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Prescriber Checkup

ALAN KATZ M.D.

7000 W PALMETTO PARK RD SUITE 103

Boca raton | Florida | 33433

(561) 347-8122

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,681Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 151

$413K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 65 out of 151

627 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
21% 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

4% of this provider’s 627 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 627 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 11,989 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$30 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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 1,039 934 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 849 801 2 3
LISINOPRIL 667 612 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 606 510 4 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 478 438 5 13
OMEPRAZOLE 470 371 6 4
METFORMIN HCL 324 252 7 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 301 278 8 12
LOVASTATIN 289 280 9 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259 213 10 56
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 232 214 11 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230 217 12 21
ALPRAZOLAM 220 175 13 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 199 179 14 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 198 191 15 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 198 196 15 17
SERTRALINE HCL 196 189 17 25
CARVEDILOL 192 166 18 22
FUROSEMIDE 174 149 19 6
RANITIDINE HCL 174 168 19 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 166 130 S3 21 10
ATENOLOL 165 161 22 11
GABAPENTIN 159 118 23 14
TEMAZEPAM 147 128 24 49
TERAZOSIN HCL 135 111 25 99
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130 129 26 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 127 124 27 30
CRESTOR 117 76 28 27
ADVAIR DISKUS 111 104 29 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110 91 30 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 108 105 31 18
GLIPIZIDE 105 88 32 43
ALLOPURINOL 101 83 33 42
LORAZEPAM 98 97 34 94
TRAMADOL HCL 97 76 35 24
METFORMIN HCL ER 92 86 36 156
CLOPIDOGREL 92 77 36 29
TRAZODONE HCL 90 58 38 48
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 86 39 59
FINASTERIDE 86 86 40 70
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82 70 41 38
AZITHROMYCIN 77 67 42 36
GEMFIBROZIL 73 73 43 104
FENOFIBRATE 72 68 44 61
DIGOXIN 71 71 45 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67 55 46 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 63 63 47 15
NAPROXEN 60 43 48 93
GLYBURIDE 57 46 R 49 75
PLAVIX 57 48 49 37
LANTUS 56 47 51 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 55 53 52 19
BACLOFEN 55 32 52 87
BUPROPION HCL SR 51 27 54 254
GLIPIZIDE ER 51 49 54 123
PREDNISONE 51 44 54 45
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 March 22, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.