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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,037Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 1290

$770K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 92 out of 1290

317 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

5% of this provider’s 317 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 317 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 11,894 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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 485 468 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 460 455 2 4
NAMENDA 439 439 3 27
FUROSEMIDE 424 423 4 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 332 332 5 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 326 317 6 63
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 325 324 7 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 277 277 8 80
LISINOPRIL 255 252 9 5
OMEPRAZOLE 249 249 10 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 241 238 11 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 204 203 12 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 181 181 13 35
DIOVAN 177 177 14 53
KLOR-CON M20 173 173 15 268
LEVOFLOXACIN 172 170 16 150
GLIPIZIDE 152 152 17 81
SEROQUEL 146 146 18 186
MIRTAZAPINE 144 144 19 93
TRAZODONE HCL 140 140 20 44
KLOR-CON M10 138 138 21 386
TRAMADOL HCL 136 133 22 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 130 123 S3 23 6
LEXAPRO 128 127 24 173
EXELON 122 122 25 95
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 120 118 26 23
LOVASTATIN 119 119 27 45
CLONIDINE HCL 115 115 28 66
RISPERIDONE 108 108 29 68
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105 105 30 19
SERTRALINE HCL 100 98 31 36
NEXIUM 100 100 31 34
GABAPENTIN 97 94 33 8
AZITHROMYCIN 93 88 34 61
CITALOPRAM HBR 92 89 35 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92 92 35 14
LANTUS 91 91 37 67
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 89 89 38 212
ATENOLOL 82 82 39 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 79 40 20
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 78 78 41 315
RANITIDINE HCL 78 78 41 49
METFORMIN HCL 76 76 43 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73 70 44 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71 71 45 39
DIGOXIN 71 70 45 51
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 69 69 47 319
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 67 48 46
BENAZEPRIL HCL 68 68 48 140
JANUVIA 66 66 50 82
ALLOPURINOL 66 65 50 60
BUMETANIDE 65 65 52 196
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56 53 53 48
CARVEDILOL 56 55 53 12
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54 54 55 43
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53 53 56 121
NOVOLIN R 53 53 56 303
ROPINIROLE HCL 52 52 58 146
KETOCONAZOLE 51 51 59 103
CRESTOR 51 37 59 17
MELOXICAM 51 48 59 31
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 51 59 133
BUPROPION XL 50 50 63 143
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 Aug. 2, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.