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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,889Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 70

$809K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 70

1,341 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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

5% of this provider’s 1,341 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 1,341 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 20,567 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$28 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
LISINOPRIL 1,680 1,190 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 1,403 953 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,102 841 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 991 757 4 1
METFORMIN HCL 968 689 5 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 946 736 6 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 878 464 S3 7 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 807 641 8 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 692 582 9 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 660 512 10 34
GABAPENTIN 581 328 11 14
FUROSEMIDE 559 414 12 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 530 470 13 28
TRAMADOL HCL 528 399 14 17
ATENOLOL 520 422 15 21
ALPRAZOLAM 513 407 16 60
RANITIDINE HCL 452 255 17 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 420 356 18 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 418 327 19 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 345 214 20 16
GLIPIZIDE 340 269 21 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 332 207 22 23
MIRTAZAPINE 330 269 23 20
CARVEDILOL 305 251 24 19
MELOXICAM 303 200 25 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 303 169 25 58
AZITHROMYCIN 298 196 27 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 276 236 28 24
IBUPROFEN 271 131 29 72
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 265 200 30 12
PROAIR HFA 263 136 31 80
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 261 201 32 54
CLOPIDOGREL 253 195 33 30
LOVASTATIN 243 222 34 33
GEMFIBROZIL 224 135 35 89
TRAZODONE HCL 218 85 36 36
PLAVIX 202 169 37 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 199 129 38 47
LANTUS 187 152 39 38
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 182 139 40 101
INSULIN SYRINGE 166 103 41 116
SERTRALINE HCL 165 92 42 22
GLYBURIDE 161 151 R 43 74
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 158 124 44 51
CLONIDINE HCL 151 97 45 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 150 127 46 50
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 146 130 47 139
DIGOXIN 143 138 48 41
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 143 94 R 48 178
VENTOLIN HFA 143 65 48 102
ADVAIR DISKUS 141 94 51 55
TERAZOSIN HCL 141 122 51 112
PREDNISONE 133 78 53 52
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 119 114 54 81
TAMSULOSIN HCL 118 98 55 29
COMBIVENT 116 72 56 178
NIFEDIPINE ER 114 80 57 112
NAMENDA 110 110 58 13
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 108 92 59 78
ALLOPURINOL 104 84 60 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 96 47 61 95
SPIRONOLACTONE 93 35 62 61
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 92 54 63 221
FAMOTIDINE 90 55 64 73
VERAPAMIL ER 90 74 64 134
NAPROXEN 90 38 64 138
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 88 52 S2 67 91
OXYCODONE HCL 87 30 S2 68 57
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87 63 68 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 84 84 70 11
NOVOLIN 70-30 83 46 71 149
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 75 72 82
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 79 36 72 131
FINASTERIDE 77 72 74 75
FELODIPINE ER 77 61 74 265
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77 18 R 74 103
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 75 54 S3 77 185
SYMBICORT 73 62 78 164
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 73 25 78 118
LORATADINE 72 64 80 274
CARISOPRODOL 71 26 R 81 150
MECLIZINE HCL 69 55 82 115
KLOR-CON M20 69 61 82 79
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65 54 84 111
AMOXICILLIN 65 39 84 129
HUMULIN 70-30 64 42 86 204
JANTOVEN 64 57 86 215
DILTIAZEM ER 63 56 88 189
TEMAZEPAM 63 58 88 121
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63 57 88 238
VESICARE 61 52 91 170
VIAGRA 61 27 91 195
PAROXETINE HCL 59 39 93 66
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 30 S2 94 64
INDOMETHACIN 56 22 R 95 296
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56 43 95 42
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 35 97 88
LEVEMIR 55 32 97 126
CARTIA XT 53 44 99 302
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52 32 100 303
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51 45 101 84
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 June 19, 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.