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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,786Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 1290

$512K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 192 out of 1290

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

1% of this provider’s 985 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 10,002 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 721 684 1 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 718 656 2 14
CARVEDILOL 550 505 3 12
FUROSEMIDE 419 370 4 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 356 325 5 35
CRESTOR 352 348 6 17
ATENOLOL 308 298 7 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 300 295 8 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 277 247 9 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 270 267 10 20
PLAVIX 254 223 11 32
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 252 227 12 62
LISINOPRIL 251 217 13 5
CLOPIDOGREL 216 193 14 24
SIMVASTATIN 200 190 15 1
LOVAZA 180 136 16 131
OMEPRAZOLE 178 165 17 2
SOTALOL 175 151 18 226
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 172 147 19 7
DIGOXIN 169 139 20 51
DIOVAN 165 158 21 53
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 146 140 22 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 143 132 23 22
NITROSTAT 134 131 24 160
CLONIDINE HCL 118 116 25 66
SPIRONOLACTONE 104 96 26 126
BUMETANIDE 103 102 27 196
DIOVAN HCT 99 99 28 112
NEXIUM 98 86 29 34
NIFEDIPINE ER 90 88 30 110
PRADAXA 89 89 31 179
PROPAFENONE HCL 85 85 32 440
METOLAZONE 74 64 33 358
KLOR-CON 10 71 70 34 291
DEXILANT 65 59 35 184
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 63 36 106
BENICAR 60 58 37 205
LORAZEPAM 60 60 37 132
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 59 56 39 212
LIPITOR 54 45 40 195
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54 53 40 63
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 54 40 58
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 June 30, 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.