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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,950Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 1479

$898K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 1479

978 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
3% 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 Puerto Rico
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 978 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 978 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 17,316 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $33 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 Puerto Rico
SIMVASTATIN 1,624 1,147 1 1
GABAPENTIN 1,062 742 2 5
METFORMIN HCL 1,016 695 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 929 610 4 7
GLIPIZIDE 891 609 10 5 13
RANITIDINE HCL 827 520 6 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 775 597 7 9
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 612 454 8 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 564 412 9 6
SYNTHROID 562 358 10 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 508 366 11 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 484 400 12 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 456 337 13 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 419 261 14 21
FUROSEMIDE 331 274 15 15
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 325 218 16 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 320 247 17 8
ATENOLOL 298 211 18 11
AZITHROMYCIN 261 146 19 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 243 164 20 48
DEXAMETHASONE 242 157 21 60
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 240 149 22 29
DIPYRIDAMOLE 227 162 R 23 56
PLAVIX 226 194 24 52
SUCRALFATE 217 96 25 135
TAMSULOSIN HCL 216 190 26 36
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215 138 27 14
LISINOPRIL 198 141 28 16
CLOPIDOGREL 188 175 29 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 183 115 30 27
FENOFIBRATE 175 89 31 37
CILOSTAZOL 175 141 31 65
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174 103 33 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 170 154 34 31
SERTRALINE HCL 165 126 35 38
PREDNISONE 165 123 35 67
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 162 115 37 125
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 158 79 38 102
PENTOXIFYLLINE 157 125 39 40
ZETIA 155 93 40 113
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 152 119 41 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 151 87 42 23
RAMIPRIL 141 99 43 63
TRAMADOL HCL 140 79 44 20
BACLOFEN 139 56 45 89
DONEPEZIL HCL 132 126 46 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 130 98 47 41
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 129 81 48 91
PROAIR HFA 129 73 48 80
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 124 107 50 33
SINGULAIR 119 105 51 74
MECLIZINE HCL 116 95 52 50
NAMENDA 114 114 53 69
CARVEDILOL 113 79 54 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 113 38 S3 54 163
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109 75 56 26
VERAPAMIL ER 108 76 57 34
HUMULIN N 106 85 58 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 106 79 58 94
WARFARIN SODIUM 105 95 60 83
PIROXICAM 98 72 61 144
EVISTA 97 63 62 79
DIGOXIN 97 80 62 61
DIOVAN HCT 96 72 64 86
IRBESARTAN 94 66 65 78
ACTOS 91 48 66 233
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 91 54 66 224
SPIRIVA 89 64 68 164
ASPIRIN EC 88 75 69 24
LANTUS 88 68 69 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 63 71 104
LEVOFLOXACIN 79 41 72 115
LANSOPRAZOLE 75 58 73 92
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69 0 S2 74 70
HUMULIN 70-30 67 54 75 43
NAPROXEN 64 54 76 57
INSULIN SYRINGE 63 47 77 30
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 62 21 R 78 118
GLYCOPYRROLATE 62 37 78 248
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 60 46 80 234
NABUMETONE 60 24 80 22
DILTIAZEM HCL 60 58 80 111
CLONIDINE HCL 59 49 83 71
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56 46 84 108
TRICOR 54 0 85 178
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 30 86 76
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53 31 86 181
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52 28 88 39
CYMBALTA 52 30 88 159
CAPTOPRIL 51 35 90 28
AVAPRO 51 36 90 114
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50 40 92 217
DIOVAN 50 47 92 85
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 9, 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.