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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,023Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 151

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 151

656 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

16% of this provider’s 656 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 656 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 24,052 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,214 2,173 S3 1 10
SIMVASTATIN 1,149 1,062 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,035 1,013 3 2
LISINOPRIL 811 735 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 751 738 5 6
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 690 682 6 78
CITALOPRAM HBR 678 668 7 18
OMEPRAZOLE 665 631 8 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 652 626 9 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 652 632 9 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 461 460 11 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 437 426 12 19
NAMENDA 429 429 13 20
GABAPENTIN 411 390 14 14
OXYCODONE HCL 392 368 S2 15 67
DONEPEZIL HCL 380 377 16 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 372 348 17 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 371 320 18 26
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 352 348 S2 19 66
METFORMIN HCL 293 270 20 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 277 275 21 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 267 264 22 21
ATENOLOL 229 229 23 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 222 219 24 16
NOVOLIN R 216 212 25 138
LANTUS 213 199 26 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 203 200 27 30
MIRTAZAPINE 202 187 28 28
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 198 198 29 81
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 198 198 S2 29 154
DIGOXIN 186 185 31 39
FENTANYL 182 182 S2 32 110
CARVEDILOL 179 179 33 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 175 163 34 55
SERTRALINE HCL 164 160 35 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL 160 160 36 187
DIOVAN 152 152 37 33
RAMIPRIL 147 147 38 88
LOVASTATIN 146 122 39 31
LYRICA 135 128 40 120
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 133 125 41 53
CLOPIDOGREL 129 114 42 29
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 127 127 43 82
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123 116 44 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 121 121 45 17
NYSTOP 114 111 46 163
ADVAIR DISKUS 113 113 47 46
ROPINIROLE HCL 112 112 48 145
LEVOXYL 105 105 49 179
LEVOFLOXACIN 104 103 50 80
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 102 99 51 134
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 98 91 52 12
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 93 92 53 68
AVODART 93 83 53 169
RANITIDINE HCL 90 71 55 32
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 89 85 56 136
GEMFIBROZIL 88 74 57 104
RISPERIDONE 86 86 58 50
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 85 83 59 79
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84 84 60 23
SYNTHROID 83 83 61 60
TRAMADOL HCL 81 63 62 24
SOTALOL 79 79 63 218
CRESTOR 79 67 63 27
PROAIR HFA 77 74 65 71
METHADONE HCL 76 76 S2 66 146
LEXAPRO 75 75 67 105
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 74 67 51
GLIPIZIDE ER 75 75 67 123
GLIPIZIDE XL 72 56 70 202
CELEBREX 71 69 71 110
PLAVIX 71 62 71 37
AMIODARONE HCL 69 69 73 181
NYSTATIN 68 68 74 137
NEXIUM 68 59 74 44
MORPHINE SULFATE 67 67 S2 76 237
METOLAZONE 65 61 77 247
ALLOPURINOL 64 64 78 42
SINGULAIR 63 56 79 72
SPIRIVA 62 58 80 90
TRICOR 61 54 81 172
SPIRONOLACTONE 56 56 82 72
FAMOTIDINE 56 56 82 64
TERAZOSIN HCL 55 55 84 99
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55 55 84 117
SEROQUEL 55 55 84 113
EXELON 53 53 87 63
PAROXETINE HCL 52 48 88 54
QUINAPRIL HCL 51 50 89 205
JANUVIA 50 50 90 97
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50 50 90 77
FENOFIBRATE 50 45 90 61
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 April 18, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.