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Prescriber Checkup

MANUEL FERNANDEZ-GONZALEZ MD

9600 SW 8TH ST SUITE 15

Miami | Florida | 33174

(305) 207-7595

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,799Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 457

$4.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 457

722 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

7% of this provider’s 722 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 722 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 30,266 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

61% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$124 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
ADVAIR DISKUS 1,654 1,351 10 1 27
LIDODERM 1,595 1,300 10 2 31
CELEBREX 1,386 1,114 10 3 53
NEXIUM 1,183 959 4 12
SINGULAIR 836 675 5 43
CRESTOR 791 624 6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 671 624 7 1
NAMENDA 666 579 8 32
DIOVAN 648 535 9 30
METFORMIN HCL 609 505 10 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 582 504 11 22
BYSTOLIC 555 460 12 122
VOLTAREN 555 465 12 34
MAXALT 553 488 10 14 237
CLOPIDOGREL 518 474 15 19
GABAPENTIN 481 367 16 15
IBUPROFEN 476 361 17 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 464 371 18 86
PATANOL 458 387 19 224
SIMVASTATIN 457 404 20 2
LISINOPRIL 455 349 21 3
LOVAZA 441 348 22 50
PLAVIX 437 386 23 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 425 353 24 28
SURE COMFORT 377 288 10 25 103
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 369 328 26 4
ACTOS 352 272 27 105
RESTASIS 339 313 28 175
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 336 290 29 13
FUROSEMIDE 329 264 30 10
MECLIZINE HCL 326 281 31 55
ONGLYZA 322 261 32 140
NITROSTAT 302 259 33 167
JANUVIA 299 266 34 80
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 293 241 10 35 265
EXELON 285 252 36 98
NAFTIN 280 241 10 37 252
DIOVAN HCT 263 236 38 51
LYRICA 261 187 39 77
TRAMADOL HCL 254 200 40 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 247 204 41 7
CILOSTAZOL 240 211 42 88
CAPEX SHAMPOO 234 212 10 43 288
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 226 213 44 5
NASONEX 216 176 45 129
SPIRIVA 215 137 46 101
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 211 150 47 121
NOVOLIN 70-30 199 148 48 113
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197 141 49 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 196 174 50 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 191 159 51 61
GLYBURIDE 191 149 R 51 64
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 185 151 R 53 70
TRICOR 181 152 54 83
DEXILANT 179 132 55 118
SOLARAZE 179 152 55 185
TAMSULOSIN HCL 177 152 57 36
VESICARE 171 155 58 173
LANTUS 167 142 59 56
CICLOPIROX 165 125 60 126
BUMETANIDE 159 137 61 123
RANITIDINE HCL 155 137 62 17
LANSOPRAZOLE 153 124 63 74
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 152 97 64 190
ATENOLOL 150 141 65 11
MELOXICAM 147 115 66 41
SYMBICORT 147 111 66 106
PEN NEEDLE 144 122 68 186
TEKTURNA 144 121 68 211
CARVEDILOL 142 127 70 20
AMMONIUM LACTATE 139 134 71 82
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 138 109 R 72 251
DIGOXIN 137 132 73 69
CYMBALTA 134 126 74 97
KETOCONAZOLE 133 111 75 92
TEKTURNA HCT 127 94 10 76 364
PROAIR HFA 127 59 76 66
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 126 95 78 35
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 119 98 79 243
NAPROXEN 117 101 80 65
EXFORGE 115 94 81 149
BENICAR 114 109 82 90
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111 90 83 16
AGGRENOX 108 84 84 210
GLIPIZIDE 108 96 84 42
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 107 102 86 49
AVODART 102 98 87 110
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 102 88 87 183
SYNTHROID 100 84 89 93
TOVIAZ 100 100 89 388
PENTOXIFYLLINE 99 68 91 67
DETROL LA 98 88 92 262
AMITIZA 97 71 93 302
OXYCODONE HCL 95 16 S2 94 58
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 94 64 95 72
LEXAPRO 94 66 95 138
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 93 81 97 295
NOVOFINE 91 71 98 398
MEGESTROL ACETATE 90 79 R 99 94
CLONIDINE HCL 88 77 100 52
JANUMET 86 57 101 154
LUNESTA 83 75 102 254
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 82 70 103 60
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 81 64 104 73
INSULIN SYRINGE 81 54 104 79
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81 65 104 40
FINASTERIDE 81 72 104 85
BONIVA 78 78 108 206
WARFARIN SODIUM 78 51 108 38
ABILIFY 77 66 110 146
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 76 56 111 132
AZITHROMYCIN 76 67 111 44
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 74 59 113 116
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 71 114 37
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 73 63 114 125
VENTOLIN HFA 73 48 114 96
ACTOPLUS MET 72 45 117 309
LACTULOSE 71 42 118 78
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 71 66 118 157
NOVOTWIST 71 54 10 118 416
AZOR 70 56 121 228
PRISTIQ ER 69 64 122 317
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 69 45 122 315
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67 34 R 124 99
LIPITOR 65 52 125 205
ACTONEL 64 57 126 117
COMBIVENT 62 54 127 133
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 61 50 128 358
WELCHOL 61 55 128 219
KOMBIGLYZE XR 60 41 130 239
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59 55 131 109
NIFEDIPINE ER 59 59 131 89
SERTRALINE HCL 58 51 133 57
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 53 S3 133 23
FAMOTIDINE 58 33 133 62
ALLOPURINOL 57 57 136 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55 51 137 18
ROPINIROLE HCL 54 43 138 191
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 45 138 84
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 53 47 140 21
SEROQUEL 53 48 140 182
ZOVIRAX 51 46 142 361
EVISTA 51 48 142 257
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 50 46 144 200
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. 20, 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.