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Prescriber Checkup

JORGE RODRIGUEZ M.D

999 PONCE DE LEON BLVD SUITE 930

Coral gables | Florida | 33134

(305) 442-0028

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,983Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 147 out of 1290

$197K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 499 out of 1290

766 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 766 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 766 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 5,711 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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
OMEPRAZOLE 272 267 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 197 191 2 1
LISINOPRIL 162 158 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 154 137 4 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 154 141 4 48
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149 147 6 7
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122 109 S2 7 65
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 121 119 8 3
ATENOLOL 110 99 9 18
FUROSEMIDE 108 103 10 9
ALPRAZOLAM 99 97 11 47
METFORMIN HCL 97 97 12 10
FOLIC ACID 96 92 13 188
WARFARIN SODIUM 93 81 14 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 92 15 20
TEMAZEPAM 86 84 16 71
CITALOPRAM HBR 82 81 17 29
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 79 66 18 62
GABAPENTIN 79 74 18 8
SERTRALINE HCL 78 75 20 36
CRESTOR 77 75 21 17
PAROXETINE HCL 76 76 22 84
DIOVAN 70 70 23 53
DONEPEZIL HCL 68 67 24 13
FAMOTIDINE 64 59 25 128
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 64 64 25 14
TRAMADOL HCL 60 58 27 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 58 57 28 23
NOVOLOG 56 55 29 167
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51 51 30 11
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.