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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,467Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 1290

$708K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 104 out of 1290

334 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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

5% of this provider’s 334 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 12,089 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
OMEPRAZOLE 550 515 1 2
LOVASTATIN 526 475 2 45
METFORMIN HCL 422 392 3 10
IBUPROFEN 356 332 4 74
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 287 242 5 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 251 251 6 13
SIMVASTATIN 246 233 7 1
CLOPIDOGREL 231 203 8 24
TEMAZEPAM 228 228 9 71
LISINOPRIL 222 196 10 5
ATENOLOL 221 203 11 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 220 220 12 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 219 219 13 3
GABAPENTIN 215 185 14 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214 200 15 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 211 177 16 7
VIAGRA 209 192 17 124
ALPRAZOLAM 200 184 18 47
RANITIDINE HCL 186 169 19 49
GLIPIZIDE 186 166 19 81
NEXIUM 182 182 21 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 176 176 22 22
FUROSEMIDE 176 168 22 9
TRAMADOL HCL 171 145 24 25
AZITHROMYCIN 169 148 25 61
PLAVIX 166 155 26 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165 155 27 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 150 150 28 11
MECLIZINE HCL 146 130 29 159
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145 132 30 106
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 143 114 31 15
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 142 125 32 153
DIOVAN HCT 138 123 33 112
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 138 118 33 63
CARVEDILOL 134 134 35 12
CRESTOR 129 104 36 17
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 118 116 37 174
LIDODERM 117 104 38 113
MEGESTROL ACETATE 107 95 R 39 198
VYTORIN 106 99 40 293
NIFEDIPINE ER 105 93 41 110
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 81 41 92
NAPROXEN 104 104 43 115
BENICAR HCT 102 82 44 241
LOVAZA 96 78 45 131
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 96 88 45 35
CELEBREX 94 86 47 111
TRICOR 93 69 48 194
PROAIR HFA 92 68 49 73
VOLTAREN 85 75 50 107
ADVAIR DISKUS 83 71 51 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76 65 52 46
BYSTOLIC 73 60 53 251
LANTUS 70 49 54 67
LORAZEPAM 70 49 54 132
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70 65 54 14
CILOSTAZOL 63 63 57 237
CYMBALTA 61 57 58 59
GLIMEPIRIDE 60 60 59 57
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60 60 59 62
DIOVAN 57 41 61 53
ALLOPURINOL 56 56 62 60
SYNTHROID 55 50 63 28
NASONEX 52 52 64 168
BENICAR 51 51 65 205
LANSOPRAZOLE 51 33 65 181
SINGULAIR 50 39 67 85
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 40 67 88
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.