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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,309Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 151

$297K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 100 out of 151

323 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

4% of this provider’s 323 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 5,453 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$41 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 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
SIMVASTATIN 599 458 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 505 399 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 393 289 3 4
METFORMIN HCL 319 237 4 8
LISINOPRIL 277 204 5 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193 139 6 13
CRESTOR 187 160 7 27
FUROSEMIDE 161 140 8 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 114 9 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 157 115 9 12
NIFEDIPINE ER 124 111 11 83
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122 98 12 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122 93 12 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 119 96 14 7
PROAIR HFA 112 67 15 71
GLIPIZIDE 110 81 16 43
RANITIDINE HCL 105 90 17 32
CLOPIDOGREL 100 78 18 29
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 98 82 R 19 107
GABAPENTIN 96 65 20 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 89 60 21 2
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 85 63 22 109
ATENOLOL 82 63 23 11
CLONIDINE HCL 81 60 24 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79 64 25 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 73 39 26 9
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 53 27 59
PLAVIX 64 47 28 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60 53 29 34
MELOXICAM 59 51 30 57
TRAMADOL HCL 59 28 30 24
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 31 32 96
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56 49 33 103
DONEPEZIL HCL 52 52 34 15
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50 50 35 77
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 Aug. 15, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.