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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Gastroenterology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,489Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 708

$544K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 708

598 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
19% 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

6% of this provider’s 598 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 598 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 10,882 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 33%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $128 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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 821 791 1 16
LISINOPRIL 468 456 2 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 397 397 3 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 355 345 4 41
OMEPRAZOLE 351 338 5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 345 332 6 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 311 291 7 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 280 270 8 49
FUROSEMIDE 258 250 9 26
ATENOLOL 248 248 10 43
LOVASTATIN 235 223 11 69
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 227 227 12 87
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 203 203 13 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 195 166 S3 14 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 192 191 15 46
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186 180 16 34
ALLOPURINOL 182 181 17 64
GLIMEPIRIDE 179 179 18 79
FELODIPINE ER 168 156 19 117
METFORMIN HCL 149 141 20 33
PREDNISONE 134 132 21 52
WARFARIN SODIUM 131 131 22 51
SERTRALINE HCL 127 127 23 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 115 109 24 61
DIGOXIN 114 111 25 72
CRESTOR 107 104 26 45
AZITHROMYCIN 100 98 27 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100 96 27 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99 75 29 42
GABAPENTIN 97 71 30 66
CLOPIDOGREL 96 96 31 105
TEMAZEPAM 93 93 32 92
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86 85 33 68
PLAVIX 84 83 34 123
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83 80 35 80
VYTORIN 83 82 35 156
DIOVAN 81 81 37 97
ALPRAZOLAM 80 80 38 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 74 74 39 163
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68 68 40 102
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68 52 S2 40 172
KLOR-CON 10 67 66 42 174
LORAZEPAM 59 48 43 141
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 58 42 44 135
TRAMADOL HCL 56 42 45 50
CARVEDILOL 55 55 46 73
NITROSTAT 53 53 47 196
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 53 46 47 36
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52 41 49 200
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 51 28 S2 50 203
CEPHALEXIN 50 50 51 116
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 47 51 131
DIAZEPAM 50 37 51 150
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. 6, 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.