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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,905Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 151

$815K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 151

823 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
15% 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

7% of this provider’s 823 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 823 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 20,177 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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 1,495 1,448 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,041 1,021 2 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 752 731 3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 715 687 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 678 649 5 3
ALPRAZOLAM 530 496 6 41
METFORMIN HCL 506 493 7 8
FUROSEMIDE 490 490 8 6
LISINOPRIL 431 414 9 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 424 417 10 12
ATENOLOL 400 397 11 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 372 370 12 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 315 302 13 59
WARFARIN SODIUM 292 292 14 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 266 257 15 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 264 235 16 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 253 246 17 30
CLOPIDOGREL 231 224 18 29
GLYBURIDE 231 231 R 18 75
PLAVIX 230 225 20 37
DIGOXIN 226 226 21 39
ALLOPURINOL 220 220 22 42
PREDNISONE 220 217 22 45
GABAPENTIN 218 200 24 14
SYNTHROID 197 197 25 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 190 170 26 21
CLONIDINE HCL 187 182 27 52
CARVEDILOL 181 178 28 22
TEMAZEPAM 177 172 29 49
NIFEDIPINE ER 158 158 30 83
KLOR-CON 8 156 156 31 233
VIAGRA 156 150 31 74
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 142 142 33 26
MECLIZINE HCL 142 142 33 86
CRESTOR 137 130 35 27
AZITHROMYCIN 135 132 36 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 135 135 36 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 135 132 36 23
DIOVAN 129 129 39 33
PAROXETINE HCL 129 129 39 54
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 124 124 S3 41 147
PROAIR HFA 122 109 42 71
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 117 116 43 51
TRAMADOL HCL 116 116 44 24
FINASTERIDE 115 115 45 70
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 115 107 S3 45 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 112 106 47 18
GLIPIZIDE 109 104 48 43
VERAPAMIL ER 109 107 48 112
LOVASTATIN 108 107 50 31
ADVAIR DISKUS 107 97 51 46
LORAZEPAM 106 88 52 94
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 104 104 53 77
RANITIDINE HCL 102 99 54 32
BENAZEPRIL HCL 102 86 54 103
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 100 89 56 68
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94 71 S2 57 66
NEXIUM 92 89 58 44
EXELON 90 90 59 63
DILTIAZEM ER 87 87 60 234
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82 82 61 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 80 80 62 15
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78 77 63 38
TERAZOSIN HCL 76 76 64 99
SPIRIVA 73 73 65 90
CAPTOPRIL 73 73 65 183
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72 63 67 35
INSULIN SYRINGE 71 65 68 96
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 71 71 68 19
NIFEDIAC CC 71 71 68 247
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 67 67 R 71 107
GLIPIZIDE ER 67 67 71 123
DIAZEPAM 65 54 73 309
RAMIPRIL 65 63 73 88
AVAPRO 64 64 75 314
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64 64 75 133
NITROSTAT 60 57 77 242
DIOVAN HCT 60 59 77 92
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 53 79 56
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58 58 80 84
LIPITOR 57 57 81 149
LANTUS 56 56 82 47
DILTIAZEM HCL 56 56 82 216
IRBESARTAN 55 55 84 269
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55 55 84 266
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55 48 84 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 55 53 84 58
PEN NEEDLE 51 51 88 186
FENOFIBRATE 51 39 88 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 June 4, 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.