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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,724Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 63 out of 1290

$616K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 135 out of 1290

350 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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

9% of this provider’s 350 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 350 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 9,391 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
SIMVASTATIN 393 353 1 1
LISINOPRIL 340 303 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 271 227 3 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 268 244 4 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 267 251 5 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 262 208 6 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 258 245 7 4
TRAMADOL HCL 215 160 8 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 156 141 9 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 155 140 S3 10 6
NAMENDA 148 131 11 27
GABAPENTIN 144 99 12 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 144 133 12 63
OMEPRAZOLE 132 120 14 2
METFORMIN HCL 130 105 15 10
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 127 119 16 201
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119 100 17 14
PREDNISONE 118 111 18 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115 94 19 48
DIGOXIN 114 114 20 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 114 99 20 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 114 114 20 13
MIRTAZAPINE 111 111 23 93
CITALOPRAM HBR 107 85 24 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 101 25 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105 86 26 26
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 98 92 27 137
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 97 96 28 368
LANTUS 97 92 28 67
CLONIDINE HCL 96 74 30 66
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 93 84 31 234
GLIPIZIDE 92 80 32 81
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90 82 33 58
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88 75 34 11
CARVEDILOL 86 79 35 12
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84 68 R 36 105
FAMOTIDINE 83 66 37 128
LEVOFLOXACIN 83 73 37 150
BUSPIRONE HCL 81 69 39 178
CLOPIDOGREL 75 62 40 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 52 41 126
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71 48 42 19
GLIPIZIDE ER 69 56 43 206
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68 65 44 39
ALLOPURINOL 64 56 45 60
FENTANYL 64 58 S2 45 89
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 64 37 45 121
AZITHROMYCIN 62 52 48 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62 61 48 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 61 48 37
TRAZODONE HCL 61 52 51 44
NOVOLOG 61 59 51 167
DILTIAZEM ER 61 56 51 262
SPIRIVA 60 60 54 75
FLUOXETINE HCL 60 54 54 79
LEXAPRO 60 60 54 173
RANITIDINE HCL 57 49 57 49
FINASTERIDE 57 57 57 40
NYSTATIN 56 54 59 440
CYMBALTA 53 29 60 59
LEVETIRACETAM 52 52 61 70
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 49 S2 62 52
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 April 19, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.