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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,473Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 520

$897K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 520

343 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 11,374 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $204 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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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 639 443 1 61
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 434 371 2 62
FUROSEMIDE 391 337 3 92
IBUPROFEN 373 212 4 65
SIMVASTATIN 318 271 5 53
LACTULOSE 317 256 6 105
METFORMIN HCL 304 237 7 94
LISINOPRIL 272 196 8 82
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 251 246 9 120
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 249 172 10 95
KETOCONAZOLE 202 182 11 130
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 193 155 12 100
MEGESTROL ACETATE 191 179 R 13 132
DIOVAN HCT 182 168 14 135
NOVOLIN 70-30 178 158 15 138
CLOPIDOGREL 177 148 16 44
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 166 163 17 143
FAMOTIDINE 166 132 17 143
MUPIROCIN 163 157 19 145
AMMONIUM LACTATE 162 144 20 147
SINGULAIR 160 126 21 148
LEVETIRACETAM 160 100 21 5
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 157 90 R 23 69
CRESTOR 157 96 23 107
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 154 124 25 42
SURE COMFORT 146 121 26 156
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 145 76 27 158
NOVOLIN R 141 132 28 160
PLAVIX 134 111 29 49
RANITIDINE HCL 132 132 30 110
LANTUS 130 89 31 164
CILOSTAZOL 126 117 32 166
ALLOPURINOL 121 77 33 168
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 66 34 122
TAMSULOSIN HCL 118 108 35 169
CITALOPRAM HBR 118 93 35 13
ADVAIR DISKUS 117 108 37 171
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116 105 38 22
ATENOLOL 116 94 38 119
TRAZODONE HCL 114 106 40 28
RISPERIDONE 110 84 41 47
NIFEDIPINE ER 109 76 42 175
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 108 63 43 38
SSD 106 106 44 177
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104 80 45 145
NAMENDA 98 98 46 4
TRICOR 97 60 47 178
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96 66 48 106
GABAPENTIN 96 44 48 1
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94 83 50 179
AZITHROMYCIN 92 72 51 181
DIOVAN 91 83 52 182
PROAIR HFA 89 54 53 184
DIGOXIN 88 88 54 186
CARVEDILOL 86 61 55 151
INSULIN SYRINGE 85 67 56 189
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 83 66 57 154
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82 52 58 126
AGGRENOX 80 80 59 46
VOLTAREN 80 72 59 101
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80 68 59 191
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78 60 62 29
LYRICA 78 38 62 11
CARBAMAZEPINE 70 28 64 20
NEXIUM 70 59 64 125
CLONIDINE HCL 70 39 64 197
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 68 68 67 200
GLIPIZIDE 66 42 68 203
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 66 42 68 203
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 13 70 24
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 64 64 71 209
LIDODERM 62 60 72 90
RESTASIS 60 25 73 215
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 58 34 74 172
LUMIGAN 55 46 75 223
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55 55 75 2
SEROQUEL 55 43 75 77
BUMETANIDE 54 43 78 225
DONEPEZIL HCL 51 51 79 3
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51 51 79 17
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. 22, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.