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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,105Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 70

$547K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 70

689 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
30% 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

2% of this provider’s 689 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 689 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 10,963 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,129 908 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 759 343 S3 2 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 597 501 3 2
ALLOPURINOL 509 449 4 31
OMEPRAZOLE 508 372 5 4
LISINOPRIL 453 432 6 3
METFORMIN HCL 406 357 7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 334 273 8 5
LOVASTATIN 314 256 9 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 280 206 10 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 249 169 11 16
FUROSEMIDE 243 186 12 6
ATENOLOL 242 228 13 21
TRAMADOL HCL 207 130 14 17
MELOXICAM 201 116 15 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 191 151 16 23
FENOFIBRATE 187 144 17 65
TRAZODONE HCL 185 121 18 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178 160 19 15
ALPRAZOLAM 160 110 20 60
GABAPENTIN 158 90 21 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 156 147 22 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 152 131 23 10
CARISOPRODOL 150 0 R 24 150
NAPROXEN 142 88 25 138
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134 126 26 58
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 130 103 27 78
GLIPIZIDE 129 87 28 48
RANITIDINE HCL 124 88 29 26
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 122 122 30 101
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115 110 31 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106 100 32 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 101 66 33 27
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 96 60 34 139
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 95 65 35 24
FINASTERIDE 92 92 36 75
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86 66 37 51
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 85 48 38 203
FOLIC ACID 82 77 39 122
AMOXICILLIN 82 60 39 129
PLAVIX 80 76 41 43
LORAZEPAM 80 78 41 187
VENTOLIN HFA 80 27 41 102
DONEPEZIL HCL 80 66 41 11
TEMAZEPAM 79 72 45 121
CARVEDILOL 74 73 46 19
LANTUS 73 45 47 38
TIZANIDINE HCL 71 31 48 142
IBUPROFEN 71 57 48 72
PREDNISONE 70 60 50 52
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69 60 51 12
CLOPIDOGREL 68 64 52 30
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68 32 R 52 103
MIRTAZAPINE 65 48 54 20
TERAZOSIN HCL 64 60 55 112
ZETIA 63 34 56 153
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 48 56 55
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 46 56 81
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 43 56 42
METHOCARBAMOL 60 43 R 60 225
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 46 61 47
ROPINIROLE HCL 58 29 61 106
RISPERIDONE 57 23 63 32
SERTRALINE HCL 57 21 63 22
GLIPIZIDE ER 56 50 65 204
TAMSULOSIN HCL 55 49 66 29
GLYBURIDE 55 43 R 66 74
MECLIZINE HCL 55 32 66 115
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53 41 69 54
PAROXETINE HCL 52 24 70 66
AZITHROMYCIN 51 41 71 40
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 Feb. 4, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.