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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,502Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 908 out of 3593

$392K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 988 out of 3593

263 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

10% of this provider’s 263 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 3,294 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

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 331 14 1 352
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 258 135 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 239 176 3 1
AMITIZA 236 52 4 349
OMEPRAZOLE 204 62 5 5
HYDROXYZINE HCL 190 0 R 6 196
CARBAMAZEPINE 178 39 7 245
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 136 103 8 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 126 22 9 25
METFORMIN HCL 118 65 10 6
PREDNISONE 116 64 11 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 109 26 12 143
LEVETIRACETAM 102 25 13 127
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 89 70 14 8
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 85 0 15 104
LISINOPRIL 85 77 15 2
RANITIDINE HCL 84 0 17 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84 44 17 32
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 82 12 19 165
MELOXICAM 82 56 19 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82 67 S3 19 7
SERTRALINE HCL 80 62 22 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 79 67 23 15
FUROSEMIDE 78 42 24 9
FAMOTIDINE 73 15 25 70
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71 42 26 65
BENAZEPRIL HCL 69 63 27 69
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63 0 28 89
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61 50 29 19
LOVASTATIN 54 54 30 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54 28 30 13
ATENOLOL 53 32 32 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 53 0 32 256
CARBAMAZEPINE XR 51 0 34 597
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51 0 34 121
DIGOXIN 51 36 34 58
GABAPENTIN 50 31 37 16
GLIPIZIDE 50 34 37 40
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 28, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.