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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,012Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 84 out of 3593

$792K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 231 out of 3593

1,089 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,089 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 1,089 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 21,199 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
OMEPRAZOLE 908 821 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 855 799 2 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 754 692 3 14
LISINOPRIL 700 646 4 2
ALPRAZOLAM 641 613 5 37
METFORMIN HCL ER 582 517 6 67
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 577 537 7 3
ATENOLOL 543 506 8 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 518 463 9 8
TEMAZEPAM 509 477 10 56
RANITIDINE HCL 382 338 11 27
LEVOXYL 366 325 12 111
VIAGRA 356 294 13 84
METFORMIN HCL 340 318 14 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 321 299 15 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 309 309 16 33
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 304 304 17 63
AZITHROMYCIN 271 255 18 34
CLOPIDOGREL 263 236 19 30
FUROSEMIDE 260 245 20 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 257 246 21 24
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 254 209 22 203
LATANOPROST 250 248 23 195
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240 205 24 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 227 221 25 25
GABAPENTIN 225 201 26 16
JANUVIA 224 199 27 81
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 219 219 28 22
PLAVIX 202 183 29 42
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 194 181 30 147
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 190 169 31 15
LORAZEPAM 189 170 32 98
GLIMEPIRIDE 186 184 33 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 182 169 34 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177 165 35 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 177 161 35 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 176 171 37 19
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 171 159 38 66
CRESTOR 165 146 39 21
NEXIUM 165 148 39 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 160 160 41 65
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 155 141 42 94
VERAPAMIL ER 153 153 43 99
PREDNISONE 149 138 44 49
PENTOXIFYLLINE 146 142 45 149
CLONIDINE HCL 145 145 46 41
KETOCONAZOLE 144 127 47 118
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 143 122 48 12
SYNTHROID 141 127 49 51
DIGOXIN 141 141 49 58
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139 139 51 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 138 134 52 18
TIMOLOL MALEATE 136 136 53 295
IBUPROFEN 135 126 54 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 134 134 55 31
EASY TOUCH 126 116 10 56 302
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 117 114 57 38
CARVEDILOL 117 117 57 23
PAROXETINE HCL 112 104 59 62
DIOVAN 112 103 59 46
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 112 93 R 59 95
NIFEDIPINE ER 106 106 62 75
MECLIZINE HCL 104 99 63 96
ZENPEP 103 100 64 403
FINASTERIDE 101 91 65 79
FENOFIBRATE 100 86 66 39
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 95 86 67 119
SERTRALINE HCL 92 86 68 28
DIOVAN HCT 91 89 69 76
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91 85 69 45
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90 84 S3 71 7
GLIPIZIDE ER 87 87 72 101
VOLTAREN 85 74 73 85
BENAZEPRIL HCL 85 85 73 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 65 75 60
PROPRANOLOL HCL 80 80 76 181
VENTOLIN HFA 79 78 77 80
AVAPRO 73 60 78 376
ALLOPURINOL 72 72 79 35
TRAMADOL HCL 70 62 80 17
BENICAR 70 62 80 131
LACTULOSE 69 66 82 126
LANTUS 67 65 83 57
MELOXICAM 67 55 83 29
GLYBURIDE 67 67 R 83 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 66 56 86 47
LABETALOL HCL 62 60 87 220
AMMONIUM LACTATE 62 62 87 125
DILTIAZEM ER 61 61 89 194
LOVASTATIN 61 61 89 20
NOVOLIN 70-30 61 61 89 146
FAMOTIDINE 59 59 92 70
ACTOS 55 54 93 133
IRBESARTAN 53 53 94 258
PROAIR HFA 52 44 95 54
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 52 36 95 187
COLCRYS 52 41 95 336
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 52 47 95 212
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51 37 99 74
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 28, 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.