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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,503Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 1290

$997K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 1290

988 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
23% 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

5% of this provider’s 988 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 988 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 20,931 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,261 1,209 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 844 806 2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 690 653 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 662 619 4 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 593 568 5 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 576 558 6 14
FUROSEMIDE 554 527 7 9
ATENOLOL 451 441 8 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 435 387 9 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 409 400 10 42
LOVASTATIN 385 366 11 45
LISINOPRIL 349 314 12 5
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 335 306 13 106
TEMAZEPAM 320 318 14 71
METFORMIN HCL ER 294 265 15 135
ALPRAZOLAM 294 267 15 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 285 254 17 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 285 252 17 57
METFORMIN HCL 278 240 19 10
GABAPENTIN 253 230 20 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 249 245 21 22
ALLOPURINOL 241 229 22 60
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 240 233 S3 23 6
SYNTHROID 235 232 24 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 231 203 25 7
MELOXICAM 215 194 26 31
CLOPIDOGREL 199 190 27 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 195 190 28 166
NIFEDIPINE ER 192 184 29 110
CRESTOR 192 170 29 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 191 186 31 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 185 185 32 13
FINASTERIDE 171 169 33 40
PLAVIX 170 166 34 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 170 170 34 79
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169 148 36 92
PAROXETINE HCL 160 160 37 84
TAMSULOSIN HCL 154 151 38 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 150 143 39 39
DIGOXIN 144 138 40 51
FENOFIBRATE 143 134 41 98
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 143 131 41 64
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 138 138 43 310
NAMENDA 138 138 43 27
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 138 122 43 46
RANITIDINE HCL 130 123 46 49
PREDNISONE 126 121 47 21
PROPRANOLOL HCL 126 114 47 242
BUPROPION XL 122 119 49 143
CARVEDILOL 120 106 50 12
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 111 110 R 51 147
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111 98 51 26
DIAZEPAM 111 96 51 261
SERTRALINE HCL 105 90 54 36
CYMBALTA 103 94 55 59
TRAMADOL HCL 102 71 56 25
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 101 98 57 130
NEXIUM 100 82 58 34
AZITHROMYCIN 99 90 59 61
VIAGRA 95 94 60 124
BENAZEPRIL HCL 91 90 61 140
LORAZEPAM 91 87 61 132
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89 75 S2 63 65
PROAIR HFA 87 78 64 73
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 87 83 S3 64 138
NIFEDICAL XL 87 72 64 333
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 85 72 S2 67 52
SPIRIVA 85 85 67 75
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 80 67 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 84 79 70 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 79 71 20
CLONIDINE HCL 80 80 72 66
GALANTAMINE HBR 77 77 73 183
DIOVAN 77 77 73 53
MECLIZINE HCL 76 70 75 159
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 76 76 75 161
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 75 71 77 35
DIOVAN HCT 73 70 78 112
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72 72 79 43
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 72 70 79 212
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70 68 81 62
BUSPIRONE HCL 67 67 82 178
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65 65 83 58
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64 64 R 84 97
NASONEX 62 53 85 168
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 50 86 343
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61 59 86 101
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 59 45 88 174
CLONAZEPAM 56 50 89 170
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 53 90 126
FAMOTIDINE 53 52 90 128
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 52 42 92 290
GLIPIZIDE ER 52 52 92 206
RAMIPRIL 51 51 94 136
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51 41 94 80
LANTUS 50 41 96 67
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.