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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,278Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 214 out of 3593

$515K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 598 out of 3593

807 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
23% 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

5% of this provider’s 807 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 807 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 12,368 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$32 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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 1,041 792 1 1
LISINOPRIL 839 700 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 525 474 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 500 402 4 5
MELOXICAM 474 374 5 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 425 330 6 45
ALPRAZOLAM 419 294 7 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 418 312 8 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 386 210 S3 9 7
METFORMIN HCL 366 318 10 6
ATENOLOL 342 301 11 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 309 218 12 12
TEMAZEPAM 296 233 13 56
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 295 235 14 8
FUROSEMIDE 253 185 15 9
PREDNISONE 238 189 16 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 232 150 17 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 224 190 18 22
GABAPENTIN 197 122 19 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 196 165 20 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196 153 20 14
BACLOFEN 194 108 22 109
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 179 136 23 3
PROAIR HFA 172 127 24 54
CARVEDILOL 171 143 25 23
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 157 128 26 104
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152 116 27 24
TRAMADOL HCL 149 131 28 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 139 102 29 32
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 133 107 30 52
GLIPIZIDE 128 101 31 40
LOVASTATIN 127 108 32 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 125 113 33 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119 109 34 19
GEMFIBROZIL 118 71 35 88
RANITIDINE HCL 118 96 35 27
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 116 91 37 63
IBUPROFEN 109 68 38 43
ALLOPURINOL 100 85 39 35
PLAVIX 100 81 39 42
LEVOFLOXACIN 100 74 39 116
SERTRALINE HCL 95 39 42 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 93 86 43 15
CLOPIDOGREL 93 78 43 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 91 68 45 47
NEXIUM 91 55 45 36
DIAZEPAM 82 74 47 252
DIGOXIN 82 66 47 58
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 62 49 26
KLOR-CON 10 79 42 50 114
GLYBURIDE 79 73 R 50 55
DILTIAZEM ER 70 58 52 194
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 68 68 53 66
LORAZEPAM 66 31 54 98
ACYCLOVIR 66 42 54 259
CRESTOR 64 61 56 21
TERAZOSIN HCL 62 57 57 115
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61 60 58 13
SUCRALFATE 61 43 58 237
FLUOXETINE HCL 60 51 60 60
INSULIN SYRINGE 60 42 60 91
FENOFIBRATE 58 40 62 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 35 62 86
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 58 27 62 399
CLONIDINE HCL 58 37 62 41
VERAPAMIL ER 57 45 66 99
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 27 S2 67 93
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53 28 68 145
NOVOLIN 70-30 53 39 68 146
FLUCONAZOLE 51 35 70 229
VIAGRA 50 44 71 84
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 9, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.