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Prescriber Checkup

ALBERTO HERNANDEZ M.D.

2695 S LE JEUNE RD SUITE #300

Coral gables | Florida | 33134

(305) 446-0330

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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51,379Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 129

$1.72M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 129

1,156 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 1,156 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 50,515 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
LOVASTATIN 3,522 3,460 10 1 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,239 2,212 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 2,166 2,134 3 2
LISINOPRIL 2,006 1,986 4 3
TEMAZEPAM 1,690 1,669 10 5 31
ALPRAZOLAM 1,443 1,437 10 6 28
FUROSEMIDE 1,301 1,279 7 8
ATENOLOL 1,162 1,152 8 10
RANITIDINE HCL 1,018 998 9 25
METFORMIN HCL 978 944 10 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 905 890 11 7
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 871 854 12 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 829 823 13 17
FOLIC ACID 827 827 14 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 817 793 15 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 752 727 16 5
LACTULOSE 707 702 17 71
PRILOSEC OTC 632 628 10 18 119
DONEPEZIL HCL 606 594 19 29
SIMVASTATIN 569 565 20 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 561 550 21 26
CLOPIDOGREL 549 534 22 23
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 519 495 10 23 66
GLIPIZIDE 468 458 24 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 439 433 25 22
DICYCLOMINE HCL 431 425 10 26 126
LORAZEPAM 431 428 26 79
SYNTHROID 422 422 28 61
PAROXETINE HCL 398 398 29 56
ALLOPURINOL 386 374 30 42
PLAVIX 359 350 31 36
NAMENDA 354 354 32 48
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 344 342 10 33 156
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 336 336 34 51
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 334 333 R 35 78
IBUPROFEN 325 320 36 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 319 316 37 12
SINGULAIR 315 315 38 67
TAMSULOSIN HCL 314 314 39 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 288 288 40 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 287 287 41 13
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 283 282 42 104
CYANOCOBALAMIN INJECTION 276 269 10 43 180
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 276 270 43 68
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 274 262 45 148
AMOXICILLIN 273 258 46 107
CARVEDILOL 263 263 47 18
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 258 246 48 58
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254 254 49 32
DIGOXIN 253 252 50 47
VIAGRA 250 237 51 52
MECLIZINE HCL 249 249 52 75
VERAPAMIL ER 247 247 53 106
CLONAZEPAM 247 247 53 97
DIOVAN 237 227 55 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 235 235 56 57
TRAMADOL HCL 234 234 57 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 226 225 58 33
NAPROXEN 224 216 59 62
CLONIDINE HCL 223 211 60 49
HYDROCODONE-HOMATROPINE MBR 223 208 S3 10 60 201
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 216 211 62 100
AZITHROMYCIN 210 203 63 35
CRESTOR 208 201 64 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 204 204 65 80
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 196 168 66 64
MEGESTROL ACETATE 192 192 R 67 86
PROAIR HFA 185 174 68 53
INSULIN SYRINGE 183 171 69 70
ACTONEL 180 180 70 135
NIFEDIPINE ER 177 177 71 76
VOLTAREN 175 172 72 68
CILOSTAZOL 172 172 73 137
GABAPENTIN 171 171 74 16
GEMFIBROZIL 170 170 75 88
DIOVAN HCT 169 167 76 82
LANSOPRAZOLE 169 169 76 111
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 167 155 78 14
ACTOS 165 163 79 103
ADVAIR DISKUS 161 157 80 46
BUMETANIDE 159 148 81 123
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 158 155 R 10 82 196
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 153 153 83 44
GLYBURIDE 151 151 R 84 55
TERAZOSIN HCL 146 143 85 96
PROCTOZONE-HC 146 146 85 158
LORATADINE 142 142 87 127
AVODART 135 135 88 152
PREDNISONE 124 124 89 54
MELOXICAM 123 123 90 43
BENICAR HCT 123 123 90 92
NYSTATIN 110 109 92 159
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 110 110 92 85
CIALIS 108 97 94 136
FINASTERIDE 107 107 95 84
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 105 105 96 147
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 104 104 97 115
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 104 104 97 65
PROMETHAZINE-DM 101 99 R 10 99 277
FENOFIBRATE 101 101 99 45
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 99 96 101 139
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 99 95 R 101 278
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 93 103 199
LANTUS 97 97 103 59
FAMOTIDINE 93 93 105 60
GLIMEPIRIDE 90 82 106 50
PROPRANOLOL HCL 86 86 107 220
SERTRALINE HCL 86 86 107 39
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 86 85 107 245
JANUVIA 85 85 110 94
NEXIUM 85 85 110 40
LEXAPRO 83 80 112 161
CARTIA XT 82 82 113 189
CITALOPRAM HBR 82 82 113 27
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 82 82 113 138
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 79 77 116 81
DIAZEPAM 76 76 117 183
SSD 74 72 118 173
AMIODARONE HCL 73 73 119 210
NOVOLIN 70-30 69 69 120 108
NIFEDIAC CC 69 69 120 295
RAMIPRIL 64 64 122 117
LYRICA 64 64 122 131
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 64 64 122 260
DILTIAZEM HCL 64 64 122 240
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 64 64 122 168
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63 63 127 19
PENTOXIFYLLINE 63 63 127 151
LATANOPROST 61 61 129 200
HUMULIN 70-30 58 58 130 177
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55 50 131 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55 44 131 187
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54 54 133 174
HYDROXYZINE HCL 53 49 R 134 276
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 53 53 134 320
HYDROMET 52 50 10 136 322
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 51 51 137 328
DILTIAZEM ER 51 50 137 144
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 50 139 73
EVISTA 50 50 139 251
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 6, 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.