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Prescriber Checkup

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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62,243Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 3647

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 194 out of 3647

2,840 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
44% 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

1% of this provider’s 2,840 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 2,840 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 60,320 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

$17 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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
SIMVASTATIN 4,182 4,075 10 1 1
FOLIC ACID 2,978 2,904 10 2 95
VITAMIN D2 2,766 2,665 10 3 100
OMEPRAZOLE 2,568 2,486 4 3
LISINOPRIL 1,871 1,833 5 4
METFORMIN HCL 1,519 1,476 6 6
SYNTHROID 1,465 1,443 7 42
ALPRAZOLAM 1,296 1,286 10 8 31
LORATADINE 1,252 1,225 10 9 109
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,214 1,192 10 9
ATENOLOL 1,205 1,168 11 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,180 1,149 12 2
RANITIDINE HCL 1,035 1,009 13 29
IBUPROFEN 993 929 10 14 55
LOVASTATIN 992 973 15 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 932 911 16 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 894 873 17 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 817 798 18 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 804 775 19 7
TEMAZEPAM 773 765 20 47
VIAGRA 750 750 21 69
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 699 678 22 35
FUROSEMIDE 685 676 23 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 668 658 24 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 615 594 25 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 541 524 26 23
GLIPIZIDE XL 500 484 10 27 190
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 491 470 28 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 447 447 29 36
RENAL CAPS 430 416 30 119
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 420 402 31 14
AMMONIUM LACTATE 413 404 32 141
CIALIS 413 383 10 32 179
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 393 384 34 86
LANSOPRAZOLE 377 340 35 116
GLIPIZIDE 374 349 36 41
SERTRALINE HCL 373 370 37 27
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 372 359 10 38 164
VOLTAREN 369 362 39 102
DIOVAN 362 362 40 40
LEVOXYL 356 356 41 125
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 352 351 42 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 348 337 43 38
FAMOTIDINE 346 333 44 61
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 345 339 45 84
FINASTERIDE 340 333 46 66
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 335 309 47 48
CHERATUSSIN AC 334 321 10 48 286
CLOPIDOGREL 320 314 49 26
GABAPENTIN 320 317 49 17
LORAZEPAM 312 310 51 73
CICLOPIROX 294 284 52 176
VYTORIN 285 274 53 191
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 278 240 S3 54 12
AZITHROMYCIN 273 257 55 34
FENOFIBRATE 272 253 56 50
LANOXIN 271 271 10 57 231
BENICAR 267 260 58 114
GEMFIBROZIL 264 256 59 82
DONEPEZIL HCL 259 250 60 30
CARVEDILOL 247 241 61 20
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 246 233 62 152
PLAVIX 229 225 63 39
LIDODERM 219 195 64 108
CETIRIZINE HCL 217 211 65 213
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 209 205 66 188
KETOCONAZOLE 207 192 67 132
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 206 197 68 56
DICYCLOMINE HCL 205 205 69 194
NEXIUM 204 196 70 44
MELOXICAM 201 198 71 33
ALLOPURINOL 201 190 71 37
DIOVAN HCT 200 191 73 80
PAROXETINE HCL 197 192 74 60
NAPROXEN 195 192 75 70
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 191 191 76 200
GALANTAMINE HBR 191 191 76 245
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 186 185 78 169
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 186 163 78 32
VENTOLIN HFA 181 179 80 88
AFEDITAB CR 178 168 10 81 237
NIFEDIPINE ER 167 167 82 67
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 160 148 83 74
PROCTOZONE-HC 155 155 84 216
LACTULOSE 153 151 85 128
MUPIROCIN 150 146 86 137
LEVITRA 148 144 10 87 304
CRESTOR 147 124 88 19
SURE COMFORT 143 140 89 161
GLYBURIDE 141 141 R 90 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 141 134 90 53
BENICAR HCT 134 134 92 165
ADVAIR DISKUS 133 117 93 52
FELODIPINE ER 132 132 94 186
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 130 130 95 136
KLOR-CON 10 127 115 96 106
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 127 122 96 248
CILOSTAZOL 125 117 98 168
SINGULAIR 125 109 98 90
PENTOXIFYLLINE 123 122 100 180
FLUNISOLIDE 122 122 101 284
PRILOSEC OTC 122 122 101 285
DETROL LA 120 113 103 292
PREDNISONE 118 113 104 43
CLONAZEPAM 113 103 105 146
NAMENDA 110 109 106 49
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 110 110 106 171
TERAZOSIN HCL 103 103 108 103
SPIRONOLACTONE 103 103 108 77
JANUVIA 100 99 110 72
ATACAND 100 93 110 373
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 99 99 112 376
CLONIDINE HCL 98 86 113 46
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 97 96 114 124
SOTALOL 96 96 115 281
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 95 95 116 58
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 91 82 117 160
GLIMEPIRIDE 89 89 118 45
TRAMADOL HCL 88 87 119 22
IRBESARTAN 85 85 120 232
ANASTROZOLE 84 79 121 344
AVODART 84 84 121 173
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 84 80 121 78
VESICARE 83 83 124 209
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 82 75 125 5
LEVOFLOXACIN 81 76 126 87
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 80 79 127 365
LANTUS 75 65 128 59
MI ACID 72 66 129 263
VERAPAMIL ER 71 71 130 99
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 71 130 340
ACTOS 70 64 132 148
FLUOXETINE HCL 70 52 132 68
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 69 68 S3 134 149
KLOR-CON M20 68 68 135 121
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 67 62 136 145
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 62 137 423
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 66 66 137 201
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64 64 139 127
MOMETASONE FUROATE 64 49 139 321
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 63 63 R 141 94
METHOTREXATE 63 59 141 224
PHENAZOPYRIDINE HCL 60 58 143 370
JALYN 60 60 143 332
UREA 60 50 143 524
ACTONEL 60 60 143 196
HYDROMET 59 58 10 147 439
CEPHALEXIN 59 57 147 142
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58 55 149 16
NITROSTAT 58 49 149 206
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 56 R 151 105
TIZANIDINE HCL 55 48 152 126
ULTICARE 54 53 153 387
QUINAPRIL HCL 53 53 154 212
PRIMIDONE 53 53 154 288
TRADJENTA 53 52 154 367
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52 50 R 157 98
HYDROCORTISONE 52 52 157 354
PROMETHAZINE-CODEINE 51 50 R 159 368
AVAPRO 51 51 159 315
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 51 51 R 159 290
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 51 159 81
MECLIZINE HCL 50 48 163 85
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 Sept. 13, 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.