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Prescriber Checkup

ROBERT YOUNG MD

13910 LAKESHORE BLVD SUITE 130 BUILDING 100

Hudson | Florida | 34667

(727) 862-5478

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,553Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 476 out of 3647

$491K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1131 out of 3647

629 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
26% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 629 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 12,316 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 809 736 1 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 559 467 2 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 480 400 3 7
TRAMADOL HCL 470 383 4 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 431 368 5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 400 323 6 2
ATENOLOL 384 342 7 10
LISINOPRIL 352 304 8 4
OMEPRAZOLE 331 269 9 3
FUROSEMIDE 322 283 10 8
METFORMIN HCL 311 279 11 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 274 236 12 36
GABAPENTIN 274 212 12 17
LOVASTATIN 264 243 14 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 227 219 15 15
CLONIDINE HCL 219 186 16 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 212 197 17 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 207 179 18 23
NIFEDIPINE ER 205 171 19 67
GLIMEPIRIDE 202 183 20 45
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 187 179 21 35
NADOLOL 186 140 22 372
ALPRAZOLAM 186 119 22 31
PREDNISONE 184 166 24 43
ALLOPURINOL 162 144 25 37
TEMAZEPAM 153 146 26 47
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 151 127 27 14
GLYBURIDE 139 139 R 28 54
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138 132 29 270
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 116 30 9
CLOPIDOGREL 135 114 30 26
PLAVIX 134 113 32 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 127 121 33 56
CILOSTAZOL 121 101 34 168
CEPHALEXIN 120 97 35 142
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117 109 36 11
RANITIDINE HCL 114 83 37 29
CARVEDILOL 105 105 38 20
NIFEDICAL XL 99 99 39 221
QUINAPRIL HCL 96 83 40 212
GEMFIBROZIL 88 61 41 82
TRAZODONE HCL 86 44 42 64
QUINAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 65 43 552
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 84 68 44 13
VERAPAMIL ER 81 76 45 99
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 78 55 46 18
NAPROXEN 76 54 47 70
DIGOXIN 76 62 47 51
CLONAZEPAM 73 58 49 146
KLOR-CON M20 73 66 49 121
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 71 71 51 57
TRICOR 67 56 52 144
PROPRANOLOL HCL 67 53 52 156
TERAZOSIN HCL 66 66 54 103
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 45 55 77
MELOXICAM 64 60 55 33
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 41 R 57 105
LANTUS 61 51 57 59
INSULIN SYRINGE 60 58 59 76
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59 45 60 71
BUPROPION HCL 58 54 61 335
PENTOXIFYLLINE 56 49 62 180
FAMOTIDINE 56 52 62 61
CIMETIDINE 56 56 62 465
PROAIR HFA 56 43 62 62
DIAZEPAM 56 56 62 214
GLIPIZIDE 54 53 67 41
VIAGRA 53 40 68 69
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 43 69 110
FLUOXETINE HCL 52 33 69 68
COMBIVENT 51 39 71 170
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 9, 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.