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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,026Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 82 out of 3593

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 94 out of 3593

673 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 673 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 673 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 19,454 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 735 620 1 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 728 665 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 725 634 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 720 608 4 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 556 459 5 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 538 478 6 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 536 450 7 8
LISINOPRIL 511 457 8 2
MIRTAZAPINE 464 433 9 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 448 406 10 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 442 442 11 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 435 336 S3 12 7
GABAPENTIN 399 312 13 16
OMEPRAZOLE 349 305 14 5
TRAMADOL HCL 334 316 15 17
NAMENDA 312 312 16 50
RISPERIDONE 310 284 17 83
FENTANYL 302 237 S2 18 137
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 277 230 19 121
LANTUS 249 186 20 57
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 246 161 S2 21 93
CLOPIDOGREL 240 240 22 30
SERTRALINE HCL 240 207 22 28
METFORMIN HCL 237 195 24 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 234 198 25 89
CYMBALTA 234 164 25 73
NOVOLIN R 219 200 27 140
ATENOLOL 217 217 28 11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 217 176 28 154
CARVEDILOL 197 185 30 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 173 171 31 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 169 152 32 52
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 165 161 33 135
NYSTATIN 162 120 34 167
TAMSULOSIN HCL 155 128 35 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 153 111 36 12
AZITHROMYCIN 149 131 37 34
RAMIPRIL 146 126 38 92
KLOR-CON M20 142 136 39 139
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 142 104 39 71
LACTULOSE 140 115 41 126
DIGOXIN 138 134 42 58
BUSPIRONE HCL 134 118 43 156
PLAVIX 133 133 44 42
GLIPIZIDE 131 115 45 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 82 46 10
PAROXETINE HCL 117 91 47 62
SINGLE USE SWAB 114 84 48 311
FLUOXETINE HCL 112 106 49 60
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 110 102 50 242
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108 104 51 19
HEPARIN SODIUM 105 56 52 438
BACLOFEN 99 33 53 109
CEFTRIAXONE 94 87 54 301
MUPIROCIN 94 89 54 132
SEROQUEL 93 81 56 172
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 92 45 S2 57 82
LEVETIRACETAM 92 71 57 127
OXYCODONE HCL 91 53 S2 59 59
NOVOLOG 91 59 59 134
ADVAIR DISKUS 88 64 61 47
CLONIDINE HCL 85 82 62 41
HALOPERIDOL 84 50 63 274
LOVASTATIN 83 74 64 20
LATANOPROST 83 82 64 195
SPIRONOLACTONE 82 68 66 86
GLYBURIDE 80 64 R 67 55
LEVOFLOXACIN 80 74 67 116
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 79 70 69 212
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78 63 70 22
ROPINIROLE HCL 78 67 70 144
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 78 49 70 165
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78 66 70 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76 50 74 45
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75 61 75 102
SEROQUEL XR 74 51 76 199
FAMOTIDINE 73 54 77 70
PREDNISONE 73 56 77 49
RANITIDINE HCL 70 29 79 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 70 69 79 15
PROCRIT 67 59 81 460
TRAZODONE HCL 67 28 81 53
INSULIN SYRINGE 67 49 81 91
LEVEMIR 67 52 81 193
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 64 63 85 157
CHOLESTYRAMINE 64 62 85 386
LYRICA 62 12 87 105
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62 59 87 173
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61 59 89 175
NOVOLIN 70-30 61 60 89 146
MELOXICAM 61 48 89 29
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 60 53 92 103
CLONIDINE 59 50 93 346
PROMETHAZINE HCL 59 44 R 93 142
LIDOCAINE HCL 58 54 95 385
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58 54 95 104
CEPHALEXIN 57 50 97 150
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57 47 97 143
SANTYL 57 56 97 208
OXYCONTIN 57 37 S2 97 166
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 57 50 97 291
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55 27 102 13
TIMOLOL MALEATE 53 53 103 295
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51 51 104 94
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 25, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.