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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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41,773Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 70

$2.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 70

880 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 880 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 880 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 33,924 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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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 1,689 1,333 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,581 1,417 S3 2 8
FUROSEMIDE 1,379 1,238 3 6
LISINOPRIL 1,375 1,173 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,317 1,066 5 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,099 1,064 6 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 978 840 7 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 934 797 8 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 921 815 9 5
NAMENDA 858 822 10 13
NOVOLOG 801 739 10 11 56
OMEPRAZOLE 734 593 12 4
MIRTAZAPINE 708 660 13 20
GABAPENTIN 580 489 14 14
SERTRALINE HCL 565 476 15 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 540 425 16 12
JANUVIA 539 498 17 49
CARVEDILOL 537 469 18 19
LANTUS 532 472 19 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 521 422 20 16
LEVETIRACETAM 503 262 21 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 425 258 22 53
RISPERIDONE 418 364 23 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 410 362 24 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 391 270 25 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 366 272 S2 26 64
KLOR-CON M20 345 306 27 79
RANITIDINE HCL 344 200 28 26
TRAMADOL HCL 335 298 29 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 333 291 30 27
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 302 262 31 97
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 296 197 32 28
DIGOXIN 268 245 33 41
METFORMIN HCL 263 223 34 9
LACTULOSE 262 145 35 77
CLOPIDOGREL 256 232 36 30
BACLOFEN 239 73 37 98
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 237 208 38 51
HYDRALAZINE HCL 235 193 39 92
CLONIDINE HCL 235 204 39 46
DIOVAN 219 217 41 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 211 104 42 84
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204 136 43 15
LEVEMIR 203 180 44 126
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 188 151 S2 45 91
PRANDIN 180 171 46 213
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 179 151 47 88
MORPHINE SULFATE 179 124 S2 47 152
TAMSULOSIN HCL 178 112 49 29
LEVOFLOXACIN 172 157 50 71
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 166 145 51 158
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159 156 52 42
CYMBALTA 159 118 52 67
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 158 132 54 35
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 157 137 55 70
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 157 141 55 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 155 124 57 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 154 146 58 50
FENTANYL 152 108 S2 59 94
NEXIUM 150 94 60 63
FLUOXETINE HCL 149 139 61 95
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 147 120 62 101
CEFTRIAXONE 146 134 63 144
SEROQUEL 141 101 64 87
NYSTATIN 139 102 65 124
PAROXETINE HCL 139 104 65 66
SPIRONOLACTONE 136 106 67 61
CARBAMAZEPINE 135 32 68 177
ATENOLOL 135 135 68 21
OXYCONTIN 135 127 S2 68 186
AVELOX 135 121 68 233
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 135 107 68 18
OXYCODONE HCL 131 115 S2 73 57
SANTYL 129 100 74 130
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 128 113 75 199
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 127 113 76 69
PROMETHAZINE HCL 127 91 R 76 110
EXELON 125 114 78 62
LATANOPROST 125 123 78 190
BUSPIRONE HCL 121 108 80 108
TRAZODONE HCL 120 58 81 36
LYRICA 119 112 82 90
LAMOTRIGINE 116 33 83 128
PLAVIX 112 102 84 43
DESONIDE 110 78 85 243
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 110 91 85 105
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 107 50 87 131
PREDNISONE 106 95 88 52
FINASTERIDE 105 104 89 75
ADVAIR DISKUS 105 90 89 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 105 71 89 86
PHENYTOIN 104 62 92 195
FENOFIBRATE 100 64 93 65
KLOR-CON M10 95 81 94 133
SPS 94 75 95 252
CRESTOR 94 85 95 45
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 93 66 S2 97 96
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 93 77 97 25
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 92 71 99 168
HEPARIN SODIUM 89 85 100 254
AZITHROMYCIN 88 66 101 40
CEPHALEXIN 88 79 101 123
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 87 82 103 147
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 87 0 R 103 107
METHADONE HCL 86 19 S2 105 168
VENLAFAXINE HCL 85 75 106 180
OLANZAPINE 84 47 107 135
TOPIRAMATE 83 0 108 172
SPIRIVA 81 78 109 76
TRAVATAN Z 81 80 109 204
GLYCOPYRROLATE 79 0 111 261
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 79 56 111 118
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 79 79 111 181
NOVOLIN R 79 64 111 83
SODIUM CHLORIDE 78 76 115 262
MUPIROCIN 77 70 116 68
DETROL LA 77 65 116 228
ALLOPURINOL 76 75 118 31
LIDOCAINE HCL 76 66 118 207
NYSTOP 74 46 120 175
HYDROXYZINE HCL 70 35 R 121 182
RESTASIS 69 69 122 279
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 67 0 123 158
MELOXICAM 66 43 124 39
MEGESTROL ACETATE 66 58 R 124 161
GALANTAMINE HBR 66 66 124 285
DILTIAZEM HCL 62 60 127 208
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 62 62 127 236
WELCHOL 62 40 127 290
ACTOS 62 53 127 163
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 61 57 131 171
ABILIFY 61 42 131 100
LIDODERM 61 58 131 93
RAMIPRIL 60 31 134 125
TRICOR 58 58 135 197
IBUPROFEN 58 52 135 72
TORSEMIDE 57 41 137 231
GLUCAGEN 57 53 137 188
HUMALOG 55 40 139 245
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 40 139 146
LIPITOR 55 42 139 140
KETOCONAZOLE 53 34 142 166
LOVASTATIN 53 51 142 33
METRONIDAZOLE 50 38 144 198
ZONISAMIDE 50 11 144 312
PREVACID 50 36 144 312
VESICARE 50 26 144 170
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 5, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.