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Prescriber Checkup

JOSE SOLER MD

770 DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD SEFFNER PRIMARY CARE CENTER

Seffner | Florida | 33584

(813) 654-7005

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,439Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 130 out of 3647

$513K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1058 out of 3647

856 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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

3% of this provider’s 856 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 856 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 19,479 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$22 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,322 1,197 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,107 968 2 1
LISINOPRIL 785 664 3 4
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 719 638 4 35
FUROSEMIDE 672 573 5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 628 532 6 2
OMEPRAZOLE 603 510 7 3
METFORMIN HCL 564 401 8 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 540 504 9 23
FAMOTIDINE 511 432 10 61
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 485 403 11 7
GABAPENTIN 483 351 12 17
CARVEDILOL 470 423 13 20
ATENOLOL 398 326 14 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 394 333 15 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 364 292 16 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 348 284 17 16
BACLOFEN 336 268 18 97
RANITIDINE HCL 320 240 19 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 320 302 19 15
SERTRALINE HCL 298 241 21 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 272 262 22 24
TRAMADOL HCL 260 192 23 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 255 219 24 45
GLYBURIDE 253 211 R 25 54
TERAZOSIN HCL 252 230 26 103
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241 212 27 9
ALPRAZOLAM 208 167 28 31
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 203 165 29 78
CRESTOR 201 157 30 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 196 154 31 25
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 195 168 32 57
KETOPROFEN 195 130 10 32 509
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 192 159 34 56
MELOXICAM 191 125 35 33
AMOXICILLIN 179 137 36 133
NOVOLIN N 169 128 37 320
DONEPEZIL HCL 165 158 38 30
ALLOPURINOL 164 152 39 37
VERAPAMIL ER 157 151 40 99
TRAZODONE HCL 153 127 41 64
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 151 144 42 58
DIGOXIN 149 133 43 51
FINASTERIDE 144 144 44 66
GEMFIBROZIL 141 101 45 82
VIAGRA 140 100 46 69
CLOPIDOGREL 127 108 47 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 126 115 48 28
GLIPIZIDE 120 88 49 41
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 119 93 S3 50 149
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116 64 S3 51 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 115 87 52 13
CLONIDINE HCL 111 97 53 46
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 109 95 54 107
OXAPROZIN 109 93 54 490
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 104 75 56 223
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 104 101 56 169
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 102 86 58 273
PROAIR HFA 101 75 59 62
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 99 85 60 110
MIRTAZAPINE 98 74 61 63
MECLIZINE HCL 97 70 62 85
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 97 85 62 201
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 85 64 48
AZITHROMYCIN 94 81 65 34
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 93 76 66 145
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 91 62 R 67 105
INSULIN SYRINGE 89 68 68 76
PAROXETINE HCL 89 70 68 60
LOVASTATIN 88 88 70 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 85 73 71 162
DILTIAZEM ER 84 76 72 167
PLAVIX 84 69 72 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80 58 74 65
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 70 75 340
PREDNISONE 76 68 75 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 74 50 77 68
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69 40 78 14
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67 44 79 135
LORAZEPAM 65 64 80 73
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 61 81 53
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64 64 81 127
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63 62 83 18
LEVOTHROID 62 49 84 403
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 46 84 36
NAMENDA 62 57 84 49
TIZANIDINE HCL 57 37 87 126
NAPROXEN 57 38 87 70
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 47 89 71
VENTOLIN HFA 54 42 90 88
ACYCLOVIR 53 51 91 259
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53 0 R 91 98
NIFEDIPINE ER 52 51 93 67
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51 41 94 38
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 June 30, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.