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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,503Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 114 out of 1290

$242K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 438 out of 1290

787 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
38% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 787 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 6,166 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$32 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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 400 316 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 334 289 2 4
LISINOPRIL 327 278 3 5
METFORMIN HCL 302 229 4 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 264 242 5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 256 193 6 2
LOVASTATIN 216 210 7 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 189 162 8 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 176 166 9 19
CARVEDILOL 151 128 10 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 132 122 11 39
ATENOLOL 125 115 12 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 102 13 20
TRAMADOL HCL 102 68 14 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 99 86 15 7
MELOXICAM 98 66 16 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 88 17 92
WARFARIN SODIUM 94 47 18 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 60 19 106
GLIMEPIRIDE 87 69 20 57
GABAPENTIN 85 68 21 8
FENOFIBRATE 84 69 22 98
AZITHROMYCIN 84 52 22 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81 75 24 14
RANITIDINE HCL 74 60 25 49
GLIPIZIDE 73 70 26 81
FUROSEMIDE 66 60 27 9
INSULIN SYRINGE 65 39 28 76
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 50 29 46
DILTIAZEM ER 59 59 29 262
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57 38 31 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 56 49 32 23
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55 55 33 133
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54 52 34 140
VENTOLIN HFA 53 32 35 123
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 52 45 R 36 147
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 July 8, 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.