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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,458Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 1290

$689K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 111 out of 1290

399 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

12% of this provider’s 399 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 399 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 11,293 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 528 470 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 421 407 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 373 347 3 9
LISINOPRIL 325 295 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 311 291 5 3
SIMVASTATIN 299 267 6 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 286 280 7 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 276 267 8 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 213 189 9 29
NAMENDA 213 213 9 27
TRAMADOL HCL 190 172 11 25
GABAPENTIN 183 140 12 8
MIRTAZAPINE 174 171 13 93
SERTRALINE HCL 163 162 14 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 161 151 15 46
WARFARIN SODIUM 152 151 16 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 137 136 17 80
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 136 134 18 368
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136 135 18 48
TRAZODONE HCL 130 87 20 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 128 124 21 35
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 124 124 22 62
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 118 111 S2 23 65
ATENOLOL 117 106 24 18
LANTUS 111 83 25 67
KLOR-CON M20 110 106 26 268
DIGOXIN 109 104 27 51
DIOVAN 107 107 28 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106 92 29 15
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 104 96 30 319
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98 84 S3 31 6
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 96 93 32 201
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96 95 32 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 96 94 32 23
NOVOLOG 93 85 35 167
CYMBALTA 92 92 36 59
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89 78 37 63
CLOPIDOGREL 86 83 38 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85 80 39 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85 85 39 11
MUPIROCIN 83 73 41 120
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 83 75 41 302
CARVEDILOL 82 77 43 12
PREDNISONE 81 63 44 21
LEVOFLOXACIN 81 66 44 150
LEVETIRACETAM 80 77 46 70
METFORMIN HCL 79 76 47 10
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 76 66 48 306
AZITHROMYCIN 75 69 49 61
FAMOTIDINE 73 73 50 128
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 71 71 51 43
EXELON 70 70 52 95
KLOR-CON M10 70 55 52 386
AMIODARONE HCL 69 68 54 300
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 69 67 54 234
CLONIDINE HCL 68 55 56 66
LIDODERM 66 63 57 113
PLAVIX 62 62 58 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 58 59 20
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 59 52 60 158
VOLTAREN 57 45 61 107
HUMALOG 57 52 61 148
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 48 63 126
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, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.