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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,725Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 151

$569K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 151

311 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%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
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 311 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 311 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 10,320 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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
OMEPRAZOLE 479 462 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 456 456 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 363 357 3 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 336 323 4 9
NAMENDA 286 286 5 20
FUROSEMIDE 279 279 6 6
RISPERIDONE 262 246 7 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 261 261 8 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253 247 9 7
LISINOPRIL 253 244 9 5
ATENOLOL 243 231 11 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 242 226 12 3
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 222 203 13 68
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 218 216 14 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 189 187 15 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 162 158 16 16
TRAZODONE HCL 147 133 17 48
KLOR-CON 10 142 141 18 95
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 138 138 19 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131 129 20 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 126 115 21 40
CARVEDILOL 117 117 22 22
DIGOXIN 116 116 23 39
SERTRALINE HCL 110 110 24 25
CLOPIDOGREL 105 105 25 29
FAMOTIDINE 98 98 26 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91 91 27 12
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 91 88 27 102
AZITHROMYCIN 89 88 29 36
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 77 76 30 132
KLOR-CON M20 77 77 30 106
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76 70 32 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 76 76 32 21
MIRTAZAPINE 76 76 32 28
CEPHALEXIN 71 71 35 108
GLIPIZIDE 71 71 35 43
SEROQUEL 70 68 37 113
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 68 38 13
PLAVIX 67 61 39 37
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 64 57 40 165
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 63 S3 41 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62 62 42 26
TRAMADOL HCL 61 41 43 24
GABAPENTIN 60 55 44 14
PREDNISONE 58 58 45 45
LEVETIRACETAM 58 58 45 85
CLONIDINE HCL 57 46 47 52
LATANOPROST 56 56 48 209
DIOVAN 56 45 48 33
PAROXETINE HCL 56 56 48 54
NOVOLOG 55 34 51 76
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55 54 51 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55 55 51 23
MECLIZINE HCL 53 53 54 86
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51 51 55 82
METFORMIN HCL 51 51 55 8
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 May 29, 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.