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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,954Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 457

$1.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 457

552 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 552 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 16,071 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$90 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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
SIMVASTATIN 778 721 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 485 457 2 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 368 356 3 21
ALLOPURINOL 362 325 4 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 318 283 5 4
PLAVIX 304 282 6 24
NEXIUM 300 249 7 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 286 282 8 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 283 261 9 5
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 279 236 10 54
DIOVAN HCT 253 242 11 51
ATENOLOL 251 213 12 11
GABAPENTIN 243 205 13 15
IBUPROFEN 237 185 14 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 236 227 15 22
NAMENDA 227 221 16 32
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 227 215 16 60
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 217 197 18 49
LIDODERM 212 169 19 31
PAROXETINE HCL 208 169 20 68
DIOVAN 204 200 21 30
PENTOXIFYLLINE 204 191 21 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 203 168 23 27
CARVEDILOL 201 175 24 20
CRESTOR 201 142 24 9
RANITIDINE HCL 193 178 26 17
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 192 171 R 27 70
CITALOPRAM HBR 189 168 28 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 182 152 29 18
SINGULAIR 179 139 30 43
TRAMADOL HCL 176 170 31 26
CLOPIDOGREL 175 171 32 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 162 141 33 40
EXFORGE 159 154 34 149
VITAMIN D2 158 145 35 76
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 157 132 36 71
FENOFIBRATE 153 134 37 46
CIALIS 140 127 38 119
GLIPIZIDE ER 139 136 39 107
DIGOXIN 139 131 39 69
LISINOPRIL 136 131 41 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 136 129 41 72
FUROSEMIDE 136 123 41 10
VOLTAREN 135 106 44 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131 129 45 36
TEMAZEPAM 128 117 46 48
METFORMIN HCL 123 111 47 6
ABILIFY 121 95 48 146
EXELON 119 108 49 98
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117 115 50 84
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113 104 51 59
LOVAZA 106 91 52 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 103 101 53 33
MECLIZINE HCL 99 80 54 55
AZITHROMYCIN 99 93 54 44
ZYPREXA 96 74 56 338
DOVONEX 95 76 57 268
ACTOS 94 87 58 105
JANUMET 92 73 59 154
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 88 76 60 125
WARFARIN SODIUM 87 76 61 38
MEGACE ES 85 68 R 62 261
ENABLEX 84 74 63 288
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80 77 64 121
FLOVENT HFA 80 75 64 248
MUPIROCIN 80 65 64 91
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79 73 67 16
DICYCLOMINE HCL 79 78 67 115
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78 78 69 13
SYNTHROID 76 76 70 93
SYMBICORT 76 57 70 106
TRICOR 76 70 70 83
PREDNISONE 75 69 73 95
GLIPIZIDE XL 73 73 74 159
FEXOFENADINE HCL 71 68 75 269
CLONAZEPAM 69 67 76 162
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 67 66 77 120
HYDROXYZINE HCL 67 61 R 77 199
IMIQUIMOD 67 55 77 355
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 66 58 80 28
CILOSTAZOL 65 54 81 88
NASONEX 65 63 81 129
SERTRALINE HCL 64 64 83 57
JANUVIA 63 60 84 80
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63 63 84 73
LYRICA 62 53 86 77
KETOCONAZOLE 62 51 86 92
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60 54 R 88 99
NOVOLIN 70-30 60 49 88 113
LEVOFLOXACIN 60 54 88 131
SEROQUEL XR 60 52 88 168
LIPITOR 59 52 92 205
FINASTERIDE 59 52 92 85
CELEBREX 58 53 94 53
ALPRAZOLAM 55 55 95 39
LANTUS 53 53 96 56
ACTONEL 52 43 97 117
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 Jan. 15, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.