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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,168Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 70

$751K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 70

419 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%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
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 419 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 419 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 11,322 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 475 426 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 474 378 S3 2 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 423 375 3 10
SIMVASTATIN 412 336 4 1
LISINOPRIL 352 304 5 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 332 273 6 7
FUROSEMIDE 331 288 7 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 318 290 8 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 303 298 9 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 303 268 9 5
NAMENDA 296 284 11 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 292 253 12 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 287 249 13 16
TRAMADOL HCL 199 183 14 17
OMEPRAZOLE 181 143 15 4
MIRTAZAPINE 180 175 16 20
GABAPENTIN 172 147 17 14
DIGOXIN 163 151 18 41
METFORMIN HCL 161 116 19 9
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 157 135 20 51
NOVOLOG 144 107 21 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135 131 22 29
CARVEDILOL 122 112 23 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121 114 S2 24 64
LANTUS 118 79 25 38
LEVETIRACETAM 105 61 26 59
ATENOLOL 100 92 27 21
EXELON 98 89 28 62
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95 81 29 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94 85 30 28
LOVASTATIN 93 85 31 33
PREDNISONE 92 77 32 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 84 32 15
FENOFIBRATE 91 65 34 65
TRAZODONE HCL 89 47 35 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 85 81 36 18
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 82 79 37 69
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80 75 38 25
CLOPIDOGREL 80 65 38 30
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 78 78 40 86
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76 64 41 23
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71 65 42 88
LEXAPRO 70 69 43 99
RANITIDINE HCL 69 46 44 26
AZITHROMYCIN 68 64 45 40
CEPHALEXIN 68 57 45 123
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67 58 47 24
CYMBALTA 67 50 47 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66 66 49 50
FENTANYL 66 58 S2 49 94
FINASTERIDE 65 65 51 75
BUMETANIDE 64 64 52 109
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63 61 53 101
CEFTRIAXONE 57 53 54 144
CLONIDINE HCL 57 52 54 46
GLYBURIDE 56 41 R 56 74
GLIPIZIDE 56 55 56 48
NOVOLIN R 55 45 58 83
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 54 54 59 161
KLOR-CON M20 53 53 60 79
KETOCONAZOLE 53 51 60 166
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 52 38 62 27
LAMOTRIGINE 51 19 63 128
LEVOFLOXACIN 51 43 63 71
RISPERIDONE 51 35 63 32
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 46 66 61
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 March 31, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.