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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,991Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 96 out of 3593

$794K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 228 out of 3593

904 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

23% of this provider’s 904 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 17,116 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

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 1,861 1,487 1 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,121 917 2 13
LISINOPRIL 926 724 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 925 700 4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 913 665 S3 5 7
SIMVASTATIN 811 647 6 1
METFORMIN HCL 701 499 7 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 635 508 8 10
CARVEDILOL 593 493 9 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 474 360 10 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 458 395 11 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 436 362 12 15
BENAZEPRIL HCL 419 374 13 69
FUROSEMIDE 395 331 14 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 354 306 15 65
CLONIDINE HCL 337 275 16 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 332 291 17 8
RANITIDINE HCL 323 243 18 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 322 243 19 44
ALLOPURINOL 318 263 20 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 306 234 21 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 280 245 22 22
AMOXICILLIN 214 153 23 128
MELOXICAM 208 170 24 29
DIOVAN 207 168 25 46
VENTOLIN HFA 202 140 26 80
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198 147 27 26
TIZANIDINE HCL 197 126 28 120
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 189 139 29 24
TRAMADOL HCL 185 125 30 17
ZETIA 178 149 31 110
LIPITOR 172 156 32 136
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170 150 33 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 164 106 34 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158 125 35 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 157 141 36 33
GABAPENTIN 151 101 37 16
LANTUS 150 124 38 57
CRESTOR 147 104 39 21
LOVASTATIN 144 125 40 20
FELODIPINE ER 125 117 41 229
KLOR-CON 8 125 88 41 244
ATENOLOL 124 102 43 11
NAPROXEN 118 72 44 68
WARFARIN SODIUM 112 95 45 18
CLOPIDOGREL 108 89 46 30
PREDNISONE 107 61 47 49
PROAIR HFA 106 61 48 54
ADVAIR DISKUS 104 66 49 47
SPIRIVA 98 87 50 87
INSULIN SYRINGE 91 64 51 91
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 91 47 R 51 90
AZITHROMYCIN 88 56 53 34
GLYBURIDE 87 75 R 54 55
DIOVAN HCT 84 77 55 76
NIFEDIPINE ER 79 72 56 75
PLAVIX 75 62 57 42
MECLIZINE HCL 75 68 57 96
METHOCARBAMOL 74 52 R 59 185
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 74 66 R 59 95
RAMIPRIL 70 51 61 92
HYDROXYZINE HCL 69 52 R 62 196
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68 62 63 61
COMBIVENT 62 56 64 161
SYMBICORT 62 43 64 160
CITALOPRAM HBR 61 33 66 25
TERAZOSIN HCL 61 54 66 115
CEPHALEXIN 60 41 68 150
ONGLYZA 58 47 69 221
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57 39 70 52
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 57 48 70 66
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56 42 72 122
COLCRYS 56 41 72 336
NEXIUM 54 25 74 36
MOMETASONE FUROATE 53 40 75 339
TRAZODONE HCL 51 28 76 53
KLOR-CON M20 51 50 76 139
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 April 11, 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.