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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,584Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 88 out of 3593

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 3593

598 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

8% of this provider’s 598 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 19,808 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

36% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,001 854 1 5
CRESTOR 957 820 2 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 716 663 3 3
LISINOPRIL 675 593 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 645 594 5 1
NEXIUM 518 441 6 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 509 461 7 10
RANITIDINE HCL 440 386 8 27
METFORMIN HCL 421 385 9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 410 376 10 8
ATENOLOL 378 354 11 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 332 292 12 19
ZETIA 328 301 13 110
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 326 306 14 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 308 268 15 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 306 266 16 15
CLOPIDOGREL 289 265 17 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 264 254 18 22
FAMOTIDINE 259 225 19 70
VOLTAREN 258 206 20 85
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 257 211 21 12
IBUPROFEN 253 195 22 43
DIOVAN 233 214 23 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 229 219 24 44
TRICOR 212 176 25 130
CLONIDINE HCL 207 180 26 41
PLAVIX 206 192 27 42
DIOVAN HCT 203 191 28 76
JANUVIA 202 202 29 81
AZITHROMYCIN 192 170 30 34
FUROSEMIDE 192 153 30 9
SPIRIVA 174 146 32 87
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 169 162 33 38
ALLOPURINOL 169 157 33 35
LANSOPRAZOLE 163 141 35 113
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 153 124 36 32
TRAMADOL HCL 151 140 37 17
NIFEDIPINE ER 147 136 38 75
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 141 133 R 39 95
SERTRALINE HCL 136 124 40 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 133 81 41 47
LIDODERM 127 103 42 78
MECLIZINE HCL 122 116 43 96
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 120 105 44 71
INSULIN SYRINGE 118 115 45 91
LOVASTATIN 117 111 46 20
BENICAR 114 104 47 131
CARVEDILOL 113 93 48 23
DIGOXIN 107 75 49 58
MELOXICAM 104 83 50 29
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 104 101 50 63
JANUMET 103 87 52 238
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103 99 52 33
FENOFIBRATE 100 72 54 39
GABAPENTIN 100 59 54 16
EXFORGE 98 85 56 214
DONEPEZIL HCL 96 96 57 31
LEVOFLOXACIN 93 81 58 116
NAPROXEN 92 67 59 68
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 91 82 60 253
KETOCONAZOLE 89 78 61 118
WARFARIN SODIUM 88 39 62 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88 67 62 13
NAMENDA 86 86 64 50
SINGULAIR 85 67 65 77
ACTOS 85 82 65 133
CELEBREX 85 64 65 100
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82 72 S3 68 7
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81 73 69 52
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80 79 70 61
LIPITOR 79 70 71 136
BENICAR HCT 79 79 71 155
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 74 73 48
LANTUS 76 65 73 57
PENTOXIFYLLINE 76 71 73 149
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 75 56 76 94
SYNTHROID 75 55 76 51
GLIPIZIDE 75 72 76 40
ACTONEL 74 67 79 197
SYMBICORT 73 44 80 160
BONIVA 73 67 80 328
VENTOLIN HFA 72 46 82 80
WELCHOL 70 57 83 285
LORAZEPAM 69 69 84 98
NOVOLIN 70-30 68 55 85 146
CITALOPRAM HBR 67 60 86 25
LYRICA 66 55 87 105
LEXAPRO 65 55 88 184
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61 49 89 119
TEMAZEPAM 59 59 90 56
MEGESTROL ACETATE 59 59 R 90 152
PREDNISONE 58 54 92 49
LABETALOL HCL 58 46 92 220
DEXILANT 58 50 92 222
METFORMIN HCL ER 57 57 95 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 50 95 26
AZOR 56 56 97 366
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56 55 97 104
EXELON 55 55 99 123
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55 55 99 65
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 55 52 99 24
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54 49 102 107
CIALIS 54 50 102 176
FOLIC ACID 53 52 104 117
BYSTOLIC 53 37 104 182
AVODART 53 53 104 180
SURE COMFORT 52 52 107 159
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52 44 107 69
PROAIR HFA 52 41 107 54
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 52 46 107 187
MUPIROCIN 52 51 107 132
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 Sept. 28, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.