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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,676Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 70

$326K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 70

612 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
26% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 612 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 14,596 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$21 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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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 1,307 1,197 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,090 1,041 2 2
LISINOPRIL 855 779 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 760 736 4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 604 574 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 475 416 6 6
ATENOLOL 455 428 7 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 436 406 8 7
METFORMIN HCL 403 362 9 9
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 372 372 10 78
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 356 346 11 24
CARVEDILOL 299 289 12 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 277 243 13 12
LOVASTATIN 273 260 14 33
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 245 225 15 81
WARFARIN SODIUM 241 219 16 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189 170 17 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 182 182 18 34
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 178 170 19 216
ALPRAZOLAM 177 161 20 60
ALLOPURINOL 176 166 21 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 166 159 22 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 163 161 23 61
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 158 158 24 23
FINASTERIDE 158 158 24 75
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 157 157 26 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 156 156 27 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 136 124 28 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 128 128 29 11
CHLORTHALIDONE 113 113 30 174
TRAMADOL HCL 109 100 31 17
GLYBURIDE 108 108 R 32 74
GABAPENTIN 97 72 33 14
ADVAIR DISKUS 94 92 34 55
LORAZEPAM 94 83 34 187
TEMAZEPAM 92 69 36 121
NAMENDA 92 92 36 13
CLOPIDOGREL 90 88 38 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 89 84 39 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87 78 40 29
SYNTHROID 83 83 41 114
VIAGRA 83 62 41 195
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82 70 43 25
RANITIDINE HCL 80 73 44 26
VERAPAMIL ER 79 79 45 134
PLAVIX 78 77 46 43
MIRTAZAPINE 78 75 46 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76 69 S3 48 8
FAMOTIDINE 74 64 49 73
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 74 74 49 167
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 69 51 58
TERAZOSIN HCL 66 66 52 112
TIZANIDINE HCL 66 54 52 142
FENOFIBRATE 65 56 54 65
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65 59 54 111
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63 61 56 47
MELOXICAM 63 56 56 39
KLOR-CON 10 63 46 56 117
VENTOLIN HFA 62 48 59 102
SPIRIVA 62 51 59 76
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61 61 61 165
LANTUS 59 46 62 38
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 53 62 82
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 47 64 95
SERTRALINE HCL 51 51 65 22
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 9, 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.