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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,194Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 151

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 151

1,539 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
22% 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 Florida
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 1,539 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 1,539 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 20,442 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,248 1,172 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,169 1,096 2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,042 837 S3 3 10
LISINOPRIL 856 758 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 778 685 5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 665 589 6 3
ATENOLOL 637 605 7 11
METFORMIN HCL 564 497 8 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 521 472 9 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 494 428 10 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 483 408 11 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 476 399 12 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 454 428 13 23
FUROSEMIDE 422 393 14 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 345 314 15 56
MELOXICAM 323 273 16 57
GABAPENTIN 307 263 17 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 297 261 18 58
TRAMADOL HCL 294 269 19 24
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 293 260 20 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 286 263 21 21
FENOFIBRATE 279 254 22 61
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 277 264 23 68
ALPRAZOLAM 276 250 24 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 268 258 25 12
CARVEDILOL 267 246 26 22
RANITIDINE HCL 203 160 27 32
LOVASTATIN 194 173 28 31
LORAZEPAM 193 178 29 94
ALLOPURINOL 188 178 30 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 186 161 31 72
FINASTERIDE 175 171 32 70
PREDNISONE 166 147 33 45
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 160 153 34 77
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 157 138 35 35
MECLIZINE HCL 154 149 36 86
CLONIDINE HCL 154 104 36 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 154 154 36 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 151 139 39 19
BACLOFEN 145 123 40 87
DIGOXIN 143 141 41 39
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 138 126 42 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 135 111 43 46
SERTRALINE HCL 124 110 44 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 124 100 44 78
LORATADINE 124 101 44 152
INSULIN SYRINGE 120 105 47 96
VIAGRA 111 108 48 74
WARFARIN SODIUM 111 108 48 9
GEMFIBROZIL 110 91 50 104
GLIPIZIDE 109 92 51 43
VERAPAMIL ER 109 94 51 112
CEPHALEXIN 104 95 53 108
COMBIVENT 101 64 54 161
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 99 94 55 117
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98 56 S2 56 66
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 98 76 S2 56 122
VENTOLIN HFA 96 88 58 114
IBUPROFEN 94 71 59 69
PROAIR HFA 87 70 60 71
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 62 61 98
TERAZOSIN HCL 81 81 62 99
TRAZODONE HCL 80 56 63 48
TEMAZEPAM 75 64 64 49
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 74 45 R 65 126
DONEPEZIL HCL 72 71 66 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71 71 67 26
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71 71 R 67 156
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 69 64 69 266
BENAZEPRIL HCL 68 54 70 103
GLYBURIDE 66 63 R 71 75
CALCITONIN-SALMON 65 63 72 198
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 63 61 73 100
AZITHROMYCIN 63 59 73 36
CLONAZEPAM 60 44 75 176
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60 53 75 128
MIRTAZAPINE 59 36 77 28
LANTUS 58 42 78 47
METHOTREXATE 58 54 78 331
ROPINIROLE HCL 56 48 80 145
KLOR-CON M20 56 51 80 106
BUPROPION HCL SR 52 24 82 254
PRIMIDONE 52 52 82 231
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 Oct. 19, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.