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JOHN OTERO M.D.

10000 BAY PINES BOULEVARD BAY PINES V.A. HOSPITAL

Bay pines | Florida | 33744

(727) 398-6661

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,167Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 738

$990K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 738

919 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
23%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

86% of this provider’s 919 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 919 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

7% of this provider’s 1,711 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$89 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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
OXYCODONE HCL 2,094 357 S2 1 53
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 914 91 S2 2 72
CARISOPRODOL 712 41 R 3 75
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 573 150 S3 4 58
GABAPENTIN 554 102 5 33
OXYCONTIN 534 90 S2 6 87
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 487 103 S2 7 81
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 444 40 S2 8 88
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 428 64 9 3
TIZANIDINE HCL 414 49 10 89
METHADONE HCL 303 69 S2 11 94
MORPHINE SULFATE 301 28 S2 12 99
PROMETHAZINE HCL 250 47 R 13 106
FENTANYL 236 24 S2 14 111
MELOXICAM 203 29 15 116
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 194 13 R 16 102
LYRICA 151 37 17 93
IBUPROFEN 125 16 18 95
OPANA ER 112 0 S2 19 151
LIDODERM 100 23 20 119
BACLOFEN 99 0 21 156
VOLTAREN 99 25 21 138
TOPIRAMATE 96 12 23 39
CYMBALTA 95 20 24 11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 94 24 R 25 47
OMEPRAZOLE 88 0 26 68
ALPRAZOLAM 86 0 27 17
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80 36 S2 28 167
METHOCARBAMOL 62 0 R 29 191
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59 30 30 196
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 59 0 30 196
TRAMADOL HCL 58 16 32 126
ROPINIROLE HCL 55 16 33 103
SULINDAC 55 0 33 201
NEXIUM 52 0 35 110
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.