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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,927Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 408 out of 3593

$656K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 346 out of 3593

375 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

9% of this provider’s 375 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 375 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 10,718 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

32 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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 388 364 1 8
FUROSEMIDE 365 329 2 9
SIMVASTATIN 353 301 3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 351 280 S3 4 7
LISINOPRIL 315 299 5 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 312 280 6 4
OMEPRAZOLE 258 243 7 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 229 211 8 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 222 208 9 3
SERTRALINE HCL 204 180 10 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 188 175 11 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 186 186 12 31
METFORMIN HCL 180 154 13 6
GABAPENTIN 178 153 14 16
RANITIDINE HCL 165 161 15 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 163 158 16 18
NAMENDA 148 148 17 50
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 134 128 18 89
MIRTAZAPINE 126 125 19 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125 105 20 13
EXELON 115 115 21 123
RISPERIDONE 115 115 21 83
GLYBURIDE 113 101 R 23 55
LANTUS 111 91 24 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110 98 25 71
ALLOPURINOL 108 108 26 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104 98 27 52
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 103 97 28 38
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 103 102 28 154
DIGOXIN 98 98 30 58
ATENOLOL 98 88 30 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 98 93 30 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90 66 33 61
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 79 33 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 89 81 35 15
CARVEDILOL 87 68 36 23
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 75 74 37 157
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 74 71 38 103
GLIPIZIDE 74 44 38 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 74 59 38 47
PREDNISONE 72 66 41 49
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72 69 41 135
SPIRONOLACTONE 72 48 41 86
BACLOFEN 71 71 44 109
SUCRALFATE 69 67 45 237
KLOR-CON 10 68 68 46 114
SANTYL 68 64 46 208
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 68 57 46 19
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 65 R 49 90
CRESTOR 65 48 50 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 61 58 51 121
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61 51 51 119
CLOPIDOGREL 59 54 53 30
PLAVIX 59 52 53 42
FENTANYL 58 44 S2 55 137
VESICARE 58 42 55 205
LIDODERM 56 56 57 78
NOVOLOG 55 44 58 134
MUPIROCIN 54 50 59 132
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 26 S2 60 93
TRAMADOL HCL 51 49 61 17
LEVETIRACETAM 50 50 62 127
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50 39 62 173
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50 45 62 12
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 20, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.