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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,201Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1211

$2.69M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 1211

843 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

4% of this provider’s 843 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 843 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 31,028 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

45% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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
CRESTOR 1,773 1,525 10 1 11
NEXIUM 941 832 2 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 885 781 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 724 683 4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 717 673 5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 658 573 6 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 639 621 7 19
SIMVASTATIN 609 568 8 1
METFORMIN HCL 604 515 9 27
DIOVAN HCT 544 479 10 35
CLOPIDOGREL 539 496 11 10
NITROSTAT 526 457 10 12 26
LIDODERM 520 436 13 103
PLAVIX 496 453 14 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 462 444 15 58
DIOVAN 448 421 16 21
IBUPROFEN 447 364 17 70
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 440 433 18 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 426 376 19 22
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 426 418 19 55
RANITIDINE HCL 424 409 21 45
SINGULAIR 420 355 22 102
CARVEDILOL 408 353 23 3
ADVAIR DISKUS 398 305 24 84
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 387 316 25 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 371 343 26 17
ATENOLOL 366 330 27 13
DIGOXIN 341 299 28 15
VOLTAREN 329 259 29 106
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 321 293 30 32
TRICOR 308 231 31 82
WARFARIN SODIUM 307 278 32 8
TRAMADOL HCL 303 278 33 65
GABAPENTIN 283 261 34 57
COMBIVENT 274 231 35 190
CLONIDINE HCL 270 242 36 34
LISINOPRIL 269 238 37 6
LANSOPRAZOLE 266 230 38 127
CILOSTAZOL 258 225 39 83
CELEBREX 243 225 40 124
NAMENDA 242 236 41 80
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 239 226 42 12
MECLIZINE HCL 227 208 43 90
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 227 186 43 158
LYRICA 225 194 45 144
LOVAZA 225 190 45 52
RANEXA 219 172 47 40
SPIRIVA 216 191 48 151
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 210 190 49 89
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 204 188 50 116
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 203 184 51 60
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202 197 52 29
EXFORGE 202 193 52 87
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 201 183 54 9
SERTRALINE HCL 199 184 55 74
CYMBALTA 198 167 56 160
AZITHROMYCIN 189 167 57 63
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 182 138 R 58 111
NOVOLIN 70-30 171 140 59 137
PROAIR HFA 166 153 60 125
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 165 159 61 46
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 161 124 62 117
SYNTHROID 161 152 62 64
FENOFIBRATE 147 129 64 42
NAPROXEN 145 129 65 120
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 141 131 66 98
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 140 116 67 44
LANTUS 136 113 68 114
BENICAR HCT 136 124 68 78
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135 129 70 62
PAROXETINE HCL 130 120 71 99
ALLOPURINOL 127 127 72 59
EXFORGE HCT 125 123 73 148
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 123 92 R 74 173
AMMONIUM LACTATE 120 88 75 187
EXELON 119 119 76 172
DEXILANT 118 108 77 149
INSULIN SYRINGE 114 88 78 126
LACTULOSE 114 108 78 155
BENICAR 113 88 80 69
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 110 101 81 96
LEXAPRO 107 102 82 138
ALPRAZOLAM 105 99 83 54
BUMETANIDE 105 99 83 71
TEMAZEPAM 103 101 85 73
PENTOXIFYLLINE 103 102 85 152
DICYCLOMINE HCL 102 85 87 158
GLIPIZIDE 99 91 88 94
GLIMEPIRIDE 99 80 88 101
NASONEX 97 65 90 213
SURE COMFORT 95 88 91 181
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 84 91 39
KETOCONAZOLE 94 83 93 136
ACTOS 90 82 94 147
JANUMET 89 77 95 171
ACTONEL 88 82 96 160
AGGRENOX 88 78 96 293
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 85 70 98 179
JANUVIA 85 69 98 104
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 84 72 100 236
MEGESTROL ACETATE 79 78 R 101 128
SPIRONOLACTONE 78 47 102 24
FINASTERIDE 78 78 102 110
FAMOTIDINE 76 76 104 66
PREDNISONE 74 49 105 100
LIPITOR 73 63 106 38
SYMBICORT 72 45 107 210
TEKTURNA 71 66 108 162
BYSTOLIC 70 57 109 36
SOTALOL 69 69 110 33
MUPIROCIN 69 65 110 168
CITALOPRAM HBR 68 55 112 67
ABILIFY 66 61 113 206
VESICARE 66 65 113 247
NIFEDIPINE ER 64 62 115 43
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 53 115 182
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 64 115 16
KLOR-CON 10 62 62 118 93
LEVOFLOXACIN 62 55 118 218
BUSPIRONE HCL 61 59 120 208
PROCTOZONE-HC 61 47 120 274
PRADAXA 59 51 122 23
DETROL LA 59 47 122 333
VYTORIN 59 59 122 97
AVODART 59 59 122 166
RISPERIDONE 56 41 126 153
GLIPIZIDE ER 54 51 127 195
MICARDIS HCT 54 52 127 139
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52 51 129 48
TRILIPIX 51 46 130 139
VIAGRA 51 41 130 121
SEROQUEL XR 51 30 130 280
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 31 133 178
ACTOPLUS MET 50 43 133 291
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 Feb. 23, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.