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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,191Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 1290

$832K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 72 out of 1290

1,233 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

8% of this provider’s 1,233 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 1,233 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 11,943 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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 1,093 790 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 752 369 S3 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 738 463 3 2
LISINOPRIL 681 517 4 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 535 402 5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 492 351 6 4
ATENOLOL 452 295 7 18
METFORMIN HCL 415 282 8 10
FUROSEMIDE 395 256 9 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 365 307 10 3
GABAPENTIN 313 227 11 8
CARVEDILOL 300 225 12 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271 222 13 20
TRAMADOL HCL 249 168 14 25
MELOXICAM 235 152 15 31
LOVASTATIN 234 197 16 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 232 184 17 42
KLOR-CON 8 199 156 18 389
AZITHROMYCIN 199 144 18 61
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 197 115 20 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 186 154 21 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 181 150 22 22
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 179 123 23 62
SERTRALINE HCL 162 108 24 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155 123 25 14
PREDNISONE 152 111 26 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 152 107 26 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 146 84 28 35
CLONIDINE HCL 145 85 29 66
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 139 66 S2 30 65
ALPRAZOLAM 139 90 30 47
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132 110 32 92
CLOPIDOGREL 124 90 33 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 122 80 34 23
TRAZODONE HCL 121 58 35 44
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 119 74 36 101
GLIPIZIDE 118 82 37 81
OXYCODONE HCL 116 25 S2 38 33
CARISOPRODOL 112 14 R 39 78
PROAIR HFA 110 55 40 73
TAMSULOSIN HCL 110 79 40 11
DIGOXIN 104 73 42 51
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 103 46 R 43 105
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 100 30 S2 44 52
PLAVIX 99 65 45 32
NEXIUM 99 49 45 34
ALLOPURINOL 96 66 47 60
GLIMEPIRIDE 94 69 48 57
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 91 61 49 162
ZETIA 86 53 50 165
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 86 71 50 19
FENOFIBRATE 85 41 52 98
ADVAIR DISKUS 84 58 53 37
TEMAZEPAM 83 53 54 71
BENAZEPRIL HCL 83 56 54 140
PAROXETINE HCL 79 39 56 84
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 78 38 S2 57 55
VENTOLIN HFA 78 46 57 123
GEMFIBROZIL 77 30 59 210
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77 64 59 58
CLONAZEPAM 75 52 61 170
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74 33 62 26
CYMBALTA 71 34 63 59
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 70 67 64 130
LEXAPRO 70 50 64 173
LOVAZA 69 45 66 131
VERAPAMIL ER 68 44 67 259
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 19 R 68 97
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65 51 69 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 39 70 126
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60 56 71 64
LYRICA 59 11 72 94
BUSPIRONE HCL 58 19 73 178
SPIRIVA 58 23 73 75
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56 38 R 75 349
GLYBURIDE 55 35 R 76 87
SINGULAIR 55 13 76 85
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55 23 76 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 29 76 79
SYMBICORT 54 29 80 109
BACLOFEN 53 28 81 122
KLOR-CON 10 51 38 82 291
RAMIPRIL 50 45 83 136
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 Nov. 19, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.