ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

22,737Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 73

$663K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 73

1,270 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,270 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 1,270 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$29 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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 1,140 834 259 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 991 739 210 2 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 940 527 179 S3 3 8
SIMVASTATIN 780 577 191 4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 773 614 154 5 1
ALPRAZOLAM 741 540 126 B 6 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 683 526 157 7 5
METFORMIN HCL 661 501 149 8 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 590 473 114 9 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 543 427 108 10 38
GABAPENTIN 503 308 126 11 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 498 408 115 12 21
FUROSEMIDE 496 365 110 13 4
TRAMADOL HCL 431 349 143 14 17
RANITIDINE HCL 393 232 86 15 35
CLOPIDOGREL 361 289 76 16 19
ATENOLOL 345 291 68 17 27
CARVEDILOL 321 243 69 18 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 319 276 73 19 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 314 279 63 20 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 307 183 63 21 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 299 232 52 22 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 297 279 59 23 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 282 204 60 24 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 278 176 57 25 69
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 262 206 58 26 11
AZITHROMYCIN 236 185 183 27 46
IBUPROFEN 234 154 67 28 87
GLIPIZIDE 220 215* 44 29 44
MELOXICAM 199 161 37 30 40
MIRTAZAPINE 187 158 51 31 24
LANTUS 186 156 37 32 47
PROAIR HFA 177 115 61 33 80
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 169 135 127 34 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 159 104 43 35 42
TEMAZEPAM 158 132 30 B 36 41
LOVASTATIN 157 136 44 37 43
GEMFIBROZIL 155 92 32 38 112
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 152 118 34 39 96
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 145 125 31 40 72
CLONIDINE HCL 131 78 25 41 52
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 127 116 20 42 99
TRAZODONE HCL 121 68 33 43 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120 92 27 44 62
ADVAIR DISKUS 118 74 30 45 59
VENTOLIN HFA 117 60 50 46 113
ALLOPURINOL 103 98* 23 47 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103 75 25 47 30
SERTRALINE HCL 100 53 25 49 28
NIFEDIPINE ER 98 93* 25 50 109
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 93 69 21 51 29
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 93 88* 18 51 179
BENAZEPRIL HCL 93 66 17 51 129
TERAZOSIN HCL 93 74 21 51 124
INSULIN SYRINGE* 90 77 30 55 176
NOVOLIN 70-30 89 66 15 56 163
SYMBICORT 85 68 23 57 118
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 84 55 14 58 156
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 60 14 S2 58 92
JANTOVEN 83 <11 <11 60 172
PREDNISONE 83 62 38 60 54
FINASTERIDE 80 75* 13 62 70
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 77 72* 16 63 97
CARISOPRODOL 76 12 12 R 64 147
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74 34 12 65 55
LEVEMIR 71 66* 12 66 73
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 56 18 67 85
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 68 44 34 68 223
SPIRONOLACTONE 68 35 12 68 58
GLYBURIDE 67 62* 19 R 70 126
VERAPAMIL ER 65 52 13 71 157
DIGOX 65 60* 17 71 84
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64 22 14 R 73 121
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 47 17 74 33
CLONAZEPAM 63 23 13 B 74 48
SYNTHROID 63 <11 <11 74 110
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60 43 49 77 101
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 41 11 R 78 211
KLOR-CON M20 57 52* 13 79 66
FAMOTIDINE* 56 32 17 80 82
LORAZEPAM 55 50* 12 B 81 23
NAPROXEN 55 29 19 81 131
MECLIZINE HCL 53 48* 22 83 116
NAMENDA 52 52 14 84 10
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51 46* 15 S3 85 218
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.

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 19, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.