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Prescriber Checkup

ELDA HERNANDEZ MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,339Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 83 out of 3647

$939K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 272 out of 3647

687 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

2% of this provider’s 687 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 27,565 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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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 1,550 1,505 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,216 1,196 2 1
LISINOPRIL 1,139 1,086 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,100 1,056 4 5
ALPRAZOLAM 912 909 5 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 750 749 6 2
ATENOLOL 749 742 7 10
CRESTOR 745 721 8 19
RANITIDINE HCL 718 677 9 29
GABAPENTIN 699 688 10 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 679 666 11 18
FUROSEMIDE 646 632 12 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 551 550 13 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 480 470 14 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 447 420 15 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 435 411 16 74
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 417 405 17 9
CARVEDILOL 416 416 18 20
GLYBURIDE 383 383 R 19 54
TEMAZEPAM 359 358 20 47
CLOPIDOGREL 345 345 21 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 328 317 22 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 319 319 23 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 300 300 24 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 298 289 25 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 296 296 26 24
FENOFIBRATE 284 257 27 50
FELODIPINE ER 270 270 28 186
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 269 269 R 29 94
MELOXICAM 245 229 30 33
PLAVIX 244 244 31 39
LOVASTATIN 243 243 32 21
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 238 221 33 84
PAROXETINE HCL 236 236 34 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 234 233 35 25
NAMENDA 226 226 36 49
SERTRALINE HCL 224 211 37 27
DIGOXIN 221 221 38 51
CLONIDINE HCL 218 218 39 46
LORAZEPAM 216 216 40 73
VIAGRA 215 203 41 69
METFORMIN HCL 212 201 42 6
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 206 206 43 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194 194 44 28
FINASTERIDE 189 189 45 66
VERAPAMIL ER 185 185 46 99
NEXIUM 183 174 47 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 181 180 48 14
JANUVIA 174 171 49 72
BENICAR 164 133 50 114
TERAZOSIN HCL 160 160 51 103
TRAMADOL HCL 157 156 52 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 149 149 53 30
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 147 136 54 135
BACLOFEN 138 130 55 97
FAMOTIDINE 137 134 56 61
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 135 135 57 65
GALANTAMINE HBR 132 132 58 245
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 131 131 59 155
LANSOPRAZOLE 130 130 60 116
PROAIR HFA 127 111 61 62
IBUPROFEN 124 115 62 55
MECLIZINE HCL 107 106 63 85
NAPROXEN 105 104 64 70
LOVAZA 93 91 65 117
ACTONEL 92 92 66 196
CILOSTAZOL 91 91 67 168
EASY TOUCH 90 78 68 279
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 89 73 69 86
MEGESTROL ACETATE 89 89 R 69 138
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 82 71 48
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 79 79 72 35
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 79 71 72 152
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 78 78 74 57
SYNTHROID 77 77 75 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 77 77 75 77
ALLOPURINOL 75 75 77 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 72 72 78 52
FLOVENT HFA 70 62 79 345
FLUOXETINE HCL 70 70 79 68
PREDNISONE 69 68 81 43
KETOCONAZOLE 68 62 82 132
AZITHROMYCIN 68 64 82 34
AVODART 66 66 84 173
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 65 65 85 188
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 64 64 86 386
GLIPIZIDE 64 64 86 41
ACTOS 61 61 88 148
VOLTAREN 60 60 89 102
SSD 59 59 90 310
SINGULAIR 58 52 91 90
LEXAPRO 55 55 92 177
PENTOXIFYLLINE 53 53 93 180
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 49 94 53
NIFEDIAC CC 50 50 94 325
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.