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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,723Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 73

$748K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 73

1,022 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$30 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
SIMVASTATIN 2,352 2,105 417 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 1,834 1,622 325 2 6
LISINOPRIL 1,347 1,187 246 3 2
METFORMIN HCL 913 790 154 4 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 829 757 175 5 36
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 689 634 102 6 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 659 560 116 7 7
FUROSEMIDE 643 585 112 8 4
GLIPIZIDE 519 467 91 9 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 491 448 85 10 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 478 463 84 11 18
VITAMIN D2 428 405 117 12 153
ATENOLOL 404 388 61 13 27
GABAPENTIN 402 358 94 14 16
VOLTAREN 388 375 94 15 93
CIALIS 376 371* 54 16 152
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 375 343 74 17 21
IBUPROFEN 342 293 159 18 87
CLOPIDOGREL 334 305 56 19 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 326 288 55 20 69
CITALOPRAM HBR 309 271 56 21 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 297 283 54 22 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 275 260 49 23 85
ALPRAZOLAM 266 231 54 B 24 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 239 224 45 25 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 235 230* 26 26 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223 203 42 27 29
ALLOPURINOL 222 217* 35 28 34
RANITIDINE HCL 201 180 36 29 35
CARVEDILOL 192 166 36 30 22
FOLIC ACID 184 173 30 31 132
LOVASTATIN 175 170* 37 32 43
MECLIZINE HCL 171 166* 78 33 116
MELOXICAM 168 140 74 34 40
GEMFIBROZIL 168 130 30 34 112
NIFEDIPINE ER 154 149* 25 36 109
AMOXICILLIN 152 133 131 37 111
PREDNISONE 152 138 90 37 54
LACTULOSE 151 146* 41 39 86
NAPROXEN 151 134 53 39 131
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 144 128 114 41 45
LEVITRA 141 123 25 42 244
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 141 127 31 42 32
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 136 131* 22 44 99
LANTUS 134 93 18 45 47
AMMONIUM LACTATE 128 123* 38 46 155
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 126 103 45 47 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 125 125 31 48 14
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 121 95 36 49 161
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 118 113* 22 50 72
SURE COMFORT* 107 79 23 51 230
GLYBURIDE 106 90 21 R 52 126
FINASTERIDE 99 94* 21 53 70
PAROXETINE HCL 99 85 22 53 64
SERTRALINE HCL 95 79 16 55 28
SYNTHROID 94 94 16 56 110
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92 92 20 57 33
DIGOX 89 84* 14 58 84
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 88 83* 38 59 179
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 86 73 42 60 104
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 76 63 14 61 186
LATANOPROST 76 76 11 61 105
CICLOPIROX* 76 71* 39 61 285
AZITHROMYCIN 73 68* 63 64 46
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 73 68* 15 R 64 237
SYMBICORT 69 64* 13 66 118
CLONAZEPAM 69 64* 22 B 66 48
KETOCONAZOLE 68 49 16 68 149
TRAMADOL HCL 66 45 24 69 17
VENTOLIN HFA 66 61* 25 69 113
TEMAZEPAM 66 44 19 B 69 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 64 49 13 72 13
INSULIN SYRINGE* 63 49 22 73 176
LORAZEPAM 61 56* 12 B 74 23
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61 56* 16 74 134
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59 54* 13 76 139
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54 41 19 77 218
PROAIR HFA 54 49* 15 77 80
LEVEMIR 52 <11 <11 79 73
NOVOLOG 51 <11 <11 80 57
CRESTOR 50 38 12 81 49
NOVOLIN 70-30 50 <11 <11 81 163
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 June 10, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.