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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,113Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 797 out of 3593

$802K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 224 out of 3593

563 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
12% 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

3% of this provider’s 563 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 563 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 7,577 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

44% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$99 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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
CRESTOR 459 417 1 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 414 408 2 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 317 304 3 3
SYNTHROID 289 277 4 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 241 236 5 14
FENOFIBRATE 205 186 6 39
TRILIPIX 200 186 7 233
NIASPAN 194 169 8 186
OMEPRAZOLE 194 179 8 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 176 10 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 177 161 11 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 168 168 12 8
CELEBREX 140 127 13 100
TRANDOLAPRIL 127 110 14 448
METFORMIN HCL ER 124 108 15 67
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 118 111 16 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104 98 S3 17 7
ZETIA 100 88 18 110
GLIMEPIRIDE 97 83 19 44
BENICAR 95 92 20 131
LISINOPRIL 95 90 20 2
METFORMIN HCL 90 81 22 6
FUROSEMIDE 87 86 23 9
ALLOPURINOL 83 80 24 35
VERAPAMIL ER 81 69 25 99
DIOVAN 78 60 26 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 75 73 27 25
ATENOLOL 71 71 28 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70 70 29 24
TRAMADOL HCL 69 66 30 17
ATELVIA 63 62 31 351
WELCHOL 56 40 32 285
NEXIUM 55 48 33 36
TEKTURNA 53 49 34 379
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 50 44 35 19
SIMVASTATIN 50 46 35 1
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 April 21, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.