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Prescriber Checkup

JUAN SIMON MD

10401 SW 40 ST CAC FORIDA MEDICAL CENTER

Miami | Florida | 33165

(305) 222-2000

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,530Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 520

$762K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 520

1,208 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

1% of this provider’s 1,208 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 11,180 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $204 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,253 1,241 1 3
NAMENDA 1,050 1,050 2 4
GABAPENTIN 971 937 3 1
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 782 767 4 2
ALPRAZOLAM 647 637 5 55
ROPINIROLE HCL 526 515 10 6 12
GALANTAMINE HBR 511 511 7 15
LORAZEPAM 322 308 8 111
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 303 295 9 29
TEMAZEPAM 239 239 10 87
BACLOFEN 229 215 11 18
LEVETIRACETAM 219 161 12 5
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 216 205 R 13 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 178 177 14 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 167 167 15 42
PRIMIDONE 160 160 16 8
SERTRALINE HCL 160 156 16 21
PAROXETINE HCL 155 155 18 58
SELEGILINE HCL 150 150 10 19 79
DIAZEPAM 136 135 20 163
CARBAMAZEPINE 133 125 21 20
MECLIZINE HCL 130 128 22 57
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 119 119 23 17
LEXAPRO 117 109 24 74
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 116 115 25 24
EXELON 115 115 26 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 110 105 27 56
LYRICA 109 109 28 11
SEROQUEL 108 108 29 77
BUSPIRONE HCL 97 96 30 97
AGGRENOX 81 81 31 46
CYMBALTA 66 66 32 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 66 45 32 45
MELOXICAM 62 62 34 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61 60 35 22
CLOPIDOGREL 61 59 35 44
TRAZODONE HCL 57 55 37 28
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 47 38 40
AZILECT 55 55 38 23
NAPROXEN 51 48 40 89
PLAVIX 50 44 41 49
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 8, 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.