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Prescriber Checkup

JUAN AGUILAR-CHACON M.D.

701 NW 57 AV. SUITE 150

Miami | Florida | 33126

(305) 260-2680

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,387Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 134 out of 3647

$958K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 255 out of 3647

709 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

7% of this provider’s 709 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 22,528 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
OMEPRAZOLE 929 879 1 3
ALPRAZOLAM 809 779 2 31
LISINOPRIL 704 665 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 647 631 4 2
METFORMIN HCL 638 625 5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 613 579 6 5
TEMAZEPAM 518 514 7 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 478 450 8 7
SIMVASTATIN 471 444 9 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 404 391 10 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 372 361 11 18
LOVASTATIN 355 351 12 21
ATENOLOL 345 345 13 10
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 341 341 R 14 94
GLYBURIDE 337 335 R 15 54
PAROXETINE HCL 319 316 16 60
CRESTOR 298 275 17 19
RANITIDINE HCL 294 290 18 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 285 281 19 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 261 259 20 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 256 256 21 30
IBUPROFEN 245 230 22 55
MICARDIS 241 241 10 23 309
DIOVAN 240 240 24 40
FUROSEMIDE 238 227 25 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238 224 25 9
AZITHROMYCIN 236 227 27 34
VIAGRA 235 235 28 69
CLOPIDOGREL 218 209 29 26
TRAMADOL HCL 217 202 30 22
MICARDIS HCT 200 200 31 311
HYDRALAZINE HCL 200 200 31 81
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 195 187 33 84
GABAPENTIN 193 192 34 17
MECLIZINE HCL 192 185 35 85
LORAZEPAM 191 183 36 73
GLIPIZIDE 188 188 37 41
MEGESTROL ACETATE 182 182 R 38 138
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 178 163 39 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 170 170 40 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 166 166 41 15
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 161 161 S3 42 149
CARVEDILOL 158 147 43 20
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 156 156 44 57
PLAVIX 152 148 45 39
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 144 142 46 188
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 141 141 47 65
LATANOPROST 139 126 48 218
NAPROXEN 139 135 48 70
ACTONEL 138 138 50 196
CLONIDINE HCL 135 135 51 46
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 121 52 48
DIGOXIN 130 123 52 51
CIALIS 130 126 52 179
INSULIN SYRINGE 128 118 55 76
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 125 112 56 86
LEVOFLOXACIN 124 116 57 87
CLONAZEPAM 121 113 58 146
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 118 99 59 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 115 114 60 24
MELOXICAM 114 113 61 33
BENICAR 112 105 62 114
PROMETHAZINE-CODEINE 110 108 R 10 63 368
LANTUS 110 97 63 59
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105 94 65 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 105 97 65 53
BENAZEPRIL HCL 102 102 67 71
NEXIUM 102 95 67 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 102 88 67 52
LANSOPRAZOLE 98 98 70 116
SYNTHROID 97 84 71 42
NAMENDA 97 97 71 49
NOVOLIN 70-30 97 97 71 130
MIRTAZAPINE 95 95 74 63
CICLOPIROX 95 92 74 176
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 92 92 76 56
FOLIC ACID 90 86 77 95
FAMOTIDINE 90 77 77 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 87 79 36
JANUVIA 85 85 80 72
BUMETANIDE 82 82 81 134
MUPIROCIN 79 78 82 137
PROCTOSOL-HC 77 70 83 480
BENICAR HCT 76 76 84 165
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73 73 85 107
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 73 69 85 436
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71 71 87 74
VOLTAREN 71 58 87 102
FENOFIBRATE 68 58 89 50
ACTOS 67 67 90 148
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 64 64 91 241
VERAPAMIL ER 62 62 92 99
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62 62 92 32
LEXAPRO 61 61 94 177
DIOVAN HCT 61 61 94 80
LYRICA 61 60 94 120
CILOSTAZOL 56 56 97 168
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 56 53 97 171
AMIODARONE HCL 56 56 97 211
NIFEDIPINE ER 54 54 100 67
FINASTERIDE 53 53 101 66
BACLOFEN 52 52 102 97
AVODART 52 52 102 173
ALLOPURINOL 52 52 102 37
TIMOLOL MALEATE 52 52 102 327
VENTOLIN HFA 51 48 106 88
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. 3, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.