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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,646Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 483

$778K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 483

729 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 729 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 729 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 4,564 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

60% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 56%.

Prescription Price

$117 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $161 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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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
ADVAIR DISKUS 621 387 1 1
COMBIVENT 500 348 10 2 13
SPIRIVA 500 331 2 2
SINGULAIR 404 236 4 6
PROAIR HFA 323 150 5 4
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 281 148 6 12
NASONEX 207 165 7 21
PREDNISONE 198 129 8 3
QVAR 139 104 9 22
FLOVENT HFA 139 122 9 36
VENTOLIN HFA 137 80 11 7
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 131 109 12 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127 74 13 18
OMEPRAZOLE 125 96 14 10
AZITHROMYCIN 114 79 15 9
SYMBICORT 100 66 16 5
DALIRESP 70 52 17 60
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 70 57 17 16
FUROSEMIDE 70 48 17 15
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69 41 S2 20 87
SIMVASTATIN 67 56 21 11
NEXIUM 60 51 22 57
LISINOPRIL 56 24 23 17
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 55 27 24 23
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.