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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Surgery

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,036Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 53

$919K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 53

613 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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 Puerto Rico
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 9,925 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

40% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $46 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 4.


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 Puerto Rico
CRESTOR 702 540 1 4
METFORMIN HCL 545 387 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 520 452 3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 433 313 4 7
IBUPROFEN 405 306 5 9
SIMVASTATIN 288 224 6 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 283 229 7 13
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 282 209 8 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 244 207 9 12
DIOVAN 243 207 10 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 211 162 11 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 205 177 12 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 193 136 13 21
LOVAZA 191 150 14 22
PLAVIX 189 168 15 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 177 137 16 24
ATENOLOL 175 151 17 25
LISINOPRIL 164 121 18 27
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 158 118 19 28
NEXIUM 157 101 20 31
TRAMADOL HCL 152 127 21 8
FUROSEMIDE 135 108 22 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134 97 23 20
DIOVAN HCT 133 119 24 33
CLOPIDOGREL 127 104 25 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 122 122 26 36
NABUMETONE 119 81 27 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 89 28 37
GLYBURIDE 116 87 R 29 38
CARVEDILOL 111 102 30 39
NAPROXEN 110 77 31 40
NIFEDIPINE ER 105 69 32 41
PATANOL 102 82 33 42
ACTOS 100 76 34 43
PROMETHAZINE HCL 97 55 R 35 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94 82 36 45
GLIPIZIDE 93 74 37 28
PROAIR HFA 91 70 38 46
AZITHROMYCIN 86 56 39 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 85 56 40 50
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 53 41 53
DEXILANT 77 66 42 54
GABAPENTIN 77 48 42 54
MECLIZINE HCL 76 60 44 56
CELEBREX 73 65 45 57
VOLTAREN 72 57 46 58
CIPRODEX 70 40 47 60
HYDROXYZINE HCL 69 43 R 48 61
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 68 49 49 62
GLIPIZIDE ER 68 60 49 62
GLIPIZIDE XL 68 57 49 62
AMITIZA 66 42 52 65
LYRICA 64 45 53 66
LANSOPRAZOLE 64 53 53 66
CLOTRIMAZOLE 64 45 53 66
SERTRALINE HCL 64 46 53 66
VENTOLIN HFA 62 50 57 70
AVODART 60 59 58 71
TAMSULOSIN HCL 57 42 59 73
LIDODERM 56 36 60 74
SOLARAZE 55 42 61 75
METFORMIN HCL ER 54 26 62 76
RANITIDINE HCL 50 28 63 79
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 May 29, 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.