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Prescriber Checkup

RIGOBERTO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,237Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 738

$798K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 58 out of 738

2,501 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 21,137 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$25 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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
CITALOPRAM HBR 3,866 2,969 10 1 4
ALPRAZOLAM 3,437 2,421 10 2 17
TEMAZEPAM 2,853 1,933 10 3 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 2,314 1,534 10 4 3
SERTRALINE HCL 2,037 1,465 10 5 5
CLONAZEPAM 1,610 876 10 6 30
PAROXETINE HCL 1,573 1,198 10 7 16
LORAZEPAM 1,431 1,010 10 8 34
RISPERIDONE 1,271 626 9 2
TRAZODONE HCL 1,200 841 10 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 790 571 11 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 779 599 12 14
BUPROPION XL 673 263 13 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 611 308 14 8
BUSPIRONE HCL 603 370 15 20
MIRTAZAPINE 515 407 16 10
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 491 452 10 17 76
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 408 137 R 18 6
ABILIFY 360 178 19 7
BUPROPION HCL 354 245 10 20 56
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 310 100 21 23
SEROQUEL 267 195 22 27
ESTAZOLAM 265 189 10 23 77
BUPROPION HCL SR 256 108 24 22
LAMOTRIGINE 217 68 25 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 194 194 26 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL 190 122 27 40
OLANZAPINE 186 79 28 18
LEXAPRO 186 152 28 35
HALOPERIDOL 184 123 30 29
CYMBALTA 178 102 31 11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 159 133 R 32 47
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 157 80 33 19
LITHIUM CARBONATE 151 41 34 25
FLURAZEPAM HCL 149 18 10 35 106
SEROQUEL XR 139 54 36 13
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 123 77 37 57
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 100 32 R 38 32
DOXEPIN HCL 91 57 39 45
GALANTAMINE HBR 90 87 40 92
BUDEPRION XL 86 29 41 128
DIAZEPAM 85 40 42 60
PERPHENAZINE 85 41 42 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 84 38 44 24
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 77 40 45 122
NAMENDA 71 71 46 26
THIORIDAZINE HCL 60 36 R 47 90
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 50 23 48 43
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.