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Prescriber Checkup

SHAMIMARA BORACHI MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,528Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 123 out of 3593

$332K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1229 out of 3593

746 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
27% 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

7% of this provider’s 746 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 746 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 17,127 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$16 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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
LOVASTATIN 1,436 1,252 1 20
ATENOLOL 921 834 2 11
LISINOPRIL 844 722 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 804 710 4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 725 553 S3 5 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 636 527 6 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 587 525 7 8
ALPRAZOLAM 473 388 8 37
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 455 415 9 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 452 358 10 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 440 405 11 14
RANITIDINE HCL 428 375 12 27
PREDNISONE 394 327 13 49
METFORMIN HCL 386 327 14 6
GLIPIZIDE 380 328 15 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 377 272 16 60
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 367 323 17 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 359 341 18 22
FUROSEMIDE 357 307 19 9
VENTOLIN HFA 323 248 20 80
GABAPENTIN 317 266 21 16
TRAMADOL HCL 277 218 22 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 274 252 23 3
CLONIDINE HCL 244 199 24 41
TEMAZEPAM 239 195 25 56
DIGOXIN 235 200 26 58
CARVEDILOL 222 197 27 23
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 215 168 28 74
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 211 169 29 63
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 202 154 30 102
TIZANIDINE HCL 200 112 31 120
BACLOFEN 196 124 32 109
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 188 183 33 15
FAMOTIDINE 181 155 34 70
AMOXICILLIN 175 136 35 128
TAMSULOSIN HCL 171 144 36 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167 165 37 10
ALLOPURINOL 160 129 38 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 156 134 39 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 153 133 40 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 152 143 41 104
CLOPIDOGREL 151 131 42 30
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 141 125 43 329
TRAZODONE HCL 137 84 44 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 132 97 45 24
PLAVIX 130 117 46 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 126 113 47 18
MELOXICAM 121 102 48 29
SERTRALINE HCL 121 97 48 28
LEVOFLOXACIN 120 95 50 116
BUPROPION HCL 102 41 51 362
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 99 94 52 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97 95 53 61
GLIMEPIRIDE 95 90 54 44
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 94 82 55 119
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89 74 56 52
OMEPRAZOLE 88 83 57 5
LORAZEPAM 82 59 58 98
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 73 59 48
CAPTOPRIL 71 63 60 213
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 65 38 S2 61 171
CEPHALEXIN 60 52 62 150
MIRTAZAPINE 59 48 63 64
VIAGRA 55 30 64 84
DILTIAZEM ER 54 49 65 194
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 Sept. 28, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.