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Prescriber Checkup

ANDREA HACKEL MD

2120 E JOHNSON AVE WEST FLORIDA INTERNAL MEDICINE, LLC

Pensacola | Florida | 32514

(850) 494-4885

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,323Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 151

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 151

460 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 460 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 460 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 16,600 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 647 595 S3 1 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 614 572 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 556 526 3 6
TRAMADOL HCL 549 491 4 24
LISINOPRIL 536 517 5 5
OMEPRAZOLE 479 432 6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 463 461 7 7
MIRTAZAPINE 448 438 8 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 445 418 9 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 401 376 10 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 400 391 11 3
GABAPENTIN 387 331 12 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 342 335 13 53
NAMENDA 327 327 14 20
LANTUS 320 296 15 47
NOVOLOG 276 244 16 76
DONEPEZIL HCL 261 261 17 15
CARVEDILOL 238 223 18 22
SERTRALINE HCL 233 217 19 25
SIMVASTATIN 226 208 20 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 226 206 20 18
LEVETIRACETAM 221 208 22 85
LIDODERM 206 172 23 65
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 185 176 24 81
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 184 154 25 21
METFORMIN HCL 182 181 26 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 180 171 27 40
CYMBALTA 170 155 28 62
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 165 147 29 78
SEROQUEL 159 149 30 113
RISPERIDONE 138 138 31 50
TRAZODONE HCL 136 102 32 48
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 123 97 33 79
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121 116 34 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 121 106 34 23
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 117 101 36 143
BACLOFEN 115 84 37 87
CLOPIDOGREL 112 112 38 29
DIOVAN 104 104 39 33
LEVOFLOXACIN 104 97 39 80
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102 101 41 30
NYSTATIN 101 84 42 137
PRIMIDONE 99 76 43 231
EXELON 99 99 43 63
PREDNISONE 97 52 45 45
PLAVIX 95 95 46 37
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 93 80 47 102
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 92 84 48 51
DIGOXIN 90 90 49 39
CLONIDINE HCL 90 70 49 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87 87 51 12
ROPINIROLE HCL 84 84 52 145
AZITHROMYCIN 77 64 53 36
METFORMIN HCL ER 76 37 54 156
ADVAIR DISKUS 76 76 54 46
LEXAPRO 76 73 54 105
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 75 75 57 153
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 75 75 57 82
RANITIDINE HCL 74 74 59 32
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 73 66 60 132
CEPHALEXIN 68 65 61 108
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 52 62 13
MEGESTROL ACETATE 65 65 R 62 148
BUSPIRONE HCL 64 30 64 127
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64 40 R 64 126
SODIUM CHLORIDE 63 56 66 224
LEVEMIR 63 41 66 168
CEFTRIAXONE 63 50 66 185
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62 48 69 17
TRAVATAN Z 61 61 70 226
SUCRALFATE 61 61 70 190
MELOXICAM 60 50 72 57
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 59 53 73 134
FLUOXETINE HCL 57 57 74 98
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 48 S2 75 66
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56 44 75 38
SPIRIVA 55 55 77 90
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 51 78 124
PAROXETINE HCL 51 51 79 54
PROMETHAZINE HCL 50 45 R 80 192
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. 8, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.