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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,028Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 1290

$601K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 143 out of 1290

390 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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

3% of this provider’s 390 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 390 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 8,558 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
OMEPRAZOLE 793 563 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 592 409 2 1
LISINOPRIL 528 344 3 5
METFORMIN HCL 356 253 4 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 356 233 4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 315 209 6 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 294 182 7 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 287 217 8 20
CARVEDILOL 281 197 9 12
FENOFIBRATE 270 208 10 98
GLIMEPIRIDE 270 203 10 57
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254 179 12 92
FUROSEMIDE 239 179 13 9
CRESTOR 238 173 14 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 207 184 15 39
RANITIDINE HCL 201 133 16 49
GABAPENTIN 186 117 17 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 167 118 S3 18 6
PROAIR HFA 166 85 19 73
TRAMADOL HCL 165 94 20 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 163 128 21 35
PREDNISONE 146 87 22 21
LANTUS 142 111 23 67
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140 103 24 11
GLIPIZIDE 136 114 25 81
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 131 68 26 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 129 75 27 7
VERAPAMIL ER 122 87 28 259
CLOPIDOGREL 118 90 29 24
LOVASTATIN 117 73 30 45
NAPROXEN 115 84 31 115
SURE COMFORT 113 83 32 214
TRAZODONE HCL 105 54 33 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 99 61 34 46
BUPROPION HCL SR 99 55 34 187
NEXIUM 98 65 36 34
TRICOR 95 40 37 194
AZITHROMYCIN 93 58 38 61
SPIRONOLACTONE 93 83 38 126
ATENOLOL 91 59 40 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 86 70 41 14
CLONIDINE HCL 83 53 42 66
WARFARIN SODIUM 79 64 43 22
ALLOPURINOL 76 60 44 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 76 46 44 156
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75 62 46 62
ADVAIR DISKUS 74 36 47 37
PLAVIX 74 59 47 32
CYMBALTA 72 21 49 59
RISPERIDONE 67 40 50 68
KETOCONAZOLE 63 34 51 103
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62 51 52 63
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 62 35 52 314
ALPRAZOLAM 61 51 54 47
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61 43 54 15
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 28 56 88
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58 54 57 58
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58 42 57 19
SYMBICORT 56 31 59 109
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 49 R 59 97
IBUPROFEN 55 29 61 74
JANUMET 50 44 62 217
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 15, 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.