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Prescriber Checkup

EDWIN SANTOS M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,357Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 96

$2.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 96

842 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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 Kentucky
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 842 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

46% of this provider’s 842 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 25,996 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $95 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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 Kentucky
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,670 1,606 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,698 1,239 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,441 1,067 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,312 927 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 1,111 896 5 5
OMEPRAZOLE 1,090 766 6 9
METFORMIN HCL 715 456 7 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 631 489 8 4
RANITIDINE HCL 603 472 9 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 581 450 10 15
GABAPENTIN 569 344 11 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 559 441 12 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 543 357 13 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 528 366 14 12
NAMENDA 441 426 15 35
NEXIUM 417 235 16 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 375 350 17 14
ATENOLOL 366 246 18 16
CRESTOR 365 255 19 19
MIRTAZAPINE 344 257 20 73
PROMETHAZINE HCL 338 203 R 21 56
GLIPIZIDE XL 331 246 22 141
CLOPIDOGREL 330 238 23 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 326 308 24 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 320 263 25 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 315 210 26 11
TRILIPIX 306 234 27 132
FENOFIBRATE 285 203 28 70
LANTUS 284 184 29 58
SERTRALINE HCL 260 178 30 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 257 214 31 51
RISPERIDONE 245 169 32 43
TRICOR 240 179 33 92
CARVEDILOL 230 180 34 13
PLAVIX 215 161 35 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 196 101 36 41
ALLOPURINOL 195 132 37 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 191 168 38 59
AZITHROMYCIN 184 116 39 66
ZETIA 182 111 40 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180 119 41 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 178 141 42 90
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 164 158 43 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 162 136 44 91
LEVOFLOXACIN 159 128 45 116
SEROQUEL XR 153 105 46 127
SPIRONOLACTONE 148 111 47 61
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 148 47 R 47 55
DIGOXIN 146 146 49 32
NOVOLOG 145 141 50 103
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 145 92 50 118
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 144 115 52 79
ROPINIROLE HCL 144 77 52 129
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 142 103 54 72
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134 82 55 49
VENTOLIN HFA 133 77 56 122
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 131 107 57 21
FAMOTIDINE 129 101 58 159
LACTULOSE 129 115 58 186
TRAZODONE HCL 129 82 58 37
LIPITOR 128 102 61 163
SPIRIVA 127 97 62 38
LYRICA 127 69 62 71
TRAMADOL HCL 127 109 62 48
PROAIR HFA 127 66 62 75
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 125 100 66 64
EXELON 123 123 67 169
LOVASTATIN 123 89 67 93
PREDNISONE 122 77 69 27
CLONIDINE HCL 117 78 70 54
NYSTATIN 114 95 71 239
LOVAZA 114 72 71 135
ADVAIR DISKUS 113 71 73 60
JANUVIA 108 81 74 114
CELEBREX 104 80 75 249
ALPRAZOLAM 104 65 75 135
JANTOVEN 103 102 77 250
FENTANYL 103 68 S2 77 77
VITAMIN D2 103 99 77 170
CYMBALTA 103 60 77 62
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 103 91 77 181
GLIPIZIDE 100 75 82 142
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98 69 83 84
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 98 58 83 162
SINGULAIR 98 76 83 80
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 97 32 R 86 50
NIFEDIPINE ER 97 89 86 115
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 96 61 R 88 186
HYDRALAZINE HCL 96 75 88 111
MUPIROCIN 94 65 90 173
AMOXICILLIN 86 52 91 166
GLYBURIDE 85 60 R 92 124
GLIPIZIDE ER 85 58 92 263
MELOXICAM 85 64 92 34
RAMIPRIL 85 76 92 107
ENDOCET 84 77 S2 96 85
LANSOPRAZOLE 83 52 97 150
BUSPIRONE HCL 82 53 98 171
VERAPAMIL ER 81 67 99 153
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 81 48 99 272
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 80 74 101 45
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 79 47 102 172
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 78 71 103 46
LEVEMIR 77 67 104 225
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 77 70 104 63
PREMARIN 76 51 R 106 168
CEFDINIR 74 55 107 199
METFORMIN HCL ER 74 39 107 74
ACTOS 73 34 109 220
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 73 50 109 99
IBUPROFEN 73 42 109 201
LORAZEPAM 72 65 112 281
CLONAZEPAM 71 67 113 139
INSULIN SYRINGE 71 32 113 143
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69 44 115 97
SYNTHROID 69 52 115 33
DIOVAN 69 62 115 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68 48 118 67
FLUCONAZOLE 68 37 118 230
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67 31 120 22
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65 65 121 94
ESTRADIOL 64 28 R 122 131
OLANZAPINE 64 39 122 108
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 64 60 122 120
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63 52 125 95
PATADAY 62 47 126 185
DETROL LA 62 62 126 293
AGGRENOX 59 58 128 296
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59 33 128 164
NITROSTAT 59 36 128 86
VYTORIN 58 49 131 209
FINASTERIDE 57 48 132 134
VESICARE 57 44 132 216
SYMBICORT 56 37 134 112
CEFTRIAXONE 56 50 134 225
LEXAPRO 56 36 134 302
LOPERAMIDE 55 37 137 306
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 31 137 83
TOPIRAMATE 54 27 139 28
LIDOCAINE HCL 54 48 139 308
SEROQUEL 54 50 139 151
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 53 38 S3 142 144
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53 37 142 126
CEPHALEXIN 51 42 144 228
GLIMEPIRIDE 51 51 144 122
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 25 R 146 210
COMBIVENT 50 34 146 147
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. 18, 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.