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Prescriber Checkup

JOSEPH GUERRINI M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,023Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 4623

$2.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 4623

724 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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 Texas
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 724 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 724 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 31,085 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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 Texas
FUROSEMIDE 1,228 1,111 1 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,085 905 S3 2 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,083 1,026 3 30
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,011 976 4 1
SIMVASTATIN 962 825 5 2
NAMENDA 940 907 6 36
LISINOPRIL 908 830 7 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 853 733 8 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 746 676 9 14
RISPERIDONE 732 713 10 72
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 695 631 11 9
MIRTAZAPINE 568 565 12 57
OMEPRAZOLE 516 461 13 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 480 429 14 75
CITALOPRAM HBR 460 425 15 23
SERTRALINE HCL 433 357 16 26
CLOPIDOGREL 424 400 17 31
TRAZODONE HCL 417 345 18 42
LANTUS 414 390 19 44
EXELON 392 377 20 107
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 390 362 21 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 389 340 22 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 375 331 23 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 339 296 24 74
METFORMIN HCL 318 264 25 6
CLONIDINE HCL 316 271 26 40
GABAPENTIN 313 271 27 16
CARVEDILOL 306 284 28 25
NOVOLIN R 295 253 29 113
SEROQUEL XR 284 273 30 235
PLAVIX 279 269 31 45
FAMOTIDINE 265 226 32 82
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 253 240 33 22
TRAMADOL HCL 249 220 34 15
LACTULOSE 247 231 35 106
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 239 199 R 36 141
LEVOFLOXACIN 239 201 36 81
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 238 176 38 90
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 229 213 39 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218 213 40 13
KLOR-CON M20 217 193 41 102
RANITIDINE HCL 216 211 42 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 210 175 43 35
DIGOXIN 210 192 43 58
CYMBALTA 207 165 45 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 200 190 46 116
TAMSULOSIN HCL 198 176 47 29
GLIPIZIDE 194 182 48 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 189 154 49 99
LEVETIRACETAM 187 130 50 114
LYRICA 186 165 51 66
NOVOLOG 186 153 51 123
LEXAPRO 186 174 51 220
LIDODERM 170 159 54 139
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 167 142 55 142
NIFEDIPINE ER 158 153 56 97
ALLOPURINOL 154 133 57 37
GENERLAC 153 135 58 240
SEROQUEL 153 129 58 149
PROMETHAZINE HCL 149 114 R 60 93
SANTYL 149 126 60 213
PREDNISONE 148 137 62 50
KLOR-CON M10 140 135 63 137
ABILIFY 134 108 64 161
LATANOPROST 130 127 65 224
JANUVIA 129 116 66 52
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 128 98 67 148
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 128 98 67 68
ATENOLOL 128 125 67 28
AMIODARONE HCL 127 123 70 207
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 127 100 70 126
RAMIPRIL 124 103 72 76
ADVAIR DISKUS 122 119 73 62
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 121 98 74 119
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 117 116 75 163
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 109 105 76 12
BACLOFEN 107 88 77 133
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 105 93 78 132
NYSTATIN 104 92 79 175
LEVEMIR 103 84 80 154
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 102 89 81 216
SPIRONOLACTONE 102 99 81 77
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100 100 83 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 98 70 84 41
HUMULIN R 94 81 85 252
FINASTERIDE 94 84 85 109
DIOVAN 88 87 87 39
MEGESTROL ACETATE 84 71 R 88 145
NEXIUM 84 71 88 17
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 83 72 90 101
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82 67 91 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80 53 92 32
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 79 57 93 80
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 78 70 94 120
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77 50 95 91
DICYCLOMINE HCL 77 77 95 238
GLIMEPIRIDE 76 76 97 38
ARICEPT 75 75 98 404
METOLAZONE 72 46 99 208
CRESTOR 72 59 99 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72 71 99 21
MUPIROCIN 71 58 102 159
FLUOXETINE HCL 71 50 102 61
FENTANYL 70 56 S2 104 118
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69 35 R 105 53
TRAVATAN Z 68 68 106 248
GLIPIZIDE XL 68 59 106 184
SINGULAIR 67 67 108 83
PATANOL 65 63 109 254
NAPROXEN 65 49 109 63
TERAZOSIN HCL 64 57 111 143
VALPROIC ACID 63 33 112 229
DETROL LA 62 49 113 196
VESICARE 61 44 114 166
HUMALOG 60 56 115 186
HYDROXYZINE HCL 60 53 R 115 138
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 60 55 115 172
COMBIGAN 60 60 115 417
ERYTHROMYCIN 58 57 119 523
PAROXETINE HCL 57 49 120 78
IBUPROFEN 55 28 121 65
LOVASTATIN 55 55 121 34
MELOXICAM 55 55 121 27
ROPINIROLE HCL 54 54 124 108
RANEXA 54 54 124 539
ACTOS 52 47 126 87
AZITHROMYCIN 52 45 126 33
TIZANIDINE HCL 52 32 126 111
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 52 22 126 269
CEFTRIAXONE 51 45 130 262
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 37 131 124
DILTIAZEM HCL 50 38 131 273
ENABLEX 50 50 131 274
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 50 20 S2 131 341
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 Feb. 21, 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.