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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,080Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 151

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 151

541 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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

8% of this provider’s 541 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 541 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 17,900 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
FUROSEMIDE 826 823 1 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 716 711 2 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 706 691 3 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 694 693 4 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 509 508 5 15
SIMVASTATIN 508 507 6 1
NAMENDA 434 434 7 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 431 429 8 3
OMEPRAZOLE 417 417 9 4
MIRTAZAPINE 389 376 10 28
TRAMADOL HCL 386 386 11 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 383 381 12 7
LISINOPRIL 354 339 13 5
TRAZODONE HCL 240 240 14 48
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 213 213 15 40
RANITIDINE HCL 209 209 16 32
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 209 209 16 81
DIGOXIN 208 208 18 39
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 199 199 19 82
CARVEDILOL 199 199 19 22
METFORMIN HCL 192 189 21 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 185 185 22 35
LEVOFLOXACIN 178 178 23 80
SPIRONOLACTONE 169 169 24 72
CITALOPRAM HBR 168 168 25 18
ATENOLOL 153 153 26 11
ARANESP 143 143 10 27 261
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 133 133 28 53
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133 132 S3 28 10
CYMBALTA 127 126 30 62
FINASTERIDE 124 119 31 70
GABAPENTIN 122 122 32 14
TORSEMIDE 121 121 33 249
SERTRALINE HCL 121 109 33 25
CLOPIDOGREL 121 112 33 29
SANTYL 119 118 36 171
TAMSULOSIN HCL 119 119 36 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 113 109 38 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109 109 39 21
LEVETIRACETAM 108 104 40 85
EXELON 107 107 41 63
PLAVIX 105 102 42 37
NOVOLIN R 101 101 43 138
DIOVAN 95 95 44 33
PREMARIN 94 93 R 45 228
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 87 45 51
LATANOPROST 93 93 47 209
CRESTOR 92 91 48 27
XARELTO 89 89 49 285
LIDODERM 89 89 49 65
FAMOTIDINE 89 86 49 64
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 87 87 52 128
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 83 53 13
LANTUS 85 84 54 47
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 85 85 54 143
NYSTOP 83 83 56 163
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 82 57 46
ALLOPURINOL 77 77 58 42
PAROXETINE HCL 75 75 59 54
MUPIROCIN 75 75 59 130
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74 71 61 78
HYDRALAZINE HCL 74 73 61 84
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73 73 63 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72 71 64 12
TIMOLOL MALEATE 72 70 64 206
CEPHALEXIN 72 72 64 108
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 72 72 64 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 71 68 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 69 69 69 166
LEXAPRO 68 68 70 105
GALANTAMINE HBR 67 67 71 266
RISPERIDONE 67 66 71 50
GLIPIZIDE 64 64 73 43
PREDNISONE 63 63 74 45
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58 57 75 136
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 58 58 75 269
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 55 S2 77 66
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57 55 77 150
PRADAXA 55 55 79 203
METOLAZONE 54 54 80 247
DILTIAZEM HCL 53 53 81 216
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 52 52 82 115
RESTASIS 51 51 83 275
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.