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Prescriber Checkup

VALERIO TOYOS-OLASCOAGA M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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55,823Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 3647

$2.68M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 3647

1,220 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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

5% of this provider’s 1,220 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 51,976 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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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 2,247 2,065 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,544 1,463 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,417 1,368 3 5
LOVASTATIN 1,405 1,270 4 21
CRESTOR 1,204 1,119 5 19
FENOFIBRATE 1,146 1,000 10 6 50
SIMVASTATIN 1,126 1,052 7 1
ATENOLOL 1,082 1,031 8 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,057 1,001 9 13
METFORMIN HCL 1,025 976 10 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 932 911 11 11
LORAZEPAM 926 903 10 12 73
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 914 886 10 13 38
LISINOPRIL 891 809 14 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 806 794 15 7
PAROXETINE HCL 763 730 16 60
NAPROXEN 746 710 10 17 70
ALPRAZOLAM 693 639 18 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 676 632 19 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 636 576 20 9
NEXIUM 590 527 21 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 569 562 22 24
RANITIDINE HCL 568 505 23 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 564 539 24 18
GABAPENTIN 557 507 25 17
METFORMIN HCL ER 556 479 26 92
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 513 486 27 48
CLOPIDOGREL 490 480 28 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 486 478 29 30
IBUPROFEN 485 434 30 55
PREDNISONE 482 420 31 43
CARVEDILOL 476 443 32 20
FUROSEMIDE 469 440 33 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 463 451 34 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 452 406 35 15
FOLIC ACID 448 434 36 95
TAMSULOSIN HCL 409 384 37 28
PLAVIX 397 387 38 39
TEMAZEPAM 392 369 39 47
LEVOFLOXACIN 388 359 40 87
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 374 323 R 41 98
BUMETANIDE 372 358 42 134
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 361 346 43 14
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 338 304 44 84
SYNTHROID 335 301 45 42
BENICAR HCT 325 318 46 165
AZITHROMYCIN 324 280 47 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 324 309 47 65
BENICAR 314 290 49 114
SINGULAIR 313 296 50 90
MIRTAZAPINE 309 297 51 63
GLIMEPIRIDE 303 299 52 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 299 261 53 74
DIOVAN 288 277 54 40
SERTRALINE HCL 283 255 55 27
DIOVAN HCT 275 273 56 80
MECLIZINE HCL 264 241 57 85
ADVAIR DISKUS 261 219 58 52
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 249 239 59 276
LANSOPRAZOLE 244 235 60 116
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 244 232 R 60 94
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240 231 62 36
MELOXICAM 230 218 63 33
BONIVA 229 227 64 352
LANTUS 228 207 65 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 225 213 66 56
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 225 215 66 241
DIGOXIN 225 219 66 51
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 222 211 69 57
ALLOPURINOL 221 220 70 37
VOLTAREN 211 203 71 102
SPIRONOLACTONE 210 197 72 77
FINASTERIDE 205 196 73 66
AVODART 204 189 74 173
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 203 200 75 35
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 201 176 76 256
FLOVENT HFA 198 175 77 345
LIDODERM 192 180 78 108
GLYBURIDE 190 190 R 79 54
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 189 179 80 200
KENALOG-40 187 175 10 81 479
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 186 180 82 86
INSULIN SYRINGE 184 167 83 76
NASONEX 179 149 84 220
LEXAPRO 176 161 85 177
CILOSTAZOL 176 176 85 168
CIALIS 171 161 87 179
DICYCLOMINE HCL 171 135 87 194
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 170 156 89 160
ACTONEL 158 150 90 196
RAMIPRIL 152 127 91 101
INDAPAMIDE 151 138 92 296
MOMETASONE FUROATE 148 132 93 321
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 147 141 94 311
CLONAZEPAM 142 128 95 146
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 140 135 96 32
PENTOXIFYLLINE 137 126 97 180
NAMENDA 137 137 97 49
ACTOS 134 134 99 148
PRADAXA 132 131 100 258
KETOCONAZOLE 129 119 101 132
URSODIOL 128 102 102 497
TORSEMIDE 124 124 103 215
LOVAZA 123 113 104 117
PROAIR HFA 120 110 105 62
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119 119 106 183
NIFEDIPINE ER 117 117 107 67
GEMFIBROZIL 116 114 108 82
FAMOTIDINE 115 114 109 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 114 102 110 53
LIPITOR 111 111 111 113
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 110 96 112 374
LORATADINE 109 109 113 109
CYANOCOBALAMIN INJECTION 108 93 10 114 384
VALACYCLOVIR 106 89 115 336
TRAMADOL HCL 105 86 116 22
PRANDIN 105 81 116 348
CLONIDINE HCL 100 73 118 46
CYMBALTA 98 83 119 79
CICLOPIROX 98 95 119 176
METOLAZONE 97 96 121 251
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 97 86 121 110
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 97 97 121 58
TRICOR 96 96 124 144
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94 94 125 89
VIAGRA 92 92 126 69
NITROSTAT 92 77 126 206
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 91 87 128 124
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 91 85 S3 128 149
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90 80 130 136
EXFORGE 89 76 131 198
CELEBREX 87 87 132 111
LYRICA 87 59 132 120
LACTULOSE 86 69 134 128
NADOLOL 84 77 135 372
VENTOLIN HFA 82 80 136 88
BENAZEPRIL HCL 82 59 136 71
MUPIROCIN 81 72 138 137
PEN NEEDLE 81 76 138 166
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 79 79 140 135
GLIPIZIDE 76 72 141 41
EXELON 75 75 142 129
AMIODARONE HCL 75 75 142 211
INDOMETHACIN 75 73 R 142 355
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 75 75 142 107
HYDROXYZINE HCL 74 73 R 146 244
METRONIDAZOLE 74 64 146 247
ACIPHEX 72 63 148 554
ZETIA 72 72 148 96
PROMETHAZINE-CODEINE 71 67 R 150 368
FLUCONAZOLE 70 63 151 226
TRAZODONE HCL 69 56 152 64
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68 66 R 153 105
RESTASIS 67 67 154 362
AMMONIUM LACTATE 67 49 154 141
QUINAPRIL HCL 66 66 156 212
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 62 61 157 188
VESICARE 62 57 157 209
BACLOFEN 61 43 159 97
KLOR-CON 10 61 60 159 106
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 60 55 161 171
VYTORIN 60 60 161 191
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 34 163 68
SURE COMFORT 58 58 164 161
TRIBENZOR 57 51 165 424
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 56 56 166 243
AZOR 56 51 166 301
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55 55 168 81
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 52 52 R 169 322
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 52 49 169 436
ZOVIRAX 52 32 169 406
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52 52 R 169 360
MEGESTROL ACETATE 51 51 R 173 138
PROCTOZONE-HC 51 48 173 216
CREON 51 36 173 460
LATANOPROST 51 51 173 218
NOVOLOG 50 50 177 123
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 43 177 127
CIPRODEX 50 45 177 558
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 Oct. 16, 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.