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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,397Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 1211

$984K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 1211

616 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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 616 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 616 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 10,864 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $65 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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 781 559 1 1
CARVEDILOL 581 483 2 3
IBUPROFEN 567 421 3 70
FUROSEMIDE 511 367 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 495 288 5 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 477 349 6 2
METFORMIN HCL 411 317 7 27
LISINOPRIL 387 250 8 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 369 276 9 39
GLIPIZIDE 330 267 10 94
FAMOTIDINE 326 223 11 66
DIOVAN HCT 295 228 12 35
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 293 183 13 28
GABAPENTIN 263 204 14 57
NIFEDIPINE ER 241 173 15 43
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 233 147 16 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 233 134 16 4
CRESTOR 231 161 18 11
LANTUS 231 192 18 114
DONEPEZIL HCL 210 191 20 58
TRAMADOL HCL 201 149 21 65
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 194 124 22 32
SERTRALINE HCL 187 88 23 74
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 187 14 R 23 200
TAMSULOSIN HCL 167 88 25 62
CITALOPRAM HBR 158 114 26 67
RISPERIDONE 152 101 27 153
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145 83 28 17
NEXIUM 144 92 29 41
ACTOS 142 118 30 147
MEGESTROL ACETATE 139 110 R 31 128
PLAVIX 136 110 32 14
CLOPIDOGREL 131 108 33 10
NOVOLIN 70-30 128 83 34 137
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 120 68 35 175
LIDODERM 120 95 35 103
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 119 50 37 223
TRAZODONE HCL 109 49 38 165
INSULIN SYRINGE 101 81 39 126
ATENOLOL 101 38 39 13
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 95 91 41 210
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 91 69 42 9
NAMENDA 88 79 43 80
RANITIDINE HCL 86 67 44 45
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 40 S2 45 164
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 79 30 46 196
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79 54 46 5
VOLTAREN 79 69 46 106
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77 50 49 108
LOVAZA 76 75 50 52
GLYBURIDE 74 68 R 51 109
BUSPIRONE HCL 72 57 52 208
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 72 68 52 309
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69 46 S3 54 72
DIOVAN 69 68 54 21
HALOPERIDOL 68 12 56 284
LYRICA 67 49 57 144
SEROQUEL 66 39 58 237
MECLIZINE HCL 65 52 59 90
AZITHROMYCIN 65 42 59 63
ALLOPURINOL 62 47 61 59
WARFARIN SODIUM 61 52 62 8
CLONIDINE HCL 59 38 63 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58 54 64 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 56 41 65 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 54 54 66 156
SURE COMFORT 53 38 67 181
DIGOXIN 53 50 67 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53 38 67 60
LEVETIRACETAM 53 20 67 194
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 17 71 98
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 0 72 131
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 Aug. 4, 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.