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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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66,982Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1211

$2.89M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 1211

1,662 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
38% 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

8% of this provider’s 1,662 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 64,320 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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 3,269 3,162 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 3,171 3,025 10 2 20
ATENOLOL 2,345 2,289 10 3 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,315 2,253 4 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,868 1,788 10 5 60
METFORMIN HCL 1,584 1,514 6 27
ALPRAZOLAM 1,579 1,530 10 7 54
LISINOPRIL 1,533 1,461 8 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,244 1,168 9 22
FENOFIBRATE 1,202 1,152 10 10 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,187 1,158 11 5
TEMAZEPAM 1,078 1,057 10 12 73
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,026 989 13 4
FUROSEMIDE 1,016 1,008 14 7
CRESTOR 997 967 15 11
DIOVAN 887 881 16 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 761 731 17 18
MECLIZINE HCL 709 695 10 18 90
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 669 635 19 19
NEXIUM 650 609 20 41
CLOPIDOGREL 637 623 21 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 631 606 22 12
RANITIDINE HCL 623 618 23 45
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 623 611 23 48
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 619 599 10 25 116
LOVASTATIN 601 581 26 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 599 576 27 98
AZITHROMYCIN 585 555 28 63
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 569 549 29 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 548 533 30 8
GABAPENTIN 534 481 31 57
PLAVIX 533 514 32 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 528 511 33 28
IBUPROFEN 519 502 34 70
ALLOPURINOL 492 478 35 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 485 444 36 9
LORAZEPAM 484 478 37 115
CITALOPRAM HBR 483 466 38 67
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 480 435 39 32
MELOXICAM 467 465 40 88
DIOVAN HCT 458 429 41 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 423 398 42 17
CARVEDILOL 422 418 43 3
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 420 400 44 108
DIGOXIN 419 410 45 15
SYNTHROID 411 407 46 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL 406 395 47 62
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 405 403 48 44
FINASTERIDE 393 372 49 110
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 381 375 50 46
DICYCLOMINE HCL 365 360 51 158
DONEPEZIL HCL 354 354 52 58
GLIPIZIDE 346 328 53 94
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 340 336 54 89
AVODART 327 327 55 166
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 320 283 S3 56 169
VIAGRA 305 291 57 121
NAMENDA 302 302 58 80
SERTRALINE HCL 297 286 59 74
PAROXETINE HCL 296 278 60 99
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 293 292 61 39
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 289 289 10 62 163
CLONIDINE HCL 288 276 63 34
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 288 259 63 117
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 282 276 65 29
CLONAZEPAM 275 246 66 188
TRAMADOL HCL 273 243 67 65
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 266 266 R 68 111
GLIPIZIDE ER 264 252 69 195
VERAPAMIL ER 260 238 70 77
SINGULAIR 253 238 71 102
GEMFIBROZIL 252 228 72 134
ACTONEL 245 241 73 160
FOLIC ACID 236 234 74 150
BENICAR HCT 225 225 75 78
BENAZEPRIL HCL 219 203 76 85
ADVAIR DISKUS 218 214 77 84
NAPROXEN 217 180 78 120
DILTIAZEM ER 211 201 79 123
GLYBURIDE 211 207 R 79 109
CILOSTAZOL 200 197 81 83
ZETIA 198 193 82 31
PROAIR HFA 188 155 83 125
VOLTAREN 175 167 84 106
PRADAXA 171 171 85 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 171 163 85 16
NITROSTAT 164 152 87 26
CARTIA XT 157 146 10 88 76
LIDODERM 156 131 89 103
LANTUS 153 151 90 114
CIALIS 147 146 91 219
KETOCONAZOLE 146 143 92 136
LATANOPROST 141 141 93 191
GLIMEPIRIDE 140 130 94 101
LANSOPRAZOLE 140 132 94 127
NIFEDIPINE ER 138 133 96 43
LEXAPRO 136 124 97 138
INSULIN SYRINGE 134 124 98 126
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 131 115 99 178
ACTOS 129 119 100 147
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 127 116 101 277
FEXOFENADINE HCL 126 126 102 278
FAMOTIDINE 126 123 102 66
GLIPIZIDE XL 122 111 104 282
MUPIROCIN 118 116 105 168
SPIRONOLACTONE 118 118 105 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 117 110 107 158
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 116 111 108 96
FLUOXETINE HCL 110 97 109 156
EVISTA 106 106 110 240
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 106 106 110 55
TRICOR 104 97 112 82
PREDNISONE 102 87 113 100
PENTOXIFYLLINE 101 96 114 152
LIPITOR 100 100 115 38
TERAZOSIN HCL 100 88 115 141
BENICAR 99 87 117 69
AMIODARONE HCL 99 99 117 30
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 99 84 R 117 170
JANUVIA 98 98 120 104
TORSEMIDE 97 97 121 81
LYRICA 96 93 122 144
CICLOPIROX 95 94 123 186
CELEBREX 94 93 124 124
KLOR-CON 10 93 93 125 93
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 88 126 122
TIMOLOL MALEATE 88 88 126 270
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88 76 126 268
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88 82 R 126 173
EXFORGE 85 85 130 87
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 80 79 131 253
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 69 132 182
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74 69 133 91
SOTALOL 74 69 133 33
QUINAPRIL HCL 72 72 135 119
PROCTOZONE-HC 71 71 136 274
NASONEX 70 64 137 213
AMMONIUM LACTATE 70 60 137 187
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 69 69 139 143
AZELASTINE HCL 69 69 139 317
TRAZODONE HCL 69 57 139 165
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 69 69 139 269
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 68 57 143 193
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 68 66 143 234
LACTULOSE 68 58 143 155
PREMARIN 68 67 R 143 318
BACTROBAN 67 66 147 319
DIAZEPAM 67 58 147 286
IRBESARTAN 66 66 149 203
PROMETHAZINE-CODEINE 65 63 R 150 322
NOVOLIN 70-30 64 62 151 137
DEXILANT 63 60 152 149
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 63 63 152 179
CLOTRIMAZOLE 63 58 152 327
CYMBALTA 63 59 152 160
VENTOLIN HFA 62 58 156 229
VESICARE 61 61 157 247
GENERLAC 59 59 158 261
BUSPIRONE HCL 57 57 159 208
NIFEDICAL XL 56 56 160 113
MEGESTROL ACETATE 56 56 R 160 128
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 56 56 160 246
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56 51 160 258
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56 55 160 209
SULINDAC 55 55 165 266
EXELON 55 55 165 172
COMBIVENT 54 42 167 190
ANASTROZOLE 53 53 168 343
BONIVA 53 53 168 343
AVAPRO 53 53 168 251
NYSTATIN 53 53 168 265
RAMIPRIL 52 52 172 25
RESTASIS 51 48 173 348
BUPROPION XL 51 45 173 177
LOVAZA 50 38 175 52
CYANOCOBALAMIN INJECTION 50 48 175 352
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 50 47 175 132
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50 50 175 196
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.