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Prescriber Checkup

CIRILO GONZALEZ MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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50,301Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 3647

$883K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 317 out of 3647

1,378 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,378 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 1,378 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 48,430 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$18 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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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
VITAL-D RX 4,034 3,899 10 1 197
LISINOPRIL 2,059 1,994 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 1,905 1,853 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,470 1,444 4 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,454 1,394 5 16
ALPRAZOLAM 1,154 1,120 6 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,083 1,055 7 11
METFORMIN HCL 1,038 979 8 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,019 986 9 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,002 993 10 2
VIAGRA 873 837 10 11 69
LOVASTATIN 816 766 12 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 780 780 13 28
SYNTHROID 740 726 14 42
RENAL CAPS 735 701 15 119
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 729 715 16 18
RANITIDINE HCL 728 705 17 29
TEMAZEPAM 725 676 18 47
ATENOLOL 648 632 19 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 634 614 20 23
LORATADINE 600 575 21 109
FUROSEMIDE 597 567 22 8
GLIPIZIDE 576 565 23 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 549 522 24 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 467 467 25 30
IBUPROFEN 449 428 26 55
LANSOPRAZOLE 419 385 27 116
GABAPENTIN 419 392 27 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 406 388 29 7
CHLORTHALIDONE 395 390 30 208
FINASTERIDE 372 353 31 66
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 368 368 32 57
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 364 356 33 35
VITAMIN D2 355 320 34 100
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 350 332 35 9
FENOFIBRATE 342 330 36 50
CARVEDILOL 342 319 36 20
LIDODERM 334 329 38 108
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 326 326 39 74
AMMONIUM LACTATE 316 286 40 141
SERTRALINE HCL 311 311 41 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 310 296 42 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 307 277 43 15
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 295 289 44 164
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 294 284 45 171
NAPROXEN 285 277 46 70
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 280 267 47 38
LEVOXYL 278 277 48 125
FAMOTIDINE 277 277 49 61
VOLTAREN 274 271 50 102
CIALIS 264 238 51 179
CICLOPIROX 249 235 52 176
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 248 234 S3 53 12
PAROXETINE HCL 248 248 53 60
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247 241 55 48
TRAMADOL HCL 231 200 56 22
KETOCONAZOLE 228 215 57 132
CLOPIDOGREL 227 223 58 26
CLONAZEPAM 220 215 59 146
GLIPIZIDE XL 220 210 59 190
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 200 190 61 200
BENICAR 191 191 62 114
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 187 175 63 84
BENAZEPRIL HCL 184 184 64 71
PLAVIX 177 172 65 39
LORAZEPAM 165 161 66 73
LANOXIN 164 162 67 231
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 160 157 68 248
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 158 158 69 56
CITALOPRAM HBR 158 158 69 25
CETIRIZINE HCL 155 153 71 213
SURE COMFORT 154 153 72 161
JANUMET 153 144 73 202
NAMENDA 152 152 74 49
KLOR-CON 10 151 149 75 106
QVAR 150 135 76 294
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 147 142 77 188
VENTOLIN HFA 144 144 78 88
FLUOXETINE HCL 143 131 79 68
GLYBURIDE 142 134 R 80 54
DIOVAN 141 135 81 40
TERBINAFINE HCL 136 127 82 415
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 135 135 83 58
LEVITRA 133 116 84 304
PRILOSEC OTC 133 128 84 285
FOLIC ACID 132 127 86 95
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 132 125 86 136
NEXIUM 132 131 86 44
LACTULOSE 126 126 89 128
PROCTOZONE-HC 124 120 90 216
GLIMEPIRIDE 123 121 91 45
MELOXICAM 121 115 92 33
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 118 108 93 169
LANTUS 118 111 93 59
ALLOPURINOL 117 111 95 37
LOPERAMIDE 112 112 96 271
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 111 111 97 107
MI ACID 106 106 98 263
CRESTOR 103 85 99 19
VERAPAMIL ER 101 101 100 99
TERAZOSIN HCL 99 99 101 103
LOVAZA 98 98 102 117
SINGULAIR 97 88 103 90
ESTAZOLAM 94 77 104 324
AFEDITAB CR 92 92 105 237
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 90 77 106 5
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 74 107 36
LYRICA 89 84 107 120
BUSPIRONE HCL 87 76 109 162
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 84 76 110 86
DIOVAN HCT 79 74 111 80
BUMETANIDE 78 78 112 134
GALANTAMINE HBR 77 77 113 245
JANUVIA 77 77 113 72
MIRTAZAPINE 76 76 115 63
FLUNISOLIDE 76 72 115 284
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 76 76 R 115 607
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73 71 118 110
BENICAR HCT 72 72 119 165
JALYN 72 72 119 332
MUPIROCIN 70 67 121 137
PREDNISONE 69 69 122 43
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 69 68 R 122 290
GOLYTELY 69 60 122 364
NATEGLINIDE 68 56 125 339
NYSTATIN 68 68 125 195
IRBESARTAN 67 64 127 232
NIFEDIPINE ER 67 66 127 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 65 129 52
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 65 65 129 276
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 64 60 131 201
VYTORIN 63 52 132 191
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63 50 132 81
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 63 63 132 241
DICYCLOMINE HCL 63 56 132 194
HUMULIN 70-30 62 46 136 192
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 61 137 152
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 60 138 77
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60 59 138 135
SOTALOL 59 59 140 281
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57 53 141 160
DESONIDE 57 50 141 381
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56 56 S3 143 149
AMIODARONE HCL 56 56 143 211
NITROSTAT 53 51 145 206
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53 53 145 124
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 46 147 65
CLONIDINE HCL 51 44 147 46
PRIMIDONE 50 50 149 288
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 50 50 149 386
DIAZEPAM 50 50 149 214
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.