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Prescriber Checkup

CONRADO BERMUDEZ M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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48,606Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 3593

$958K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 149 out of 3593

1,619 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 1,619 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 1,619 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 45,520 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$20 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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 2,910 2,741 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 2,169 1,993 2 5
LISINOPRIL 1,967 1,838 3 2
RENAL CAPS 1,406 1,355 10 4 112
METFORMIN HCL 1,333 1,256 5 6
RANITIDINE HCL 1,292 1,224 6 27
TEMAZEPAM 1,048 999 10 7 56
GABAPENTIN 1,018 928 8 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 928 847 9 3
ALPRAZOLAM 842 791 10 37
VIAGRA 810 745 11 84
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 749 718 12 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 748 709 13 12
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 731 717 14 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 731 719 14 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 710 680 16 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 687 612 17 8
FUROSEMIDE 660 643 18 9
FENOFIBRATE 654 587 19 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 599 598 20 14
ATENOLOL 580 558 21 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 567 553 22 22
LORATADINE 541 508 23 129
AMMONIUM LACTATE 523 477 24 125
SYNTHROID 523 477 24 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 521 505 26 33
VOLTAREN 517 487 27 85
GLIPIZIDE 472 433 28 40
FOLIC ACID 468 464 29 117
GALANTAMINE HBR 438 434 30 239
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 426 413 31 63
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 417 380 32 145
CLOPIDOGREL 399 380 33 30
LANSOPRAZOLE 378 358 34 113
WARFARIN SODIUM 368 363 35 18
IBUPROFEN 355 293 36 43
FINASTERIDE 313 301 37 79
CARVEDILOL 311 305 38 23
PLAVIX 298 278 39 42
LEVITRA 293 282 10 40 297
LORAZEPAM 290 275 41 98
FLUNISOLIDE 288 271 10 42 261
PAROXETINE HCL 272 265 43 62
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271 239 44 26
GLYBURIDE 265 253 R 45 55
NAPROXEN 256 208 46 68
VENTOLIN HFA 253 230 47 80
CICLOPIROX 245 195 48 170
LOVASTATIN 234 234 49 20
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 232 223 S3 50 153
DONEPEZIL HCL 227 226 51 31
VITAMIN D2 224 211 52 124
KETOCONAZOLE 214 209 53 118
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 211 211 54 177
CITALOPRAM HBR 210 185 55 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210 197 55 48
PROCTOZONE-HC 204 174 57 209
FAMOTIDINE 197 192 58 70
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 196 182 59 236
DIOVAN 193 193 60 46
CIALIS 191 185 61 176
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 187 171 62 94
LOVAZA 184 148 63 106
GLIPIZIDE XL 184 184 63 179
MELOXICAM 180 177 65 29
CHLORTHALIDONE 180 161 65 227
MI ACID 178 167 10 67 272
LEVOXYL 173 166 68 111
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 172 168 69 74
SERTRALINE HCL 172 163 69 28
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 171 152 71 203
CLONAZEPAM 161 134 72 164
DICYCLOMINE HCL 159 148 73 190
Q-TUSSIN DM 153 146 10 74 314
MUPIROCIN 148 143 75 132
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 147 138 76 71
BENICAR 146 146 77 131
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 146 146 77 66
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 146 136 77 147
CETIRIZINE HCL 142 137 80 225
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 140 126 81 119
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 127 115 R 82 95
SURE COMFORT 124 101 83 159
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 122 109 84 15
ACTOS 114 107 85 133
NIFEDIPINE ER 114 97 85 75
CRESTOR 114 110 85 21
MOMETASONE FUROATE 112 105 88 339
LANTUS 111 69 89 57
TRADJENTA 110 107 90 335
PENTOXIFYLLINE 109 109 91 149
TRAMADOL HCL 108 101 92 17
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 108 102 92 241
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106 77 S3 94 7
NAMENDA 105 105 95 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100 88 96 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 98 98 97 44
CLONIDINE HCL 97 97 98 41
COMBIVENT 97 90 98 161
PANCRELIPASE 5,000 96 96 10 100 526
NYSTATIN 95 86 101 167
AFEDITAB CR 94 86 102 298
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 94 94 102 191
SPIRONOLACTONE 94 92 102 86
PROPRANOLOL HCL 93 85 105 181
SINGULAIR 93 87 105 77
LIDODERM 91 87 107 78
HUMULIN 70-30 90 86 108 215
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 90 86 R 108 286
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89 56 R 110 90
RISPERIDONE 89 68 110 83
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88 85 112 32
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 87 84 113 187
ALLOPURINOL 87 87 113 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 85 73 115 4
ADVAIR DISKUS 83 80 116 47
IRBESARTAN 83 83 116 258
LATANOPROST 82 82 118 195
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 79 79 119 65
DETROL LA 79 79 119 262
FLUOXETINE HCL 78 76 121 60
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76 74 122 122
GEMFIBROZIL 75 62 123 88
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 75 70 R 123 316
BENZONATATE 74 64 125 377
LYRICA 73 68 126 105
BENICAR HCT 71 68 127 155
DIOVAN HCT 70 60 128 76
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70 70 128 61
VERAPAMIL ER 70 70 128 99
BENAZEPRIL HCL 69 67 131 69
LOPERAMIDE 69 63 131 277
NEXIUM 68 52 133 36
AVODART 68 68 133 180
PRILOSEC OTC 66 66 135 334
MEGESTROL ACETATE 66 66 R 135 152
SYMBICORT 63 54 137 160
CILOSTAZOL 59 59 138 163
ALFUZOSIN HCL 59 50 138 566
FELODIPINE ER 59 59 138 229
NITROSTAT 59 58 138 224
MIRTAZAPINE 59 59 138 64
SPIRIVA 59 51 138 87
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58 55 144 104
GOLYTELY 57 42 145 321
TERAZOSIN HCL 57 57 145 115
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57 52 145 151
AGGRENOX 56 56 148 288
LANOXIN 55 55 149 223
ULTICARE 55 46 149 370
JANUVIA 55 38 149 81
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 51 152 135
TRAZODONE HCL 51 38 153 53
ATACAND 50 26 154 417
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 Nov. 19, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.