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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,330Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 198

$2.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 198

406 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 406 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

34% of this provider’s 406 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 4,181 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$182 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $351 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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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
OMEPRAZOLE 603 235 1 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 468 161 S3 2 26
SUCRALFATE 338 171 3 106
FLUCONAZOLE 314 41 4 38
ACYCLOVIR 312 46 5 29
RANITIDINE HCL 298 104 6 34
TRUVADA 294 44 7 2
FUROSEMIDE 261 137 8 24
ISENTRESS 241 41 9 3
SIMVASTATIN 208 153 10 9
LISINOPRIL 192 118 11 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 189 62 12 17
NEXIUM 179 73 13 40
NORVIR 167 20 14 1
ATRIPLA 166 15 15 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 155 97 16 11
OXYCODONE HCL 147 39 S2 17 97
CITALOPRAM HBR 146 58 18 49
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 136 45 S3 19 167
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 134 61 20 39
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 122 24 R 21 84
DRONABINOL 116 0 22 61
PREZISTA 115 19 23 4
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 114 79 S2 24 157
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 113 31 25 13
CARVEDILOL 112 85 26 48
ATENOLOL 110 69 27 30
ENDOCET 108 16 S2 28 181
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 102 66 29 12
IBUPROFEN 102 31 29 35
METFORMIN HCL 95 57 31 15
CLONIDINE HCL 93 22 32 71
AZITHROMYCIN 90 19 33 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88 48 34 79
KALETRA 88 0 34 19
LYRICA 86 17 36 57
PROAIR HFA 83 23 37 43
GABAPENTIN 83 26 37 21
CLOPIDOGREL 82 70 39 55
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74 30 40 52
BUPROPION XL 72 0 41 116
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 66 0 42 146
ANDROGEL 65 28 S3 43 91
CYMBALTA 65 26 43 119
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 64 37 45 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 19 45 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63 21 47 28
SERTRALINE HCL 61 14 48 46
CELEBREX 61 29 48 211
GLIMEPIRIDE 60 44 50 93
EPZICOM 58 0 51 10
LANTUS 57 49 52 128
CEPHALEXIN 56 16 53 82
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54 25 54 36
PREDNISONE 54 28 54 123
TRAMADOL HCL 53 22 56 42
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 53 0 S2 56 243
TRAZODONE HCL 53 0 56 65
TAMSULOSIN HCL 50 40 59 67
INSULIN SYRINGE 50 38 59 114
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 50 37 59 24
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. 10, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.