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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,087Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 83 out of 1290

$3.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 1290

344 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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

15% of this provider’s 344 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 3,566 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

58% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$371 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
SPIRIVA 380 292 1 75
NORVIR 370 47 2 163
TRUVADA 271 48 3 180
ISENTRESS 271 37 3 220
CRESTOR 202 75 5 17
PROAIR HFA 194 116 6 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 186 138 7 37
PREZISTA 183 18 8 234
LISINOPRIL 179 89 9 5
OMEPRAZOLE 171 66 10 2
ACYCLOVIR 163 31 11 282
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 162 28 12 137
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 158 38 13 15
REYATAZ 157 40 14 285
VIREAD 155 16 15 330
EPZICOM 129 19 16 283
INTELENCE 126 24 17 331
PREDNISONE 124 81 18 21
ANDROGEL 112 20 S3 19 337
SYMBICORT 110 89 20 109
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 106 93 21 3
LOVAZA 102 0 22 131
LEXIVA 98 12 23 424
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 91 49 24 23
VALACYCLOVIR 90 0 25 322
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 62 26 20
SIMVASTATIN 87 71 27 1
METFORMIN HCL 83 58 28 10
SINGULAIR 79 33 29 85
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78 62 30 11
OXANDROLONE 77 15 31 549
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 73 20 32 515
AZITHROMYCIN 67 24 33 61
DIOVAN 66 51 34 53
DALIRESP 64 46 35 462
TRICOR 64 0 35 194
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 63 0 S3 37 401
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 62 47 38 4
KALETRA 59 0 39 334
GABAPENTIN 57 24 40 8
ZIAGEN 57 0 40 611
ATRIPLA 54 0 42 257
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 51 25 43 14
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 12 R 44 97
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 Jan. 6, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.