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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,578Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 457

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 457

871 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 24,680 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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 1,888 1,761 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,809 1,675 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 737 670 3 5
METFORMIN HCL 688 616 4 6
CRESTOR 604 567 5 9
LISINOPRIL 573 532 6 3
VITAMIN D2 550 483 7 76
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 537 474 8 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 528 478 9 21
FUROSEMIDE 504 498 10 10
ATENOLOL 465 450 11 11
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 441 405 12 164
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 440 416 13 18
ALLOPURINOL 419 408 14 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 416 396 15 16
CARVEDILOL 415 382 16 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 403 350 17 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 393 354 18 37
DIOVAN HCT 359 329 19 51
GABAPENTIN 356 344 20 15
GLYBURIDE 329 305 R 21 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 319 302 22 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 307 282 23 36
CLOPIDOGREL 303 294 24 19
ALPRAZOLAM 295 278 25 39
MECLIZINE HCL 272 260 26 55
RANITIDINE HCL 272 265 26 17
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 264 236 28 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 258 251 29 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 247 238 30 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230 220 31 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 228 214 32 59
KETOCONAZOLE 226 211 33 92
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 224 214 34 7
VIAGRA 220 193 35 63
UNIFINE PENTIPS 203 180 10 36 319
FOLIC ACID 198 164 37 81
TRICOR 194 177 38 83
LOVASTATIN 192 191 39 25
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 192 165 39 121
IBUPROFEN 178 161 41 14
TEMAZEPAM 177 169 42 48
LANTUS 173 161 43 56
PLAVIX 173 166 43 24
FENOFIBRATE 172 143 45 46
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 170 170 46 195
NEXIUM 166 150 47 12
INSULIN SYRINGE 163 139 48 79
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 154 152 49 60
FINASTERIDE 150 144 50 85
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 149 144 51 72
DIOVAN 146 138 52 30
GLIPIZIDE 130 118 53 42
NIFEDICAL XL 125 115 54 178
DONEPEZIL HCL 123 122 55 22
AMMONIUM LACTATE 121 120 56 82
LOVAZA 118 108 57 50
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110 110 58 61
LATANOPROST 108 108 59 198
CLONIDINE HCL 107 93 60 52
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 106 106 61 33
AVODART 104 102 62 110
LANSOPRAZOLE 102 98 63 74
SERTRALINE HCL 102 77 63 57
LACTULOSE 101 101 65 78
AZITHROMYCIN 98 89 66 44
TEKTURNA 97 93 67 211
CITALOPRAM HBR 97 91 67 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 91 88 69 27
PAROXETINE HCL 91 88 69 68
BENICAR 89 89 71 90
NAMENDA 85 83 72 32
CICLOPIROX 84 77 73 126
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 72 74 75
MICARDIS HCT 77 68 75 222
PROAIR HFA 77 74 75 66
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76 73 77 73
VOLTAREN 75 70 78 34
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72 72 79 116
CILOSTAZOL 72 72 79 88
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71 66 81 148
CIALIS 70 50 82 119
VESICARE 69 69 83 173
ULORIC 68 49 84 329
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67 59 85 84
KLOR-CON M20 67 65 85 227
DIGOXIN 66 66 87 69
LYRICA 65 61 88 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 63 89 71
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 64 59 R 89 70
TIMOLOL MALEATE 61 61 91 326
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 59 52 92 120
JANUVIA 58 45 93 80
VERAPAMIL ER 58 58 93 145
FAMOTIDINE 57 56 95 62
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 55 95 114
MUPIROCIN 55 42 97 91
LUMIGAN 53 50 98 259
HUMALOG 53 41 98 287
NITROSTAT 52 52 100 167
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52 52 100 29
BYSTOLIC 51 51 102 122
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 June 21, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.