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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Legal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,582Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 58

$345K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 58

85 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
100% 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

14% of this provider’s 85 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 85 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 4,347 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

66 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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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
FUROSEMIDE 320 229 1 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 255 206 2 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 192 106 S3 3 11
SIMVASTATIN 192 172 3 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 153 153 5 12
GABAPENTIN 150 106 6 14
LISINOPRIL 135 126 7 3
NOVOLIN R 118 93 8 118
DIGOXIN 110 91 9 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 100 57 10 88
NAMENDA 96 96 11 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 90 90 12 29
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 90 90 12 5
TRAMADOL HCL 89 89 14 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 83 83 15 2
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 76 64 16 186
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 75 55 17 83
CARVEDILOL 70 70 18 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 66 48 19 6
BUMETANIDE 65 65 20 200
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 64 52 21 202
MIRTAZAPINE 62 53 22 58
NITROFURANTOIN 59 51 23 211
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 35 S2 24 87
LANTUS 53 33 25 51
PHENYTOIN 53 12 25 220
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 35 27 166
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. 2, 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.