24 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 61 51 25 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 51 26 55
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 May 21, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.