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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,529Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 151

$800K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 151

566 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%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
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 566 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 566 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 12,602 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 619 555 1 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 448 440 2 9
LISINOPRIL 396 363 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 349 330 4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 340 302 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 334 315 6 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 299 299 7 15
NAMENDA 262 262 8 20
OMEPRAZOLE 251 238 9 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 221 207 10 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 214 211 11 7
CARVEDILOL 205 198 12 22
GABAPENTIN 192 173 13 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 192 180 13 18
MIRTAZAPINE 185 185 15 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 155 144 16 40
METFORMIN HCL 151 143 17 8
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 147 144 18 78
TRAMADOL HCL 133 121 19 24
SERTRALINE HCL 128 124 20 25
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 125 125 21 81
DIGOXIN 119 117 22 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 117 109 23 58
CRESTOR 113 104 24 27
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 111 107 25 51
GLYBURIDE 108 107 R 26 75
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 106 104 27 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104 101 28 34
CYMBALTA 98 92 29 62
MELOXICAM 94 92 30 57
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92 81 S3 31 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91 91 32 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 87 81 33 16
CEPHALEXIN 86 86 34 108
SPIRONOLACTONE 84 83 35 72
TRAZODONE HCL 83 71 36 48
NEXIUM 83 78 36 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 72 36 13
OXYCODONE HCL 82 79 S2 39 67
FAMOTIDINE 78 77 40 64
SINGULAIR 78 69 40 72
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 72 42 46
CLOPIDOGREL 77 74 42 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 76 73 44 79
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76 74 44 55
LOVASTATIN 75 70 46 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74 70 47 30
NOVOLIN R 72 72 48 138
LANTUS 71 71 49 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 71 70 49 21
ALLOPURINOL 71 71 49 42
DIOVAN 70 64 52 33
AZITHROMYCIN 69 63 53 36
PREDNISONE 69 66 53 45
RISPERIDONE 68 68 55 50
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 68 68 55 306
SPIRIVA 68 68 55 90
GLIPIZIDE 67 67 58 43
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 67 64 58 115
ATENOLOL 66 65 60 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 64 55 61 127
NIFEDIPINE ER 63 63 62 83
LEVETIRACETAM 63 62 62 85
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61 60 64 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61 61 64 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61 55 64 17
JANUVIA 61 61 64 97
MULTAQ 61 61 64 323
VANCOMYCIN HCL 60 50 69 239
EXELON 59 59 70 63
NYSTATIN 53 50 71 137
NOVOLOG 52 52 72 76
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52 51 72 117
BUDESONIDE 52 52 72 339
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 44 75 84
MUPIROCIN 50 48 76 130
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.