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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,083Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 95 out of 3593

$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 3593

498 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

9% of this provider’s 498 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 19,371 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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
OMEPRAZOLE 657 620 1 5
CRESTOR 532 453 2 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 515 460 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 467 409 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 461 376 5 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 460 423 6 8
LISINOPRIL 449 389 7 2
METFORMIN HCL 417 344 8 6
NEXIUM 413 337 9 36
FUROSEMIDE 387 331 10 9
GABAPENTIN 333 276 11 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 297 279 12 12
CLONAZEPAM 289 284 13 164
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 276 241 14 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 270 220 15 32
IBUPROFEN 251 183 16 43
ALPRAZOLAM 247 227 17 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 244 222 18 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 239 221 19 22
SYNTHROID 224 217 20 51
NAMENDA 219 216 21 50
AZITHROMYCIN 215 198 22 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 212 167 23 47
ALLOPURINOL 203 187 24 35
LIDODERM 203 116 24 78
CLOPIDOGREL 201 166 26 30
SINGULAIR 201 166 26 77
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 196 180 28 94
CELEBREX 196 142 28 100
MELOXICAM 194 182 30 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 182 182 31 65
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 181 156 32 74
PLAVIX 180 147 33 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 180 167 33 13
GLYBURIDE 179 172 R 35 55
LANSOPRAZOLE 178 155 36 113
TEMAZEPAM 176 158 37 56
VOLTAREN 172 139 38 85
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 165 153 39 24
CLONIDINE HCL 163 134 40 41
ATENOLOL 158 150 41 11
RANITIDINE HCL 156 140 42 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153 148 43 71
DICYCLOMINE HCL 151 122 44 190
FOLIC ACID 151 148 44 117
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 149 127 46 14
DIOVAN HCT 145 122 47 76
NAPROXEN 145 126 47 68
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142 131 49 19
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 142 134 R 49 95
SERTRALINE HCL 142 122 49 28
PAROXETINE HCL 141 125 52 62
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 136 122 53 52
INSULIN SYRINGE 130 127 54 91
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129 124 55 33
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 128 116 56 63
BENICAR 124 101 57 131
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 123 97 R 58 72
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122 112 59 45
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 121 108 60 119
CARVEDILOL 120 120 61 23
SYMBICORT 119 87 62 160
MEGESTROL ACETATE 116 112 R 63 152
KETOCONAZOLE 115 83 64 118
DIOVAN 112 93 65 46
DIGOXIN 109 100 66 58
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 108 80 67 187
LACTULOSE 105 103 68 126
LYRICA 104 88 69 105
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 91 69 26
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 104 90 69 38
ACTOS 100 100 72 133
LOVAZA 98 66 73 106
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 96 75 74 147
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 93 93 75 15
LOVASTATIN 90 85 76 20
MECLIZINE HCL 88 85 77 96
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87 67 78 151
MUPIROCIN 87 61 78 132
FINASTERIDE 86 73 80 79
TRICOR 86 71 80 130
TRAMADOL HCL 85 52 82 17
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80 61 83 122
FENOFIBRATE 79 66 84 39
PROAIR HFA 77 59 85 54
JANUVIA 77 75 85 81
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76 62 S3 87 7
BENICAR HCT 73 73 88 155
HUMULIN 70-30 73 50 88 215
GLIMEPIRIDE 71 67 90 44
PENTOXIFYLLINE 69 69 91 149
SPIRIVA 69 57 91 87
CILOSTAZOL 68 68 93 163
EXELON 67 62 94 123
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 66 95 201
BONIVA 65 65 96 328
ACTONEL 64 64 97 197
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64 60 97 145
NASONEX 63 62 99 192
VYTORIN 63 51 99 216
NOVOLIN 70-30 59 42 101 146
DOXEPIN HCL 56 43 102 284
LANTUS 55 45 103 57
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 55 55 103 283
VERAPAMIL ER 55 53 103 99
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54 54 106 177
LEXAPRO 53 47 107 184
TRAZODONE HCL 52 47 108 53
PREMARIN 52 45 R 108 204
AVODART 52 48 108 180
QUINAPRIL HCL 51 51 111 219
WARFARIN SODIUM 51 51 111 18
LORAZEPAM 50 50 113 98
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 Aug. 29, 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.