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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,574Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 89 out of 3593

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 80 out of 3593

541 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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

3% of this provider’s 541 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 541 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 13,987 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,040 537 S3 1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 969 630 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 830 638 3 9
OMEPRAZOLE 787 429 4 5
LISINOPRIL 618 395 5 2
SIMVASTATIN 525 324 6 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 457 328 7 13
METFORMIN HCL 401 255 8 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 337 173 9 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 329 230 10 4
IBUPROFEN 325 110 11 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 311 206 12 8
TRAMADOL HCL 294 132 13 17
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 294 173 13 52
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 290 269 15 61
NEXIUM 286 111 16 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 267 207 17 24
CRESTOR 231 132 18 21
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 220 121 19 138
NAMENDA 218 175 20 50
GABAPENTIN 216 121 21 16
RISPERIDONE 211 185 22 83
SINGULAIR 210 149 23 77
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 200 147 24 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 200 163 24 18
CLONIDINE HCL 195 103 26 41
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 195 128 R 26 95
CLOPIDOGREL 192 137 28 30
CELEBREX 191 144 29 100
BENICAR 187 127 30 131
PROMETHAZINE HCL 185 65 R 31 142
ACTOS 177 85 32 133
MEGESTROL ACETATE 177 128 R 32 152
CARVEDILOL 174 141 34 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 170 135 35 25
BUTORPHANOL TARTRATE 165 0 10 36 429
SYMBICORT 156 75 37 160
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 151 100 38 15
AMOXICILLIN 150 60 39 128
JANUVIA 149 82 40 81
DIOVAN 149 74 40 46
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 143 88 42 151
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 142 22 R 43 72
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142 104 43 19
PLAVIX 134 105 45 42
KLOR-CON 10 129 79 46 114
ONGLYZA 129 99 46 221
AZOR 126 74 48 366
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 124 63 49 94
TIZANIDINE HCL 121 31 50 120
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 121 83 50 65
MELOXICAM 120 109 52 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119 68 53 26
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 118 31 54 165
ADVAIR DISKUS 118 77 54 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 115 111 56 33
ALLOPURINOL 114 64 57 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 88 57 10
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 111 67 59 119
FAMOTIDINE 109 94 60 70
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108 67 61 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 105 92 62 31
RANITIDINE HCL 104 65 63 27
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 101 59 R 64 202
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98 57 65 71
GLIPIZIDE 98 95 65 40
MECLIZINE HCL 95 85 67 96
AVODART 91 74 68 180
LYRICA 90 61 69 105
FENTANYL 89 47 S2 70 137
BENAZEPRIL HCL 87 59 71 69
LEVETIRACETAM 87 13 71 127
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 86 54 73 102
NOVOLOG 83 55 74 134
LIDOCAINE HCL 80 66 75 385
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 79 68 76 135
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79 42 R 76 90
CEFTRIAXONE 78 74 78 301
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77 30 79 32
LANTUS 76 54 80 57
SPIRIVA 76 33 80 87
TRAZODONE HCL 76 63 80 53
FENOFIBRATE 73 36 83 39
NOVOLIN R 72 61 84 140
BENICAR HCT 71 39 85 155
KLOR-CON M20 70 58 86 139
TRICOR 68 29 87 130
KLOR-CON M10 66 63 88 211
ROPINIROLE HCL 66 43 88 144
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65 48 90 143
LEVOFLOXACIN 64 38 91 116
ATENOLOL 64 43 91 11
DIGOXIN 62 59 93 58
FINASTERIDE 61 53 94 79
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60 42 95 63
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 59 29 96 141
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59 32 R 96 310
GLIPIZIDE XL 59 23 96 179
PREDNISONE 58 34 99 49
GALANTAMINE HBR 58 56 99 239
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 58 34 99 157
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56 35 102 89
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54 50 103 121
NITROSTAT 53 47 104 224
PREMARIN 52 24 R 105 204
RAMIPRIL 50 45 106 92
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 Feb. 22, 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.