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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,314Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 3593

$769K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 241 out of 3593

1,022 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,022 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 1,022 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 20,569 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$30 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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 1,539 1,292 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,344 1,091 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,153 958 3 3
LISINOPRIL 1,152 968 4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,115 908 5 4
METFORMIN HCL 1,107 925 6 6
LOVASTATIN 846 732 7 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 701 617 8 14
FENOFIBRATE 555 376 9 39
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 531 405 S3 10 7
GABAPENTIN 467 357 11 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 426 389 12 22
GLIPIZIDE 402 368 13 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 376 308 14 8
ATENOLOL 367 305 15 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 361 287 16 12
CARVEDILOL 359 304 17 23
RANITIDINE HCL 337 250 18 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 328 280 19 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 291 215 20 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 290 254 21 19
TRAMADOL HCL 281 211 22 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 279 229 23 44
FUROSEMIDE 279 224 23 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 275 242 25 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 256 180 26 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253 213 27 26
CLOPIDOGREL 219 204 28 30
LANTUS 205 170 29 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 198 180 30 61
FINASTERIDE 195 167 31 79
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 195 150 31 32
PLAVIX 192 176 33 42
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 190 174 34 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 189 186 35 31
AZITHROMYCIN 184 148 36 34
CLONIDINE HCL 180 163 37 41
INSULIN SYRINGE 175 145 38 91
CITALOPRAM HBR 160 134 39 25
HUMULIN 70-30 158 147 40 215
GLYBURIDE 152 134 R 41 55
GLIPIZIDE ER 149 112 42 101
VERAPAMIL ER 146 135 43 99
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144 129 44 45
ALLOPURINOL 142 122 45 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 141 136 46 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137 78 47 33
SERTRALINE HCL 128 110 48 28
VENTOLIN HFA 120 86 49 80
MECLIZINE HCL 118 99 50 96
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 118 94 50 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 115 107 52 65
GALANTAMINE HBR 115 115 52 239
BENAZEPRIL HCL 108 93 54 69
AMOXICILLIN 95 73 55 128
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 93 82 56 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91 35 S2 57 93
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 82 55 58 203
ADVAIR DISKUS 80 67 59 47
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 76 53 R 60 95
FLUOXETINE HCL 76 54 60 60
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76 50 R 60 90
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 75 58 63 119
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72 60 64 38
PAROXETINE HCL 72 40 64 62
DILTIAZEM ER 72 72 64 194
NAMENDA 71 71 67 50
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 71 71 67 265
ALPRAZOLAM 70 60 69 37
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 68 49 70 94
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68 12 R 70 72
DIOVAN 60 50 72 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 43 73 86
FELODIPINE ER 58 49 74 229
PROAIR HFA 58 37 74 54
HUMALOG 56 38 76 249
MIRTAZAPINE 56 53 76 64
NAPROXEN 54 17 78 68
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52 52 79 135
TERAZOSIN HCL 51 51 80 115
GLIPIZIDE XL 50 50 81 179
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 Dec. 27, 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.