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Prescriber Checkup

LUIS FELIPE M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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41,552Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 3593

$670K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 331 out of 3593

1,251 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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

10% of this provider’s 1,251 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 38,876 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$16 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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 3,724 3,562 10 1 1
LISINOPRIL 2,470 2,344 10 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 2,350 2,175 3 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,609 1,560 10 4 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,445 1,369 10 5 10
METFORMIN HCL 1,192 1,084 6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,131 1,086 7 3
ALPRAZOLAM 1,129 1,048 8 37
RANITIDINE HCL 908 888 9 27
VIAGRA 898 853 10 10 84
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 897 866 11 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 755 731 12 33
TEMAZEPAM 595 547 13 56
LOVASTATIN 590 568 14 20
VITAMIN D2 562 522 15 124
FUROSEMIDE 498 471 16 9
LORATADINE 479 467 17 129
NAPROXEN 470 430 18 68
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 434 434 19 63
CARVEDILOL 424 405 20 23
IBUPROFEN 423 375 21 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 403 394 22 22
CLOPIDOGREL 397 388 23 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 396 384 24 38
SYNTHROID 394 352 25 51
RENAL CAPS 389 381 26 112
GLIPIZIDE 388 367 27 40
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 386 313 S3 28 7
FOLIC ACID 385 372 29 117
DONEPEZIL HCL 359 359 30 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 355 323 31 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 339 301 32 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 330 299 33 8
CIALIS 318 294 34 176
GABAPENTIN 308 272 35 16
PLAVIX 301 297 36 42
PAROXETINE HCL 280 247 37 62
ATENOLOL 277 269 38 11
AMMONIUM LACTATE 276 244 39 125
BENICAR 264 230 40 131
LEVOXYL 260 247 41 111
GLYBURIDE 247 234 R 42 55
FENOFIBRATE 247 231 42 39
MIRTAZAPINE 244 243 44 64
FINASTERIDE 242 242 45 79
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 222 216 46 52
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 220 213 47 94
FAMOTIDINE 214 207 48 70
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 208 194 49 12
SURE COMFORT 200 186 50 159
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 197 176 51 32
LIDODERM 196 131 52 78
LEVITRA 190 172 10 53 297
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164 141 54 26
LORAZEPAM 163 134 55 98
CHERATUSSIN AC 159 151 56 330
CLONAZEPAM 155 139 57 164
VOLTAREN 146 129 58 85
ALLOPURINOL 145 138 59 35
LANSOPRAZOLE 138 137 60 113
NIASPAN 136 133 61 186
NAMENDA 135 135 62 50
CRESTOR 134 104 63 21
LACTULOSE 133 117 64 126
CICLOPIROX 131 124 65 170
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 119 119 66 122
KETOCONAZOLE 117 102 67 118
SERTRALINE HCL 116 111 68 28
LANTUS 112 107 69 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 111 111 70 61
GEMFIBROZIL 102 99 71 88
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 101 96 72 74
CLONIDINE HCL 101 101 72 41
PROCTOZONE-HC 100 98 74 209
AVODART 98 98 75 180
VENTOLIN HFA 95 67 76 80
CILOSTAZOL 95 94 76 163
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93 87 78 45
GOLYTELY 90 70 79 321
VERAPAMIL ER 86 86 80 99
GALANTAMINE HBR 85 82 81 239
FLUOXETINE HCL 84 76 82 60
GLIPIZIDE XL 84 82 82 179
ULTICARE 83 75 84 370
FLUNISOLIDE 82 82 85 261
ZETIA 79 79 86 110
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 79 72 86 241
NIFEDIPINE ER 78 75 88 75
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 77 70 89 187
TERAZOSIN HCL 74 74 90 115
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74 74 90 177
LANOXIN 72 72 92 223
DIOVAN HCT 71 57 93 76
DIOVAN 70 44 94 46
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70 66 94 119
DICYCLOMINE HCL 68 61 96 190
KLOR-CON 10 67 63 97 114
VITAL-D RX 67 65 97 276
NYSTATIN 64 62 99 167
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 52 99 47
TRAMADOL HCL 62 45 101 17
JANUVIA 62 57 101 81
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 62 55 R 101 286
SINGULAIR 59 47 104 77
PRILOSEC OTC 58 58 105 334
MI ACID 57 55 106 272
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57 45 106 135
CETIRIZINE HCL 54 48 108 225
PREDNISONE 53 52 109 49
AMIODARONE HCL 52 52 110 269
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 50 49 111 236
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 March 5, 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.