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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,045Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 70

$2.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 70

899 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

15% of this provider’s 899 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 899 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 28,485 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,678 1,336 1 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,286 894 S3 2 8
FUROSEMIDE 1,128 913 3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 1,020 721 4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,016 797 5 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 932 665 6 18
LISINOPRIL 921 735 7 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 708 586 8 12
DIOVAN 567 446 9 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 559 441 10 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 553 378 11 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 517 504 12 11
METFORMIN HCL 497 382 13 9
SIMVASTATIN 479 400 14 1
CARVEDILOL 465 374 15 19
AZITHROMYCIN 453 367 16 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 452 326 17 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 440 368 18 10
SERTRALINE HCL 416 308 19 22
MIRTAZAPINE 410 368 20 20
GABAPENTIN 407 247 21 14
SPIRIVA 406 297 22 76
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 391 327 23 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 357 334 24 28
CLONIDINE HCL 352 270 25 46
CLOPIDOGREL 332 283 26 30
SINGULAIR 329 255 27 85
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 323 244 28 23
PROAIR HFA 301 197 29 80
METFORMIN HCL ER 285 184 30 132
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 281 225 31 105
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 280 197 32 35
ROPINIROLE HCL 267 214 33 106
ALLOPURINOL 261 197 34 31
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 261 182 S2 34 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 259 191 36 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 241 218 37 29
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 239 80 S2 38 96
GLYBURIDE 237 203 R 39 74
FENTANYL 235 209 S2 40 94
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 231 151 41 136
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 229 194 42 50
MUPIROCIN 227 162 43 68
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 226 148 44 69
LANTUS 220 161 45 38
RISPERIDONE 213 148 46 32
PLAVIX 208 164 47 43
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 208 140 S2 47 91
KLOR-CON M10 206 175 49 133
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 197 154 50 127
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 196 159 51 27
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 194 146 52 161
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 192 163 53 70
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190 125 54 58
PREDNISONE 189 161 55 52
RANITIDINE HCL 188 108 56 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 187 133 57 55
CYMBALTA 185 115 58 67
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 185 113 58 47
LEVOFLOXACIN 184 146 60 71
PEN NEEDLE 180 130 61 157
BACLOFEN 176 103 62 98
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 175 133 63 51
NEXIUM 174 99 64 63
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 170 132 65 103
PROMETHAZINE HCL 166 84 R 66 110
CRESTOR 163 134 67 45
TERAZOSIN HCL 161 125 68 112
TRAMADOL HCL 158 140 69 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151 141 70 82
DIOVAN HCT 149 101 71 224
KLOR-CON 10 140 115 72 117
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 139 119 73 86
NAMENDA 137 137 74 13
MELOXICAM 135 95 75 39
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 123 95 76 88
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 121 86 R 77 155
SUCRALFATE 120 72 78 192
SYMBICORT 119 78 79 164
INSULIN SYRINGE 117 86 80 116
AMOXICILLIN 117 84 80 129
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 114 78 82 101
NOVOLIN R 114 88 82 83
ATENOLOL 113 101 84 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 112 71 85 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 109 94 86 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107 65 87 42
MEGESTROL ACETATE 106 100 R 88 161
PERMETHRIN 105 86 89 220
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 105 86 R 89 178
LEVETIRACETAM 103 51 91 59
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 103 76 91 167
PAROXETINE HCL 103 72 91 66
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 103 40 91 118
HALOPERIDOL 100 29 95 193
JANUVIA 100 99 95 49
LYRICA 95 65 97 90
TRAZODONE HCL 95 45 97 36
ABILIFY 95 58 97 100
RAMIPRIL 91 86 100 125
FLUOXETINE HCL 91 55 100 95
FORTEO 89 84 102 254
VERAPAMIL ER 88 56 103 134
GEMFIBROZIL 86 61 104 89
DALIRESP 86 66 104 256
METHOCARBAMOL 84 60 R 106 225
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 84 34 106 199
LEXAPRO 84 65 106 99
KLOR-CON 8 81 53 109 258
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79 56 110 92
LEVEMIR 77 63 111 126
DIGOXIN 76 76 112 41
CARISOPRODOL 76 18 R 112 150
MECLIZINE HCL 74 68 114 115
NOVOLOG 72 64 115 56
VOLTAREN 71 58 116 137
SYNTHROID 71 20 116 114
IRBESARTAN 70 49 118 277
DILANTIN 70 34 118 277
LIDODERM 69 39 120 93
METRONIDAZOLE 68 52 121 198
FINASTERIDE 68 68 121 75
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 68 43 121 131
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 68 60 121 97
ZETIA 67 48 125 153
FLOVENT HFA 67 58 125 284
KLOR-CON M20 66 40 127 79
NIFEDIPINE ER 66 66 127 112
AGGRENOX 66 54 127 285
FAMOTIDINE 65 42 130 73
EVISTA 65 54 130 287
PHENYTOIN 64 50 132 195
LOVASTATIN 64 52 132 33
CEFTRIAXONE 64 41 132 144
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 63 51 R 135 107
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 62 52 136 181
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 62 61 136 81
NITROSTAT 61 54 138 200
OXYCODONE HCL 61 22 S2 138 57
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 43 140 143
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 59 44 141 292
GLIPIZIDE 59 55 141 48
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59 44 141 37
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 58 47 S3 144 185
BUSPIRONE HCL 57 20 145 108
CEPHALEXIN 57 33 145 123
BUPROPION XL 56 20 147 148
COMBIVENT 55 12 148 178
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 55 47 148 158
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53 20 R 150 103
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 53 36 150 203
KETOCONAZOLE 53 33 150 166
HALOBETASOL PROPIONATE 52 29 153 303
CEFUROXIME 51 40 154 306
STROMECTOL 51 42 154 306
NYSTATIN 51 50 154 124
VENTOLIN HFA 50 42 157 102
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 Feb. 24, 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.