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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,104Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 293 out of 3593

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 125 out of 3593

158 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 4,729 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

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

89 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 663 180 1 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 630 13 2 121
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 627 123 3 143
FORTICAL 552 163 10 4 364
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 526 181 5 13
RANITIDINE HCL 487 209 6 27
OMEPRAZOLE 358 137 7 5
LAMOTRIGINE 335 84 8 270
LEVETIRACETAM 308 110 9 127
GABAPENTIN 274 82 10 16
RISPERIDONE 272 63 11 83
OLANZAPINE 246 96 12 198
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 225 87 13 165
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 215 51 14 22
LACTULOSE 212 13 15 126
ABILIFY 207 97 16 162
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 197 39 17 89
DILANTIN 187 68 18 378
CARBAMAZEPINE 183 30 19 245
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 163 122 20 3
FINASTERIDE 155 85 21 79
METFORMIN HCL 141 47 22 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140 101 23 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 133 56 24 71
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 125 0 R 25 202
PRIMIDONE 122 55 26 282
RAMIPRIL 120 14 27 92
WARFARIN SODIUM 118 92 28 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116 26 29 32
SIMVASTATIN 112 26 30 1
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 111 43 31 38
LITHIUM CARBONATE 110 28 32 380
FLUOXETINE HCL 109 0 33 60
OXCARBAZEPINE 109 28 33 357
FUROSEMIDE 106 76 35 9
BACLOFEN 104 26 36 109
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 103 74 37 8
PAROXETINE HCL 101 34 38 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 89 31 39 256
SEROQUEL XR 89 0 39 199
SERTRALINE HCL 86 30 41 28
GENERLAC 85 0 42 271
TOPIRAMATE 85 14 42 306
NEXIUM 85 70 42 36
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 83 23 45 102
NAMENDA 79 40 46 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 77 0 47 19
TRAVATAN Z 76 31 48 292
KETOCONAZOLE 76 22 48 118
CARVEDILOL 74 33 50 23
SEROQUEL 72 0 51 172
VIMPAT 69 0 52 548
LISINOPRIL 68 14 53 2
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67 28 54 33
LEVOFLOXACIN 63 39 55 116
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 62 58 56 210
AMITIZA 60 15 57 349
AZITHROMYCIN 60 40 57 34
FAMOTIDINE 60 15 57 70
HALOPERIDOL 58 0 60 274
DIGOXIN 57 30 61 58
GEMFIBROZIL 56 0 62 88
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 54 0 R 63 356
TRICOR 52 13 64 130
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 0 65 104
KLOR-CON M20 51 51 65 139
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 June 23, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.