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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,837Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 1290

$523K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 181 out of 1290

1,161 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
24% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,161 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 1,161 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 16,066 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$29 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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 1,166 1,079 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 817 752 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 789 740 3 1
LISINOPRIL 704 659 4 5
LOVASTATIN 439 413 5 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 418 392 6 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 382 369 7 7
METFORMIN HCL 370 342 8 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 369 362 9 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 369 348 9 19
FUROSEMIDE 363 325 11 9
ALPRAZOLAM 363 299 11 47
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 332 311 S3 13 6
SERTRALINE HCL 316 281 14 36
ATENOLOL 297 277 15 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 291 277 16 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 272 272 17 62
WARFARIN SODIUM 263 223 18 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 255 245 19 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 220 200 20 15
TEMAZEPAM 216 207 21 71
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 208 195 22 35
GABAPENTIN 191 172 23 8
LORAZEPAM 186 180 24 132
MELOXICAM 179 147 25 31
ALLOPURINOL 163 140 26 60
RANITIDINE HCL 153 127 27 49
GLIPIZIDE 147 147 28 81
PAROXETINE HCL 143 135 29 84
CRESTOR 143 119 29 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 134 127 31 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 134 123 31 29
GLYBURIDE 132 129 R 33 87
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 129 108 34 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 125 125 35 13
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 123 111 36 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 122 107 37 79
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 115 78 R 38 97
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 114 110 39 156
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 104 99 40 64
TRAMADOL HCL 101 86 41 25
CLOPIDOGREL 95 95 42 24
KLOR-CON 8 91 89 43 389
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87 82 44 48
ESTRADIOL 86 72 R 45 177
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 84 83 46 77
NIFEDIPINE ER 84 70 46 110
TRAZODONE HCL 83 52 48 44
AZITHROMYCIN 80 68 49 61
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 79 75 50 130
GLIMEPIRIDE 79 72 50 57
FAMOTIDINE 77 75 52 128
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 75 75 53 310
SYNTHROID 74 66 54 28
SPIRIVA 72 66 55 75
CARVEDILOL 72 72 55 12
CLONIDINE HCL 68 59 57 66
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68 68 57 352
PROAIR HFA 67 48 59 73
NEXIUM 67 57 59 34
TIZANIDINE HCL 66 53 61 152
PLAVIX 65 63 62 32
FELODIPINE ER 64 63 63 369
DILTIAZEM ER 64 64 63 262
EVISTA 62 49 65 287
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 59 55 66 527
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 51 67 37
IBUPROFEN 56 48 68 74
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55 45 S3 69 138
TERAZOSIN HCL 54 54 70 157
DIAZEPAM 54 19 70 261
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53 48 72 63
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52 52 73 140
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 45 74 58
NITROSTAT 51 48 74 160
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 43 74 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 42 77 126
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 Aug. 5, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.