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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,295Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 106 out of 3593

$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 88 out of 3593

1,186 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

12% of this provider’s 1,186 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 1,186 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 12,215 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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 1,669 809 S3 1 7
LISINOPRIL 724 442 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 715 529 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 599 375 4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 593 389 5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 575 319 6 5
FUROSEMIDE 429 220 7 9
METFORMIN HCL 403 294 8 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 392 214 9 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 383 196 10 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 341 131 11 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 301 190 12 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 289 206 13 10
MELOXICAM 233 159 14 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230 140 15 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 226 147 16 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 226 175 16 14
GABAPENTIN 218 130 18 16
RANITIDINE HCL 218 100 18 27
TRAMADOL HCL 210 128 20 17
SERTRALINE HCL 206 122 21 28
PROAIR HFA 194 83 22 54
ADVAIR DISKUS 193 103 23 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 188 126 24 24
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 188 42 S2 24 82
SPIRIVA 186 114 26 87
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 183 108 27 15
BACLOFEN 182 84 28 109
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 182 151 28 22
NEXIUM 180 75 30 36
AZITHROMYCIN 178 94 31 34
FENOFIBRATE 172 105 32 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 170 91 33 60
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167 95 34 26
ATENOLOL 158 108 35 11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 155 68 R 36 142
CRESTOR 153 61 37 21
PLAVIX 153 95 37 42
CARVEDILOL 151 90 39 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 142 96 40 32
CLOPIDOGREL 141 95 41 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 134 97 42 33
METHADONE HCL 129 25 S2 43 158
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 128 79 44 45
ENDOCET 126 34 S2 45 206
CARISOPRODOL 121 17 R 46 97
TRAZODONE HCL 114 54 47 53
PREDNISONE 112 56 48 49
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 105 13 R 49 72
CLONIDINE HCL 99 52 50 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 96 73 51 18
LANTUS 96 65 51 57
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 95 60 R 53 90
AMOXICILLIN 93 43 54 128
DONEPEZIL HCL 93 85 54 31
OXYCODONE HCL 93 43 S2 54 59
GLIPIZIDE 92 74 57 40
KLOR-CON 10 88 57 58 114
INSULIN SYRINGE 86 48 59 91
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 85 50 60 74
LYRICA 85 23 60 105
NAPROXEN 83 34 62 68
ALLOPURINOL 83 48 62 35
LOVAZA 82 51 64 106
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 47 65 52
TERAZOSIN HCL 78 78 66 115
BUPROPION HCL SR 78 34 66 207
MIRTAZAPINE 75 48 68 64
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 56 69 48
MECLIZINE HCL 73 67 69 96
METOLAZONE 72 55 71 254
VERAPAMIL ER 72 59 71 99
PEN NEEDLE 72 35 71 188
SYNTHROID 72 35 71 51
ALPRAZOLAM 71 46 75 37
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71 32 75 122
CYMBALTA 71 15 75 73
LOVASTATIN 68 46 78 20
ZETIA 67 45 79 110
IBUPROFEN 67 43 79 43
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 66 19 S2 81 108
DIOVAN 65 61 82 46
PAROXETINE HCL 64 26 83 62
VENTOLIN HFA 63 34 84 80
FENTANYL 62 47 S2 85 137
ACTOS 62 33 85 133
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60 55 87 104
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 60 28 87 138
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60 39 87 69
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 21 90 144
BUSPIRONE HCL 59 15 90 156
CELEBREX 59 51 90 100
COMBIVENT 58 27 93 161
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 57 19 S3 94 289
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57 28 94 141
SYMBICORT 56 36 96 160
TIZANIDINE HCL 56 24 96 120
SINGULAIR 53 26 98 77
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53 13 98 65
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 38 98 86
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 11, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.