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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,262Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 1290

$421K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 245 out of 1290

535 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
38% 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 535 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 535 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 10,837 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

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 587 534 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 420 369 2 2
LISINOPRIL 353 308 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 343 323 4 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 328 310 5 19
METFORMIN HCL 295 252 6 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 295 266 6 7
ATENOLOL 278 266 8 18
FUROSEMIDE 270 226 9 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 253 229 10 4
ALPRAZOLAM 225 224 11 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 225 198 11 23
TEMAZEPAM 219 207 13 71
GLIMEPIRIDE 204 175 14 57
GABAPENTIN 200 159 15 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188 172 16 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 175 153 17 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174 142 18 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 167 142 19 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165 162 20 14
CARVEDILOL 158 141 21 12
LOVASTATIN 152 135 22 45
SERTRALINE HCL 148 134 23 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 147 134 24 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 141 132 25 11
ALLOPURINOL 140 123 26 60
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 130 27 106
GLIPIZIDE 129 129 28 81
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 123 111 29 77
IBUPROFEN 122 61 30 74
TRAMADOL HCL 121 95 31 25
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 118 116 32 64
VIAGRA 109 87 33 124
CLOPIDOGREL 93 80 34 24
DIGOXIN 91 91 35 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 87 36 92
PLAVIX 82 79 37 32
RANITIDINE HCL 81 69 38 49
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 81 79 R 38 147
PREDNISONE 78 71 40 21
CLONIDINE HCL 75 75 41 66
GLYBURIDE 75 75 R 41 87
LANTUS 74 59 43 67
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71 66 S3 44 6
PROAIR HFA 71 62 44 73
DONEPEZIL HCL 70 70 46 13
NIFEDIPINE ER 68 62 47 110
INSULIN SYRINGE 65 51 48 76
CITALOPRAM HBR 65 60 48 29
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 65 60 48 130
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64 57 51 62
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 62 43 52 166
CRESTOR 61 49 53 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59 54 54 39
FINASTERIDE 58 58 55 40
TORSEMIDE 55 55 56 296
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55 45 56 201
LORAZEPAM 53 52 58 132
MELOXICAM 52 48 59 31
METOLAZONE 51 46 60 358
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51 48 60 162
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51 45 60 101
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.