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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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53,586Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 70

$4.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 70

968 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

15% of this provider’s 968 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 968 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 33,013 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

55 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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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
LISINOPRIL 1,703 1,166 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,668 1,054 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,487 931 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,203 702 4 4
NAMENDA 1,126 1,036 5 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,085 706 6 7
FUROSEMIDE 1,078 778 7 6
RISPERIDONE 884 475 8 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 864 742 9 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 791 592 10 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 785 402 S3 11 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 728 442 12 16
METFORMIN HCL 709 423 13 9
MIRTAZAPINE 596 525 14 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 589 421 15 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 587 262 16 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 582 429 17 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 544 279 18 23
FAMOTIDINE 521 303 19 73
LACTULOSE 511 234 20 77
ADVAIR DISKUS 510 290 21 55
SPIRIVA 508 289 22 76
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 495 177 R 23 107
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 492 368 24 35
GABAPENTIN 487 277 25 14
TRAMADOL HCL 479 273 26 17
NIASPAN 477 137 27 120
ABILIFY 476 228 28 100
SINGULAIR 446 293 29 85
WARFARIN SODIUM 434 306 30 10
LEVETIRACETAM 429 210 31 59
OXYCODONE HCL 419 139 S2 32 57
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 417 224 33 37
TRAZODONE HCL 404 133 34 36
CYMBALTA 400 151 35 67
SEROQUEL XR 360 210 36 144
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 356 218 37 84
SERTRALINE HCL 354 235 38 22
NOVOLIN R 341 236 39 83
OLANZAPINE 341 151 39 135
TAMSULOSIN HCL 340 207 41 29
LYRICA 338 205 42 90
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 338 244 42 27
MUPIROCIN 319 215 44 68
LAMOTRIGINE 315 159 45 128
CLOPIDOGREL 314 214 46 30
NEXIUM 300 164 47 63
IBUPROFEN 299 136 48 72
PLAVIX 297 207 49 43
CARVEDILOL 295 193 50 19
DIOVAN 292 229 51 44
CRESTOR 284 157 52 45
LEXAPRO 284 211 52 99
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 278 148 54 47
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 275 220 55 69
ATENOLOL 264 188 56 21
RANITIDINE HCL 259 186 57 26
LOVAZA 257 133 58 141
PROAIR HFA 256 131 59 80
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 249 191 60 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 242 154 61 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239 160 62 15
LEVOFLOXACIN 233 183 63 71
MELOXICAM 230 120 64 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 224 189 65 50
CLONIDINE HCL 220 161 66 46
GLIPIZIDE 219 144 67 48
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 217 142 S2 68 91
FINASTERIDE 213 183 69 75
SEROQUEL 210 84 70 87
FLUOXETINE HCL 210 102 70 95
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 209 135 72 105
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 205 168 73 70
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 203 82 S2 74 96
SPIRONOLACTONE 199 87 75 61
LOVASTATIN 191 100 76 33
SANTYL 188 125 77 130
EXELON 184 159 78 62
NYSTATIN 181 123 79 124
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 176 113 80 127
CARBAMAZEPINE 175 62 81 177
CLOZAPINE 175 60 81 218
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 174 135 83 51
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 174 93 83 219
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 174 109 83 118
LIDODERM 172 148 86 93
DIGOXIN 168 123 87 41
AZITHROMYCIN 166 102 88 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 165 34 89 158
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 164 129 S2 90 64
TRICOR 161 95 91 197
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 159 85 92 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156 51 93 58
AMMONIUM LACTATE 152 107 94 154
PROMETHAZINE HCL 151 84 R 95 110
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 151 50 R 95 103
VESICARE 150 83 97 170
RAMIPRIL 150 113 97 125
TOPIRAMATE 146 63 99 172
AMITIZA 144 84 100 225
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 142 95 101 24
PREDNISONE 142 105 101 52
GLIMEPIRIDE 135 88 103 34
FENTANYL 134 99 S2 104 94
BACLOFEN 132 21 105 98
GLYBURIDE 127 94 R 106 74
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 127 97 106 86
NAPROXEN 125 57 108 138
CARISOPRODOL 125 33 R 108 150
HALOPERIDOL 121 31 110 193
RISPERDAL CONSTA 120 33 111 237
BUPROPION HCL SR 119 54 112 191
PAROXETINE HCL 119 65 112 66
OLANZAPINE ODT 117 55 114 239
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 117 37 114 239
DICYCLOMINE HCL 112 52 116 212
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 110 26 R 117 243
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 109 91 118 171
KETOCONAZOLE 108 54 119 166
LANTUS 103 72 120 38
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 103 46 120 146
BUSPIRONE HCL 102 52 122 108
FENOFIBRATE 101 46 123 65
LITHIUM CARBONATE 100 15 124 247
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 100 69 124 247
JANUVIA 98 66 126 49
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 97 72 127 167
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96 71 128 147
NUEDEXTA 95 70 129 251
METRONIDAZOLE 95 36 129 198
VENTOLIN HFA 90 56 131 102
ALLOPURINOL 90 46 131 31
HYDROXYZINE HCL 89 30 R 133 182
KLOR-CON 10 89 64 133 117
SYMBICORT 88 50 135 164
ROPINIROLE HCL 87 52 136 106
GEMFIBROZIL 85 16 137 89
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 84 50 138 88
ACTOS 82 54 139 163
DEXILANT 81 37 140 258
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 80 73 141 97
VENLAFAXINE HCL 80 40 141 180
LEVEMIR 80 51 141 126
COMBIVENT 80 46 141 178
BUPROPION XL 79 26 145 148
CALCITONIN-SALMON 78 78 146 262
METHIMAZOLE 78 71 146 193
GLUCAGEN 78 68 146 188
BUMETANIDE 76 37 149 109
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 76 27 149 267
INVEGA 76 42 149 267
LATANOPROST 75 61 152 190
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 74 23 R 153 270
LOPERAMIDE 73 50 154 272
OXYCONTIN 72 14 S2 155 186
TRILIPIX 71 38 156 276
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 70 58 157 136
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67 18 158 101
CELEBREX 66 51 159 239
DILTIAZEM HCL 65 35 160 208
NOVOLOG 65 49 160 56
NITROSTAT 65 54 160 200
NASONEX 64 32 163 289
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64 35 163 131
ZETIA 62 44 165 153
CEPHALEXIN 62 46 165 123
CEFTRIAXONE 62 56 165 144
NYAMYC 61 50 168 291
JANUMET 61 44 168 217
CILOSTAZOL 61 33 168 160
NIFEDIPINE ER 61 53 168 112
BUPROPION HCL 58 29 172 294
TRAVATAN Z 57 46 173 204
CLONIDINE 57 47 173 213
GENERLAC 56 28 175 201
AMOXICILLIN 56 29 175 129
LIPITOR 55 30 177 140
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55 34 177 92
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 55 11 177 298
VOLTAREN 55 53 177 137
OXCARBAZEPINE 55 15 177 298
AMIODARONE HCL 54 39 182 183
ZYPREXA 52 17 183 303
CARAFATE 51 32 184 306
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 20 184 165
PRISTIQ ER 50 25 186 312
TIZANIDINE HCL 50 20 186 142
LIDOCAINE HCL 50 40 186 207
SUCRALFATE 50 30 186 192
VERAPAMIL ER 50 39 186 134
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 July 8, 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.