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Prescriber Checkup

RAMON GOMEZ-PEREZ MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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44,756Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 3593

$932K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 159 out of 3593

1,447 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,447 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 1,447 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 41,867 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$21 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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 2,438 2,266 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 2,271 2,148 2 1
LISINOPRIL 1,591 1,479 3 2
METFORMIN HCL 1,137 1,112 4 6
RENAL CAPS 1,017 1,005 5 112
ALPRAZOLAM 990 946 6 37
RANITIDINE HCL 904 838 7 27
TEMAZEPAM 849 822 8 56
LOVASTATIN 838 830 9 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 829 772 10 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 826 765 11 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 711 678 12 19
ATENOLOL 705 690 13 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 692 598 14 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 636 612 15 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 623 603 16 33
GABAPENTIN 615 575 17 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 588 536 18 15
IBUPROFEN 585 542 19 43
LANSOPRAZOLE 568 529 10 20 113
VIAGRA 546 535 21 84
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 545 511 22 12
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 532 504 23 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 483 442 24 14
SYNTHROID 474 445 25 51
GLIPIZIDE 471 453 26 40
FINASTERIDE 470 463 27 79
FUROSEMIDE 462 431 28 9
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 437 413 29 63
VITAMIN D2 428 407 30 124
FOLIC ACID 425 390 31 117
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 421 399 32 8
VOLTAREN 390 364 33 85
AMMONIUM LACTATE 384 345 34 125
CITALOPRAM HBR 348 316 35 25
CLOPIDOGREL 345 317 36 30
KETOCONAZOLE 323 304 37 118
LORATADINE 314 276 38 129
LEVOXYL 306 294 39 111
GALANTAMINE HBR 302 299 40 239
GLIPIZIDE XL 298 298 41 179
DONEPEZIL HCL 298 295 41 31
PAROXETINE HCL 274 270 43 62
CARVEDILOL 267 253 44 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 260 221 45 26
CLONAZEPAM 258 224 46 164
FENOFIBRATE 254 220 47 39
VENTOLIN HFA 238 225 48 80
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 236 212 49 32
PLAVIX 226 209 50 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 224 196 51 13
GLYBURIDE 206 195 R 52 55
CIALIS 202 191 53 176
TRAMADOL HCL 201 157 54 17
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 187 174 55 187
LORAZEPAM 185 182 56 98
BENICAR 181 181 57 131
SERTRALINE HCL 177 170 58 28
LIDODERM 176 160 59 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 175 173 60 61
CICLOPIROX 174 152 61 170
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 173 173 R 10 62 356
DIOVAN 173 173 62 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 173 137 62 45
CETIRIZINE HCL 164 153 65 225
CILOSTAZOL 163 163 66 163
ADVAIR DISKUS 159 149 67 47
ALLOPURINOL 154 137 68 35
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 153 141 69 94
NAMENDA 153 153 69 50
LANOXIN 152 141 71 223
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 147 137 72 119
TRADJENTA 145 145 73 335
SURE COMFORT 145 134 73 159
MELOXICAM 142 140 75 29
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 134 118 76 175
SINGULAIR 132 127 77 77
LEVITRA 131 101 78 297
METFORMIN HCL ER 128 128 79 67
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 127 127 R 80 95
JANUVIA 127 104 80 81
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 126 105 S3 82 153
Q-TUSSIN DM 125 109 83 314
AVODART 124 111 84 180
NAPROXEN 124 117 84 68
DETROL LA 119 117 86 262
LANTUS 118 105 87 57
KLOR-CON 10 116 105 88 114
CRESTOR 116 107 88 21
PROCTOZONE-HC 116 110 88 209
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 113 109 91 177
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 112 92 92 74
CLONIDINE HCL 110 110 93 41
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 110 104 93 191
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 105 97 95 203
LACTULOSE 105 96 95 126
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 104 97 48
PENTOXIFYLLINE 103 99 98 149
GEMFIBROZIL 101 96 99 88
LYRICA 100 85 100 105
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100 99 100 71
ACTOS 98 98 102 133
FAMOTIDINE 97 89 103 70
MI ACID 97 97 103 272
FLUNISOLIDE 93 89 105 261
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 91 84 106 65
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 90 74 R 107 286
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89 82 108 151
LOPERAMIDE 88 83 109 277
DICYCLOMINE HCL 88 85 109 190
SYMBICORT 87 85 111 160
NIFEDIPINE ER 86 75 112 75
TRAZODONE HCL 86 70 112 53
BENAZEPRIL HCL 86 86 112 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 85 81 115 60
NITROSTAT 81 62 116 224
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 77 75 117 241
LATANOPROST 75 71 118 195
GOLYTELY 73 58 119 321
DIOVAN HCT 70 70 120 76
NEXIUM 69 55 121 36
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 68 68 122 66
PREDNISONE 68 39 122 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 62 122 52
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67 60 125 122
NYSTATIN 66 64 126 167
VERAPAMIL ER 65 65 127 99
QVAR 64 64 128 293
ACYCLOVIR 64 51 128 259
SPIRIVA 63 56 130 87
GLIMEPIRIDE 61 38 131 44
BENICAR HCT 60 60 132 155
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 48 S3 133 7
PHENAZOPYRIDINE HCL 58 57 134 350
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 58 48 134 236
MICARDIS HCT 57 57 136 371
HUMULIN 70-30 56 56 137 215
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 41 138 86
MUPIROCIN 54 48 138 132
TIZANIDINE HCL 52 37 140 120
MOMETASONE FUROATE 51 47 141 339
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. 23, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.