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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,773Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 51 out of 1290

$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 1290

848 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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

2% of this provider’s 848 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 10,955 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

55% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$112 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,442 1,379 1 4
SYNTHROID 1,016 941 2 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 651 631 3 57
PEN NEEDLE 503 465 4 72
JANUVIA 497 479 5 82
METFORMIN HCL 468 431 6 10
SIMVASTATIN 371 358 7 1
FENOFIBRATE 364 340 8 98
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 332 294 9 129
INSULIN SYRINGE 324 296 10 76
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 318 273 11 88
LANTUS 301 269 12 67
JANUMET 277 270 13 217
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 241 223 14 172
NOVOLOG 205 176 15 167
HUMALOG 163 128 16 148
DIOVAN 156 138 17 53
CRESTOR 122 122 18 17
TRADJENTA 117 115 19 409
TRILIPIX 110 104 20 313
ALLOPURINOL 95 95 21 60
GABAPENTIN 89 89 22 8
ACTONEL 87 87 23 207
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 87 87 R 23 147
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 86 85 25 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86 68 25 42
PROLIA 80 77 27 433
CARVEDILOL 76 68 28 12
LEVEMIR 75 74 29 256
TRICOR 75 74 29 194
DIOVAN HCT 74 67 31 112
ZETIA 73 65 32 165
RAMIPRIL 72 70 33 136
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 60 56 34 290
LOVAZA 60 53 34 131
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58 54 36 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 49 37 106
SURE COMFORT 56 56 37 214
VICTOZA 2-PAK 53 44 39 467
LISINOPRIL 53 53 39 5
NIASPAN 52 41 41 210
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50 41 42 39
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 24, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.