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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Emergency Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,894Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 622

$710K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 622

749 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

2% of this provider’s 749 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 26%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 24,132 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 10%.

Prescription Price

$29 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $47 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 3.


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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 1,406 1,389 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 1,158 1,125 2 6
LISINOPRIL 1,026 974 3 3
ATENOLOL 797 792 4 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 752 731 5 7
VIAGRA 656 603 6 65
TEMAZEPAM 626 602 7 45
LOVASTATIN 603 603 8 30
METFORMIN HCL 600 591 9 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 544 544 10 41
RANITIDINE HCL 452 447 11 35
ALPRAZOLAM 452 439 11 60
GABAPENTIN 417 398 13 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 405 402 14 55
FENOFIBRATE 397 387 15 64
GLIMEPIRIDE 375 361 16 91
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 353 336 17 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 350 348 18 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 348 335 19 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 325 316 20 10
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 323 300 R 21 93
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 319 313 22 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 314 299 23 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 305 304 24 54
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 294 282 25 42
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 268 268 26 109
FINASTERIDE 264 264 27 98
SERTRALINE HCL 257 255 28 63
DIGOXIN 229 224 29 62
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219 204 30 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 218 216 31 79
WARFARIN SODIUM 217 206 32 18
PLAVIX 215 215 33 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 210 197 34 59
ALLOPURINOL 202 202 35 117
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 202 199 35 112
LORAZEPAM 195 194 37 126
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192 192 38 113
FUROSEMIDE 191 173 39 13
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 183 183 40 153
CITALOPRAM HBR 182 174 41 52
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 174 174 42 99
IBUPROFEN 173 166 43 11
MECLIZINE HCL 172 165 44 96
CLOPIDOGREL 170 164 45 53
CRESTOR 161 159 46 19
PROAIR HFA 156 140 47 71
JANUVIA 154 154 48 108
CARVEDILOL 154 145 48 34
TERAZOSIN HCL 150 150 50 172
FAMOTIDINE 141 133 51 114
VERAPAMIL ER 139 139 52 147
PENTOXIFYLLINE 135 128 53 124
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 130 130 54 180
MELOXICAM 129 125 55 43
MEGESTROL ACETATE 128 122 R 56 141
LANSOPRAZOLE 120 120 57 133
ACTOS 119 107 58 75
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116 103 59 22
PAROXETINE HCL 115 113 60 97
EASY TOUCH 114 108 61 185
AMMONIUM LACTATE 114 110 61 185
SYMBICORT 109 108 63 134
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 95 95 64 152
LANTUS 93 86 65 67
CLOTRIMAZOLE 93 88 65 198
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 92 84 67 87
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 91 91 68 147
DONEPEZIL HCL 90 90 69 39
NAPROXEN 87 86 70 66
NIFEDIPINE ER 83 83 71 111
CILOSTAZOL 83 83 71 139
GLIPIZIDE 79 64 73 89
VYTORIN 78 78 74 211
ROPINIROLE HCL 78 78 74 168
CLONIDINE HCL 72 72 76 68
PROCTOSOL-HC 71 71 77 217
GALANTAMINE HBR 71 71 77 217
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 71 71 77 217
NITROSTAT 66 66 80 170
SPIRIVA 65 60 81 58
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65 52 81 143
AZITHROMYCIN 62 60 83 2
NAMENDA 60 60 84 27
AVODART 57 57 85 175
FELODIPINE ER 56 56 86 237
CICLOPIROX 56 49 86 237
HUMULIN 70-30 55 55 88 242
AGGRENOX 54 54 89 176
VOLTAREN 50 50 90 144
COMBIVENT 50 50 90 160
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.