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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,531Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 90 out of 1262

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 58 out of 1262

341 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
11% Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Florida
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$116 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $101 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Florida
TRAZODONE HCL 512 51 83 1 42
CLONAZEPAM 497 40 76 B 2 23
RISPERIDONE 487 50 63 A 3 69
LORAZEPAM 450 63 63 B 4 39
LAMOTRIGINE 403 <11 53 5 103
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 336 29 40 R 6 108
CITALOPRAM HBR 325 48 42 7 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 323 23 39 8 114
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 266 <11 49 R 9 247
FLUOXETINE HCL 264 0 31 10 82
SERTRALINE HCL 249 55 32 11 36
BUPROPION XL 238 <11 35 12 141
ALPRAZOLAM 228 19 36 B 13 8
GABAPENTIN 213 0 28 14 7
OLANZAPINE 213 26 28 A 14 160
BUPROPION HCL SR 211 <11 31 16 184
CLOZAPINE 205 <11 20 A 17 255
RISPERDAL CONSTA 200 26 23 A 18 325
CYMBALTA 199 <11 23 19 62
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 190 27 30 A 20 50
BUSPIRONE HCL 186 0 29 21 173
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 185 25 23 R 22 273
ABILIFY 179 22 34 A 23 115
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 171 15 19 A 24 281
HALOPERIDOL 163 16 26 A 25 196
INVEGA 142 <11 16 A 26 458
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 136 19 32 27 27
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 135 0 24 A 28 213
INVEGA SUSTENNA 123 0 15 A 29 377
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 118 <11 15 A 30 386
MIRTAZAPINE 109 <11 18 31 94
BUPROPION HCL 106 13 28 32 547
TOPIRAMATE 104 0 15 33 76
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 104 <11 18 33 200
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98 <11 14 35 41
PAROXETINE HCL 96 0 15 36 97
PERPHENAZINE 93 0 11 A 37 360
LITHIUM CARBONATE 92 0 13 38 220
CARBAMAZEPINE 91 <11 15 39 200
SEROQUEL XR 90 <11 <11 A 40 168
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88 21 20 41 155
DOXEPIN HCL 79 0 15 42 278
VENLAFAXINE HCL 75 <11 17 43 321
OXCARBAZEPINE 75 <11 11 43 203
DONEPEZIL HCL 68 <11 <11 45 15
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 54 <11 <11 A 46 623
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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.