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Prescriber Checkup

JORGE RODRIQUEZ-MENDEZ MD

14736 NORTH KENDALL DRIVE

Miami | Florida | 33196

(305) 387-3300

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,659Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 470 out of 3647

$710K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 534 out of 3647

592 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 592 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 14,267 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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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
OMEPRAZOLE 792 761 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 729 724 2 1
ATENOLOL 545 531 3 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 490 473 4 5
LORAZEPAM 472 472 5 73
CRESTOR 373 368 6 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 347 329 7 2
GABAPENTIN 344 344 8 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 316 316 9 11
TEMAZEPAM 314 313 10 47
METFORMIN HCL 296 287 11 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 288 270 12 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 279 270 13 36
LISINOPRIL 258 248 14 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 229 229 15 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 207 195 16 13
TRAMADOL HCL 206 206 17 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205 205 18 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 195 194 19 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 178 178 20 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 178 178 20 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 176 173 22 32
RANITIDINE HCL 176 174 22 29
FUROSEMIDE 175 175 24 8
JANUVIA 169 169 25 72
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167 167 26 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147 135 27 9
CARVEDILOL 137 136 28 20
VIAGRA 135 132 29 69
BYSTOLIC 129 124 30 158
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122 115 31 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 122 118 31 74
GLIPIZIDE ER 121 121 33 112
NEXIUM 119 119 34 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 118 118 35 52
CLOPIDOGREL 107 107 36 26
PLAVIX 107 107 36 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103 103 38 14
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 101 101 R 39 94
LOVASTATIN 101 94 39 21
METFORMIN HCL ER 100 86 41 92
AVODART 94 94 42 173
DONEPEZIL HCL 93 93 43 30
VENTOLIN HFA 90 85 44 88
SYNTHROID 87 74 45 42
DIOVAN HCT 87 81 45 80
GLYBURIDE 83 83 R 47 54
PAROXETINE HCL 79 79 48 60
LACTULOSE 78 66 49 128
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76 75 50 65
ALPRAZOLAM 74 68 51 31
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 70 52 183
FINASTERIDE 70 70 52 66
MECLIZINE HCL 68 68 54 85
DIGOXIN 68 68 54 51
DIOVAN 66 66 56 40
AMMONIUM LACTATE 66 64 56 141
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 61 58 56
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 60 57 59 7
ALLOPURINOL 59 59 60 37
PREDNISONE 59 57 60 43
SYMBICORT 56 56 62 153
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 55 63 58
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 54 54 64 24
VYTORIN 53 53 65 191
JANUMET 52 44 66 202
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 50 50 67 188
FAMOTIDINE 50 50 67 61
NITROSTAT 50 50 67 206
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.