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Prescriber Checkup

ORLANDO SANTANA M.D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,794Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 93 out of 738

$861K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 738

368 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 3,038 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$149 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 484 321 1 14
ABILIFY 398 233 2 7
RISPERIDONE 331 135 3 2
SERTRALINE HCL 306 253 4 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 306 161 4 3
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 245 45 R 6 6
LEXAPRO 234 152 7 35
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 222 149 8 9
OLANZAPINE 188 77 9 18
SEROQUEL 163 96 10 27
PAROXETINE HCL 161 68 11 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 152 69 12 4
SEROQUEL XR 152 49 12 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 149 50 14 23
DOXEPIN HCL 131 74 15 45
TRAZODONE HCL 125 49 16 1
MIRTAZAPINE 115 67 17 10
HALOPERIDOL 112 11 18 29
CYMBALTA 107 84 19 11
PERPHENAZINE 101 68 20 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 101 51 20 8
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 84 50 22 57
LAMOTRIGINE 81 57 23 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 80 79 24 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 79 60 25 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 73 13 26 24
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 69 17 27 43
BUPROPION XL 69 39 27 15
BUPROPION HCL SR 66 39 29 22
NAMENDA 59 45 30 26
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 56 18 R 31 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54 49 32 19
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 50 33 33 52
LITHIUM CARBONATE 50 23 33 25
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 9, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.