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Prescriber Checkup

ELISEL VERA-GALVAN M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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42,247Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 3647

$808K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 400 out of 3647

1,154 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 1,154 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 41,178 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$19 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
SIMVASTATIN 2,520 2,444 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 2,086 2,021 2 3
METFORMIN HCL 1,110 1,068 3 6
LISINOPRIL 1,043 1,021 4 4
ALPRAZOLAM 1,028 1,008 5 31
FOLIC ACID 1,002 977 10 6 95
VIAGRA 972 958 10 7 69
RANITIDINE HCL 902 878 8 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 820 819 9 28
LORATADINE 816 800 10 109
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 745 723 11 32
LOVASTATIN 731 731 12 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 691 683 13 18
ATENOLOL 676 668 14 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 654 640 15 11
TEMAZEPAM 633 613 16 47
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 560 559 10 17 171
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 544 527 18 9
VOLTAREN 536 521 19 102
RENAL CAPS 491 477 20 119
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 482 477 21 14
GABAPENTIN 480 457 22 17
SYNTHROID 468 461 23 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 463 455 24 23
FINASTERIDE 442 442 25 66
FUROSEMIDE 437 429 26 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 433 425 27 2
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 427 415 28 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 404 398 29 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 345 337 30 36
GLIPIZIDE 328 326 31 41
SERTRALINE HCL 319 298 32 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 307 306 33 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 305 305 34 48
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 303 297 S3 35 12
KETOCONAZOLE 289 261 36 132
LEVOXYL 286 286 37 125
ALLOPURINOL 285 285 38 37
LANSOPRAZOLE 284 276 39 116
VENTOLIN HFA 283 271 40 88
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 279 266 41 84
BENICAR 272 272 42 114
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 266 266 43 58
WARFARIN SODIUM 262 262 44 15
PROCTOZONE-HC 260 248 45 216
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 258 258 46 57
FAMOTIDINE 257 257 47 61
AMMONIUM LACTATE 252 236 48 141
TRAMADOL HCL 251 247 49 22
IBUPROFEN 249 217 50 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 247 247 51 30
CARVEDILOL 245 243 52 20
BENICAR HCT 241 241 53 165
AFEDITAB CR 232 232 10 54 237
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 225 225 R 55 94
CLONAZEPAM 219 216 56 146
GEMFIBROZIL 218 211 57 82
CILOSTAZOL 211 211 58 168
NAPROXEN 208 189 59 70
CLOPIDOGREL 204 204 60 26
LEVITRA 203 203 10 61 304
GLIPIZIDE XL 199 199 62 190
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 195 191 63 56
JANUVIA 191 191 64 72
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 186 183 65 169
VITAL-D RX 186 186 65 197
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 177 170 67 13
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 172 157 68 164
CETIRIZINE HCL 169 164 69 213
GALANTAMINE HBR 159 159 70 245
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 158 152 71 38
PLAVIX 158 158 71 39
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 155 143 73 86
CIALIS 150 149 74 179
CICLOPIROX 148 137 75 176
LANOXIN 142 142 76 231
NAMENDA 133 133 77 49
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 131 128 78 188
LIDODERM 127 108 79 108
IRBESARTAN 124 121 80 232
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 123 120 81 136
SURE COMFORT 119 113 82 161
Q-TUSSIN DM 116 113 83 299
LORAZEPAM 115 106 84 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 114 112 85 52
GLYBURIDE 112 108 R 86 54
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 111 87 493
PREDNISONE 111 110 87 43
SPIRONOLACTONE 111 111 87 77
AZITHROMYCIN 110 107 90 34
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 110 94 90 201
NEXIUM 106 106 92 44
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 104 104 93 200
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 102 99 94 248
VERAPAMIL ER 101 101 95 99
TERAZOSIN HCL 101 101 95 103
MUPIROCIN 99 97 97 137
LACTULOSE 95 94 98 128
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 95 95 98 24
PAROXETINE HCL 91 91 100 60
QVAR 88 88 101 294
HALOBETASOL PROPIONATE 88 85 101 596
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87 78 103 16
AMIODARONE HCL 87 87 103 211
NIFEDIPINE ER 85 84 105 67
MECLIZINE HCL 85 84 105 85
MI ACID 82 82 107 263
DICYCLOMINE HCL 80 80 108 194
CHLORTHALIDONE 78 78 109 208
KLOR-CON 10 77 72 110 106
DESONIDE 77 75 110 381
MELOXICAM 75 75 112 33
PRILOSEC OTC 73 73 113 285
CARAFATE 70 67 114 410
FLUNISOLIDE 68 64 115 284
COMBIVENT 66 64 116 170
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64 64 117 74
DETROL LA 62 62 118 292
ZOVIRAX 62 61 118 406
LATANOPROST 60 60 120 218
FELODIPINE ER 60 60 120 186
AGGRENOX 59 59 122 267
AZELASTINE HCL 58 47 123 389
SINGULAIR 58 50 123 90
CLONIDINE HCL 56 56 125 46
LUMIGAN 55 55 126 291
TRAZODONE HCL 55 53 126 64
NYSTOP 54 54 128 323
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 54 52 R 128 290
LOPERAMIDE 53 50 130 271
ACTONEL 53 53 130 196
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 53 130 127
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53 52 130 89
KLOR-CON M20 50 50 134 121
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.