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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,879Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 153

$750K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 153

648 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

3% of this provider’s 648 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,335 1,203 231 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 790 707 146 2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 723 612 157 3 8
TEMAZEPAM 631 614 94 B 4 28
VIAGRA 542 440 67 5 67
LISINOPRIL 534 475 132 6 5
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 528 498 77 7 35
METFORMIN HCL 507 478 86 8 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 457 421 57 9 2
GABAPENTIN 359 327 71 10 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 332 278 80 11 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 330 296 86 12 10
RANITIDINE HCL 312 259 45 13 38
CLOPIDOGREL 293 257 43 14 14
ALPRAZOLAM 267 245 48 B 15 12
GLIPIZIDE 256 251* 41 16 40
TRAMADOL HCL 253 229 69 17 22
ATENOLOL 246 229 54 18 16
FUROSEMIDE 240 205 47 19 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 231 231 34 20 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 223 218* 32 21 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 222 204 36 22 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 221 216* 20 23 11
CARVEDILOL 176 171* 26 24 24
VENTOLIN HFA 172 144 36 25 117
LORAZEPAM 172 152 25 B 25 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 145 125 27 27 20
ADVAIR DISKUS 144 139* 25 28 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144 118 37 28 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143 113 35 30 21
IBUPROFEN 134 99 69 31 66
CITALOPRAM HBR 132 115 28 32 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128 106 38 33 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 128 123* 26 33 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126 111 27 35 19
VOLTAREN 116 105 31 36 79
CLONIDINE HCL 108 92 18 37 64
SYMBICORT 104 89 17 38 161
LACTULOSE 103 72 33 39 100
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 99 94* 40 40 217
FENOFIBRATE* 98 82 21 41 63
LANTUS 98 80 16 41 61
CLONAZEPAM 96 91* 14 B 43 48
CRESTOR 94 89* 19 44 32
FINASTERIDE 93 93 15 45 65
BUPROPION HCL SR 89 46 23 46 205
DONEPEZIL HCL 83 83 17 47 18
FENOFIBRATE* 83 78* 14 47 63
GALANTAMINE HBR 82 <11 <11 49 297
BUMETANIDE 81 76* 12 50 136
GLIPIZIDE XL 80 75* 12 51 169
GLIMEPIRIDE 79 74* 13 52 50
NAMENDA 79 79 11 52 17
AZITHROMYCIN 78 66 69 54 41
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 77 64 15 55 166
MELOXICAM 72 67* 26 56 54
SPIRIVA 70 70 11 57 87
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 65* 20 57 59
MECLIZINE HCL 69 64* 29 59 94
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 69 50 13 59 227
GLIPIZIDE ER 67 62* 16 61 116
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 67 62* 26 61 91
NEXIUM 66 <11 <11 63 49
HUMULIN 70-30 65 <11 <11 64 270
FENOFIBRATE* 65 36 14 64 63
TERAZOSIN HCL 63 <11 <11 66 113
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 62 57* 11 R 67 167
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60 55* 15 68 62
ALLOPURINOL 59 <11 <11 69 43
TRAZODONE HCL 59 <11 <11 69 42
PAROXETINE HCL 57 <11 <11 71 60
EASY TOUCH* 56 31 21 72 250
FAMOTIDINE* 55 <11 <11 73 58
VERAPAMIL ER 54 <11 <11 74 134
VESICARE 53 <11 <11 75 157
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 47* 22 76 128
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51 46* 21 77 102
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51 46* 12 77 46
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 45* 12 79 99
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 Nov. 13, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.