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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,671Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 163 out of 1262

$281K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 421 out of 1262

1,078 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older
15% 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*

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $101 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

5 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
CARVEDILOL 768 685 261 1 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 600 521 183 2 61
CLOPIDOGREL 533 477 155 3 11
NITROSTAT 450 390 353 4 151
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 415 368 136 5 9
LISINOPRIL 215 192 72 6 6
FUROSEMIDE 207 175 88 7 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 141 136* 52 8 16
RAMIPRIL 129 108 37 9 172
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 115 110* 31 10 12
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 112 86 38 11 79
SIMVASTATIN 110 105* 31 12 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104 99* 33 13 18
ATENOLOL 103 98* 29 14 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 91 77 37 15 38
SOTALOL 83 78* 24 16 208
PRADAXA 64 59* 14 17 205
MULTAQ 64 59* 18 17 279
CLONIDINE HCL 60 37 23 19 70
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 51* 21 20 25
RANEXA 52 47* 14 21 229
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.