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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,506Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 151

$816K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 151

691 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 691 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 691 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 11,585 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
SIMVASTATIN 919 617 1 1
LISINOPRIL 668 527 2 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 520 344 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 494 289 4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 455 328 5 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 445 327 6 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 403 275 S3 7 10
FUROSEMIDE 390 300 8 6
METFORMIN HCL 343 242 9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 327 204 10 3
FAMOTIDINE 319 249 11 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 312 213 12 18
MELOXICAM 283 176 13 57
GABAPENTIN 269 130 14 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257 186 15 13
TRAZODONE HCL 213 143 16 48
CARVEDILOL 171 146 17 22
RISPERIDONE 163 81 18 50
SERTRALINE HCL 161 93 19 25
FENOFIBRATE 160 103 20 61
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 158 91 21 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152 115 22 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 147 107 23 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 145 126 24 15
PROAIR HFA 138 36 25 71
ATENOLOL 136 103 26 11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 136 65 R 26 126
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132 81 28 35
LOVASTATIN 132 96 28 31
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 130 70 30 38
NYSTATIN 130 104 30 137
ALPRAZOLAM 127 81 32 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 124 80 33 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120 89 S2 34 66
TRAMADOL HCL 119 50 35 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 116 103 36 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107 96 37 26
DIGOXIN 107 98 37 39
CLOPIDOGREL 102 62 39 29
LEVETIRACETAM 101 42 40 85
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 98 94 41 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 97 60 42 53
PLAVIX 96 71 43 37
BACLOFEN 95 66 44 87
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93 42 45 34
NAMENDA 93 93 45 20
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 92 63 47 91
MIRTAZAPINE 92 65 47 28
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 90 68 49 51
TIZANIDINE HCL 87 67 50 167
RANITIDINE HCL 85 49 51 32
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 84 35 R 52 194
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84 57 52 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 61 54 46
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81 43 55 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 80 34 56 98
CARISOPRODOL 79 28 R 57 141
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 77 34 58 117
AZITHROMYCIN 75 53 59 36
VENTOLIN HFA 74 41 60 114
GLIMEPIRIDE 74 57 60 58
GLIPIZIDE 73 50 62 43
ALLOPURINOL 72 56 63 42
CARBAMAZEPINE 72 34 63 200
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 71 49 65 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 70 59 66 79
CEPHALEXIN 70 50 66 108
ABILIFY 69 42 68 135
PREDNISONE 69 35 68 45
PAROXETINE HCL 67 44 70 54
NOVOLIN R 66 39 71 138
GEMFIBROZIL 66 41 71 104
KLOR-CON M20 66 59 71 106
OLANZAPINE 65 46 74 129
FINASTERIDE 62 62 75 70
LAMOTRIGINE 61 14 76 273
OXYCODONE HCL 60 23 S2 77 67
TEMAZEPAM 60 42 77 49
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 58 0 79 188
LANTUS 57 22 80 47
LORATADINE 57 52 80 152
CYMBALTA 56 35 82 62
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54 29 83 160
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 54 0 83 102
NYSTOP 54 36 83 163
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 53 40 86 68
SUCRALFATE 53 40 86 190
LORAZEPAM 53 51 86 94
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53 38 86 78
SEROQUEL XR 53 25 86 199
LEVOFLOXACIN 53 37 86 80
MUPIROCIN 51 35 92 130
IBUPROFEN 51 19 92 69
AMOXICILLIN 50 31 94 201
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 Sept. 30, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.