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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,039Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 1290

$460K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 216 out of 1290

740 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
35% 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

4% of this provider’s 740 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 740 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 11,395 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$29 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,079 817 1 1
LISINOPRIL 747 584 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 669 464 3 4
METFORMIN HCL 624 421 4 10
OMEPRAZOLE 586 355 5 2
ATENOLOL 458 395 6 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 452 231 S3 7 6
LOVASTATIN 398 350 8 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 358 281 9 92
FUROSEMIDE 353 270 10 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 320 244 11 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 317 245 12 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257 196 13 20
RANITIDINE HCL 237 163 14 49
ALPRAZOLAM 225 178 15 47
TRAMADOL HCL 201 92 16 25
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 201 186 16 64
GLIMEPIRIDE 199 159 18 57
FLUOXETINE HCL 189 111 19 79
WARFARIN SODIUM 184 154 20 22
GABAPENTIN 183 108 21 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 173 96 22 29
GLYBURIDE 156 138 R 23 87
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 153 135 24 39
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 152 116 25 130
TRAZODONE HCL 146 82 26 44
ALLOPURINOL 144 125 27 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138 91 28 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 134 83 29 35
SERTRALINE HCL 134 62 29 36
TERAZOSIN HCL 130 130 31 157
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 123 96 32 62
CARVEDILOL 121 74 33 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 118 86 34 15
FAMOTIDINE 112 63 35 128
PROAIR HFA 103 60 36 73
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 103 63 36 156
CLOPIDOGREL 101 85 38 24
AMOXICILLIN 98 58 39 227
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 95 68 40 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93 72 41 11
GEMFIBROZIL 91 54 42 210
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86 67 43 42
ESTRADIOL 83 47 R 44 177
CARISOPRODOL 81 0 R 45 78
NEXIUM 80 46 46 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77 64 47 46
AZITHROMYCIN 76 46 48 61
DILTIAZEM ER 76 60 48 262
DIGOXIN 75 67 50 51
PLAVIX 72 56 51 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71 56 52 26
CEPHALEXIN 71 46 52 139
MECLIZINE HCL 68 62 54 159
TEMAZEPAM 68 49 54 71
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67 18 R 56 105
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67 48 56 77
PENTOXIFYLLINE 66 66 58 251
PREDNISONE 65 48 59 21
SYMBICORT 64 26 60 109
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 64 40 60 86
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 52 62 58
VERAPAMIL ER 60 56 63 259
IBUPROFEN 59 33 64 74
PAROXETINE HCL 57 39 65 84
LANTUS 51 22 66 67
GLIPIZIDE 51 46 66 81
LORAZEPAM 50 44 68 132
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 Jan. 9, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.