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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,813Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 232 out of 3593

$475K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 693 out of 3593

522 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
28% 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

7% of this provider’s 522 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 522 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 13,457 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$30 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,043 924 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 824 792 2 1
LISINOPRIL 648 566 3 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 543 501 4 10
METFORMIN HCL 468 402 5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 425 393 6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 410 396 7 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 409 354 8 26
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 336 314 9 74
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 309 286 10 48
FUROSEMIDE 309 285 10 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 301 183 S3 12 7
LOVASTATIN 294 288 13 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 284 250 14 14
ATENOLOL 224 183 15 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 209 195 16 24
ALLOPURINOL 199 179 17 35
TRAMADOL HCL 174 128 18 17
VIAGRA 168 104 19 84
CARVEDILOL 167 140 20 23
NAPROXEN 162 145 21 68
GLYBURIDE 158 148 R 22 55
INSULIN SYRINGE 156 131 23 91
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 154 110 24 12
CRESTOR 139 120 25 21
FINASTERIDE 139 129 25 79
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 138 128 27 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138 127 27 33
METOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136 135 10 29 435
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 126 101 30 63
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121 121 31 22
CLOPIDOGREL 120 117 32 30
MELOXICAM 119 113 33 29
GABAPENTIN 118 74 34 16
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 115 46 S2 35 82
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 111 50 S3 36 153
IBUPROFEN 108 61 37 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 106 103 38 65
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 96 85 39 119
LANTUS 96 75 39 57
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 95 45 S3 41 413
DONEPEZIL HCL 95 95 41 31
TEMAZEPAM 94 80 43 56
ALPRAZOLAM 93 39 44 37
NIFEDIPINE ER 92 73 45 75
PLAVIX 92 83 45 42
LORAZEPAM 92 87 45 98
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 91 85 48 175
KLOR-CON 10 88 86 49 114
BENAZEPRIL HCL 86 86 50 69
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 85 67 R 51 95
WARFARIN SODIUM 85 74 51 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84 61 53 32
HYDRALAZINE HCL 82 77 54 107
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 82 70 54 191
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81 75 56 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 80 67 57 86
CLONIDINE HCL 80 65 57 41
BYSTOLIC 80 65 57 182
VERAPAMIL ER 79 66 60 99
AZITHROMYCIN 78 55 61 34
AMOXICILLIN 75 37 62 128
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 73 73 63 66
PREDNISONE 72 70 64 49
PROAIR HFA 65 48 65 54
DIGOXIN 65 54 65 58
TICLOPIDINE HCL 64 52 R 67 475
GLIPIZIDE 58 58 68 40
INDOMETHACIN 57 42 R 69 405
NOVOLIN 70-30 55 55 70 146
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 47 71 52
BUMETANIDE 52 52 72 148
PEN NEEDLE 51 30 73 188
MECLIZINE HCL 50 47 74 96
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.