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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,935Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 1290

$878K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 1290

831 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 831 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 831 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 12,700 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

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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 568 529 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 447 434 2 1
LISINOPRIL 341 319 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 339 304 4 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 332 321 5 29
CRESTOR 313 278 6 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 305 294 7 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 289 260 8 4
CLOPIDOGREL 239 229 9 24
FUROSEMIDE 231 206 10 9
METFORMIN HCL 224 214 11 10
ATENOLOL 215 193 12 18
NEXIUM 199 189 13 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 195 194 14 13
LANTUS 194 172 15 67
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194 176 15 20
PLAVIX 185 172 17 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 181 169 18 63
GABAPENTIN 170 155 19 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 154 152 20 19
DIGOXIN 138 136 21 51
LIDODERM 136 114 22 113
NAMENDA 133 133 23 27
ADVAIR DISKUS 128 116 24 37
CARVEDILOL 119 116 25 12
DIOVAN 115 100 26 53
TRAMADOL HCL 112 93 27 25
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 112 105 27 306
TAMSULOSIN HCL 110 96 29 11
FAMOTIDINE 104 101 30 128
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 102 92 31 80
LOVAZA 101 61 32 131
BUSPIRONE HCL 98 97 33 178
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94 75 34 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 94 82 34 22
SERTRALINE HCL 88 75 36 36
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 88 81 36 174
ALLOPURINOL 87 80 38 60
RISPERIDONE 87 77 38 68
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 85 74 40 35
NOVOLOG 85 81 40 167
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79 77 42 48
LACTULOSE 79 69 42 254
VOLTAREN 77 66 44 107
TRICOR 76 58 45 194
NOVOLIN R 74 66 46 303
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73 65 47 15
MECLIZINE HCL 72 72 48 159
LYRICA 71 68 49 94
BACLOFEN 70 60 50 122
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 69 66 51 23
HUMALOG 65 59 52 148
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65 56 52 58
CLONIDINE HCL 63 61 54 66
EXELON 62 62 55 95
PREDNISONE 62 57 55 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 55 S3 57 6
MIRTAZAPINE 61 56 57 93
LEVETIRACETAM 61 58 57 70
NOVOLIN 70-30 60 47 60 233
NAPROXEN 60 48 60 115
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60 54 60 43
KETOCONAZOLE 59 47 63 103
SINGULAIR 58 29 64 85
HUMULIN R 57 53 65 347
ACTOS 56 50 66 182
LEXAPRO 56 54 66 173
RANITIDINE HCL 56 37 66 49
CELEBREX 55 52 69 111
XARELTO 53 34 70 307
DIOVAN HCT 53 50 70 112
INSULIN SYRINGE 53 42 70 76
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52 48 73 319
TRAVATAN Z 50 50 74 50
NIFEDIPINE ER 50 50 74 110
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 50 48 74 212
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.