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Prescriber Checkup

ANNABELLE ARAGON M.D.

1621 NE WALDO RD OLD HOSPITAL BLDG

Gainesville | Florida | 32609

(352) 055-5000

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,870Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1465 out of 3647

$462K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1248 out of 3647

90 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
28%Patients 65 Years and Older
0% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 90 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 2,159 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

76 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
OMEPRAZOLE 609 184 1 3
LAMOTRIGINE 250 44 2 266
CALCITONIN-SALMON 221 47 3 297
SIMVASTATIN 200 57 4 1
LEVETIRACETAM 197 19 5 122
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 191 111 6 157
ERYPED 200 170 60 10 7 525
SYNTHROID 150 66 8 42
AVELOX 133 39 9 448
LISINOPRIL 133 63 9 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 119 59 11 7
RISPERIDONE 111 24 12 83
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100 38 13 28
METRONIDAZOLE 94 39 14 247
TRILEPTAL 92 0 10 15 591
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 91 35 16 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91 20 16 65
CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 89 52 18 502
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 88 42 19 2
LIPITOR 86 35 20 113
ZENPEP 82 22 21 478
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 82 0 21 289
OXCARBAZEPINE 75 0 23 410
DILANTIN-125 73 0 10 24 615
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 72 22 25 150
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69 20 26 110
CARVEDILOL 68 26 27 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 63 0 28 5
NITROFURANTOIN 61 18 29 295
LIDOCAINE HCL 59 22 30 353
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 59 18 R 30 222
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 59 0 S3 30 149
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 59 0 30 131
TRICOR 58 0 34 144
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 53 35 71
AVODART 56 41 36 173
LEVOFLOXACIN 56 21 36 87
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 0 38 9
LEVOCARNITINE 53 0 39 462
TOPIRAMATE 51 37 40 254
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.