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Prescriber Checkup

GILBERTO SECO MD

8900 CORAL WAY SUITE 103

Miami | Florida | 33165

(305) 325-9550

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,330Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 282 out of 3593

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 3593

774 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 11,395 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

45% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$96 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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
NEXIUM 555 413 1 36
IBUPROFEN 544 394 2 43
LISINOPRIL 499 415 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 445 355 4 5
LIDODERM 414 316 5 78
VOLTAREN 392 318 6 85
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 358 296 7 3
CRESTOR 317 247 8 21
METFORMIN HCL 307 206 9 6
PLAVIX 286 250 10 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 271 214 11 47
DIOVAN 250 217 12 46
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 249 209 13 74
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 249 185 13 10
SINGULAIR 249 190 13 77
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 248 214 16 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 208 178 17 4
NOVOLIN 70-30 203 153 18 146
RANITIDINE HCL 191 177 19 27
NAMENDA 187 166 20 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 178 137 21 31
FUROSEMIDE 176 145 22 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 176 151 22 8
CELEBREX 172 135 24 100
SIMVASTATIN 161 145 25 1
ATENOLOL 153 120 26 11
MECLIZINE HCL 152 140 27 96
INSULIN SYRINGE 137 116 28 91
GABAPENTIN 135 100 29 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129 122 30 33
CLONIDINE HCL 124 92 31 41
CILOSTAZOL 123 112 32 163
ACTOS 121 85 33 133
SURE COMFORT 117 88 34 159
CLOPIDOGREL 113 104 35 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 110 90 36 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109 90 37 71
PROAIR HFA 108 68 38 54
LANTUS 108 88 38 57
ABILIFY 97 78 40 162
DIOVAN HCT 95 69 41 76
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 89 58 42 38
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 88 76 R 43 95
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 88 53 43 94
LACTULOSE 87 72 45 126
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 86 78 46 19
SEROQUEL 85 59 47 172
LYRICA 84 58 48 105
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79 65 49 32
GLIPIZIDE 79 74 49 40
LEXAPRO 79 65 49 184
LANSOPRAZOLE 76 64 52 113
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 75 59 53 24
LOVAZA 68 55 54 106
MEGESTROL ACETATE 65 54 R 55 152
NASONEX 63 50 56 192
NAPROXEN 63 46 56 68
CARVEDILOL 62 51 58 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 55 59 26
TRICOR 59 35 60 130
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57 48 61 65
SOLARAZE 56 46 62 280
HUMULIN 70-30 55 36 63 215
RESTASIS 55 39 63 264
DICYCLOMINE HCL 55 51 63 190
SPIRIVA 54 51 66 87
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 25 67 201
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 51 49 68 203
EXELON 50 38 69 123
DIGOXIN 50 50 69 58
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 April 18, 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.