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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,258Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 1290

$830K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 74 out of 1290

873 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 873 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 14,022 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
LISINOPRIL 715 566 1 5
ATENOLOL 536 471 2 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 507 475 3 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 479 415 4 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 455 449 5 19
LOVASTATIN 392 336 6 45
DIOVAN 375 324 7 53
SIMVASTATIN 357 288 8 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 351 294 9 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 348 336 10 7
CLOPIDOGREL 317 263 11 24
OMEPRAZOLE 315 275 12 2
CRESTOR 311 264 13 17
CARVEDILOL 311 263 13 12
FUROSEMIDE 288 246 15 9
PLAVIX 284 236 16 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 254 229 17 58
DIGOXIN 242 195 18 51
METFORMIN HCL 241 180 19 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 232 231 20 35
CLONIDINE HCL 209 196 21 66
TERAZOSIN HCL 208 185 22 157
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 207 175 23 62
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 186 170 24 64
FENOFIBRATE 177 146 25 98
DIOVAN HCT 174 152 26 112
RANITIDINE HCL 170 142 27 49
WARFARIN SODIUM 166 128 28 22
FOLIC ACID 159 155 29 188
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 144 133 30 26
SERTRALINE HCL 141 134 31 36
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141 125 31 106
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 140 105 33 4
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 139 126 34 77
ADVAIR DISKUS 117 109 35 37
CLONAZEPAM 113 104 36 170
NEXIUM 112 77 37 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 111 100 38 13
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 107 88 39 130
PAROXETINE HCL 105 101 40 84
BENICAR HCT 105 105 40 241
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 95 76 42 153
BUPROPION HCL 93 76 43 379
MECLIZINE HCL 93 81 43 159
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90 70 45 11
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 89 73 46 212
JANUVIA 86 67 47 82
PRADAXA 83 83 48 179
GABAPENTIN 81 66 49 8
LANTUS 80 47 50 67
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79 64 51 15
INSULIN SYRINGE 76 49 52 76
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 75 64 53 315
NITROSTAT 75 54 53 160
EVISTA 73 73 55 287
LOVAZA 73 45 55 131
AMMONIUM LACTATE 72 58 57 276
SOTALOL 72 72 57 226
NIFEDIPINE ER 72 56 57 110
PROAIR HFA 72 67 57 73
FINASTERIDE 71 59 61 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 67 62 92
VOLTAREN 70 53 62 107
NIASPAN 70 63 62 210
SPIRONOLACTONE 70 52 62 126
ALPRAZOLAM 68 68 66 47
IBUPROFEN 68 47 66 74
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 57 68 137
TRICOR 66 54 68 194
VERAPAMIL ER 65 64 70 259
TRAMADOL HCL 64 57 71 25
NAMENDA 61 61 72 27
MICARDIS 60 54 73 439
VIAGRA 59 46 74 124
BENICAR 59 53 74 205
AVODART 57 57 76 69
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 56 50 77 101
MELOXICAM 56 40 77 31
RANEXA 55 50 79 258
SPIRIVA 52 52 80 75
GLIPIZIDE 51 33 81 81
ACTONEL 50 41 82 207
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 June 19, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.