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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,133Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 331

$459K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 331

627 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
3% 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 Puerto Rico
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 12,365 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$30 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $35 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 Puerto Rico
SIMVASTATIN 932 805 1 1
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 838 709 2 3
METFORMIN HCL 732 584 3 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 682 589 4 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 551 483 5 21
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 453 361 6 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 441 382 7 6
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 414 338 8 14
OMEPRAZOLE 371 304 9 5
ATENOLOL 342 294 10 12
RANITIDINE HCL 337 294 11 4
GABAPENTIN 296 228 12 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 289 204 13 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 285 237 14 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 247 223 15 34
NABUMETONE 189 137 16 25
QUINAPRIL HCL 177 164 17 106
NAPROXEN 159 137 18 59
DEXAMETHASONE 150 112 19 77
SERTRALINE HCL 148 111 20 28
ASPIRIN EC 145 139 21 27
BUSPIRONE HCL 139 109 22 150
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 115 23 10
VERAPAMIL ER 130 123 24 35
FUROSEMIDE 128 121 25 15
RAMIPRIL 120 87 26 52
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 113 90 27 114
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 111 95 28 36
INDAPAMIDE 107 103 29 154
LISINOPRIL 104 65 30 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 104 103 30 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104 84 30 22
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 100 76 33 30
CLOPIDOGREL 99 94 34 39
SYNTHROID 98 89 35 11
DIPYRIDAMOLE 94 83 R 36 72
PREDNISONE 93 77 37 68
MECLIZINE HCL 83 73 38 51
SINGULAIR 79 62 39 58
PAROXETINE HCL 78 64 40 80
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77 77 41 31
PLAVIX 77 76 41 46
LEVOXYL 76 55 43 49
GLIPIZIDE 75 57 44 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 74 61 45 66
CARVEDILOL 74 74 45 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 73 57 47 24
GEMFIBROZIL 73 38 47 65
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 71 64 49 184
EVISTA 71 65 49 61
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70 57 R 51 89
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 69 50 52 43
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 69 44 R 52 122
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 67 44 R 54 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67 41 54 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 41 54 92
LANTUS 63 61 57 40
HUMULIN N 61 60 58 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59 55 59 20
GLYBURIDE 58 49 R 60 56
TRAMADOL HCL 58 33 60 23
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 57 40 62 192
NAMENDA 53 53 63 63
VITAMIN D 52 48 64 131
DIGOXIN 51 51 65 64
SURE COMFORT 50 35 66 57
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 Nov. 29, 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.