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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,270Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 151

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 151

1,695 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

9% of this provider’s 1,695 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 1,695 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 19,316 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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 1,150 963 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,048 881 2 3
LISINOPRIL 1,034 868 3 5
METFORMIN HCL 853 636 4 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 851 719 5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 809 590 6 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 521 417 7 13
LOVASTATIN 492 400 8 31
ATENOLOL 470 411 9 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 455 311 10 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 416 325 11 7
FUROSEMIDE 377 324 12 6
CARVEDILOL 360 295 13 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 359 294 14 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 340 204 S3 15 10
GLIPIZIDE 336 291 16 43
CLONIDINE HCL 300 210 17 52
TRAMADOL HCL 298 234 18 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 294 259 19 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 269 203 20 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256 194 21 56
GABAPENTIN 245 126 22 14
BACLOFEN 233 157 23 87
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 230 182 24 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 227 202 25 21
AZITHROMYCIN 223 164 26 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 219 182 27 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 207 207 28 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 207 163 28 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 202 194 30 30
PROAIR HFA 194 125 31 71
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 185 110 S2 32 66
MELOXICAM 182 150 33 57
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 182 141 33 51
SPIRONOLACTONE 178 119 35 72
RANITIDINE HCL 178 125 35 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 176 140 37 16
GLYBURIDE 172 131 R 38 75
SERTRALINE HCL 169 112 39 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 155 90 40 18
HYDRALAZINE HCL 142 116 41 84
INSULIN SYRINGE 141 92 42 96
IBUPROFEN 139 89 43 69
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 136 112 44 91
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 135 117 S3 45 147
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 129 94 46 19
MECLIZINE HCL 128 107 47 86
ALPRAZOLAM 126 85 48 41
NAPROXEN 124 76 49 93
ALLOPURINOL 124 117 49 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 123 85 51 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122 87 52 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 97 53 59
TRAZODONE HCL 121 73 53 48
CLOPIDOGREL 117 101 55 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 116 68 56 98
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 115 115 R 57 107
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 110 48 S2 58 122
LANTUS 103 70 59 47
TERAZOSIN HCL 101 79 60 99
HUMULIN 70-30 97 43 61 227
NAMENDA 97 92 61 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96 88 63 55
DIGOXIN 96 87 63 39
FENOFIBRATE 92 66 65 61
NEXIUM 92 56 65 44
PAROXETINE HCL 92 60 65 54
NIFEDIPINE ER 91 88 68 83
PLAVIX 89 82 69 37
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 88 27 70 160
BENAZEPRIL HCL 85 56 71 103
GLIMEPIRIDE 84 78 72 58
OXYCODONE HCL 81 13 S2 73 67
CRESTOR 75 74 74 27
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 75 59 74 68
VENTOLIN HFA 74 53 76 114
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 73 47 77 189
KLOR-CON 10 71 47 78 95
GLIPIZIDE ER 71 66 78 123
PREDNISONE 71 38 78 45
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 70 44 81 115
VERAPAMIL ER 70 70 81 112
RISPERIDONE 68 56 83 50
DIOVAN 67 58 84 33
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 66 40 85 196
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66 40 R 85 156
GEMFIBROZIL 65 52 87 104
AGGRENOX 65 58 87 204
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64 50 89 89
SYMBICORT 62 61 90 181
JANTOVEN 62 30 90 141
CARISOPRODOL 61 11 R 92 141
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 60 42 93 256
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60 59 93 117
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59 41 95 133
JANUVIA 57 49 96 97
METFORMIN HCL ER 53 38 97 156
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52 27 S2 98 155
TIZANIDINE HCL 52 22 98 167
FINASTERIDE 51 51 100 70
TRICOR 51 29 100 172
DILTIAZEM ER 50 41 102 234
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 46 102 175
SYNTHROID 50 36 102 60
MORPHINE SULFATE 50 23 S2 102 237
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 8, 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.