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Prescriber Checkup

LORENZO CORPUS M.D.

8093 NORMANDY BLVD UFJP NORMANDY FAMILY PRACTICE CENTER

Jacksonville | Florida | 32221

(904) 633-0640

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,953Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 822 out of 3593

$376K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1046 out of 3593

500 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

4% of this provider’s 500 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

36% of this provider’s 500 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 5,233 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 833 444 S3 1 7
SIMVASTATIN 307 212 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 257 189 3 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 245 145 4 12
LISINOPRIL 235 169 5 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 215 173 6 4
FUROSEMIDE 210 161 7 9
MELOXICAM 196 122 8 29
OMEPRAZOLE 194 147 9 5
METFORMIN HCL 175 102 10 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 157 142 11 22
GABAPENTIN 140 73 12 16
LOVASTATIN 132 103 13 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 130 75 14 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 91 15 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 101 75 16 44
RANITIDINE HCL 101 64 16 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98 66 18 26
CARVEDILOL 92 63 19 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 78 62 20 15
COMBIVENT 77 39 21 161
ADVAIR DISKUS 71 52 22 47
CRESTOR 67 40 23 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 47 24 48
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66 35 R 24 72
VENTOLIN HFA 65 43 26 80
CLOPIDOGREL 60 43 27 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 59 42 28 19
PROAIR HFA 59 27 28 54
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 57 53 30 14
ALLOPURINOL 55 38 31 35
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54 32 32 74
DIOVAN HCT 53 48 33 76
SPIRIVA 52 28 34 87
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 April 22, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.