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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,448Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 53 out of 153

$415K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 74 out of 153

535 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older
20% 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

6% of this provider’s 535 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
LISINOPRIL 697 639 166 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 580 528 138 2 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 352 323 73 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 335 309 85 4 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 308 303* 64 5 10
FUROSEMIDE 307 276 69 6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 302 297* 72 7 3
LOVASTATIN 277 272* 62 8 44
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 267 246 51 9 2
ATENOLOL 264 251 68 10 16
METFORMIN HCL 258 228 53 11 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 220 198 40 12 11
GLIPIZIDE 186 167 30 13 40
CLOPIDOGREL 173 168* 45 14 14
GABAPENTIN 168 163* 41 15 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 142 142 33 16 27
TRAMADOL HCL 141 123 58 17 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 130 130 31 18 8
TEMAZEPAM 129 124* 35 B 19 28
CARVEDILOL 123 106 33 20 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 117* 30 21 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 121 102 25 22 50
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 117 112* 27 23 20
PREDNISONE 113 108* 65 24 45
ALPRAZOLAM 110 94 33 B 25 12
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 106 94 31 26 86
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 105 100* 16 27 62
ALLOPURINOL 93 88* 31 28 43
AZITHROMYCIN 86 81* 71 29 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84 70 22 30 25
CLONIDINE HCL 77 72* 15 31 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74 69* 20 32 35
DIGOX 73 68* 17 33 73
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71 71 31 S3 34 15
LORAZEPAM 71 66* 17 B 34 30
BUMETANIDE 68 68 23 36 136
ADVAIR DISKUS 68 63* 15 36 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68 55 20 36 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 67 62* 20 39 23
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 61 61 16 40 71
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54 36 13 R 41 148
FINASTERIDE 53 48* 14 42 65
TERAZOSIN HCL 52 47* 13 43 113
CEPHALEXIN 51 46* 35 44 110
PAROXETINE HCL 51 46* 13 44 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 46* 39 44 57
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 April 2, 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.