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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,921Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 1290

$645K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 123 out of 1290

729 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

2% of this provider’s 729 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 729 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 12,544 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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 767 702 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 587 535 2 3
LISINOPRIL 413 331 3 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 385 368 4 22
OMEPRAZOLE 377 319 5 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 357 343 6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 329 314 7 7
CARVEDILOL 315 274 8 12
METFORMIN HCL 314 281 9 10
FUROSEMIDE 296 265 10 9
BENAZEPRIL HCL 255 252 11 140
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 233 203 12 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 219 151 S3 13 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 216 175 14 23
CLOPIDOGREL 209 177 15 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 196 173 16 14
CLONIDINE HCL 185 159 17 66
ATENOLOL 183 178 18 18
PLAVIX 180 145 19 32
GLIPIZIDE 174 169 20 81
DIOVAN 163 163 21 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161 140 22 20
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 161 134 22 62
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150 126 24 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142 141 25 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 142 142 25 13
TRAMADOL HCL 137 124 27 25
PAROXETINE HCL 131 126 28 84
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 129 126 29 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 125 125 30 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123 112 31 15
CRESTOR 114 91 32 17
NEXIUM 110 102 33 34
JANTOVEN 110 110 33 279
SERTRALINE HCL 104 102 35 36
GLYBURIDE 100 95 R 36 87
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 95 89 37 130
CHLORTHALIDONE 89 77 38 274
AZITHROMYCIN 85 75 39 61
GABAPENTIN 85 75 39 8
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 84 73 41 430
MELOXICAM 82 62 42 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81 79 43 58
TORSEMIDE 80 78 44 296
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 74 45 343
RANITIDINE HCL 78 71 46 49
RAMIPRIL 78 78 46 136
GLIPIZIDE ER 76 76 48 206
ALLOPURINOL 75 75 49 60
DIGOXIN 72 72 50 51
NIFEDIPINE ER 72 71 50 110
JANUVIA 70 70 52 82
DIOVAN HCT 69 59 53 112
MEGESTROL ACETATE 67 57 R 54 198
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65 65 55 166
SOTALOL 65 65 55 226
NAMENDA 64 64 57 27
VERAPAMIL ER 63 63 58 259
SYNTHROID 60 60 59 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 51 60 48
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57 55 61 315
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 52 62 106
SINGULAIR 53 42 63 85
VYTORIN 51 47 64 293
FENOFIBRATE 51 43 64 98
MECLIZINE HCL 51 50 64 159
AMOXICILLIN 50 43 67 227
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 46 67 102
ADVAIR DISKUS 50 40 67 37
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 Aug. 20, 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.