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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,646Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 153 out of 1290

$342K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 314 out of 1290

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

7% of this provider’s 518 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 3,262 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

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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
CALCITRIOL 451 375 1 142
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 440 248 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 352 227 3 9
CLONIDINE HCL 315 135 4 66
LISINOPRIL 257 156 5 5
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 203 112 6 64
CARVEDILOL 195 104 7 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 156 95 8 35
ALLOPURINOL 136 95 9 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 121 111 10 19
RENVELA 120 46 11 118
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115 79 12 14
OMEPRAZOLE 110 46 13 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 105 36 14 7
METOLAZONE 86 79 15 358
CALCIUM ACETATE 79 40 16 171
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78 34 17 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 75 52 18 126
PREDNISONE 71 18 19 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 67 41 20 4
DIOVAN 66 60 21 53
SIMVASTATIN 61 43 22 1
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 21 23 137
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 26 S3 24 6
GABAPENTIN 50 22 25 8
SENSIPAR 50 0 25 144
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 April 4, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.