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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,110Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 55 out of 151

$491K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 151

355 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

13% of this provider’s 355 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 8,506 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 427 398 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 402 395 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 357 341 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 309 291 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 282 263 5 4
LISINOPRIL 276 251 6 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 252 243 7 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 214 197 S3 8 10
CARVEDILOL 210 191 9 22
NAMENDA 209 195 10 20
TRAZODONE HCL 190 175 11 48
SERTRALINE HCL 189 171 12 25
MIRTAZAPINE 180 167 13 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 171 154 14 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 168 166 15 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 162 159 16 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 151 141 17 7
GABAPENTIN 144 141 18 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 141 116 19 17
METFORMIN HCL 139 124 20 8
TRAMADOL HCL 133 125 21 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 119 108 22 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 115 23 13
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 114 95 24 81
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 111 111 25 53
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108 90 26 23
CYMBALTA 101 94 27 62
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83 82 28 34
NOVOLIN R 79 67 29 138
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 76 75 30 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 76 74 30 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 73 73 32 12
PREDNISONE 73 72 32 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72 64 34 51
ALLOPURINOL 69 69 35 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 62 33 36 79
ROPINIROLE HCL 58 58 37 145
DIOVAN 57 57 38 33
ABILIFY 57 42 38 135
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56 56 40 26
KLOR-CON M20 52 52 41 106
LIPITOR 52 50 41 149
LANTUS 51 37 43 47
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. 9, 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.