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Prescriber Checkup

LUIS FERNANDEZ D.O.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,373Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 3593

$609K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 427 out of 3593

952 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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

3% of this provider’s 952 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 952 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 37,228 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

$16 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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 2,607 2,557 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,482 1,440 2 5
RENAL CAPS 1,320 1,314 10 3 112
LISINOPRIL 1,280 1,276 4 2
VITAMIN D2 1,040 1,013 5 124
SYNTHROID 946 905 6 51
ALPRAZOLAM 882 854 7 37
METFORMIN HCL 811 793 8 6
RANITIDINE HCL 768 747 9 27
TEMAZEPAM 751 726 10 56
ATENOLOL 719 685 11 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 674 648 12 3
LORATADINE 654 643 13 129
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 649 649 14 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 592 588 15 8
VIAGRA 589 578 16 84
TAMSULOSIN HCL 584 579 17 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 570 557 18 10
FENOFIBRATE 550 529 19 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 534 528 20 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 514 491 21 12
LOVASTATIN 513 513 22 20
FOLIC ACID 512 468 23 117
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 463 444 24 22
FUROSEMIDE 434 433 25 9
GABAPENTIN 386 374 26 16
FINASTERIDE 365 365 27 79
CITALOPRAM HBR 360 336 28 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 348 348 29 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 341 341 30 18
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 309 297 31 63
GLIPIZIDE 301 268 32 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 287 280 33 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 281 269 34 14
IBUPROFEN 264 217 35 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 261 235 36 15
GLYBURIDE 241 241 R 37 55
CARVEDILOL 238 236 38 23
CICLOPIROX 238 234 38 170
CETIRIZINE HCL 233 220 40 225
CLOPIDOGREL 229 229 41 30
CIALIS 215 212 42 176
PAROXETINE HCL 213 213 43 62
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 212 189 44 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 198 197 S3 45 7
LANSOPRAZOLE 198 197 45 113
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 197 197 47 177
ALLOPURINOL 195 195 48 35
CLONAZEPAM 195 171 48 164
LIDODERM 191 183 50 78
PLAVIX 179 179 51 42
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 172 170 52 74
SERTRALINE HCL 170 170 53 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168 168 54 26
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 164 162 55 94
TRAMADOL HCL 163 142 56 17
GLIPIZIDE XL 162 162 57 179
VOLTAREN 158 147 58 85
AMMONIUM LACTATE 154 150 59 125
VENTOLIN HFA 148 136 60 80
MELOXICAM 146 145 61 29
LORAZEPAM 146 143 61 98
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 138 138 63 61
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 136 136 64 65
KETOCONAZOLE 133 127 65 118
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 133 127 65 147
DIOVAN HCT 129 125 67 76
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 122 122 68 104
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 115 99 S2 69 93
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 103 70 48
LEVOXYL 112 112 70 111
LACTULOSE 111 110 72 126
PROCTOZONE-HC 109 108 73 209
NIFEDIPINE ER 108 108 74 75
LANOXIN 105 105 75 223
NITROSTAT 103 101 76 224
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 101 100 77 236
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98 94 78 52
BENICAR 97 93 79 131
NAMENDA 95 95 80 50
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 95 92 80 241
VITAL-D RX 94 83 82 276
SURE COMFORT 93 93 83 159
AZITHROMYCIN 91 86 84 34
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 91 90 84 4
GEMFIBROZIL 90 84 86 88
CILOSTAZOL 88 88 87 163
PENTOXIFYLLINE 86 86 88 149
ADVAIR DISKUS 86 86 88 47
DICYCLOMINE HCL 85 85 90 190
VERAPAMIL ER 85 85 90 99
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 84 84 92 66
FAMOTIDINE 83 69 93 70
FLUNISOLIDE 82 77 94 261
NAPROXEN 82 78 94 68
MEGESTROL ACETATE 81 81 R 96 152
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 79 78 97 187
MUPIROCIN 78 73 98 132
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 78 77 98 191
QUINAPRIL HCL 78 66 98 219
ACTOS 77 77 101 133
FLUOXETINE HCL 75 75 102 60
SYMBICORT 74 68 103 160
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74 74 103 13
CHERATUSSIN AC 73 73 105 330
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72 71 106 145
PROPRANOLOL HCL 70 70 107 181
SINGULAIR 66 66 108 77
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65 60 109 69
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65 57 109 119
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64 64 111 107
CRESTOR 63 63 112 21
MECLIZINE HCL 63 63 112 96
MIRTAZAPINE 62 62 114 64
PRILOSEC OTC 62 62 114 334
BENICAR HCT 60 60 116 155
GALANTAMINE HBR 60 60 116 239
Q-TUSSIN DM 60 56 116 314
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60 58 116 71
MI ACID 59 56 120 272
PREDNISONE 59 44 120 49
KLOR-CON 10 59 59 120 114
IRBESARTAN 58 58 123 258
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 58 R 123 90
LYRICA 58 56 123 105
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 58 49 R 123 286
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57 57 127 151
ATACAND 57 57 127 417
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56 55 129 175
TERAZOSIN HCL 55 55 130 115
DIOVAN 55 55 130 46
LEVITRA 54 47 132 297
AVODART 53 53 133 180
TIZANIDINE HCL 53 47 133 120
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 51 135 300
NEXIUM 50 50 136 36
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 50 46 R 136 95
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 Feb. 22, 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.