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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,574Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 1290

$597K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 145 out of 1290

569 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
20% 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

6% of this provider’s 569 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 569 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 16,435 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 687 652 1 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 676 629 2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 651 612 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 611 578 4 1
LISINOPRIL 498 493 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 491 470 6 9
ATENOLOL 427 416 7 18
OMEPRAZOLE 385 341 8 2
METFORMIN HCL 378 365 9 10
ALPRAZOLAM 316 301 10 47
TEMAZEPAM 310 288 11 71
GLIPIZIDE 295 264 12 81
WARFARIN SODIUM 293 291 13 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 270 263 14 39
LOVASTATIN 266 249 15 45
TRAMADOL HCL 264 254 16 25
GLYBURIDE 255 235 R 17 87
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 230 225 18 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 228 215 19 42
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 220 184 S3 20 6
ALLOPURINOL 203 202 21 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 203 170 21 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 186 169 23 35
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 186 183 23 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 185 171 25 11
MELOXICAM 184 165 26 31
SERTRALINE HCL 180 166 27 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175 168 28 20
CLONIDINE HCL 172 139 29 66
PLAVIX 166 165 30 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 164 164 31 19
CARVEDILOL 158 156 32 12
DIGOXIN 157 148 33 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 145 145 34 13
CLOPIDOGREL 134 134 35 24
GABAPENTIN 130 121 36 8
SYNTHROID 129 124 37 28
DIOVAN 124 124 38 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122 119 39 26
KLOR-CON 10 113 112 40 291
AZITHROMYCIN 105 92 41 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103 91 42 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 99 74 43 37
PAROXETINE HCL 99 99 43 84
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 94 45 106
FENOFIBRATE 92 80 46 98
TRAZODONE HCL 89 81 47 44
TORSEMIDE 88 88 48 296
BUMETANIDE 84 84 49 196
CYMBALTA 83 69 50 59
CRESTOR 82 75 51 17
RANITIDINE HCL 82 82 51 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81 77 53 14
PROAIR HFA 80 69 54 73
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 78 63 55 234
FAMOTIDINE 78 70 55 128
NIFEDIPINE ER 78 73 55 110
ZETIA 76 64 58 165
NEXIUM 76 75 58 34
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 75 74 60 77
TERAZOSIN HCL 73 73 61 157
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71 61 62 48
DIAZEPAM 68 68 63 261
FENTANYL 65 53 S2 64 89
DILTIAZEM ER 62 62 65 262
INSULIN SYRINGE 62 59 65 76
GEMFIBROZIL 61 61 67 210
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61 61 67 64
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 59 51 69 166
FINASTERIDE 59 59 69 40
GLIMEPIRIDE 58 58 71 57
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 41 72 126
DETROL LA 54 54 72 351
LORAZEPAM 51 32 74 132
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 March 18, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.