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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,823Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 422 out of 3593

$654K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 348 out of 3593

542 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

6% of this provider’s 542 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 542 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 10,777 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
SIMVASTATIN 511 437 1 1
LISINOPRIL 459 418 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 373 323 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 301 291 4 9
OMEPRAZOLE 292 246 5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 279 276 6 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253 216 7 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 249 249 8 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 192 192 9 24
SYNTHROID 177 173 10 51
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177 173 10 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 175 158 12 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 152 152 13 22
METFORMIN HCL 152 134 13 6
ATENOLOL 151 132 15 11
NAMENDA 145 145 16 50
SERTRALINE HCL 145 141 16 28
GABAPENTIN 144 103 18 16
DIOVAN 141 139 19 46
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 141 130 S3 19 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 123 123 21 31
TRAMADOL HCL 122 120 22 17
DIGOXIN 121 121 23 58
CITALOPRAM HBR 120 107 24 25
AZITHROMYCIN 116 100 25 34
EXELON 108 106 26 123
MIRTAZAPINE 103 103 27 64
RAMIPRIL 101 101 28 92
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 99 93 29 15
ALLOPURINOL 96 94 30 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 93 80 31 121
CRESTOR 91 91 32 21
MELOXICAM 88 75 33 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86 61 34 89
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 81 S2 35 93
FAMOTIDINE 81 81 36 70
CARVEDILOL 80 71 37 23
NEXIUM 80 80 37 36
DIOVAN HCT 80 61 37 76
GLIMEPIRIDE 80 64 37 44
LOVASTATIN 77 77 41 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76 63 42 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 73 62 43 19
TRAZODONE HCL 73 61 43 53
VERAPAMIL HCL 71 62 45 419
LEVETIRACETAM 68 67 46 127
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 66 65 47 154
CLONIDINE HCL 64 64 48 41
CYMBALTA 63 54 49 73
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62 46 50 71
AGGRENOX 61 61 51 288
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61 51 51 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59 59 53 45
PAROXETINE HCL 58 46 54 62
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 56 56 55 66
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 51 55 26
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55 38 R 57 72
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 44 57 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54 54 59 65
METFORMIN HCL ER 54 48 59 67
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 July 8, 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.