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Prescriber Checkup

JOSEFINA FONTANILLS

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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47,327Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 3593

$823K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 210 out of 3593

1,508 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,508 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 1,508 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 45,724 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$17 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
SIMVASTATIN 3,277 3,192 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 2,128 2,042 2 5
LISINOPRIL 1,605 1,574 3 2
METFORMIN HCL 1,257 1,215 4 6
ALPRAZOLAM 1,056 1,027 5 37
TEMAZEPAM 1,036 1,003 10 6 56
VITAMIN D2 1,006 948 7 124
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 900 889 8 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 859 829 9 10
RENAL CAPS 834 817 10 112
GABAPENTIN 803 767 11 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 760 749 12 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 750 737 13 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 702 684 14 8
ATENOLOL 682 656 15 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 668 662 16 3
FUROSEMIDE 659 648 17 9
RANITIDINE HCL 646 637 18 27
SYNTHROID 605 605 19 51
LEVOXYL 599 575 20 111
SERTRALINE HCL 567 552 21 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 528 528 22 19
FOLIC ACID 499 483 23 117
IBUPROFEN 480 454 24 43
AMMONIUM LACTATE 461 444 25 125
LORATADINE 450 431 26 129
LOVASTATIN 445 438 27 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 430 427 28 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 430 429 28 31
GLIPIZIDE 423 398 30 40
MELOXICAM 412 389 31 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 379 351 32 26
KETOCONAZOLE 356 335 33 118
LANSOPRAZOLE 352 351 34 113
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 345 340 35 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 339 338 36 45
QVAR 337 333 37 293
ALLOPURINOL 337 331 37 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 333 321 39 15
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 324 302 R 40 286
CARVEDILOL 323 299 41 23
GEMFIBROZIL 320 297 42 88
VOLTAREN 318 313 43 85
CLOPIDOGREL 315 314 44 30
VIAGRA 310 294 45 84
FAMOTIDINE 309 295 46 70
VENTOLIN HFA 300 287 47 80
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 286 272 48 48
MI ACID 272 256 10 49 272
WARFARIN SODIUM 263 258 50 18
FENOFIBRATE 259 245 51 39
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 257 257 52 191
NAPROXEN 256 239 53 68
CLONIDINE HCL 242 230 54 41
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 241 237 55 175
CITALOPRAM HBR 237 237 56 25
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 234 234 57 177
SURE COMFORT 230 228 58 159
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 224 220 59 119
PROCTOZONE-HC 210 198 60 209
BENICAR 201 190 61 131
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 196 186 62 241
PAROXETINE HCL 192 181 63 62
CLONAZEPAM 188 174 64 164
FINASTERIDE 188 176 64 79
GLYBURIDE 186 186 R 66 55
NEXIUM 178 159 67 36
CILOSTAZOL 178 178 67 163
PLAVIX 175 174 69 42
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 174 164 70 94
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 171 160 71 74
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 171 159 S3 71 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 170 160 73 60
LIDODERM 165 155 74 78
KLOR-CON 10 159 159 75 114
LANTUS 158 158 76 57
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 157 147 77 187
DICYCLOMINE HCL 146 127 78 190
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 143 139 79 203
LORAZEPAM 142 139 80 98
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 136 131 81 52
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 136 136 81 66
GLIPIZIDE XL 136 136 81 179
JANUVIA 135 135 84 81
PRILOSEC OTC 133 128 85 334
SINGULAIR 131 120 86 77
TRAMADOL HCL 127 115 87 17
VERAPAMIL ER 124 124 88 99
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 123 123 89 61
PROPRANOLOL HCL 121 103 90 181
DIOVAN HCT 119 119 91 76
CETIRIZINE HCL 118 113 92 225
CRESTOR 115 102 93 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 111 111 94 65
AZITHROMYCIN 111 107 94 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 111 110 94 47
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 111 111 R 94 95
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 107 79 98 32
SPIRONOLACTONE 105 105 99 86
LACTULOSE 103 102 100 126
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 102 101 300
BENICAR HCT 100 100 102 155
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 97 97 103 63
CICLOPIROX 95 91 104 170
LANOXIN 95 95 104 223
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94 85 106 151
FLUNISOLIDE 93 93 107 261
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 92 92 108 361
DIOVAN 90 90 109 46
NITROSTAT 80 78 110 224
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 79 78 111 122
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 78 78 112 236
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77 74 113 71
NYSTOP 76 74 114 309
HUMULIN 70-30 74 71 115 215
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 73 73 116 145
CHLORTHALIDONE 72 55 117 227
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72 65 R 117 72
CELEBREX 72 66 117 100
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 72 71 117 102
DIAZEPAM 66 65 121 252
LOPERAMIDE 66 63 121 277
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 65 65 123 103
IRBESARTAN 64 64 124 258
NYSTATIN 63 59 125 167
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 62 56 S3 126 153
MOMETASONE FUROATE 62 59 126 339
CIALIS 60 55 128 176
MEGESTROL ACETATE 60 59 R 128 152
NIFEDIPINE ER 59 59 130 75
SYMBICORT 58 58 131 160
ACTOS 57 56 132 133
ACTONEL 57 57 132 197
FELODIPINE ER 56 56 134 229
DESONIDE 56 47 134 315
CARISOPRODOL 55 43 R 136 97
SPS 55 55 136 516
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55 55 136 13
FLUOCINONIDE 55 55 136 401
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 55 55 R 136 316
NAMENDA 53 52 141 50
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 53 141 135
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53 48 141 89
BENZONATATE 52 48 144 377
PENTOXIFYLLINE 52 33 144 149
GOLYTELY 51 49 146 321
AFEDITAB CR 51 51 146 298
ULTICARE 51 48 146 370
METRONIDAZOLE 50 50 149 268
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 49 R 149 90
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.