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Prescriber Checkup

CARLOS CANOVA-DIAZ M.D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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65,622Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 3647

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 155 out of 3647

2,703 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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

1% of this provider’s 2,703 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 2,703 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 63,494 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$18 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
FOLIC ACID 3,151 3,054 10 1 95
VITAMIN D2 3,036 2,965 10 2 100
SIMVASTATIN 2,813 2,739 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 2,676 2,612 4 3
LISINOPRIL 1,897 1,839 5 4
LOVASTATIN 1,587 1,542 10 6 21
METFORMIN HCL 1,477 1,435 7 6
SYNTHROID 1,469 1,455 8 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,347 1,323 10 9 48
ALPRAZOLAM 1,336 1,290 10 10 31
RANITIDINE HCL 1,160 1,112 11 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,098 1,059 12 2
ATENOLOL 967 929 13 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 957 913 14 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 928 917 15 7
RENAL CAPS 859 837 16 119
CITALOPRAM HBR 837 827 17 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 788 751 18 9
VIAGRA 755 705 19 69
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 754 728 20 35
IBUPROFEN 749 702 21 55
TEMAZEPAM 638 633 22 47
FUROSEMIDE 637 634 23 8
AMMONIUM LACTATE 632 626 24 141
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 578 576 25 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 576 555 26 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 545 539 27 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 537 516 28 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 529 507 29 30
FINASTERIDE 511 511 30 66
GEMFIBROZIL 503 467 10 31 82
MELOXICAM 481 469 32 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 479 469 33 36
CETIRIZINE HCL 479 456 10 33 213
VOLTAREN 474 461 35 102
CLOPIDOGREL 459 420 36 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 441 428 37 14
DILTIAZEM HCL 436 422 10 38 253
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 422 408 10 39 84
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 415 400 10 40 200
CARVEDILOL 407 398 41 20
LORATADINE 403 394 42 109
LORAZEPAM 381 381 43 73
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 370 370 44 57
CICLOPIROX 365 341 45 176
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 362 330 R 46 94
GABAPENTIN 361 343 47 17
CIALIS 356 356 10 48 179
JALYN 356 356 10 48 332
LEVOXYL 346 346 50 125
LIDODERM 341 328 51 108
GLIPIZIDE 328 310 52 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 323 314 53 38
CILOSTAZOL 316 286 54 168
GLYBURIDE 315 311 R 55 54
WARFARIN SODIUM 314 314 56 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 306 288 57 13
PLAVIX 305 291 58 39
ALLOPURINOL 290 282 59 37
KETOCONAZOLE 285 273 60 132
LANSOPRAZOLE 282 277 61 116
METOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 276 270 10 62 413
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 272 263 63 86
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 259 259 64 188
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 239 229 65 124
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 234 227 66 145
AZITHROMYCIN 234 231 66 34
SERTRALINE HCL 231 227 68 27
SURE COMFORT 227 217 69 161
FAMOTIDINE 223 214 70 61
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 216 178 S3 71 12
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 215 215 72 56
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 212 203 73 58
FLUNISOLIDE 211 205 10 74 284
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 210 202 75 53
BENICAR 203 198 76 114
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 196 184 77 171
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 190 189 78 164
NAMENDA 189 189 79 49
GALANTAMINE HBR 188 188 80 245
HYDROMET 185 172 10 81 439
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 184 177 82 110
VENTOLIN HFA 183 173 83 88
LANOXIN 178 178 84 231
VESICARE 177 173 85 209
MECLIZINE HCL 175 172 86 85
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167 161 87 340
CLONAZEPAM 164 164 88 146
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 163 159 89 248
GLIPIZIDE XL 162 155 90 190
PROCTOZONE-HC 158 153 91 216
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 155 141 92 152
JANUVIA 154 142 93 72
BENICAR HCT 147 145 94 165
ULTICARE 145 131 10 95 387
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 145 145 95 135
KLOR-CON 10 141 141 97 106
PAROXETINE HCL 134 123 98 60
AVODART 132 132 99 173
DESONIDE 132 120 99 381
LACTULOSE 126 125 101 128
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 124 124 102 349
ADVAIR DISKUS 123 118 103 52
TRAZODONE HCL 116 111 104 64
HEMATINIC WITH FOLIC ACID 114 114 10 105 572
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 110 102 106 160
TIZANIDINE HCL 109 97 107 126
LOPERAMIDE 109 102 107 271
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 108 108 109 261
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 107 98 S3 110 149
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 106 105 111 365
CRESTOR 106 101 111 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105 87 113 32
NEXIUM 104 104 114 44
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 103 95 115 379
DICYCLOMINE HCL 102 94 116 194
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 101 100 R 117 105
SINGULAIR 101 100 117 90
NAPROXEN 99 89 119 70
HYDRALAZINE HCL 98 97 120 81
CHERATUSSIN AC 98 97 120 286
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 98 98 120 74
DIOVAN 97 97 123 40
PRILOSEC OTC 94 94 124 285
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 92 84 125 210
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 91 89 R 126 290
MIRTAZAPINE 90 89 127 63
LANTUS 88 87 128 59
MUPIROCIN 86 83 129 137
NYSTATIN 84 80 130 195
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 84 83 130 78
TRAMADOL HCL 84 76 130 22
CHLORTHALIDONE 83 83 133 208
CALCITRIOL 82 82 134 265
PREDNISONE 81 72 135 43
CHERATUSSIN DAC 79 77 10 136 535
CLONIDINE HCL 78 77 137 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 78 137 45
NASONEX 77 77 139 220
LOVAZA 77 71 139 117
ZETIA 77 77 139 96
LYRICA 76 69 142 120
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75 70 143 65
TERAZOSIN HCL 75 75 143 103
CIPRODEX 75 73 143 558
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 74 74 146 276
MEGESTROL ACETATE 74 74 R 146 138
MI ACID 74 71 146 263
FENOFIBRATE 73 65 149 50
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72 72 150 127
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70 68 151 136
PHENAZOPYRIDINE HCL 70 67 151 370
ANASTROZOLE 69 69 153 344
HEMAX 69 69 10 153 412
CEPHALEXIN 68 64 155 142
FLUOXETINE HCL 68 67 155 68
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 68 68 155 303
BENAZEPRIL HCL 68 68 155 71
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 66 159 77
FOLBIC 66 61 159 255
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60 60 161 107
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59 52 R 162 98
VERAPAMIL ER 58 58 163 99
NOVOLIN 70-30 57 52 164 130
ONDANSETRON ODT 56 53 165 519
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 51 S2 165 91
METRONIDAZOLE 53 49 167 247
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52 52 168 307
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 52 49 168 656
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 51 48 170 201
AMIODARONE HCL 50 48 171 211
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 Feb. 5, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.