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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Personal Emergency Response Attendant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,618Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 43

$769K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 43

822 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
2% 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 Puerto Rico
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 822 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 822 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 13,734 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $33 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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 Puerto Rico
SIMVASTATIN 840 588 1 1
RANITIDINE HCL 801 550 2 2
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 664 518 3 4
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 624 390 4 6
METFORMIN HCL 577 402 5 3
GABAPENTIN 480 268 6 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 445 328 7 22
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 424 242 10 8 43
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 414 291 9 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 378 276 10 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 368 269 11 13
OMEPRAZOLE 333 233 12 7
SYNTHROID 326 224 13 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 313 262 14 8
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 282 118 S2 15 31
FUROSEMIDE 275 184 16 12
KETOCONAZOLE 232 147 17 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 228 172 18 51
MEGESTROL ACETATE 224 206 R 19 63
SERTRALINE HCL 179 134 20 32
ETODOLAC 178 73 21 55
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 175 101 R 22 24
RAMIPRIL 175 121 22 58
NABUMETONE 167 99 24 21
CLONIDINE HCL 162 137 25 83
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 160 132 26 84
TAMSULOSIN HCL 157 137 27 30
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 155 122 28 60
LANTUS 153 94 29 49
AZITHROMYCIN 152 61 30 29
CLOPIDOGREL 150 137 31 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 149 108 32 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 147 88 33 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 145 139 34 45
CEFADROXIL 141 94 35 79
ATENOLOL 140 87 36 10
GLYBURIDE 139 100 R 37 27
PAROXETINE HCL 137 88 38 54
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137 100 38 26
DIOVAN 131 112 40 62
MECLIZINE HCL 123 95 41 42
HUMULIN 70-30 120 84 42 70
HUMULIN N 115 100 43 34
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 115 70 43 67
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 113 81 45 57
GLIMEPIRIDE 110 73 46 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 105 65 47 19
BUSPIRONE HCL 103 64 48 94
GLIPIZIDE 102 60 49 18
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 101 31 S3 50 95
PLAVIX 101 99 50 52
DICYCLOMINE HCL 98 51 52 96
CARVEDILOL 97 85 53 33
CAPTOPRIL 96 77 54 41
DIPYRIDAMOLE 94 71 R 55 37
CARAFATE 93 57 56 98
SINGULAIR 91 50 57 56
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 90 89 58 100
SUCRALFATE 87 68 59 102
CILOSTAZOL 84 54 60 90
LACTULOSE 84 61 60 104
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 52 62 20
IRBESARTAN 82 67 62 107
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 81 42 64 109
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80 75 65 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 32 66 16
LOPERAMIDE 78 52 67 111
PREDNISONE 77 51 68 25
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 77 43 68 113
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75 28 70 115
LORATADINE 74 48 71 117
VERAPAMIL ER 73 39 72 73
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 37 73 11
LISINOPRIL 72 47 73 17
FAMOTIDINE 70 36 75 38
LEVOFLOXACIN 67 38 76 120
DIGOXIN 66 65 77 68
PROAIR HFA 65 48 78 80
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 65 38 78 89
JANUMET 65 57 78 81
NAMENDA 64 64 81 92
NIFEDIPINE ER 63 45 82 122
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 63 63 82 87
HYDROXYZINE HCL 63 40 R 82 122
WARFARIN SODIUM 61 44 85 69
INSULIN SYRINGE 61 40 85 66
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60 45 87 124
OLANZAPINE 60 41 87 124
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 57 45 89 71
SURE COMFORT 57 50 89 126
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55 30 91 128
PENTOXIFYLLINE 55 34 91 46
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 55 24 91 128
LYRICA 55 25 91 74
LEVOXYL 54 43 95 65
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 53 44 96 131
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 53 27 96 131
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 53 16 R 96 131
CICLOPIROX 52 37 99 135
LATANOPROST 51 49 100 136
DILTIAZEM HCL 51 43 100 136
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 50 24 102 139
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 Jan. 9, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.