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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,170Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 119 out of 1290

$455K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 223 out of 1290

264 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

9% of this provider’s 264 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 264 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 5,544 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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
SIMVASTATIN 445 350 1 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 354 271 2 20
LISINOPRIL 268 210 3 5
METFORMIN HCL 267 226 4 10
CARVEDILOL 196 140 5 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 175 116 6 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122 83 S3 7 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 120 108 8 7
HYDRALAZINE HCL 119 93 9 133
NIFEDIPINE ER 118 91 10 110
FUROSEMIDE 114 103 11 9
OMEPRAZOLE 112 79 12 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 109 107 13 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 108 87 14 4
DIOVAN HCT 106 92 15 112
ATENOLOL 103 63 16 18
LOVAZA 102 84 17 131
GABAPENTIN 98 72 18 8
NEXIUM 89 57 19 34
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 88 66 20 101
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86 78 21 11
LANTUS 86 49 21 67
GLIPIZIDE 79 66 23 81
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75 61 24 48
LOVASTATIN 73 63 25 45
PROAIR HFA 73 53 25 73
DIOVAN 71 54 27 53
CLOPIDOGREL 70 53 28 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64 47 29 35
EXFORGE 60 60 30 428
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58 58 31 14
PLAVIX 54 43 32 32
JANUMET 51 44 33 217
SURE COMFORT 50 35 34 214
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 10, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.