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Prescriber Checkup

STEVEN DIMMITT D.O.

655 W 8TH ST UFJP SHANDS JAX COMM HEALTH CENTER

Jacksonville | Florida | 32209

(904) 244-5121

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,703Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 117 out of 3593

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 103 out of 3593

868 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42%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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 868 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 868 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 9,082 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$54 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

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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 1,558 441 S3 1 7
LISINOPRIL 1,047 512 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 845 472 3 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 790 392 4 10
CRESTOR 474 291 5 21
OMEPRAZOLE 468 236 6 5
CARVEDILOL 422 195 7 23
GABAPENTIN 412 148 8 16
NEXIUM 395 153 9 36
SIMVASTATIN 373 204 10 1
FUROSEMIDE 364 171 11 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 322 180 12 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 313 182 13 4
METFORMIN HCL 301 149 14 6
METFORMIN HCL ER 263 151 15 67
RAMIPRIL 259 182 16 92
RANITIDINE HCL 252 125 17 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 247 96 18 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 244 127 19 8
TERAZOSIN HCL 233 128 20 115
TRAMADOL HCL 227 84 21 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 202 150 22 22
TRAZODONE HCL 197 48 23 53
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 196 36 R 24 72
OXYCODONE HCL 193 34 S2 25 59
PROAIR HFA 185 69 26 54
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 185 109 26 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 183 69 28 18
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 175 32 S2 29 108
MELOXICAM 174 91 30 29
INSULIN SYRINGE 170 82 31 91
LANTUS 168 73 32 57
ATENOLOL 164 96 33 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 162 42 34 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 161 66 S2 35 93
IBUPROFEN 160 45 36 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 159 75 37 25
LIPITOR 158 73 38 136
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 156 79 39 15
SERTRALINE HCL 142 45 40 28
METHOCARBAMOL 139 52 R 41 185
TIZANIDINE HCL 135 33 42 120
GLYBURIDE 130 73 R 43 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129 78 44 19
ADVAIR DISKUS 123 77 45 47
XOPENEX HFA 120 79 46 343
PLAVIX 113 69 47 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 112 32 48 12
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 110 26 S2 49 82
PROMETHAZINE HCL 108 33 R 50 142
HYDROXYZINE HCL 103 0 R 51 196
ALLOPURINOL 103 46 51 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 102 62 53 61
NOVOLOG 101 36 54 134
CLOPIDOGREL 101 55 54 30
CLONIDINE HCL 101 47 54 41
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 100 46 R 57 90
FLUOXETINE HCL 97 25 58 60
BACLOFEN 93 14 59 109
HYDRALAZINE HCL 91 54 60 107
SPIRONOLACTONE 89 37 61 86
MIRTAZAPINE 88 24 62 64
CELEBREX 88 42 62 100
KLOR-CON 10 83 36 64 114
OXYCONTIN 82 21 S2 65 166
NASONEX 78 24 66 192
ACTOS 78 39 66 133
NAPROXEN 78 27 66 68
SINGULAIR 77 47 69 77
BUSPIRONE HCL 77 27 69 156
NOVOLIN 70-30 76 56 71 146
BUPROPION HCL SR 73 17 72 207
GLIPIZIDE 71 36 73 40
SPIRIVA 68 32 74 87
DETROL LA 67 0 75 262
TOPROL XL 65 34 76 390
FENTANYL 64 0 S2 77 137
ROPINIROLE HCL 62 25 78 144
COMBIVENT 61 49 79 161
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60 34 80 45
VENTOLIN HFA 60 28 80 80
FELODIPINE ER 59 51 82 229
DIOVAN 59 40 82 46
PAROXETINE HCL 58 17 84 62
JANUVIA 54 30 85 81
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 0 86 119
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 51 12 87 296
PREMARIN 51 25 R 87 204
LYRICA 51 19 87 105
CILOSTAZOL 50 27 90 163
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 April 10, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.