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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,853Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 70

$690K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 70

802 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
19% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 802 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 802 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 10,751 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 745 649 1 1
LISINOPRIL 649 533 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 507 448 3 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 395 342 4 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 378 333 5 15
OMEPRAZOLE 375 325 6 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 338 273 7 2
METFORMIN HCL 332 270 8 9
FUROSEMIDE 330 275 9 6
ATENOLOL 218 213 10 21
GLYBURIDE 159 143 R 11 74
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 151 134 12 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 148 133 13 23
TRAMADOL HCL 147 105 14 17
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 144 127 15 103
WARFARIN SODIUM 140 130 16 10
AZITHROMYCIN 132 112 17 40
LOVASTATIN 129 129 18 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 128 106 19 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125 115 20 42
GABAPENTIN 124 106 21 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114 102 22 25
FENOFIBRATE 112 88 23 65
CARVEDILOL 109 90 24 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109 101 24 12
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 97 26 202
JANUVIA 105 89 27 49
DIGOXIN 102 99 28 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101 101 29 24
AMOXICILLIN 96 77 30 129
CITALOPRAM HBR 93 77 31 16
GLIPIZIDE 88 68 32 48
KLOR-CON 10 87 85 33 117
PROPRANOLOL HCL 87 65 33 165
ALLOPURINOL 87 60 33 31
NEXIUM 87 55 33 63
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86 74 37 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 85 85 38 11
MELOXICAM 82 68 39 39
TRAZODONE HCL 82 61 39 36
CLONIDINE HCL 78 62 41 46
CRESTOR 75 62 42 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 65 43 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74 73 43 58
DIOVAN 70 58 45 44
CLOPIDOGREL 70 65 45 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68 48 47 28
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 60 48 51
PLAVIX 67 56 48 43
ACTOS 65 51 50 163
GLIMEPIRIDE 65 43 50 34
QUINAPRIL HCL 65 63 50 287
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 65 61 50 81
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60 38 54 54
PAROXETINE HCL 60 60 54 66
ALPRAZOLAM 59 38 56 60
LANSOPRAZOLE 56 44 57 209
SERTRALINE HCL 54 44 58 22
PROAIR HFA 51 32 59 80
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 Dec. 22, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.