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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,703Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 483

$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 483

754 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 754 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 754 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 10,533 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

40% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 56%.

Prescription Price

$119 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $161 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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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
ADVAIR DISKUS 487 394 1 1
VENTOLIN HFA 441 309 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 363 319 3 10
SPIRIVA 353 274 4 2
PREDNISONE 319 243 5 3
SYMBICORT 250 191 6 5
SINGULAIR 248 184 7 6
FUROSEMIDE 234 213 8 15
NEXIUM 231 204 9 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 226 155 10 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 224 218 11 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 191 179 12 20
SIMVASTATIN 189 170 13 11
LISINOPRIL 186 159 14 17
PROAIR HFA 185 115 15 4
LACTULOSE 178 177 16 92
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 167 149 17 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 166 115 18 8
NAPROXEN 147 140 19 133
MEGESTROL ACETATE 143 120 R 20 137
LANTUS 135 128 21 101
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 133 104 22 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 130 120 23 61
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 128 78 24 12
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 124 122 25 150
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 89 26 31
MUPIROCIN 116 107 27 109
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 116 104 27 100
METFORMIN HCL 115 85 29 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113 107 30 27
AZITHROMYCIN 108 85 31 9
GABAPENTIN 104 78 32 37
CLOPIDOGREL 102 94 33 73
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 99 91 34 16
MECLIZINE HCL 99 98 34 160
ATENOLOL 93 80 36 32
DIGOXIN 90 86 37 63
SEROQUEL XR 90 64 37 164
TRAZODONE HCL 89 73 39 89
CRESTOR 85 66 40 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 76 40 33
RANITIDINE HCL 85 65 40 80
QVAR 84 77 43 22
CARVEDILOL 84 82 43 47
INSULIN SYRINGE 83 77 45 122
IBUPROFEN 79 70 46 139
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75 69 47 43
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73 44 48 51
LIDODERM 70 41 49 132
PLAVIX 69 68 50 84
ABILIFY 68 44 51 183
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 67 52 111
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 33 S3 53 30
SEROQUEL 62 55 54 193
FAMOTIDINE 62 60 54 84
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62 61 54 42
DALIRESP 60 45 57 60
COMBIVENT 60 32 57 13
RISPERIDONE 59 49 59 102
NAMENDA 57 57 60 96
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57 46 60 153
NASONEX 57 38 60 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 56 56 63 64
MIRTAZAPINE 55 55 64 96
ALLOPURINOL 55 53 64 70
TRICOR 53 46 66 219
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51 49 67 118
WARFARIN SODIUM 51 50 67 28
DIOVAN 51 48 67 81
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51 34 67 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50 38 71 135
VOLTAREN 50 41 71 159
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 Feb. 23, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.