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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,518Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 151

$634K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 151

731 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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

9% of this provider’s 731 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 731 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 9,830 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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 658 544 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 615 536 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 493 443 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 462 377 4 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 396 298 5 18
LISINOPRIL 345 297 6 5
ATENOLOL 297 254 7 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 280 239 8 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 256 191 9 17
METFORMIN HCL 242 200 10 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 239 230 11 7
FUROSEMIDE 238 200 12 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 229 143 S3 13 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 226 207 14 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 188 167 15 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 188 157 15 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187 169 17 56
TRAMADOL HCL 183 133 18 24
LOVASTATIN 157 142 19 31
TRAZODONE HCL 151 105 20 48
PREDNISONE 148 120 21 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133 122 22 13
OXYCODONE HCL 123 44 S2 23 67
ALLOPURINOL 119 119 24 42
AZITHROMYCIN 113 80 25 36
RANITIDINE HCL 110 96 26 32
CARVEDILOL 109 86 27 22
GLIPIZIDE 100 86 28 43
DIGOXIN 91 90 29 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91 91 29 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 88 85 31 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 86 60 32 19
TERAZOSIN HCL 85 85 33 99
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 38 S2 34 122
FENOFIBRATE 81 58 35 61
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78 60 36 150
GABAPENTIN 77 69 37 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74 45 38 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 70 54 39 16
FINASTERIDE 69 69 40 70
CRESTOR 69 68 40 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 69 46 40 58
BUPROPION XL 67 49 43 307
JANTOVEN 65 58 44 141
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 56 44 59
LANTUS 63 50 46 47
ROPINIROLE HCL 60 40 47 145
LYRICA 60 24 47 120
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 35 S2 47 66
SPIRIVA 59 51 50 90
MIRTAZAPINE 58 49 51 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57 19 R 52 156
SERTRALINE HCL 57 39 52 25
VENTOLIN HFA 56 35 54 114
FENTANYL 56 19 S2 54 110
LIPITOR 56 52 54 149
ADVAIR DISKUS 54 43 57 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54 46 57 34
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 54 53 57 217
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53 39 60 51
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50 22 R 61 126
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 March 25, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.