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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,480Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 76 out of 153

$234K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 113 out of 153

681 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older
21% 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

5% of this provider’s 681 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 681 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

$31 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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
SIMVASTATIN 378 354 125 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 340 321 114 2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 313 298 83 3 8
LISINOPRIL 285 252 86 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 283 257 87 5 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 219 202 54 6 10
OMEPRAZOLE 215 158 68 7 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181 165 62 8 19
SERTRALINE HCL 169 152 44 9 26
METFORMIN HCL 167 134 57 10 9
TEMAZEPAM 152 147* 36 B 11 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 146 99 63 S3 12 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144 139* 31 13 7
LOVASTATIN 137 132* 38 14 44
ALPRAZOLAM 133 122 39 B 15 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119 92 35 16 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 117 112* 36 17 31
CARVEDILOL 112 107* 28 18 24
CLONAZEPAM 107 74 30 B 19 48
TRAZODONE HCL 105 85 22 20 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 101 84 22 21 11
FUROSEMIDE 96 84 32 22 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95 90* 33 23 21
CLOPIDOGREL 92 87* 26 24 14
GLIPIZIDE 87 82* 21 25 40
RANITIDINE HCL 86 86 19 26 38
LORAZEPAM 85 85 19 B 27 30
GABAPENTIN 82 59 29 28 13
TRAMADOL HCL 76 71* 30 29 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69 64* 29 30 27
ATENOLOL 67 62* 18 31 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64 52 21 32 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61 56* 13 33 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 61 56* 15 33 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53 48* 14 35 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 50 45* 15 36 50
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 March 22, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.