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Prescriber Checkup

CRISTOBAL TOLON MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,593Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 70

$525K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 70

1,176 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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 17,167 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$28 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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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 1,256 1,169 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,250 1,162 2 4
LISINOPRIL 931 869 3 3
METFORMIN HCL 672 602 4 9
VITAMIN D2 622 591 5 119
FUROSEMIDE 508 463 6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 500 461 7 5
IBUPROFEN 467 407 8 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 425 394 9 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 424 383 10 2
ATENOLOL 383 365 11 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 366 351 12 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 347 339 13 24
LOVASTATIN 311 290 14 33
CIALIS 287 275 15 184
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 281 274 16 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 235 218 17 7
GABAPENTIN 217 198 18 14
GLIPIZIDE 193 176 19 48
WARFARIN SODIUM 186 177 20 10
ALPRAZOLAM 179 174 21 60
GLYBURIDE 177 162 R 22 74
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175 161 23 82
FOLIC ACID 172 156 24 122
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 172 165 24 54
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 171 147 26 139
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 159 143 27 156
RANITIDINE HCL 153 150 28 26
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 153 146 28 78
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152 140 30 58
CARVEDILOL 151 136 31 19
MECLIZINE HCL 151 142 31 115
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149 145 33 12
ALLOPURINOL 142 142 34 31
INSULIN SYRINGE 138 135 35 116
CLOPIDOGREL 137 124 36 30
AMMONIUM LACTATE 130 114 37 154
TAMSULOSIN HCL 128 121 38 29
PREDNISONE 125 117 39 52
AMOXICILLIN 123 107 40 129
CITALOPRAM HBR 122 107 41 16
NIFEDIPINE ER 104 102 42 112
AZITHROMYCIN 101 91 43 40
VENTOLIN HFA 100 80 44 102
LACTULOSE 100 98 44 77
GEMFIBROZIL 99 91 46 89
PLAVIX 97 92 47 43
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 96 86 48 51
VOLTAREN 95 91 49 137
LANTUS 94 91 50 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92 90 51 47
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 91 83 R 52 155
SYNTHROID 91 91 52 114
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81 70 54 143
SERTRALINE HCL 78 74 55 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 77 65 56 175
DICYCLOMINE HCL 76 76 57 212
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72 71 58 18
NAPROXEN 72 65 58 138
CLONIDINE HCL 71 67 60 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 71 71 60 11
PEN NEEDLE 69 57 62 157
CICLOPIROX 68 59 63 282
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65 63 64 23
NOVOLIN 70-30 64 55 65 149
MUPIROCIN 58 47 66 68
CRESTOR 58 58 66 45
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57 41 R 68 103
DIGOXIN 57 47 68 41
MELOXICAM 55 53 70 39
PAROXETINE HCL 55 46 70 66
LUMIGAN 54 46 72 300
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 June 10, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.