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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,375Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 3593

$1.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 3593

1,085 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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 1,085 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

36% of this provider’s 1,085 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 28,286 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$52 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,186 1,573 S3 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,267 1,032 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 1,171 972 3 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,162 775 4 13
OMEPRAZOLE 943 781 5 5
LISINOPRIL 933 703 6 2
TRAMADOL HCL 807 650 7 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 702 586 8 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 685 578 9 3
GABAPENTIN 608 431 10 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 556 486 11 18
ATENOLOL 537 393 12 11
RANITIDINE HCL 471 345 13 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 437 316 14 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 428 350 15 8
SERTRALINE HCL 419 360 16 28
CARVEDILOL 412 300 17 23
SIMVASTATIN 396 313 18 1
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 389 267 19 52
DONEPEZIL HCL 386 369 20 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 384 317 21 144
DIGOXIN 381 342 22 58
METFORMIN HCL 353 244 23 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 329 217 24 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 303 270 25 86
DEXAMETHASONE 303 249 10 25 399
MELOXICAM 302 235 27 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 289 224 28 25
CLOPIDOGREL 287 244 29 30
NAMENDA 278 253 30 50
OXYCODONE HCL 263 142 S2 31 59
MIRTAZAPINE 251 249 32 64
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 250 179 33 19
METHOCARBAMOL 250 162 R 33 185
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 248 221 35 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 241 218 36 33
NEXIUM 239 151 37 36
PLAVIX 235 188 38 42
HYDRALAZINE HCL 230 175 39 107
FENTANYL 230 202 S2 39 137
MECLIZINE HCL 206 142 41 96
ALLOPURINOL 205 152 42 35
CYMBALTA 202 106 43 73
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 201 164 44 71
PROMETHAZINE HCL 197 100 R 45 142
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 188 128 46 122
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 188 177 46 66
FLUCONAZOLE 183 129 48 229
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 176 128 49 15
CLONIDINE HCL 176 110 49 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 167 123 51 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 162 124 52 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 159 105 53 61
NOVOLOG 156 141 54 134
DIOVAN 156 134 54 46
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 156 97 R 54 72
LACTULOSE 154 103 57 126
LANTUS 153 115 58 57
BUSPIRONE HCL 152 80 59 156
SPIRIVA 148 122 60 87
RISPERIDONE 147 105 61 83
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 146 103 62 260
METHADONE HCL 142 34 S2 63 158
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 141 82 S2 64 82
LYRICA 139 92 65 105
FLUOXETINE HCL 137 74 66 60
SYNTHROID 136 99 67 51
FENOFIBRATE 135 83 68 39
GLIPIZIDE 134 89 69 40
LIDODERM 128 82 70 78
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 125 95 71 138
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 123 98 72 145
TRAZODONE HCL 122 92 73 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 116 74 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 121 97 74 89
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 120 87 76 102
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 118 72 77 141
SINGULAIR 117 83 78 77
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 116 99 79 228
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 116 87 79 119
LEVOFLOXACIN 115 97 81 116
INSULIN SYRINGE 114 79 82 91
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 112 82 83 231
METOLAZONE 112 92 83 254
AZITHROMYCIN 111 84 85 34
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 111 92 85 203
FAMOTIDINE 103 70 87 70
CRESTOR 103 82 87 21
OLANZAPINE 103 78 87 198
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 103 47 87 165
PREDNISONE 102 80 91 49
PROAIR HFA 101 49 92 54
COMBIVENT 101 79 92 161
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 100 78 94 212
SUCRALFATE 99 82 95 237
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 92 95 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 97 97 97 135
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 95 59 98 234
ESTRADIOL 95 56 R 98 174
PEN NEEDLE 95 67 98 188
LABETALOL HCL 95 92 98 220
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 95 80 98 143
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94 62 103 32
BACLOFEN 94 26 103 109
PREMARIN 92 66 R 105 204
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 91 79 106 121
LEXAPRO 91 81 106 184
CELEBREX 88 69 108 100
NITROSTAT 86 52 109 224
KLOR-CON 10 84 56 110 114
BUPROPION XL 83 28 111 243
NOVOLIN R 82 65 112 140
TIZANIDINE HCL 81 35 113 120
JANUVIA 80 63 114 81
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 78 66 115 157
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78 55 115 178
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 77 66 117 286
TRICOR 76 38 118 130
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 75 58 119 242
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 74 13 S2 120 171
PAROXETINE HCL 74 69 120 62
KLOR-CON M20 74 64 120 139
LANSOPRAZOLE 73 33 123 113
METRONIDAZOLE 73 56 123 268
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 71 69 125 154
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 70 67 126 173
NYSTATIN 69 57 127 167
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 58 R 128 90
SEROQUEL 66 57 129 172
CEPHALEXIN 66 40 129 150
BYSTOLIC 65 38 131 182
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 38 131 26
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 65 54 131 410
EXELON 65 65 131 123
VESICARE 64 49 135 205
RAMIPRIL 64 56 135 92
DILTIAZEM HCL 64 64 135 250
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63 60 138 181
ZETIA 62 39 139 110
HYDROXYZINE HCL 62 41 R 139 196
SYMBICORT 62 30 139 160
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 59 24 142 296
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57 45 143 151
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 55 54 144 74
VENTOLIN HFA 53 33 145 80
VENLAFAXINE HCL 51 46 146 267
LIPITOR 51 36 146 136
METHOTREXATE 51 30 146 354
SOTALOL 50 50 149 423
AVODART 50 50 149 180
AMOXICILLIN 50 37 149 128
NITROFURANTOIN 50 49 149 323
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 Oct. 4, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.