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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,545Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 70

$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 70

653 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 653 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 653 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 23,225 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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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 1,132 1,048 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,069 986 2 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 941 810 3 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 818 761 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 801 704 5 1
LISINOPRIL 749 679 6 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 703 611 7 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 670 640 8 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 634 634 9 11
NAMENDA 529 529 10 13
OMEPRAZOLE 506 459 11 4
LANTUS 373 318 12 38
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 363 312 S3 13 8
MIRTAZAPINE 339 324 14 20
RANITIDINE HCL 321 288 15 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 310 294 16 35
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 299 287 17 37
METFORMIN HCL 298 249 18 9
RISPERIDONE 297 268 19 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 295 266 20 23
CARVEDILOL 250 212 21 19
DIGOXIN 249 235 22 41
GABAPENTIN 249 205 22 14
NOVOLOG 247 220 24 56
CITALOPRAM HBR 246 243 25 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 241 176 26 28
SERTRALINE HCL 230 168 27 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 229 214 28 29
ATENOLOL 214 212 29 21
DIOVAN 211 182 30 44
GLIPIZIDE 206 180 31 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 196 159 32 27
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 194 80 S2 33 64
SEROQUEL 191 188 34 87
LEVETIRACETAM 182 108 35 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 180 152 36 53
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 177 150 37 81
ALLOPURINOL 175 170 38 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 173 156 39 50
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 171 169 40 156
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168 157 41 15
CLONIDINE HCL 163 140 42 46
CLOPIDOGREL 162 153 43 30
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 153 150 44 181
TRAMADOL HCL 152 138 45 17
TRAZODONE HCL 145 144 46 36
BUMETANIDE 144 132 47 109
LEXAPRO 143 135 48 99
BUSPIRONE HCL 143 119 48 108
PLAVIX 140 122 50 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138 129 51 18
AZITHROMYCIN 133 116 52 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 131 120 53 84
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 127 94 54 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 125 113 55 61
MUPIROCIN 122 100 56 68
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 119 85 57 101
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116 84 58 42
LOVASTATIN 114 114 59 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111 110 60 24
KLOR-CON M20 110 110 61 79
HYDRALAZINE HCL 108 87 62 92
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 105 93 63 88
CHLORTHALIDONE 95 87 64 174
PREDNISONE 94 77 65 52
CEPHALEXIN 93 80 66 123
NYSTATIN 90 80 67 124
JANUVIA 89 77 68 49
EXELON 89 89 68 62
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 86 86 70 70
CILOSTAZOL 85 85 71 160
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 84 57 72 86
PROMETHAZINE HCL 83 63 R 73 110
CYMBALTA 83 57 73 67
VENLAFAXINE HCL 82 78 75 180
SANTYL 82 66 75 130
LIDODERM 82 73 75 93
FINASTERIDE 81 78 78 75
PAROXETINE HCL 80 56 79 66
METOLAZONE 77 77 80 229
AMIODARONE HCL 75 63 81 183
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 75 74 81 146
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 75 51 81 118
FENTANYL 74 51 S2 84 94
PROCRIT 73 73 85 272
KLOR-CON M10 72 70 86 133
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72 54 86 47
KETOCONAZOLE 68 61 88 166
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 61 89 51
GLYBURIDE 66 51 R 90 74
MELOXICAM 66 65 90 39
CRESTOR 65 57 92 45
PERMETHRIN 64 58 93 220
BACLOFEN 64 30 93 98
DETROL LA 64 53 93 228
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 59 96 55
NIASPAN 60 36 97 120
LAMOTRIGINE 60 45 97 128
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 45 99 106
LEVOFLOXACIN 58 56 100 71
NOVOLIN R 58 55 100 83
NEXIUM 55 24 102 63
GLIMEPIRIDE 54 52 103 34
AMMONIUM LACTATE 53 51 104 154
LABETALOL HCL 51 34 105 306
MECLIZINE HCL 51 51 105 115
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.