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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,629Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 198

$2.81M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 198

600 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

10% of this provider’s 600 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 600 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 5,339 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

36% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$206 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $351 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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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 392 210 1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 355 220 2 11
OMEPRAZOLE 315 123 3 7
LISINOPRIL 272 174 4 6
FUROSEMIDE 267 151 5 24
TRUVADA 235 0 6 2
NORVIR 233 0 7 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 227 92 8 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 223 90 S3 9 26
CRESTOR 222 50 10 14
METFORMIN HCL 204 104 11 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 185 59 12 17
NEXIUM 181 68 13 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 175 112 14 24
ATRIPLA 172 54 15 5
CARISOPRODOL 169 30 R 16 121
ISENTRESS 162 0 17 3
GABAPENTIN 150 42 18 21
PREZISTA 139 0 19 4
FLUCONAZOLE 118 17 20 38
KALETRA 116 0 21 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116 76 21 52
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 111 29 R 23 84
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 62 24 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106 40 25 60
ACYCLOVIR 103 0 26 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103 42 26 79
PROAIR HFA 100 0 28 43
ATENOLOL 97 46 29 30
VANCOMYCIN HCL 97 56 29 16
RANITIDINE HCL 97 28 29 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 95 55 32 49
CYMBALTA 94 11 33 119
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89 22 R 34 75
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86 42 35 39
CLOPIDOGREL 84 55 36 55
REYATAZ 82 0 37 8
FENOFIBRATE 80 29 38 54
ALLOPURINOL 80 40 38 58
DIOVAN 77 32 40 78
LYRICA 77 18 40 57
WARFARIN SODIUM 76 61 42 51
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 76 33 42 22
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75 36 44 47
TRICOR 75 34 44 65
MUPIROCIN 75 34 44 99
AZITHROMYCIN 73 42 47 23
TRAZODONE HCL 73 18 47 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 20 49 107
EPZICOM 72 0 49 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 71 44 51 93
SINGULAIR 69 24 52 131
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 69 0 S2 52 198
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68 13 54 13
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68 28 S2 54 143
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67 31 56 44
FAMOTIDINE 67 27 56 101
TRAMADOL HCL 67 25 56 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 65 49 59 36
SERTRALINE HCL 65 21 59 46
IBUPROFEN 62 22 61 35
GEMFIBROZIL 62 15 61 98
CARVEDILOL 60 49 63 48
VIREAD 58 0 64 31
DRONABINOL 56 0 65 61
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56 12 65 226
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56 32 65 27
JANUVIA 54 38 68 154
SANTYL 54 53 68 235
KLOR-CON M20 53 37 70 243
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 24 70 68
LOVASTATIN 53 49 70 33
ANDROGEL 52 0 S3 73 91
LEVETIRACETAM 50 0 74 171
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.