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Prescriber Checkup

ELIZABETH MARTINEZ M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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45,073Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 34

$881K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 34

1,515 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,515 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 1,515 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 43,228 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$20 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 3,179 3,062 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 2,661 2,534 2 2
RENAL CAPS 1,639 1,588 10 3 6
LISINOPRIL 1,624 1,573 4 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,180 1,165 5 4
VITAMIN D2 1,104 1,037 6 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 993 954 7 12
METFORMIN HCL 965 947 8 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 905 889 9 8
SYNTHROID 849 832 10 16
FENOFIBRATE 812 749 11 9
ATENOLOL 808 780 12 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 765 754 13 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 703 692 14 13
FOLIC ACID 678 637 15 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 644 625 16 17
RANITIDINE HCL 607 568 17 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 548 524 18 21
FUROSEMIDE 544 527 19 15
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 537 530 20 31
LOVASTATIN 522 512 21 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 507 498 22 19
ALPRAZOLAM 500 471 23 29
VIAGRA 474 461 24 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 471 445 25 26
TEMAZEPAM 445 435 26 37
GABAPENTIN 418 409 27 18
AMMONIUM LACTATE 395 384 28 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 394 360 29 42
GLIPIZIDE 386 379 30 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 369 356 31 22
PAROXETINE HCL 339 333 32 46
VOLTAREN 336 324 33 47
LANSOPRAZOLE 334 327 34 48
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 318 318 35 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 305 260 36 49
LEVOXYL 303 302 37 50
LORATADINE 285 268 38 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 277 257 39 45
SERTRALINE HCL 266 257 40 36
CLOPIDOGREL 262 257 41 39
CARVEDILOL 261 248 42 34
KETOCONAZOLE 249 234 43 57
CICLOPIROX 243 233 44 58
IBUPROFEN 240 219 45 53
FINASTERIDE 238 237 46 59
CLONAZEPAM 217 185 47 60
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 215 211 48 14
VENTOLIN HFA 214 203 49 55
BENICAR 213 213 50 61
DIOVAN 213 209 50 61
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 212 212 52 63
CIALIS 210 195 53 65
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 207 207 54 66
GEMFIBROZIL 200 180 55 67
GLYBURIDE 200 200 R 55 67
CILOSTAZOL 194 187 57 70
PLAVIX 192 190 58 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 191 191 59 71
METFORMIN HCL ER 185 185 60 72
CITALOPRAM HBR 182 180 61 50
SURE COMFORT 175 166 62 75
LORAZEPAM 170 170 63 76
GALANTAMINE HBR 164 163 64 78
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 163 157 65 79
JANUVIA 157 157 66 80
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 153 137 S3 67 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 149 148 68 81
NAMENDA 146 139 69 82
MELOXICAM 146 136 69 82
LIDODERM 140 138 71 86
NEXIUM 140 134 71 86
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 137 131 73 89
FAMOTIDINE 137 136 73 69
PROCTOZONE-HC 136 131 75 91
SINGULAIR 134 126 76 93
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 132 132 R 77 94
LEVITRA 129 119 78 95
NIFEDIPINE ER 126 115 79 73
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122 120 80 40
CHERATUSSIN AC 118 110 81 99
LANOXIN 111 111 82 102
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108 106 83 104
ALLOPURINOL 108 103 83 74
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 106 104 85 106
VERAPAMIL ER 106 106 85 106
VESICARE 106 106 85 106
NITROSTAT 105 96 88 109
NAPROXEN 99 93 89 110
ADVAIR DISKUS 99 87 89 110
CETIRIZINE HCL 99 93 89 110
BENICAR HCT 98 98 92 113
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 97 97 93 114
NYSTATIN 96 96 94 115
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94 89 95 27
AVODART 93 93 96 117
VITAL-D RX 93 93 96 117
TRAMADOL HCL 88 81 98 28
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 86 86 99 120
ACTOS 85 85 100 122
ESTAZOLAM 83 67 101 124
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 82 80 102 125
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 81 81 103 25
GLIPIZIDE XL 80 80 104 127
ALFUZOSIN HCL 80 80 104 127
PRILOSEC OTC 79 74 106 129
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77 73 107 130
IRBESARTAN 77 77 107 130
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 75 75 109 132
TRAZODONE HCL 75 73 109 132
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 62 111 134
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71 62 112 77
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 70 68 113 137
FLUNISOLIDE 68 61 114 138
DIOVAN HCT 67 67 115 139
ULTICARE 65 65 116 140
LANTUS 65 62 116 96
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 65 65 116 140
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 63 60 R 119 143
KLOR-CON 10 62 62 120 144
AZITHROMYCIN 62 60 120 98
BUSPIRONE HCL 62 54 120 144
CRESTOR 62 60 120 56
RENO CAPS 62 60 10 120 144
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 49 125 148
LOVAZA 59 53 126 150
GOLYTELY 59 46 126 150
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56 51 128 153
LACTULOSE 55 52 129 154
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55 55 129 154
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 53 129 154
Q-TUSSIN DM 55 54 129 154
AMIODARONE HCL 54 54 133 158
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54 44 133 158
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53 44 135 160
RAMIPRIL 52 52 136 164
HUMULIN 70-30 52 45 136 164
GLIMEPIRIDE 51 51 138 89
QVAR 51 50 138 168
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51 51 138 168
MECLIZINE HCL 50 49 141 171
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 45 141 171
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.