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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Dermatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,373Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 446

$644K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 446

5,167 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 18,331 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$32 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $85 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

4 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 3.


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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
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 2,758 2,487 10 1 1
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 2,647 2,424 10 2 2
KETOCONAZOLE 1,401 1,222 10 3 3
AMMONIUM LACTATE 1,289 1,205 10 4 9
HALOBETASOL PROPIONATE 1,264 1,106 10 5 25
MUPIROCIN 1,148 1,045 10 6 4
CICLOPIROX 1,096 994 7 8
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 1,076 980 10 8 21
MOMETASONE FUROATE 990 892 10 9 16
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE 965 793 10 10 14
DESONIDE 902 812 10 11 5
FLUOCINONIDE 864 787 10 12 6
CETIRIZINE HCL 565 517 10 13 37
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 404 371 10 14 24
METRONIDAZOLE 378 329 10 15 15
CORDRAN 242 223 10 16 49
TERBINAFINE HCL 214 185 10 17 35
PREDNISONE 213 197 18 26
UREA 200 189 10 19 54
DESOXIMETASONE 181 171 20 18
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 161 127 21 7
HYDROXYZINE HCL 124 117 R 22 20
ZOVIRAX 82 78 23 51
HYDROCORTISONE 64 64 24 11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61 57 25 30
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.