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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,480Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1290

$758K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 95 out of 1290

739 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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 739 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 739 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 18,478 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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 1,111 962 1 1
LISINOPRIL 909 802 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 775 634 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 741 636 4 4
METFORMIN HCL 707 602 5 10
LOVASTATIN 663 608 6 45
MELOXICAM 613 531 7 31
ALPRAZOLAM 492 339 8 47
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 438 376 9 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 397 339 10 92
RANITIDINE HCL 392 335 11 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 378 348 12 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 349 343 13 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 348 292 14 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 328 267 15 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 326 296 16 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 308 250 17 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 304 196 S3 18 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 294 278 19 7
IBUPROFEN 290 207 20 74
CARVEDILOL 277 250 21 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 252 233 22 106
CRESTOR 248 211 23 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 221 210 24 57
FUROSEMIDE 220 172 25 9
AMOXICILLIN 204 172 26 227
GABAPENTIN 195 155 27 8
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 193 172 28 62
NIFEDIPINE ER 190 166 29 110
ALLOPURINOL 185 175 30 60
TEMAZEPAM 180 152 31 71
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 179 163 32 35
VIAGRA 170 115 33 124
TRAMADOL HCL 161 120 34 25
LORAZEPAM 159 148 35 132
GLIPIZIDE 157 126 36 81
OXYCODONE HCL 151 41 S2 37 33
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 150 137 38 64
ATENOLOL 147 119 39 18
SERTRALINE HCL 142 114 40 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 141 141 41 13
GLIPIZIDE ER 140 113 42 206
NEXIUM 138 88 43 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 137 125 44 166
TRAZODONE HCL 136 92 45 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 133 123 46 126
PROAIR HFA 128 67 47 73
WARFARIN SODIUM 126 126 48 22
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 111 49 357
TAMSULOSIN HCL 122 103 50 11
DIOVAN 121 112 51 53
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 120 88 52 102
NAMENDA 117 117 53 27
GEMFIBROZIL 116 86 54 210
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116 90 S2 54 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 114 94 56 46
SYNTHROID 111 111 57 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110 103 58 58
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 108 106 R 59 147
BUPROPION XL 107 86 60 143
CLOPIDOGREL 106 92 61 24
AZITHROMYCIN 98 78 62 61
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 96 78 63 23
DIOVAN HCT 96 85 63 112
CITALOPRAM HBR 95 68 65 29
CAPTOPRIL 92 70 66 412
CLONIDINE HCL 90 78 67 66
FLUOXETINE HCL 90 83 67 79
SYMBICORT 89 81 69 109
PLAVIX 88 76 70 32
MECLIZINE HCL 87 77 71 159
ADVAIR DISKUS 87 60 71 37
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 85 47 S3 73 396
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 36 S2 74 52
VERAPAMIL ER 80 70 75 259
QUINAPRIL HCL 79 66 76 459
INSULIN SYRINGE 77 49 77 76
DETROL LA 74 72 78 351
DIGOXIN 72 68 79 51
PREDNISONE 71 44 80 21
TERAZOSIN HCL 64 64 81 157
CYMBALTA 63 27 82 59
TIZANIDINE HCL 61 39 83 152
GLYBURIDE 61 58 R 83 87
DILTIAZEM ER 60 60 85 262
NAPROXEN 60 43 85 115
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 45 87 137
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 58 54 87 339
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 49 89 140
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 40 R 90 97
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55 40 91 63
DIAZEPAM 54 37 92 261
HALOPERIDOL 53 33 93 204
NIFEDICAL XL 53 48 93 333
LANTUS 52 29 95 67
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.