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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,256Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 1290

$790K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 85 out of 1290

753 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
11% 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 753 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 753 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 17,221 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,187 1,147 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 717 690 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 595 585 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 592 549 4 2
GABAPENTIN 518 484 5 8
LISINOPRIL 516 501 6 5
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 386 384 7 39
CRESTOR 383 366 8 17
FUROSEMIDE 369 353 9 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 349 342 10 14
METFORMIN HCL 326 301 11 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 302 252 S3 12 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 293 272 13 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 293 277 13 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 289 270 15 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 275 275 16 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 249 243 17 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 248 216 18 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 247 243 19 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 210 210 20 42
TEMAZEPAM 200 194 21 71
ALPRAZOLAM 197 168 22 47
ATENOLOL 197 192 22 18
LOVASTATIN 186 176 24 45
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 185 181 25 62
RANITIDINE HCL 185 183 25 49
TRAMADOL HCL 184 183 27 25
LORAZEPAM 182 164 28 132
AZITHROMYCIN 170 158 29 61
EVISTA 167 166 30 287
CLOPIDOGREL 164 161 31 24
SERTRALINE HCL 161 150 32 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152 149 33 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 151 134 34 11
DILTIAZEM ER 145 137 35 262
GLIMEPIRIDE 142 138 36 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 138 134 37 48
MELOXICAM 136 129 38 31
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 133 129 39 46
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 132 123 40 101
CARVEDILOL 128 122 41 12
GEMFIBROZIL 124 105 42 210
DONEPEZIL HCL 119 119 43 13
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 119 107 43 130
FENOFIBRATE 116 116 45 98
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116 108 45 26
FINASTERIDE 111 98 47 40
PLAVIX 109 107 48 32
PAROXETINE HCL 99 67 49 84
DIGOXIN 96 93 50 51
ESTRADIOL 94 74 R 51 177
DIOVAN 94 89 51 53
VENTOLIN HFA 93 88 53 123
PREDNISONE 92 89 54 21
GLIPIZIDE ER 92 70 54 206
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 86 75 56 77
MECLIZINE HCL 85 83 57 159
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 84 84 58 161
GLYBURIDE 84 80 R 58 87
ALLOPURINOL 84 72 58 60
TRAZODONE HCL 82 81 61 44
NAMENDA 80 80 62 27
SYNTHROID 79 79 63 28
FELODIPINE ER 77 77 64 369
IRBESARTAN 75 72 65 501
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73 68 66 58
CLONIDINE HCL 72 60 67 66
JANTOVEN 70 65 68 279
MIRTAZAPINE 70 70 68 93
ADVAIR DISKUS 66 63 70 37
LEVOTHROID 63 63 71 587
VESICARE 63 63 71 104
LEVOFLOXACIN 63 56 71 150
FLUOXETINE HCL 57 54 74 79
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 51 75 63
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 50 76 92
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 Nov. 4, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.