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Prescriber Checkup

PATRICIA LEON MD

1450 CORAL WAY SUITE 4

Miami | Florida | 33145

(786) 314-5141

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,814Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 198

$646K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 82 out of 198

352 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%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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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 352 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 352 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 16,685 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 47%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $351 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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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
VITAMIN D2 1,089 1,025 1 41
OMEPRAZOLE 899 850 2 7
SIMVASTATIN 726 675 3 9
ALPRAZOLAM 576 564 4 37
METFORMIN HCL 512 495 5 15
LISINOPRIL 481 435 6 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 439 415 7 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 438 395 8 60
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 407 407 9 24
FOLIC ACID 356 317 10 83
IBUPROFEN 300 270 11 35
MICARDIS HCT 295 292 10 12 118
TEMAZEPAM 293 272 13 69
ATENOLOL 281 277 14 30
ACTONEL 280 280 15 125
ALLOPURINOL 273 260 16 58
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 268 240 17 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 255 237 18 12
VIAGRA 232 213 19 122
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222 215 20 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 219 214 21 67
RANITIDINE HCL 203 203 22 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 194 186 23 32
AZITHROMYCIN 193 178 24 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187 174 25 44
CIALIS 187 184 25 150
LANSOPRAZOLE 184 163 27 136
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181 176 28 68
MICARDIS 179 162 29 152
PENTOXIFYLLINE 177 161 30 153
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 171 150 R 31 115
CARVEDILOL 168 149 32 48
AVODART 147 137 33 163
CLOPIDOGREL 147 147 33 55
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 142 142 35 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 139 139 36 117
LORAZEPAM 138 130 37 104
GABAPENTIN 138 129 37 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130 105 39 59
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 125 115 40 100
GLIPIZIDE 124 113 41 77
DONEPEZIL HCL 121 121 42 73
BACLOFEN 109 100 43 158
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 107 94 44 39
FUROSEMIDE 107 104 44 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 100 46 64
MECLIZINE HCL 100 99 47 127
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 96 90 48 137
ADVAIR DISKUS 95 95 49 87
INSULIN SYRINGE 90 84 50 114
PLAVIX 88 88 51 76
KETOCONAZOLE 86 81 52 72
SPIRONOLACTONE 86 86 52 113
LACTULOSE 82 80 54 147
LYRICA 82 82 54 57
AMMONIUM LACTATE 79 70 56 92
PREDNISONE 79 73 56 123
VOLTAREN 78 77 58 101
NAMENDA 75 75 59 96
PAROXETINE HCL 75 70 59 105
LATANOPROST 71 71 61 196
NAPROXEN 71 64 61 80
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66 64 63 36
GLYBURIDE 64 64 R 64 88
MELOXICAM 63 57 65 74
LIDODERM 63 52 65 170
TRAZODONE HCL 61 61 67 65
LEVEMIR 61 50 67 211
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 58 57 69 220
PRADAXA 55 55 70 231
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 53 71 235
LANTUS 52 47 72 128
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 51 73 79
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 July 8, 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.