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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,422Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 70

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 70

1,045 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

5% of this provider’s 1,045 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 1,045 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 28,651 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$31 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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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 1,728 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 1,911 1,650 2 1
LISINOPRIL 1,418 1,163 3 3
METFORMIN HCL 1,308 1,003 4 9
GABAPENTIN 1,116 792 5 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,027 901 6 2
GLIMEPIRIDE 1,005 855 7 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 832 734 8 5
CARVEDILOL 752 643 9 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 722 621 10 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 666 599 11 24
LOVASTATIN 660 530 12 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 657 556 13 25
TRAMADOL HCL 589 416 14 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 586 511 15 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 581 477 16 18
MELOXICAM 545 427 17 39
RANITIDINE HCL 501 413 18 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 478 346 19 27
FUROSEMIDE 470 392 20 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 454 383 21 29
BENAZEPRIL HCL 450 421 22 111
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 448 363 S3 23 8
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 415 339 24 50
ALLOPURINOL 415 366 24 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 415 332 24 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 412 297 27 23
CLOPIDOGREL 405 353 28 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 391 363 29 28
ATENOLOL 368 317 30 21
TRAZODONE HCL 341 290 31 36
LIPITOR 298 249 32 140
WARFARIN SODIUM 278 200 33 10
CLONIDINE HCL 277 230 34 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 275 205 35 47
GLIPIZIDE 273 186 36 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 270 217 37 58
PLAVIX 264 225 38 43
FENOFIBRATE 258 203 39 65
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226 202 40 82
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 207 155 41 12
FAMOTIDINE 204 186 42 73
DONEPEZIL HCL 201 200 43 11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 201 178 43 78
PREDNISONE 195 151 45 52
FINASTERIDE 195 184 45 75
GEMFIBROZIL 187 115 47 89
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 179 116 48 175
MIRTAZAPINE 173 156 49 20
JANUVIA 161 112 50 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 158 150 51 92
TIZANIDINE HCL 152 110 52 142
NIFEDIPINE ER 150 137 53 112
LANTUS 137 107 54 38
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 134 92 55 103
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 132 115 R 56 155
VENTOLIN HFA 119 62 57 102
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 114 105 58 86
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 112 93 59 54
AZITHROMYCIN 111 83 60 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103 78 61 42
LEVOFLOXACIN 103 69 61 71
DIGOXIN 101 76 63 41
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 97 97 64 70
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 97 83 64 81
METFORMIN HCL ER 94 83 66 132
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91 77 67 51
GLIPIZIDE ER 90 70 68 204
TERAZOSIN HCL 89 76 69 112
SERTRALINE HCL 89 69 69 22
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 87 48 R 71 103
PROPRANOLOL HCL 86 77 72 165
RISPERIDONE 84 77 73 32
NITROSTAT 82 55 74 200
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81 56 75 147
HUMULIN N 81 73 75 258
DIOVAN 81 81 75 44
DILTIAZEM ER 81 69 75 189
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80 55 79 146
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 64 80 262
CILOSTAZOL 77 65 81 160
NAMENDA 77 77 81 13
BUMETANIDE 77 63 81 109
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 75 73 84 151
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 40 85 61
BUPROPION HCL SR 73 23 86 191
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70 52 87 88
ADVAIR DISKUS 70 58 87 55
SYNTHROID 70 53 87 114
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69 50 90 143
HUMULIN 70-30 66 35 91 204
BUPROPION XL 65 54 92 148
GLYBURIDE 63 60 R 93 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 62 62 94 95
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 62 44 94 168
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 61 47 96 203
KLOR-CON 10 60 44 97 117
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 31 S2 98 64
PAROXETINE HCL 57 30 99 66
CEPHALEXIN 57 49 99 123
TRANDOLAPRIL 56 33 101 296
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55 54 102 238
CRESTOR 55 40 102 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54 50 104 84
LOVAZA 52 36 105 141
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 51 36 106 306
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 Jan. 22, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.