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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,068Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 80 out of 3593

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 121 out of 3593

968 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 968 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 968 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 16,368 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
LISINOPRIL 1,021 713 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 890 741 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 791 565 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 707 589 4 1
METFORMIN HCL 705 576 5 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 645 479 6 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 630 396 S3 7 7
GABAPENTIN 609 335 8 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 552 451 9 8
FUROSEMIDE 524 421 10 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 516 444 11 4
TRAMADOL HCL 367 306 12 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 362 275 13 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 344 235 14 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 338 249 15 24
MELOXICAM 325 220 16 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 293 168 17 12
LOVASTATIN 292 207 18 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 287 210 19 10
RANITIDINE HCL 267 188 20 27
ALLOPURINOL 264 234 21 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 249 203 22 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 232 160 23 19
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 217 71 R 24 72
WARFARIN SODIUM 215 186 25 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 206 183 26 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 188 152 27 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 188 163 27 22
ATENOLOL 181 171 29 11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 177 93 R 30 90
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 170 60 S2 31 82
PREDNISONE 162 115 32 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 148 103 33 52
CLOPIDOGREL 145 113 34 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141 128 35 48
CARVEDILOL 137 115 36 23
CLONIDINE HCL 134 88 37 41
PLAVIX 131 104 38 42
FAMOTIDINE 131 106 38 70
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 130 78 40 141
SERTRALINE HCL 129 90 41 28
AZITHROMYCIN 128 93 42 34
PAROXETINE HCL 127 97 43 62
GEMFIBROZIL 121 68 44 88
CITALOPRAM HBR 120 59 45 25
GLYBURIDE 119 86 R 46 55
DIGOXIN 118 109 47 58
FINASTERIDE 117 111 48 79
KLOR-CON M10 114 110 49 211
PROAIR HFA 113 54 50 54
ADVAIR DISKUS 108 54 51 47
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 102 67 52 122
COMBIVENT 101 46 53 161
CRESTOR 100 60 54 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 100 39 54 60
AMOXICILLIN 97 78 56 128
ALPRAZOLAM 96 44 57 37
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 93 89 58 38
NIFEDIPINE ER 92 68 59 75
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 92 74 59 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 63 61 32
NEXIUM 91 54 61 36
VENTOLIN HFA 85 52 63 80
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 84 53 64 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 84 84 64 31
PRADAXA 84 81 64 325
JANUVIA 83 72 67 81
TIZANIDINE HCL 83 45 67 120
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 81 64 69 104
BUPROPION HCL 80 35 70 362
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 79 59 71 65
CARISOPRODOL 78 0 R 72 97
CYMBALTA 77 22 73 73
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 77 57 R 73 95
LANTUS 74 36 75 57
FENOFIBRATE 71 33 76 39
LANSOPRAZOLE 71 45 76 113
GLIPIZIDE 69 65 78 40
COLCRYS 66 59 79 336
BENAZEPRIL HCL 66 56 79 69
PREMARIN 66 42 R 79 204
LYRICA 65 33 82 105
PROMETHAZINE HCL 65 35 R 82 142
MIRTAZAPINE 65 38 82 64
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 42 S2 85 93
GLIPIZIDE ER 64 48 85 101
OXYCODONE HCL 64 22 S2 85 59
NAPROXEN 61 36 88 68
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 61 47 88 74
CELEBREX 61 52 88 100
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61 35 88 89
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61 52 88 45
KLOR-CON M20 58 56 93 139
PEN NEEDLE 58 46 93 188
SINGULAIR 56 44 95 77
KLOR-CON 10 56 32 95 114
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55 26 S3 97 153
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52 45 98 94
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 46 98 119
METHADONE HCL 52 12 S2 98 158
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 Oct. 17, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.