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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,920Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 148 out of 1290

$218K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 470 out of 1290

282 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

6% of this provider’s 282 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 4,688 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 29%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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 427 349 1 1
LISINOPRIL 274 251 2 5
METFORMIN HCL 272 224 3 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 220 175 4 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138 113 5 42
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 130 116 6 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 111 7 20
OMEPRAZOLE 116 101 8 2
FUROSEMIDE 110 107 9 9
ATENOLOL 110 90 9 18
LOVASTATIN 103 87 11 45
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 103 76 11 77
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 102 87 13 3
CRESTOR 87 72 14 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 82 82 15 22
CEPHALEXIN 82 54 15 139
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79 53 17 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 79 63 17 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75 47 19 15
BENAZEPRIL HCL 71 54 20 140
RANITIDINE HCL 70 56 21 49
GLYBURIDE 58 51 R 22 87
ALLOPURINOL 57 38 23 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 56 24 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 54 54 25 13
DIOVAN 50 40 26 53
IBUPROFEN 50 30 26 74
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50 46 26 64
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 April 25, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.