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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,843Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 1290

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 1290

470 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

4% of this provider’s 470 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 470 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 13,672 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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
LISINOPRIL 604 453 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 582 416 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 572 445 3 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 569 452 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 544 367 5 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 516 388 6 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 515 394 7 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 466 297 S3 8 6
MELOXICAM 455 345 9 31
RISPERIDONE 454 295 10 68
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 412 299 11 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 364 324 12 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 353 276 13 4
MEGESTROL ACETATE 346 291 R 14 198
METFORMIN HCL 320 177 15 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 316 162 16 121
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 313 193 17 15
TRAZODONE HCL 276 145 18 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 264 181 19 80
NAMENDA 245 229 20 27
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 244 80 R 21 108
SERTRALINE HCL 222 163 22 36
RANITIDINE HCL 216 140 23 49
GLIPIZIDE 209 131 24 81
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 201 132 25 161
TRAMADOL HCL 199 177 26 25
PROAIR HFA 179 92 27 73
LACTULOSE 175 149 28 254
ATENOLOL 169 146 29 18
CARVEDILOL 166 124 30 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 165 116 31 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 164 94 32 29
SYMBICORT 161 121 33 109
LEVETIRACETAM 158 80 34 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 156 84 35 37
MIRTAZAPINE 146 118 36 93
OLANZAPINE 137 80 37 169
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 135 87 R 38 147
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 134 116 39 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 134 119 39 42
ABILIFY 131 60 41 114
SEROQUEL 126 97 42 186
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124 119 43 14
GABAPENTIN 123 91 44 8
PLAVIX 118 107 45 32
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 118 60 45 203
HALOPERIDOL 115 42 47 204
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 104 58 48 102
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 103 49 49 197
CLONIDINE HCL 103 56 49 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101 82 51 26
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 100 62 52 46
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 100 49 R 52 105
FLUOXETINE HCL 99 44 54 79
DIGOXIN 98 95 55 51
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 95 85 R 56 97
PREDNISONE 89 36 57 21
CLOPIDOGREL 89 75 57 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 88 79 59 22
GLYBURIDE 88 53 R 59 87
PAROXETINE HCL 87 74 61 84
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87 77 61 63
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87 78 61 48
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75 32 64 62
NEXIUM 74 42 65 34
GEMFIBROZIL 73 22 66 210
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 70 67 39
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 72 43 R 67 559
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 72 47 67 153
HYDRALAZINE HCL 72 63 67 133
EXELON 70 70 71 95
VESICARE 69 22 72 104
DIOVAN 68 67 73 53
GLIMEPIRIDE 68 51 73 57
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 67 56 75 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66 63 76 58
VENTOLIN HFA 65 40 77 123
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 64 41 78 375
LIDODERM 64 47 78 113
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 61 15 80 117
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61 37 80 140
FAMOTIDINE 61 49 80 128
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 15 83 92
PERMETHRIN 57 54 84 611
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52 32 85 156
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 52 32 85 207
LOPERAMIDE 51 50 87 641
LEVOFLOXACIN 51 45 87 150
AVODART 50 21 89 69
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 50 29 89 643
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 50 0 89 130
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 11, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.