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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,649Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 151

$1.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 151

661 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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

2% of this provider’s 661 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 661 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 17,114 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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 827 699 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 729 625 2 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 508 492 3 7
LISINOPRIL 507 392 4 5
DIOVAN 394 333 5 33
FUROSEMIDE 383 356 6 6
CLOPIDOGREL 380 344 7 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 373 341 8 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 322 277 9 3
SERTRALINE HCL 318 240 10 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 316 249 11 46
RISPERIDONE 307 214 12 50
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 298 249 13 2
LIDODERM 294 198 14 65
CARVEDILOL 292 279 15 22
METFORMIN HCL 280 226 16 8
NEXIUM 278 179 17 44
PLAVIX 268 247 18 37
GABAPENTIN 263 203 19 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 261 162 20 53
CRESTOR 261 219 20 27
TRAMADOL HCL 253 215 22 24
SINGULAIR 244 193 23 72
IBUPROFEN 241 179 24 69
RANITIDINE HCL 235 197 25 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 225 197 26 19
TRAZODONE HCL 213 138 27 48
PENTOXIFYLLINE 210 184 28 191
ABILIFY 205 112 29 135
NIFEDIPINE ER 196 172 30 83
CITALOPRAM HBR 193 145 31 18
DIOVAN HCT 187 160 32 92
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 186 138 33 40
LOVAZA 186 111 33 125
NAMENDA 178 176 35 20
SEROQUEL XR 174 98 36 199
MEGESTROL ACETATE 166 151 R 37 148
PAROXETINE HCL 165 119 38 54
FAMOTIDINE 165 129 38 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 162 94 40 17
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 158 127 41 38
DIGOXIN 157 132 42 39
SEROQUEL 153 83 43 113
CELEBREX 146 116 44 110
VOLTAREN 144 109 45 116
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 142 128 46 120
LANSOPRAZOLE 140 99 47 118
MECLIZINE HCL 137 113 48 86
CYMBALTA 135 97 49 62
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 131 100 50 35
AZITHROMYCIN 129 100 51 36
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 125 109 52 150
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 123 58 R 53 194
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 116 99 54 51
CLONIDINE HCL 116 96 54 52
COMBIVENT 115 85 56 161
TAMSULOSIN HCL 112 104 57 30
PROAIR HFA 108 67 58 71
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 105 85 59 100
NOVOLIN 70-30 101 98 60 158
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100 79 61 21
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 94 94 62 281
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 94 69 R 62 107
LEVOFLOXACIN 92 76 64 80
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 91 53 R 65 156
CILOSTAZOL 91 86 65 211
EXELON 89 82 67 63
LANTUS 88 85 68 47
INSULIN SYRINGE 84 76 69 96
OLANZAPINE 83 46 70 129
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 83 83 70 12
VENLAFAXINE HCL 82 80 72 187
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 81 33 73 79
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81 55 73 13
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 80 58 75 211
NAPROXEN 79 49 76 93
LEXAPRO 77 62 77 105
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77 77 77 55
SOLARAZE 77 69 77 177
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 51 77 98
FINASTERIDE 75 71 81 70
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 75 59 81 109
DOXEPIN HCL 72 59 83 299
KETOCONAZOLE 72 51 83 151
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 70 58 85 91
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69 69 86 26
ATENOLOL 68 62 87 11
GLIPIZIDE 68 68 87 43
AVODART 66 66 89 169
SURE COMFORT 66 65 89 174
AMMONIUM LACTATE 65 46 91 173
AMIODARONE HCL 64 64 92 181
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 60 93 34
LYRICA 62 43 94 120
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 58 57 95 196
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57 13 R 96 126
ACTOS 57 44 96 178
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56 55 98 160
PREDNISONE 56 36 98 45
CARBAMAZEPINE 56 26 98 200
BENICAR 55 48 101 144
MIRTAZAPINE 55 26 101 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 54 39 103 58
LACTULOSE 54 43 103 101
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54 50 103 84
SPIRIVA 50 41 106 90
ACTONEL 50 24 106 184
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 May 2, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.