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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,656Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 1211

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 1211

749 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 16,919 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,159 1,141 1 2
CRESTOR 752 711 2 11
SIMVASTATIN 695 672 3 1
CARVEDILOL 573 523 4 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 571 531 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 510 501 6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 500 479 7 4
CLOPIDOGREL 414 399 8 10
ATENOLOL 397 397 9 13
LISINOPRIL 368 360 10 6
PLAVIX 366 351 11 14
OMEPRAZOLE 355 347 12 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 339 334 13 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 321 310 14 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 319 310 15 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 283 261 16 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 276 266 17 12
NEXIUM 261 232 18 41
DIOVAN 232 214 19 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 220 208 20 22
NITROSTAT 218 212 21 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 215 213 22 32
DIGOXIN 201 194 23 15
HYDRALAZINE HCL 172 172 24 47
SOTALOL 160 157 25 33
RANITIDINE HCL 153 146 26 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 148 147 27 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139 139 28 44
LOVASTATIN 137 137 29 37
CILOSTAZOL 137 137 29 83
SPIRONOLACTONE 134 125 31 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 131 120 32 46
METFORMIN HCL 129 121 33 27
XARELTO 129 127 33 61
RANEXA 128 124 35 40
CLONIDINE HCL 126 119 36 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124 123 37 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123 117 38 62
RAMIPRIL 121 117 39 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 116 116 40 84
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 106 103 41 55
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 99 42 17
SYNTHROID 94 83 43 64
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 92 44 39
LIPITOR 91 80 45 38
GLIMEPIRIDE 91 91 45 101
BENICAR 91 91 45 69
PRADAXA 90 76 48 23
VYTORIN 86 82 49 97
BENAZEPRIL HCL 85 78 50 85
GABAPENTIN 84 84 51 57
BYSTOLIC 84 81 51 36
FENOFIBRATE 82 81 53 42
LOVAZA 81 81 54 52
DIOVAN HCT 77 77 55 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77 76 55 89
CHLORTHALIDONE 76 65 57 92
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73 68 58 28
CARTIA XT 71 71 59 76
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 70 70 60 91
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 69 69 61 96
AMIODARONE HCL 68 58 62 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67 56 63 98
ALPRAZOLAM 66 66 64 54
TRICOR 66 65 64 82
SINGULAIR 65 57 66 102
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 64 56 67 53
KLOR-CON 10 64 64 67 93
LABETALOL HCL 63 57 69 79
SERTRALINE HCL 62 61 70 74
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 55 70 244
LIDODERM 62 62 70 103
LYRICA 61 52 73 144
AZITHROMYCIN 61 58 73 63
VOLTAREN 58 53 75 106
DEXILANT 53 50 76 149
MICARDIS 53 53 76 146
TEMAZEPAM 53 53 76 73
MECLIZINE HCL 51 51 79 90
BENICAR HCT 50 50 80 78
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. 27, 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.