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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,122Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 1290

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 1290

320 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

4% of this provider’s 320 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 320 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 9,607 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

46% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$92 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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
CRESTOR 403 329 1 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 395 290 2 37
NAMENDA 389 329 3 27
OMEPRAZOLE 363 296 4 2
SINGULAIR 306 221 5 85
DONEPEZIL HCL 284 243 6 13
NEXIUM 283 198 7 34
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 281 214 8 4
LISINOPRIL 277 182 9 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 275 248 10 63
SIMVASTATIN 256 152 11 1
IBUPROFEN 239 172 12 74
LIDODERM 215 179 13 113
TRICOR 192 156 14 194
CELEBREX 178 149 15 111
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 173 136 16 3
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 160 135 17 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 131 18 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150 150 19 7
CLOPIDOGREL 145 115 20 24
METFORMIN HCL 142 99 21 10
RANITIDINE HCL 138 98 22 49
FUROSEMIDE 138 87 22 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 129 110 24 15
DIOVAN 127 99 25 53
PLAVIX 127 96 25 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 121 88 27 189
ATENOLOL 115 98 28 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 113 91 29 11
TEMAZEPAM 106 106 30 71
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 101 54 31 35
LEXAPRO 94 78 32 173
MEGESTROL ACETATE 93 78 R 33 198
VOLTAREN 87 74 34 107
GABAPENTIN 85 62 35 8
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 84 70 36 77
KETOCONAZOLE 84 63 36 103
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 74 65 38 23
JANUVIA 74 64 38 82
ALLOPURINOL 73 70 40 60
SEROQUEL XR 72 54 41 151
ACTOS 72 52 41 182
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71 59 43 39
PROAIR HFA 71 50 43 73
ZOVIRAX 70 68 45 511
SURE COMFORT 70 59 45 214
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 67 60 R 47 147
CITALOPRAM HBR 67 67 47 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66 37 49 80
DIOVAN HCT 66 60 49 112
ALPRAZOLAM 62 62 51 47
NOVOLIN 70-30 59 59 52 233
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 58 51 53 117
COMBIVENT 57 50 54 215
NAPROXEN 56 42 55 115
NASONEX 56 37 55 168
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 55 53 57 290
LOVAZA 54 40 58 131
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 54 36 58 398
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53 41 60 48
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 38 61 166
NIFEDIPINE ER 52 42 61 110
SPIRIVA 50 47 63 75
LOVASTATIN 50 32 63 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 Feb. 18, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.