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Prescriber Checkup

NICOLE GALLEGO MD

1000 PARK CENTRE BLVD #136

Miami | Florida | 33169

(305) 628-6117

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,395Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 3647

$576K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 854 out of 3647

1,253 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 1,253 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 33,194 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$16 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
SIMVASTATIN 2,685 2,558 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,627 1,525 2 3
LISINOPRIL 1,310 1,218 3 4
VITAL-D RX 1,149 1,086 10 4 197
LORATADINE 1,073 988 10 5 109
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 925 878 6 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 907 882 7 23
TEMAZEPAM 848 836 8 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 845 792 9 2
METFORMIN HCL 788 737 10 6
RANITIDINE HCL 756 707 11 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 737 686 12 18
RENAL CAPS 691 677 13 119
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 615 566 14 13
ATENOLOL 541 526 15 10
ALPRAZOLAM 509 498 16 31
LANSOPRAZOLE 498 453 10 17 116
DONEPEZIL HCL 489 479 18 30
SYNTHROID 486 445 19 42
FUROSEMIDE 484 457 20 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 470 460 21 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 454 445 22 9
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 452 452 23 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 450 418 24 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 381 365 25 25
GABAPENTIN 373 325 26 17
FENOFIBRATE 338 325 27 50
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 325 307 28 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 307 298 29 28
GLIPIZIDE 305 285 30 41
VIAGRA 293 267 31 69
GLYBURIDE 282 273 R 32 54
LOVASTATIN 271 251 33 21
PAROXETINE HCL 270 250 34 60
CLOPIDOGREL 265 260 35 26
CARVEDILOL 245 241 36 20
PLAVIX 235 223 37 39
NIFEDIPINE ER 229 220 38 67
WARFARIN SODIUM 224 207 39 15
FOLIC ACID 222 218 40 95
GLIMEPIRIDE 213 189 41 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 211 185 42 14
LEVOXYL 209 199 43 125
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205 188 44 36
SURE COMFORT 205 188 44 161
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 197 194 46 164
IBUPROFEN 194 178 47 55
NAPROXEN 190 179 48 70
AMMONIUM LACTATE 182 176 49 141
CETIRIZINE HCL 176 153 50 213
TIZANIDINE HCL 175 135 51 126
CLONAZEPAM 169 141 52 146
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 161 125 53 32
PRILOSEC OTC 153 151 10 54 285
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 153 140 54 135
VENTOLIN HFA 135 120 56 88
PENTOXIFYLLINE 133 129 57 180
DIOVAN 133 131 57 40
LORAZEPAM 129 129 59 73
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128 111 S3 60 12
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 122 114 61 84
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 121 121 62 57
FAMOTIDINE 117 110 63 61
KLOR-CON 8 109 109 64 264
NOVOLIN 70-30 109 98 64 130
SINGULAIR 108 98 66 90
IRBESARTAN 108 101 66 232
AFEDITAB CR 107 97 68 237
ACARBOSE 106 97 69 437
FINASTERIDE 105 105 70 66
MI ACID 105 94 70 263
VOLTAREN 105 101 70 102
NAMENDA 102 102 73 49
LACTULOSE 95 88 74 128
PROCTOZONE-HC 94 86 75 216
JANUMET 90 70 76 202
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88 88 77 56
ATELVIA 88 79 77 302
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 85 85 R 79 382
GEMFIBROZIL 85 72 79 82
ALLOPURINOL 84 80 81 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 79 82 52
MIRTAZAPINE 82 81 82 63
MECLIZINE HCL 81 78 84 85
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78 69 85 16
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 76 76 86 276
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75 68 87 160
VITAMIN D2 75 64 87 100
LANTUS 75 74 87 59
TRAMADOL HCL 72 55 90 22
SERTRALINE HCL 72 59 90 27
VARIVAX VACCINE 72 65 10 90 617
CICLOPIROX 72 70 90 176
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 67 90 143
GOLYTELY 70 56 95 364
KETOCONAZOLE 69 69 96 132
MELOXICAM 69 55 96 33
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68 68 98 107
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 67 64 99 248
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 66 66 100 86
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64 58 101 127
CILOSTAZOL 64 54 101 168
LANOXIN 62 61 103 231
CRESTOR 61 60 104 19
DIOVAN HCT 59 51 105 80
BENICAR 59 59 105 114
ESTAZOLAM 57 56 107 324
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 55 54 108 188
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54 45 109 136
DICYCLOMINE HCL 54 54 109 194
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53 50 111 124
KLOR-CON 10 52 51 112 106
BENZONATATE 51 51 113 326
KLOR-CON M20 51 51 113 121
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 Aug. 26, 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.