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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,247Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 151

$776K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 151

895 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
27% 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

6% of this provider’s 895 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 895 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 11,371 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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 749 671 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 551 517 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 414 363 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 394 357 4 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 345 316 5 13
METFORMIN HCL 323 278 6 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 281 274 7 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 264 263 8 9
FUROSEMIDE 263 232 9 6
ATENOLOL 262 229 10 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 232 210 11 18
LISINOPRIL 222 185 12 5
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 218 201 13 26
GABAPENTIN 213 179 14 14
LOVASTATIN 203 189 15 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 200 171 16 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 185 149 S3 17 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 182 157 18 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175 164 19 56
TRAMADOL HCL 172 136 20 24
CRESTOR 165 120 21 27
FENOFIBRATE 135 113 22 61
PAROXETINE HCL 127 111 23 54
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117 100 24 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110 100 25 23
AZITHROMYCIN 107 85 26 36
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 106 102 27 38
PREDNISONE 105 85 28 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 101 80 29 58
SPIRIVA 101 81 29 90
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 99 93 31 68
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98 96 32 59
DONEPEZIL HCL 94 94 33 15
ADVAIR DISKUS 93 69 34 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93 83 34 51
CARVEDILOL 92 84 36 22
CLONIDINE HCL 87 71 37 52
TRAZODONE HCL 87 60 37 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 85 85 39 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 83 81 40 19
JANTOVEN 83 55 40 141
NEXIUM 82 52 42 44
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 79 59 43 117
RANITIDINE HCL 77 61 44 32
PLAVIX 71 59 45 37
DIGOXIN 67 61 46 39
GLIPIZIDE 66 61 47 43
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64 39 R 48 126
ESTRADIOL 61 57 R 49 323
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59 39 50 150
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58 54 51 55
SERTRALINE HCL 58 55 51 25
SYNTHROID 54 36 53 60
NIFEDIPINE ER 54 54 53 83
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 45 53 35
PROAIR HFA 52 38 56 71
IBUPROFEN 51 44 57 69
VYTORIN 51 43 57 249
DIOVAN 50 40 59 33
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 44 S2 59 66
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 March 25, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.