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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,334Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 70

$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 70

716 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

23% of this provider’s 716 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 716 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 12,956 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 $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 830 420 S3 1 8
OXYCODONE HCL 787 259 S2 2 57
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 661 438 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 627 381 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 617 396 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 528 304 6 4
LISINOPRIL 476 278 7 3
FUROSEMIDE 467 352 8 6
RANITIDINE HCL 420 230 9 26
METFORMIN HCL 403 207 10 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 389 222 11 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 375 233 12 25
ALLOPURINOL 372 243 13 31
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 363 134 S2 14 96
GABAPENTIN 354 138 15 14
AZITHROMYCIN 330 188 16 40
SERTRALINE HCL 321 217 17 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 307 208 18 7
TRAMADOL HCL 278 219 19 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 269 99 20 23
CYMBALTA 244 75 21 67
NEXIUM 208 81 22 63
CRESTOR 199 91 23 45
PROAIR HFA 198 87 24 80
CLONIDINE HCL 193 118 25 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 191 130 26 61
WARFARIN SODIUM 190 148 27 10
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 187 100 28 103
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186 121 29 27
CLOPIDOGREL 179 126 30 30
MORPHINE SULFATE 178 75 S2 31 152
PREDNISONE 177 106 32 52
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 177 74 32 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 171 121 34 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156 110 35 24
ADVAIR DISKUS 151 49 36 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 149 100 37 47
ATENOLOL 149 104 37 21
CARVEDILOL 147 107 39 19
ABILIFY 147 48 39 100
METHIMAZOLE 143 98 41 193
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 72 41 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 142 102 43 29
LYRICA 142 47 43 90
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 139 107 45 143
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 138 98 46 50
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 137 81 47 97
GLIMEPIRIDE 137 94 47 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 136 85 49 95
PLAVIX 134 91 50 43
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 131 100 51 51
MIRTAZAPINE 130 95 52 20
ROPINIROLE HCL 129 19 53 106
TRAZODONE HCL 129 78 53 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 128 87 55 16
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 128 67 S2 55 91
JANUVIA 125 74 57 49
PROMETHAZINE HCL 123 27 R 58 110
SINGULAIR 116 34 59 85
TIZANIDINE HCL 109 39 60 142
VENTOLIN HFA 108 57 61 102
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103 64 62 28
LANTUS 103 89 62 38
SPIRIVA 96 55 64 76
METHYLDOPA 96 79 R 64 250
RISPERIDONE 95 72 66 32
TOPIRAMATE 92 20 67 172
LOVAZA 90 30 68 141
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 89 43 69 88
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 87 59 70 70
BUPROPION XL 87 29 70 148
FENTANYL 86 39 S2 72 94
LACTULOSE 83 54 73 77
DONEPEZIL HCL 83 83 73 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82 51 75 54
AVODART 81 65 76 209
NIASPAN 79 33 77 120
NEOMYCIN SULFATE 77 22 10 78 265
SEROQUEL XR 76 20 79 144
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75 45 80 35
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 75 47 80 131
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 74 44 82 270
LEVETIRACETAM 74 55 82 59
MELOXICAM 72 17 84 39
BACLOFEN 72 20 84 98
KLOR-CON 10 72 54 84 117
ZETIA 71 28 87 153
LIDODERM 70 41 88 93
PEN NEEDLE 69 37 89 157
NABUMETONE 68 30 90 282
JANTOVEN 65 44 91 215
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65 44 91 105
KLOR-CON M20 64 47 93 79
SEROQUEL 61 30 94 87
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59 11 R 95 103
LIPITOR 59 41 95 140
MEGESTROL ACETATE 57 46 R 97 161
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 57 22 97 168
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57 15 97 127
NAMENDA 57 57 97 13
NOVOLOG 55 49 101 56
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 54 31 102 81
OPANA ER 54 0 S2 102 300
IBUPROFEN 53 0 104 72
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 53 33 104 161
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 31 104 147
VOLTAREN 52 33 107 137
BUMETANIDE 52 28 107 109
SYNTHROID 50 21 109 114
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50 35 109 86
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 Feb. 3, 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.