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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,532Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 1290

$887K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 64 out of 1290

868 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

2% of this provider’s 7,888 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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
TEMAZEPAM 852 584 1 71
CITALOPRAM HBR 838 628 2 29
SERTRALINE HCL 766 511 3 36
BUPROPION XL 765 431 10 4 143
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 606 411 5 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 579 398 6 79
ALPRAZOLAM 558 429 7 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 525 372 8 63
PAROXETINE HCL 521 410 9 84
CLONAZEPAM 472 233 10 170
TRAZODONE HCL 463 267 11 44
MIRTAZAPINE 430 334 12 93
CYMBALTA 370 127 13 59
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 335 192 14 154
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 328 211 15 80
RISPERIDONE 309 168 16 68
ABILIFY 268 50 17 114
HALOPERIDOL 256 156 18 204
NAMENDA 240 208 19 27
LORAZEPAM 232 195 20 132
OXCARBAZEPINE 199 61 21 228
LEXAPRO 190 146 22 173
SEROQUEL 188 121 23 186
OLANZAPINE 165 105 24 169
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 149 45 R 25 108
DONEPEZIL HCL 139 135 26 13
SEROQUEL XR 123 84 27 151
LAMOTRIGINE 117 22 28 100
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 108 80 R 29 97
BUPROPION HCL SR 95 53 30 187
BUSPIRONE HCL 67 53 31 178
LUNESTA 58 32 32 370
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 54 23 33 452
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 53 38 34 197
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 51 0 35 253
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, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.