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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,128Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 94 out of 3593

$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 3593

594 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

12% of this provider’s 594 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 594 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 18,085 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
FUROSEMIDE 661 595 1 9
SIMVASTATIN 626 515 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 603 533 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 506 458 4 4
LISINOPRIL 486 414 5 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 478 331 S3 6 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 440 386 7 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 426 409 8 8
NAMENDA 418 411 9 50
OMEPRAZOLE 404 264 10 5
GABAPENTIN 402 317 11 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 358 339 12 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 350 306 13 86
COUMADIN 346 332 14 397
CITALOPRAM HBR 333 314 15 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 325 291 16 18
CARVEDILOL 320 249 17 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 284 249 18 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 245 173 19 13
CLOPIDOGREL 237 216 20 30
CRESTOR 235 178 21 21
FENOFIBRATE 233 188 22 39
LEVETIRACETAM 229 201 23 127
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 223 207 24 89
CLONIDINE HCL 216 184 25 41
TRAMADOL HCL 216 200 25 17
EXELON 213 212 27 123
LANTUS 204 170 28 57
FENTANYL 203 190 S2 29 137
TRAZODONE HCL 199 168 30 53
CYMBALTA 199 144 30 73
PLAVIX 195 180 32 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 191 182 33 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 181 171 34 22
METFORMIN HCL 175 132 35 6
NOVOLOG 168 157 36 134
MELOXICAM 162 115 37 29
DIGOXIN 157 133 38 58
RISPERIDONE 154 137 39 83
MIRTAZAPINE 152 151 40 64
FINASTERIDE 151 126 41 79
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 150 140 42 71
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139 105 43 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 133 102 44 33
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 133 122 44 135
ALLOPURINOL 129 117 46 35
KLOR-CON 10 128 110 47 114
KLOR-CON M20 127 103 48 139
VESICARE 116 107 49 205
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 115 103 50 143
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 110 88 51 121
NIASPAN 108 81 52 186
SPIRIVA 106 70 53 87
ADVAIR DISKUS 102 64 54 47
HYDRALAZINE HCL 100 95 55 107
ZETIA 100 85 55 110
BUMETANIDE 98 60 57 148
SEROQUEL 97 87 58 172
ATENOLOL 95 93 59 11
ROPINIROLE HCL 92 92 60 144
RANITIDINE HCL 90 86 61 27
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 88 66 62 141
SERTRALINE HCL 84 76 63 28
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 82 76 64 66
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 81 44 S2 65 108
GLUCAGEN 81 81 65 392
OXYCODONE HCL 78 23 S2 67 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74 68 68 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74 74 68 14
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 74 73 68 154
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 72 65 71 157
ACTOS 72 56 71 133
DIOVAN 69 68 73 46
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 68 44 74 103
SYMBICORT 67 38 75 160
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67 57 75 119
NYSTATIN 67 67 75 167
PREDNISONE 64 63 78 49
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64 55 78 178
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 63 51 80 329
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61 52 81 32
NOVOLIN R 61 54 81 140
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 61 60 81 308
FLUOXETINE HCL 60 24 84 60
DILTIAZEM HCL 59 59 85 250
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 59 58 85 19
JANUVIA 59 47 85 81
PROMETHAZINE HCL 59 49 R 85 142
LABETALOL HCL 58 43 89 220
PAROXETINE HCL 58 43 89 62
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 57 45 91 296
INSULIN SYRINGE 55 17 92 91
NEXIUM 54 24 93 36
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 54 54 93 210
BACLOFEN 53 18 95 109
NABUMETONE 53 32 95 251
GEMFIBROZIL 53 41 95 88
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53 52 95 145
ABILIFY 52 26 99 162
NAPROXEN 52 0 99 68
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 18 S2 99 82
NITROSTAT 51 36 102 224
LIDODERM 51 44 102 78
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50 43 104 45
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 May 24, 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.