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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Sports Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,349Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 28

$968K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 28

530 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 530 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 13,265 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

35% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 489 381 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 471 413 2 5
NEXIUM 367 319 3 22
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 357 312 4 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 353 298 5 2
SIMVASTATIN 275 235 6 1
LISINOPRIL 273 222 7 3
GLIMEPIRIDE 259 230 8 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 253 215 9 10
DIOVAN HCT 245 193 10 27
CLOPIDOGREL 234 219 11 25
CRESTOR 217 200 12 40
IBUPROFEN 213 183 13 26
METFORMIN HCL 193 142 14 7
CELEBREX 188 176 15 46
PLAVIX 179 174 16 33
MELOXICAM 172 161 17 9
DIOVAN 167 144 18 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 167 132 18 47
LANSOPRAZOLE 162 143 20 50
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 162 127 20 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 160 137 22 51
ALPRAZOLAM 157 137 23 54
ATENOLOL 155 146 24 17
RANITIDINE HCL 146 144 25 43
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 146 122 25 56
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 142 114 R 27 57
LIDODERM 142 113 27 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 135 123 29 59
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 133 103 30 11
AZITHROMYCIN 130 106 31 32
SINGULAIR 129 108 32 61
VENTOLIN HFA 129 106 32 61
VOLTAREN 124 115 34 39
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 122 102 35 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121 117 36 24
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 120 100 37 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 120 99 37 18
BENICAR 114 111 39 65
NATEGLINIDE 113 100 40 66
ALLOPURINOL 110 100 41 49
NAMENDA 109 109 42 67
GABAPENTIN 109 103 42 15
FUROSEMIDE 109 79 42 12
JANUVIA 108 86 45 68
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108 97 45 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97 83 47 51
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 97 86 47 70
BUMETANIDE 94 77 49 71
TRAMADOL HCL 93 75 50 13
CLONIDINE HCL 92 83 51 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89 80 52 36
SYNTHROID 87 80 53 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 82 54 8
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 66 55 74
DICYCLOMINE HCL 81 69 56 75
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80 62 57 76
LORAZEPAM 77 67 58 77
BENICAR HCT 77 67 58 77
LEVOFLOXACIN 76 74 60 60
LYRICA 75 63 61 79
MECLIZINE HCL 74 73 62 80
NAPROXEN 74 57 62 44
PROAIR HFA 74 69 62 80
GEMFIBROZIL 74 52 62 80
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73 73 66 42
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72 52 67 83
PREDNISONE 71 64 68 41
JANUMET 67 54 69 86
CITALOPRAM HBR 62 62 70 35
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61 50 71 89
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58 54 72 93
DIGOXIN 58 57 72 93
PENTOXIFYLLINE 58 58 72 93
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 55 75 100
LIPITOR 55 51 75 100
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 54 46 77 103
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 44 78 37
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 28 S3 78 6
LANTUS 52 42 78 106
NIFEDIPINE ER 51 45 81 107
FAMOTIDINE 50 46 82 111
TEMAZEPAM 50 33 82 111
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 Sept. 14, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.