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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Legal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,916Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 58

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 58

324 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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

20% of this provider’s 324 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 324 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 14,593 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

55 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,002 604 1 12
FUROSEMIDE 661 585 2 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 555 495 3 21
LISINOPRIL 532 433 4 3
MIRTAZAPINE 525 501 5 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 497 460 6 29
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 424 391 7 5
SIMVASTATIN 422 366 8 1
NAMENDA 399 382 9 42
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 366 313 10 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 333 263 11 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 331 277 12 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 327 283 13 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 307 291 S3 14 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 297 276 15 83
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 269 224 16 66
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 266 216 17 88
RISPERIDONE 255 213 18 85
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 239 157 S2 19 64
TRAMADOL HCL 235 203 20 20
LANTUS 232 156 21 51
GABAPENTIN 228 197 22 14
SERTRALINE HCL 202 177 23 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 197 188 24 22
NOVOLOG 188 120 25 126
CARVEDILOL 184 145 26 26
LEVETIRACETAM 178 142 27 131
METFORMIN HCL 169 149 28 8
CYMBALTA 142 117 29 120
CLONIDINE HCL 139 113 30 45
LYRICA 132 65 31 111
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 130 95 32 156
CLOPIDOGREL 126 120 33 24
BACLOFEN 124 46 34 93
ATENOLOL 123 123 35 9
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 121 84 36 125
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 120 109 37 109
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 118 105 38 62
LEVOFLOXACIN 113 89 39 133
FENTANYL 111 84 S2 40 114
LEXAPRO 109 97 41 165
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109 94 41 54
SEROQUEL 103 93 43 168
OMEPRAZOLE 102 97 44 4
KETOCONAZOLE 101 69 45 169
HUMALOG 98 89 46 171
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 23 S2 47 87
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84 84 47 18
PROMETHAZINE HCL 83 73 R 49 137
DIGOXIN 81 81 50 41
DILANTIN 81 37 50 180
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80 74 52 37
GLIPIZIDE 79 62 53 32
BUSPIRONE HCL 79 65 53 141
PLAVIX 74 72 55 39
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 73 55 56 189
AZITHROMYCIN 72 64 57 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 71 65 58 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 71 66 58 78
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67 45 60 156
DIOVAN 67 67 60 43
NYSTATIN 67 63 60 198
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66 45 63 159
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 63 63 10
MUPIROCIN 65 46 65 151
ABILIFY 63 34 66 204
FLUOXETINE HCL 61 41 67 78
GLYBURIDE 60 60 R 68 52
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 60 26 S2 68 129
SINGLE USE SWAB 60 56 68 209
MORPHINE SULFATE 59 57 S2 71 211
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 58 58 72 214
NOVOLIN R 57 35 73 118
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55 55 S3 74 135
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54 45 75 46
FAMOTIDINE 54 40 75 117
TRAZODONE HCL 52 38 77 70
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52 31 77 19
EXELON 50 38 79 145
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 50 47 79 228
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 Oct. 21, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.