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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,356Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 73

$1.57M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 73

870 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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

14% of this provider’s 870 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 870 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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
FUROSEMIDE 1,033 933 149 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,011 934 192 2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 955 853 141 3 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 822 748 64 4 12
NAMENDA 658 645 67 5 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 630 605 112 6 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 614 514 129 S3 7 8
LISINOPRIL 581 562 127 8 2
SIMVASTATIN 545 487 110 9 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 537 502 105 10 7
OMEPRAZOLE 487 442 114 11 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 485 432 94 12 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 438 391 76 13 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 397 382 84 14 14
ALPRAZOLAM 394 337 107 B 15 15
TRAMADOL HCL 389 354 107 16 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 375 350 70 17 32
MIRTAZAPINE 374 369* 82 18 24
CLOPIDOGREL 339 310 66 19 19
LORAZEPAM 314 265 74 B 20 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 298 277 49 21 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 293 262 51 22 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 280 250 57 23 30
METFORMIN HCL 267 245 51 24 9
ATENOLOL 265 252 48 25 27
CARVEDILOL 261 256* 57 26 22
MELOXICAM 247 217 50 27 40
GABAPENTIN 235 189 47 28 16
FINASTERIDE 229 224* 38 29 70
NOVOLOG 220 171 42 30 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 212 154 45 31 36
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 211 175 39 32 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 210 187 44 33 33
LYRICA 207 175 21 34 74
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 206 183 30 35 78
KLOR-CON M20 204 199* 35 36 66
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 198 174 69 37 60
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 191 191 38 38 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187 174 42 39 29
CYMBALTA 182 155 21 40 50
SERTRALINE HCL 180 153 37 41 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 165 43 42 21
RISPERIDONE 177 105 32 A 43 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 176 171* 44 S2 44 68
TRAZODONE HCL 168 155 34 45 39
FAMOTIDINE* 156 129 33 46 82
LEVETIRACETAM 154 107 23 47 63
GLUCAGEN 153 136 18 10 48 205
DIGOX 152 152 24 49 84
XARELTO 149 149 17 50 136
BACLOFEN 144 101 22 51 88
LEVOFLOXACIN 142 137* 76 52 71
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 141 104 39 53 42
ALLOPURINOL 139 134* 34 54 34
CLONAZEPAM 136 131* 32 B 55 48
LANTUS 136 102 22 55 47
PROMETHAZINE HCL 131 118 66 R 57 125
CLONIDINE HCL 125 101 26 58 52
LIDODERM 122 117* 31 59 120
BUMETANIDE 122 110 19 59 117
GLIMEPIRIDE 116 102 30 61 38
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 114 87 25 A 62 31
TEMAZEPAM 108 103* 41 B 63 41
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 108 103* 66 63 166
NEXIUM 101 65 17 65 67
PREDNISONE 100 88 40 66 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 100 95* 72 66 45
LOVASTATIN 97 97 23 68 43
SPIRIVA 97 84 20 68 77
DIAZEPAM 92 87* 14 B 70 130
HYDROXYZINE HCL 91 86* 30 R 71 181
METOLAZONE 91 86* 24 71 207
RANITIDINE HCL 91 86* 18 71 35
OXYCODONE HCL 90 56 15 S2 74 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 89 74 21 75 58
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 89 84* 29 75 79
AZITHROMYCIN 88 83* 68 77 46
AMIODARONE HCL 87 87 20 78 170
LEVEMIR 87 60 18 78 73
BUSPIRONE HCL 86 81* 16 80 103
ABILIFY 85 43 11 A 81 90
EXELON 84 79* 26 82 65
CEFTRIAXONE* 84 79* 49 82 187
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 81 76* 22 84 247
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 78 73* 31 85 115
PAROXETINE HCL 77 40 16 86 64
ENULOSE 77 72* 11 86 180
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 76 76 20 88 184
NYSTATIN 75 70* 37 89 102
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 70* 13 89 85
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 74 69* 27 91 98
GLIPIZIDE 73 68* 14 92 44
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 73 68* 42 92 95
CELEBREX 72 72 15 94 218
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 70 65* 15 95 156
CEPHALEXIN 70 65* 49 95 144
SANTYL 70 65* 28 95 165
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69 38 27 R 98 121
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 66 61* 23 99 104
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 66 37 23 99 223
ROPINIROLE HCL 66 66 13 99 94
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 65 51 15 R 102 151
GLYBURIDE 65 53 12 R 102 126
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65 60* 16 102 83
OLANZAPINE 64 <11 <11 A 105 114
TORSEMIDE 64 64 13 105 215
MORPHINE SULFATE 61 56* 34 S2 107 137
LIDOCAINE HCL* 60 55* 45 108 224
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60 47 13 108 99
HYDRALAZINE HCL 60 55* 13 108 75
DILTIAZEM HCL 60 <11 <11 108 207
DIOVAN 59 <11 <11 112 51
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 41 15 112 59
AMOXICILLIN 58 53* 32 114 111
TRAVATAN Z 58 53* 12 114 202
CRESTOR 57 57 19 116 49
FENTANYL 56 <11 <11 S2 117 81
KLOR-CON M10 56 56 18 117 141
LATANOPROST 56 51* 13 117 105
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56 40 22 117 119
DILTIAZEM ER 53 53 16 121 182
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 52 <11 <11 R 122 122
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 52 <11 <11 122 185
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 52 47* 35 122 167
ONDANSETRON HCL* 51 46* 25 125 206
VOLTAREN 51 <11 <11 125 93
IBUPROFEN 51 32 21 125 87
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 Jan. 10, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.