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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,385Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 125 out of 3593

$804K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 222 out of 3593

761 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
36% 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

4% of this provider’s 761 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 761 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 17,971 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,126 988 1 13
LISINOPRIL 1,056 907 2 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,056 953 2 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 984 894 4 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 970 881 5 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 893 786 6 4
OMEPRAZOLE 876 775 7 5
SIMVASTATIN 815 729 8 1
METFORMIN HCL 498 424 9 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 468 412 10 15
CARVEDILOL 445 401 11 23
LIPITOR 424 402 12 136
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 404 365 13 48
FUROSEMIDE 402 361 14 9
ATENOLOL 285 275 15 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 281 265 S3 16 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261 221 17 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 255 212 18 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 251 243 19 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 250 205 20 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 232 218 21 8
VENTOLIN HFA 192 169 22 80
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 185 172 23 63
AZITHROMYCIN 183 157 24 34
GLIPIZIDE 180 151 25 40
HYDRALAZINE HCL 168 158 26 107
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166 149 27 10
GLYBURIDE 166 159 R 27 55
METFORMIN HCL ER 149 129 29 67
CLOPIDOGREL 148 129 30 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143 123 31 19
KLOR-CON 10 137 137 32 114
TRAMADOL HCL 134 121 33 17
PLAVIX 132 120 34 42
GABAPENTIN 129 110 35 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 126 126 36 31
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 116 78 37 74
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 112 95 38 24
LOVAZA 106 70 39 106
MELOXICAM 105 81 40 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 99 88 41 33
CRESTOR 93 84 42 21
ALLOPURINOL 92 88 43 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90 85 44 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87 74 45 45
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86 67 S2 46 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 76 47 52
FOLIC ACID 84 62 48 117
NAMENDA 83 83 49 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83 74 R 49 90
SYNTHROID 82 45 51 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80 77 52 12
RANITIDINE HCL 80 76 52 27
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 79 69 54 94
PAROXETINE HCL 78 55 55 62
PREDNISONE 77 69 56 49
DIGOXIN 73 69 57 58
NITROSTAT 70 66 58 224
ZOSTAVAX 69 65 59 168
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 65 51 60 103
TERAZOSIN HCL 65 64 60 115
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 64 61 62 228
LEVOTHROID 61 59 63 375
CEFACLOR 60 46 64 564
HUMALOG 59 43 65 249
LANTUS 59 36 65 57
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58 57 67 119
LEVOXYL 56 53 68 111
FINASTERIDE 53 53 69 79
FLUOXETINE HCL 52 37 70 60
VALACYCLOVIR 51 50 71 367
AVODART 50 50 72 180
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 43 72 38
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 27, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.