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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,398Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 77 out of 3593

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 95 out of 3593

824 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 824 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 824 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 22,292 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Florida
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,057 1,000 1 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 879 875 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 747 731 3 9
MIRTAZAPINE 733 720 4 64
SIMVASTATIN 637 591 5 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 628 624 6 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 597 597 7 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 579 539 8 24
OMEPRAZOLE 556 507 9 5
LISINOPRIL 556 528 9 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 532 529 11 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 463 462 12 8
TRAMADOL HCL 392 381 13 17
NAMENDA 376 376 14 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 348 345 15 19
DIGOXIN 320 320 16 58
FAMOTIDINE 277 277 17 70
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 274 274 18 89
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 264 249 19 13
SERTRALINE HCL 257 229 20 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239 220 21 10
METFORMIN HCL 225 185 22 6
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 216 207 23 147
ATENOLOL 206 185 24 11
GABAPENTIN 204 181 25 16
RISPERIDONE 199 199 26 83
DIOVAN 193 188 27 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 190 186 28 33
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 184 154 S3 29 7
MELOXICAM 179 176 30 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 173 161 31 15
LIDODERM 170 158 32 78
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162 162 33 14
ALLOPURINOL 152 152 34 35
JANTOVEN 146 143 35 169
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 146 144 35 45
CARVEDILOL 142 142 37 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139 127 38 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 138 92 39 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 131 131 40 121
EXELON 129 129 41 123
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 123 122 42 154
CLONIDINE HCL 121 121 43 41
SEROQUEL 115 115 44 172
GLIMEPIRIDE 112 112 45 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 112 110 45 52
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 111 111 47 212
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 111 110 47 141
SYNTHROID 109 109 49 51
CLOPIDOGREL 109 104 49 30
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 108 108 51 135
KLOR-CON 10 107 106 52 114
LACTULOSE 107 107 52 126
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 106 94 54 65
LANTUS 106 104 54 57
CRESTOR 105 105 56 21
LEVOFLOXACIN 99 91 57 116
PAROXETINE HCL 98 98 58 62
KLOR-CON M20 92 92 59 139
CYMBALTA 90 75 60 73
TRAZODONE HCL 88 84 61 53
AZITHROMYCIN 87 80 62 34
NEXIUM 87 76 62 36
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 85 85 64 102
NYSTATIN 84 69 65 167
LEVETIRACETAM 83 83 66 127
FINASTERIDE 80 80 67 79
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80 80 67 61
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 78 72 69 119
SPIRIVA 78 76 69 87
RANITIDINE HCL 76 72 71 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75 75 72 22
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 74 51 73 165
NOVOLIN R 73 66 74 140
FLUOXETINE HCL 73 66 74 60
JANUVIA 72 68 76 81
NATEGLINIDE 70 70 77 345
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 55 78 47
LATANOPROST 66 66 79 195
LOVASTATIN 66 66 79 20
PLAVIX 65 63 81 42
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64 56 82 71
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63 63 83 143
ZETIA 63 53 83 110
SINGULAIR 62 41 85 77
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61 61 86 69
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 61 48 86 66
PREDNISONE 60 53 88 49
GLYBURIDE 60 57 R 88 55
ABILIFY 58 58 90 162
DIOVAN HCT 57 45 91 76
ROPINIROLE HCL 56 46 92 144
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56 56 92 181
GLIPIZIDE 55 55 94 40
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 53 95 86
CLONIDINE 52 52 96 346
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52 32 96 32
NYSTOP 51 47 98 309
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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, 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.