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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,724Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 131 out of 457

$391K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 147 out of 457

277 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

1% of this provider’s 7,324 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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
LISINOPRIL 343 314 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 301 281 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 276 267 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 227 203 4 4
CRESTOR 218 188 5 9
METFORMIN HCL 217 205 6 6
GABAPENTIN 203 190 7 15
RANITIDINE HCL 194 182 8 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 171 164 9 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165 156 10 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 136 11 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 152 152 12 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 150 146 13 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140 124 14 18
ATENOLOL 132 120 15 11
NEXIUM 131 131 16 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115 100 17 29
FENOFIBRATE 111 105 18 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 103 103 19 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 99 99 20 36
CARVEDILOL 96 89 21 20
PLAVIX 96 92 21 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 90 85 23 7
CLOPIDOGREL 88 79 24 19
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 81 81 25 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79 77 26 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78 75 27 61
LOVASTATIN 77 77 28 25
DIOVAN 75 75 29 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 63 30 54
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 58 31 27
LANSOPRAZOLE 63 63 32 74
FUROSEMIDE 61 60 33 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 60 34 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 56 53 35 28
NAMENDA 55 55 36 32
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 54 37 134
IBUPROFEN 51 51 38 14
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 51 38 148
FAMOTIDINE 51 51 38 62
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 Jan. 23, 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.