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Prescriber Checkup

FRANCISCO GONZALEZ-ABREU M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,667Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 129

$826K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 129

346 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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

3% of this provider’s 11,678 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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
OMEPRAZOLE 407 368 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 303 263 2 1
LISINOPRIL 291 271 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 286 275 4 8
ATENOLOL 262 227 5 10
IBUPROFEN 257 233 6 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 243 229 7 4
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 241 235 8 129
ADVAIR DISKUS 238 235 9 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 235 223 10 29
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 219 215 11 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 218 211 12 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 211 181 13 7
NOVOLIN 70-30 196 174 14 108
MEGESTROL ACETATE 185 175 R 15 86
CRESTOR 174 165 16 15
METFORMIN HCL 166 154 17 6
NAMENDA 159 153 18 48
SURE COMFORT 149 138 19 127
INSULIN SYRINGE 145 119 20 70
PLAVIX 143 135 21 36
NEXIUM 141 141 22 40
CLOPIDOGREL 138 128 23 23
LANTUS 138 120 23 59
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 134 134 25 34
RANITIDINE HCL 133 127 26 25
LACTULOSE 129 120 27 71
SINGULAIR 124 120 28 67
CARVEDILOL 124 120 28 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123 106 30 14
MUPIROCIN 122 120 31 95
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 119 115 32 66
SSD 117 112 33 173
DIOVAN 114 109 34 41
LIDODERM 112 111 35 91
AZITHROMYCIN 107 105 36 35
AMMONIUM LACTATE 96 91 37 108
SPIRIVA 93 84 38 134
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 91 74 39 81
DIGOXIN 90 90 40 47
ZOVIRAX 90 87 40 243
GABAPENTIN 88 85 42 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 87 87 43 27
PAROXETINE HCL 84 70 44 56
SEROQUEL 83 75 45 154
CLONIDINE HCL 79 76 46 49
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 78 75 47 285
CLOTRIMAZOLE 74 73 48 215
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 68 49 9
GLIPIZIDE 72 60 49 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71 71 51 12
DEXILANT 71 71 51 192
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 69 32 R 53 222
NABUMETONE 69 62 53 257
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68 64 55 139
VOLTAREN 67 54 56 68
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65 61 57 13
FINASTERIDE 65 53 57 84
WARFARIN SODIUM 64 60 59 21
NYSTATIN 64 52 59 159
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63 54 61 68
RISPERIDONE 61 61 62 93
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61 57 62 100
NASONEX 60 57 64 183
NIFEDIPINE ER 59 44 65 76
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 46 66 44
SERTRALINE HCL 58 56 66 39
SANTYL 57 56 68 224
CICLOPIROX 57 54 68 178
GLYBURIDE 55 55 R 70 55
ACTOS 54 42 71 103
FAMOTIDINE 53 46 72 60
CILOSTAZOL 52 52 73 137
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51 51 74 37
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50 50 75 65
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.