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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,760Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 423 out of 3593

$1.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 3593

362 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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

35% of this provider’s 362 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 362 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 3,719 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$151 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
OXYCODONE HCL 459 0 S2 1 59
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 337 12 S2 2 108
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 255 56 S3 3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 234 95 4 4
OXYCONTIN 228 27 S2 5 166
FENTANYL 204 11 S2 6 137
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 177 46 7 45
OPANA ER 175 0 S2 8 278
MORPHINE SULFATE 175 0 S2 8 240
CARISOPRODOL 173 13 R 10 97
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 168 110 11 3
OMEPRAZOLE 162 76 12 5
SIMVASTATIN 156 125 13 1
BENAZEPRIL HCL 136 79 14 69
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 78 15 10
IBUPROFEN 132 48 16 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131 76 17 15
CRESTOR 122 93 18 21
TIZANIDINE HCL 121 0 19 120
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 119 0 R 20 72
FLUOXETINE HCL 118 30 21 60
ALPRAZOLAM 115 16 22 37
LISINOPRIL 115 75 22 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 115 77 22 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108 49 25 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 107 32 26 47
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 102 0 S2 27 171
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 102 17 S2 27 82
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98 30 29 12
FUROSEMIDE 98 22 29 9
ATENOLOL 96 67 31 11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95 37 S2 32 93
METFORMIN HCL 90 40 33 6
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 89 0 34 399
SPIRIVA 88 17 35 87
PREDNISONE 88 30 35 49
SYNTHROID 87 28 37 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86 39 38 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 83 11 39 24
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 82 0 40 145
PROAIR HFA 81 12 41 54
BUPROPION HCL SR 78 0 42 207
METHOCARBAMOL 78 14 R 42 185
DIAZEPAM 77 0 44 252
ROPINIROLE HCL 77 31 44 144
CYMBALTA 77 0 44 73
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 77 48 44 65
NEXIUM 74 17 48 36
JANUVIA 74 35 48 81
PROMETHAZINE HCL 71 0 R 50 142
ESTRADIOL 69 16 R 51 174
LYRICA 67 0 52 105
VESICARE 67 31 52 205
ANDROGEL 65 33 S3 54 320
PAROXETINE HCL 64 14 55 62
CITALOPRAM HBR 64 24 55 25
SINGULAIR 63 14 57 77
CLONIDINE HCL 61 48 58 41
ALLOPURINOL 60 46 59 35
TOPIRAMATE 60 0 59 306
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 58 20 S3 61 289
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56 0 62 71
CELEBREX 55 48 63 100
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55 53 63 22
TRICOR 51 36 65 130
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50 0 66 89
LUNESTA 50 0 66 332
ACTOPLUS MET 50 37 66 363
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 Jan. 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.