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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,157Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 151

$469K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 151

442 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

11% of this provider’s 442 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 442 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 8,437 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 519 416 1 7
FUROSEMIDE 406 344 2 6
METFORMIN HCL 400 314 3 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 380 247 S3 4 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 290 223 5 2
GLIPIZIDE 260 225 6 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 250 166 7 3
LISINOPRIL 240 193 8 5
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 237 200 9 38
SIMVASTATIN 227 158 10 1
OMEPRAZOLE 223 174 11 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 208 182 12 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 194 149 13 19
LOVASTATIN 183 129 14 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 138 15 13
MELOXICAM 162 129 16 57
GABAPENTIN 152 97 17 14
ATENOLOL 136 91 18 11
CLOPIDOGREL 120 86 19 29
DIGOXIN 120 95 19 39
TRAMADOL HCL 117 87 21 24
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 116 103 22 77
PAROXETINE HCL 112 85 23 54
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 106 49 R 24 126
AZITHROMYCIN 104 80 25 36
CRESTOR 104 88 25 27
PLAVIX 103 81 27 37
HYDRALAZINE HCL 100 81 28 84
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 97 82 29 109
KLOR-CON 10 97 69 29 95
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 96 59 S2 31 122
RAMIPRIL 93 93 32 88
NEXIUM 90 67 33 44
PREDNISONE 89 60 34 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 88 73 35 9
CLONIDINE HCL 86 68 36 52
CARVEDILOL 85 73 37 22
FENOFIBRATE 84 65 38 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83 65 39 21
TRAZODONE HCL 77 55 40 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 63 41 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 52 42 26
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 71 41 43 160
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 70 66 44 16
ALLOPURINOL 70 47 44 42
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69 57 46 117
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 51 47 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64 43 47 35
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 40 49 68
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61 37 50 139
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 61 47 50 100
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57 36 52 17
PROAIR HFA 56 50 53 71
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 23 54 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 54 49 54 58
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 54 42 R 54 107
DIOVAN 54 54 54 33
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52 41 58 91
TAMSULOSIN HCL 52 50 58 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 51 49 60 15
SERTRALINE HCL 50 16 61 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 28 S2 61 66
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50 50 61 12
CAPTOPRIL 50 39 61 183
DIPYRIDAMOLE 50 50 R 61 349
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 Sept. 20, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.