ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

20,801Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 115 out of 3593

$543K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 546 out of 3593

1,030 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
19% 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

3% of this provider’s 1,030 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 1,030 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 18,970 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$26 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


Another View

This chart shows a different comparison of all providers in this specialty based on their mix of drugs and volume. Providers are grouped by similarity; those least like their peers are farthest to the right. Hover over the bars to see names of other prescribers.

← Prescribers more like their peers Prescribers less like their peers →
KEY: How to read this
chart

Fewer Prescribers
More Prescribers

This Prescriber
Hover to see more prescribers

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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
LISINOPRIL 1,137 1,059 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,006 923 2 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 915 860 3 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 659 645 4 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 633 563 5 45
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 623 595 6 4
OMEPRAZOLE 591 548 7 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 465 425 S3 8 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 463 439 9 10
FUROSEMIDE 447 430 10 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 424 389 11 15
METFORMIN HCL 413 339 12 6
GABAPENTIN 399 335 13 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 378 347 14 13
ATENOLOL 356 304 15 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 340 310 16 25
ALPRAZOLAM 335 297 17 37
CARVEDILOL 329 305 18 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 327 323 19 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 289 282 20 19
RANITIDINE HCL 285 252 21 27
TRAMADOL HCL 278 242 22 17
FINASTERIDE 249 249 23 79
GLIMEPIRIDE 249 239 23 44
LOVASTATIN 228 216 25 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 222 199 26 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 220 189 27 143
ALLOPURINOL 215 209 28 35
DIGOXIN 212 203 29 58
VIAGRA 208 177 30 84
TAMSULOSIN HCL 207 203 31 33
PREDNISONE 193 173 32 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 190 164 33 32
CRESTOR 184 166 34 21
PROPRANOLOL HCL 174 125 35 181
NOVOLIN 70-30 170 146 36 146
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 167 165 37 8
SPIRONOLACTONE 161 151 38 86
CLOPIDOGREL 149 141 39 30
AZITHROMYCIN 147 128 40 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 144 133 41 52
METHOTREXATE 130 128 42 354
MELOXICAM 128 126 43 29
SERTRALINE HCL 123 107 44 28
BYSTOLIC 118 111 45 182
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117 114 46 61
QVAR 114 95 47 293
INSULIN SYRINGE 113 101 48 91
TERAZOSIN HCL 110 110 49 115
TRAZODONE HCL 107 79 50 53
PLAVIX 104 92 51 42
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 101 89 52 66
PAROXETINE HCL 100 100 53 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 99 81 54 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 97 97 55 175
METRONIDAZOLE 97 83 55 268
VENTOLIN HFA 96 75 57 80
DILTIAZEM ER 95 95 58 194
TEMAZEPAM 85 82 59 56
FAMOTIDINE 84 75 60 70
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 82 82 61 63
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 82 76 61 103
ESTRADIOL 82 69 R 61 174
FENOFIBRATE 80 70 64 39
LORAZEPAM 76 69 65 98
TIZANIDINE HCL 72 62 66 120
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69 42 R 67 90
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69 50 67 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 67 67 69 31
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 67 63 69 94
NAMENDA 66 66 71 50
LEVOTHROID 65 65 72 375
CEFUROXIME 61 58 73 254
IRBESARTAN 61 56 73 258
LEVOFLOXACIN 59 55 75 116
ACYCLOVIR 58 58 76 259
PROAIR HFA 55 53 77 54
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53 49 78 107
FLUCONAZOLE 51 49 79 229
AMOXICILLIN 50 46 80 128
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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 May 14, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.