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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,763Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 1290

$793K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 82 out of 1290

528 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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

3% of this provider’s 528 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 528 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 9,381 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

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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 707 518 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 525 401 2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 301 268 3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 292 244 4 23
OMEPRAZOLE 275 197 5 2
CRESTOR 231 203 6 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230 197 7 14
METFORMIN HCL 212 154 8 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 210 197 9 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195 148 10 20
LISINOPRIL 193 148 11 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 167 159 12 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 144 120 13 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 142 106 14 39
SERTRALINE HCL 142 142 14 36
NAMENDA 141 141 16 27
FUROSEMIDE 139 111 17 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 135 118 18 29
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 133 116 19 62
ATENOLOL 129 81 20 18
NEXIUM 126 93 21 34
RAMIPRIL 113 101 22 136
CLOPIDOGREL 109 95 23 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 96 24 106
DONEPEZIL HCL 106 106 25 13
GABAPENTIN 102 61 26 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 101 86 27 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 98 59 28 19
PLAVIX 92 83 29 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91 44 30 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 91 91 30 80
RANITIDINE HCL 88 52 32 49
CARVEDILOL 85 73 33 12
ALPRAZOLAM 83 83 34 47
MEGESTROL ACETATE 81 53 R 35 198
FAMOTIDINE 79 54 36 128
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 78 53 37 166
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 74 62 38 130
DIOVAN 73 73 39 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68 36 40 26
AZITHROMYCIN 67 56 41 61
WARFARIN SODIUM 67 67 41 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66 18 43 201
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65 55 44 63
CYMBALTA 63 59 45 59
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 15 S3 46 6
LORAZEPAM 62 62 46 132
LIPITOR 62 51 46 195
DIGOXIN 60 60 49 51
LEVETIRACETAM 60 32 49 70
DIOVAN HCT 60 50 49 112
MELOXICAM 57 53 52 31
EXELON 56 56 53 95
KETOCONAZOLE 56 25 53 103
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 49 53 46
PRADAXA 53 53 56 179
FINASTERIDE 53 41 56 40
JANUMET 53 45 56 217
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52 39 59 88
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 51 60 92
QUINAPRIL HCL 51 51 60 459
PEN NEEDLE 50 29 62 72
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 Dec. 3, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.