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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,518Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 1290

$596K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 147 out of 1290

856 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
36% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 856 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 15,989 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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 1,194 1,160 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 947 883 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 717 685 3 2
METFORMIN HCL 678 651 4 10
SYNTHROID 596 570 5 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 564 564 6 19
ATENOLOL 509 507 7 18
LISINOPRIL 466 439 8 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 426 423 9 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 376 366 10 7
RANITIDINE HCL 351 343 11 49
TEMAZEPAM 345 335 12 71
LOVASTATIN 283 274 13 45
FOLIC ACID 276 262 14 188
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242 242 15 20
ALPRAZOLAM 237 230 16 47
SERTRALINE HCL 235 235 17 36
GLYBURIDE 212 197 R 18 87
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 174 174 19 39
PLAVIX 166 164 20 32
CRESTOR 165 161 21 17
CLOPIDOGREL 160 158 22 24
METHIMAZOLE 159 158 23 232
AZITHROMYCIN 158 150 24 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156 144 25 106
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 153 153 26 130
WARFARIN SODIUM 142 142 27 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 139 139 28 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132 132 29 14
INSULIN SYRINGE 131 130 30 76
BENICAR 124 118 31 205
CARVEDILOL 123 121 32 12
EVISTA 121 121 33 287
NAPROXEN 111 101 34 115
FUROSEMIDE 111 109 34 9
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 105 105 36 64
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 102 100 37 35
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 101 101 38 477
LORAZEPAM 100 100 39 132
TAMSULOSIN HCL 97 97 40 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 94 94 41 166
LORATADINE 92 92 42 489
MECLIZINE HCL 91 91 43 159
NIFEDIPINE ER 91 91 43 110
DIOVAN 89 89 45 53
ALLOPURINOL 88 88 46 60
PEN NEEDLE 81 71 47 72
DONEPEZIL HCL 76 76 48 13
GABAPENTIN 71 58 49 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71 70 49 15
GLIPIZIDE 70 70 51 81
ACTOS 70 62 51 182
DILTIAZEM ER 68 68 53 262
TRAMADOL HCL 67 67 54 25
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 66 60 R 55 147
PREDNISONE 65 59 56 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 63 63 57 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62 55 58 26
PAROXETINE HCL 60 60 59 84
NIFEDICAL XL 59 59 60 333
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58 58 61 156
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55 48 62 88
GEMFIBROZIL 53 53 63 210
FENOFIBRATE 53 46 63 98
SINGULAIR 51 51 65 85
VIAGRA 50 47 66 124
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 Oct. 5, 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.