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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Gastroenterology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,841Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 708

$772K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 708

1,356 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

1% of this provider’s 1,356 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 1,356 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 15,343 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 33%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $128 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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
FUROSEMIDE 764 737 1 26
OMEPRAZOLE 695 619 2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 633 567 3 36
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 543 503 4 18
RISPERIDONE 443 404 5 76
MIRTAZAPINE 424 382 6 58
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 421 369 7 78
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 419 383 8 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 403 359 9 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 386 364 10 51
SERTRALINE HCL 340 324 11 65
SIMVASTATIN 272 243 12 16
RANITIDINE HCL 256 196 13 5
NAMENDA 241 234 14 98
LISINOPRIL 241 236 14 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 241 240 14 81
TRAMADOL HCL 239 234 17 50
GABAPENTIN 218 198 18 66
PEG-3350 WITH FLAVOR PACKS 180 153 19 4
METFORMIN HCL 179 167 20 33
METRONIDAZOLE 177 163 21 22
CARVEDILOL 172 168 22 73
CITALOPRAM HBR 169 160 23 49
EXELON 162 159 24 119
DIGOXIN 159 159 25 72
SPIRONOLACTONE 145 139 26 70
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144 133 27 2
ATENOLOL 141 140 28 43
AZITHROMYCIN 141 120 28 29
PREDNISONE 128 121 30 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 126 109 31 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 124 114 32 99
GLIMEPIRIDE 123 123 33 79
FAMOTIDINE 123 120 33 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 121 120 35 106
ALLOPURINOL 118 118 36 64
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 105 90 37 147
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 102 100 38 96
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97 96 39 46
GAVILYTE-N 97 85 39 21
TRAZODONE HCL 95 69 41 102
METOLAZONE 93 93 42 151
LANTUS 92 90 43 108
TRILYTE WITH FLAVOR PACKETS 91 80 44 56
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 87 45 41
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 87 77 46 153
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86 84 47 8
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 83 77 48 15
MELOXICAM 80 67 49 160
NEXIUM 78 50 50 3
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75 62 51 86
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 75 74 51 162
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74 74 53 42
KLOR-CON M20 74 74 53 113
BUMETANIDE 73 64 55 164
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72 68 56 167
RAMIPRIL 72 57 56 131
LATANOPROST 71 71 58 168
PROMETHAZINE HCL 70 60 R 59 60
DICYCLOMINE HCL 69 50 60 9
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 67 62 61 135
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 64 56 62 179
CLONIDINE HCL 63 49 63 181
CYMBALTA 62 57 64 183
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 61 57 65 126
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 54 S3 66 32
CEPHALEXIN 58 54 67 116
LEVETIRACETAM 57 56 68 188
AMOXICILLIN 57 47 68 62
CLOPIDOGREL 54 48 70 105
CHOLESTYRAMINE 54 51 70 40
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 53 43 72 196
SPIRIVA 50 38 73 147
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. 24, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.