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Prescriber Checkup

LEANDRO OTERO MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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41,021Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 3593

$1.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 3593

1,201 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,201 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 38,245 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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 2,103 1,903 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,770 1,707 2 1
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 966 941 3 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 890 801 4 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 829 782 5 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 815 788 6 19
LOVASTATIN 785 753 7 20
METFORMIN HCL 769 668 8 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 692 679 9 31
LISINOPRIL 691 645 10 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 689 673 11 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 683 644 12 12
FOLIC ACID 679 587 13 117
CIALIS 637 546 10 14 176
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 618 562 15 13
ALPRAZOLAM 551 499 16 37
LANSOPRAZOLE 538 511 10 17 113
VITAMIN D2 525 472 18 124
ATENOLOL 510 494 19 11
GABAPENTIN 502 462 20 16
FUROSEMIDE 499 447 21 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 497 448 22 65
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 495 459 23 48
KETOCONAZOLE 481 419 24 118
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 469 449 25 45
CLOPIDOGREL 469 460 25 30
TEMAZEPAM 467 433 27 56
VOLTAREN 419 383 28 85
CRESTOR 399 366 29 21
CICLOPIROX 367 346 30 170
TAMSULOSIN HCL 366 347 31 33
CARVEDILOL 361 345 32 23
SUCRALFATE 357 319 33 237
PLAVIX 355 348 34 42
GLYBURIDE 324 315 R 35 55
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 322 297 36 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 317 305 37 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 313 290 38 15
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 313 297 38 365
IBUPROFEN 300 258 40 43
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 283 258 41 74
NAMENDA 279 279 42 50
GLIMEPIRIDE 277 257 43 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 277 270 43 8
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 266 245 45 63
WARFARIN SODIUM 254 231 46 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254 239 46 26
AMMONIUM LACTATE 247 241 48 125
RANITIDINE HCL 246 225 49 27
DIOVAN 220 208 50 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 220 207 50 52
CALCITRIOL 218 212 52 403
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 218 203 52 38
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 217 200 54 94
GLIPIZIDE 211 209 55 40
SINGULAIR 207 200 56 77
NEXIUM 202 185 57 36
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 202 186 57 147
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 202 180 57 24
VENTOLIN HFA 199 169 60 80
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 197 189 61 253
PAROXETINE HCL 196 184 62 62
FENOFIBRATE 184 173 63 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 181 174 64 47
SERTRALINE HCL 175 165 65 28
PENTOXIFYLLINE 167 167 66 149
BENICAR HCT 154 152 67 155
ACTOS 153 148 68 133
NIFEDIPINE ER 151 151 69 75
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 148 137 R 70 95
PREDNISONE 147 137 71 49
DIGOXIN 145 133 72 58
BENICAR 145 145 72 131
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 142 138 74 191
NAPROXEN 140 136 75 68
ALLOPURINOL 139 135 76 35
EXELON 139 127 76 123
PEN NEEDLE 137 121 78 188
AZITHROMYCIN 137 123 78 34
CLONIDINE HCL 137 137 78 41
CLONAZEPAM 137 123 78 164
DIOVAN HCT 135 134 82 76
INSULIN SYRINGE 134 112 83 91
CITALOPRAM HBR 127 126 84 25
FINASTERIDE 121 121 85 79
CHLORTHALIDONE 118 100 86 227
COMBIVENT 118 111 86 161
SYMBICORT 118 114 86 160
VYTORIN 117 117 89 216
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 115 115 90 61
VESICARE 112 112 91 205
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 112 107 91 175
ROPINIROLE HCL 111 102 93 144
METFORMIN HCL ER 110 98 94 67
LORAZEPAM 105 104 95 98
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 104 99 96 151
PROMETHAZINE-CODEINE 102 98 R 97 338
ZOSTAVAX 101 100 98 168
SPIRONOLACTONE 99 93 99 86
AVODART 98 98 100 180
VIAGRA 98 90 100 84
SPIRIVA 97 81 102 87
FLUOXETINE HCL 96 92 103 60
JANUVIA 95 88 104 81
CILOSTAZOL 94 94 105 163
LACTULOSE 94 83 105 126
ACTONEL 93 90 107 197
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 91 64 108 66
DICYCLOMINE HCL 91 83 108 190
GLIPIZIDE ER 91 90 108 101
SYNTHROID 89 81 111 51
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 86 82 112 228
LOVAZA 81 81 113 106
PROAIR HFA 79 61 114 54
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69 69 115 135
TRAZODONE HCL 68 55 116 53
AMIODARONE HCL 67 56 117 269
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67 53 117 122
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63 62 119 71
BONIVA 63 63 119 328
LANTUS 62 55 121 57
LYRICA 62 62 121 105
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60 59 123 119
LIDODERM 59 57 124 78
MECLIZINE HCL 59 57 124 96
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58 55 126 145
MEGESTROL ACETATE 58 53 R 126 152
MELOXICAM 58 58 126 29
FLUCONAZOLE 56 50 129 229
NOVOLIN 70-30 54 50 130 146
RAMIPRIL 53 53 131 92
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52 52 132 104
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 52 52 132 203
KLOR-CON 10 52 50 132 114
BUMETANIDE 52 45 132 148
LUMIGAN 52 51 132 333
NIFEDICAL XL 51 51 137 281
RESTASIS 51 50 137 264
METRONIDAZOLE 51 45 137 268
LEXAPRO 51 48 137 184
ONE TOUCH ULTRA TEST STRIPS 51 47 10 137 597
VERAPAMIL ER 50 50 142 99
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. 1, 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.