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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,628Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 120 out of 3593

$978K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 139 out of 3593

873 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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

6% of this provider’s 873 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 873 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 16,928 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,253 1,116 1 1
LISINOPRIL 908 723 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 882 655 S3 3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 780 650 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 715 563 5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 583 492 6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 549 468 7 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 459 410 8 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 447 360 9 10
METFORMIN HCL 415 347 10 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 369 305 11 15
FUROSEMIDE 364 329 12 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 349 319 13 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 304 246 14 24
LOVASTATIN 283 259 15 20
RANITIDINE HCL 267 221 16 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 249 234 17 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 239 220 18 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238 195 19 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 234 165 20 12
SERTRALINE HCL 231 172 21 28
GABAPENTIN 214 148 22 16
CRESTOR 213 189 23 21
CLOPIDOGREL 197 165 24 30
NEXIUM 187 149 25 36
DIOVAN 186 152 26 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 184 164 27 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 181 129 28 60
LEVOFLOXACIN 166 140 29 116
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 165 136 30 45
PLAVIX 162 142 31 42
CARVEDILOL 157 143 32 23
ALLOPURINOL 149 126 33 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 144 113 34 13
GLIPIZIDE 142 123 35 40
GLIMEPIRIDE 138 130 36 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 132 119 37 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128 95 38 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 127 90 39 25
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 124 103 40 102
DIOVAN HCT 123 115 41 76
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 119 105 42 52
AZITHROMYCIN 117 98 43 34
ATENOLOL 115 95 44 11
NAMENDA 114 114 45 50
PROAIR HFA 110 83 46 54
PREDNISONE 107 76 47 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 88 48 48
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 101 46 S2 48 82
DONEPEZIL HCL 96 96 50 31
LANTUS 95 78 51 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93 91 52 33
TIZANIDINE HCL 93 51 52 120
DIGOXIN 91 91 54 58
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90 71 55 119
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 90 89 55 66
TRAMADOL HCL 89 76 57 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 85 77 58 86
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 84 72 59 173
RAMIPRIL 82 82 60 92
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 81 66 R 61 72
PAROXETINE HCL 80 79 62 62
GLYBURIDE 80 80 R 62 55
METHOCARBAMOL 72 33 R 64 185
JANTOVEN 70 68 65 169
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 69 50 66 141
FENOFIBRATE 65 58 67 39
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 59 S2 68 93
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62 56 69 122
CHLORTHALIDONE 61 47 70 227
NITROSTAT 61 44 70 224
PREMARIN 60 35 R 72 204
EVISTA 60 54 72 200
LIPITOR 59 46 74 136
SYNTHROID 59 31 74 51
CARISOPRODOL 57 51 R 76 97
BENICAR HCT 57 49 76 155
SINGULAIR 56 40 78 77
METFORMIN HCL ER 56 45 78 67
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 55 55 80 212
ENDOCET 55 32 S2 80 206
LYRICA 54 29 82 105
CLONIDINE HCL 53 51 83 41
FAMOTIDINE 52 42 84 70
FLUCONAZOLE 52 38 84 229
ZETIA 51 35 86 110
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 March 17, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.