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Prescriber Checkup

NINA GARCIA P.A.

3850 HOLLYWOOD BLVD SUITE 301

Hollywood | Florida | 33021

(954) 961-1200

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2011

Physician Assistant, Medical

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,663Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 236

$261K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 236

3,335 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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
Average for
this specialty
in Florida

Narcotics

N/A

Antipsychotics to Seniors

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 9,017 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

7% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$27 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $69 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

3 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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.

N

A narcotic drug. More » Misuse and abuse of narcotics led to some 16,000 overdose deaths in 2010.

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
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. It is also used to relieve the discomfort of mouth sores. More info »

1,049 994 10 1 26
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE

The combination of nystatin... +

The combination of nystatin and triamcinolone is used to treat fungal skin infections. It relieves itching, inflammation, and pain. More info »

1,045 971 10 2 34
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

Treats psoriasis, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. This medicine belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids. More info »

1,006 921 10 3 21
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Also used for the temporary relief of itching caused by these conditions. More info »

889 828 4 35
MUPIROCIN

Treats skin infections and... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. More info »

638 611 5 39
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Belongs to a class of drugs called antifungals. More info »

545 497 6 37
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. More info »

514 485 10 7 50
DESOXIMETASONE

Treats skin irritation, all... +

Treats skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other skin problems. Belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids. More info »

464 432 10 8 55
CETIRIZINE HCL 410 382 10 9 62
CICLOPIROX

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Belongs to a class of drugs called antifungals. More info »

366 348 10 53
HALOBETASOL PROPIONATE 321 296 10 11 71
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE

Topical clindamycin is used... +

Topical clindamycin is used to treat acne. Clindamycin is in a class of medications called lincomycin antibiotics. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of bacteria that cause acne and by decreasing swelling. More info »

277 254 10 12 76
METRONIDAZOLE

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in different areas of the body. More info »

222 209 10 13 83
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. More info »

183 167 14 73
ZOVIRAX

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster) and genital herpes. More info »

140 132 10 15 102
NIZORAL A-D 115 112 10 16 119
NAFTIN 98 96 17 132
METROGEL 95 87 10 18 133
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 90 86 19 137
DESONIDE

Relieves the itching, dryne... +

Relieves the itching, dryness, redness, and swelling caused by skin problems such as atopic dermatitis. This medicine is a steroid. More info »

79 76 20 104
X-VIATE 72 67 10 21 155
FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61 60 22 170
ALICLEN 60 59 10 23 174
TERBINAFINE HCL

Terbinafine is used to trea... +

Terbinafine is used to treat fungal infections of the toenail and fingernail. Terbinafine is in a class of medications called antifungals. It works by stopping the growth of fungi. More info »

60 57 23 174
FLUOROURACIL 59 57 25 178
CARAC 50 49 26 199
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 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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.
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