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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,424Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 45 out of 1290

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 1290

563 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
30% 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

4% of this provider’s 563 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 11,841 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$90 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
CRESTOR 475 451 1 17
SIMVASTATIN 414 406 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 398 373 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 349 338 4 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 305 303 5 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 304 276 6 14
DIOVAN HCT 247 228 7 112
LISINOPRIL 240 228 8 5
ATENOLOL 239 236 9 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237 233 10 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 221 221 11 3
ALPRAZOLAM 209 198 12 47
MELOXICAM 185 183 13 31
ALLOPURINOL 177 177 14 60
NEXIUM 173 172 15 34
FENOFIBRATE 159 155 16 98
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 157 148 17 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142 130 18 42
METFORMIN HCL 141 140 19 10
PLAVIX 133 131 20 32
BENICAR HCT 129 129 21 241
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 127 122 22 48
CLOPIDOGREL 124 121 23 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 123 122 24 29
ZETIA 115 115 25 165
TRAZODONE HCL 113 103 26 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111 96 27 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 111 106 27 63
CLONAZEPAM 110 96 29 170
BENICAR 109 100 30 205
FUROSEMIDE 109 106 30 9
ACTONEL 106 106 32 207
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104 98 33 15
NIASPAN 99 92 34 210
CARVEDILOL 98 98 35 12
DIOVAN 98 97 35 53
FOLIC ACID 94 94 37 188
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94 93 37 11
FELODIPINE ER 92 92 39 369
PAROXETINE HCL 90 90 40 84
ADVAIR DISKUS 87 67 41 37
JANUVIA 87 87 41 82
DONEPEZIL HCL 86 86 43 13
LOVAZA 83 82 44 131
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 76 45 106
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 76 76 46 7
RANITIDINE HCL 75 74 47 49
FINASTERIDE 74 74 48 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 72 49 39
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 72 72 49 64
TRICOR 69 66 51 194
LOVASTATIN 66 66 52 45
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 65 56 53 153
CIALIS 62 62 54 230
RAMIPRIL 62 56 54 136
CELEBREX 62 62 54 111
SYNTHROID 61 60 57 28
JANUMET 60 59 58 217
WARFARIN SODIUM 59 50 59 22
LANSOPRAZOLE 59 59 59 181
TEMAZEPAM 58 58 61 71
LIPITOR 57 57 62 195
NAMENDA 54 54 63 27
LEXAPRO 54 53 63 173
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 53 65 92
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 52 65 636
SPIRIVA 52 42 67 75
BUPROPION XL 52 41 67 143
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 50 49 69 314
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 Feb. 5, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.