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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,745Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 76 out of 3593

$647K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 359 out of 3593

1,098 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
38% 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

9% of this provider’s 1,098 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 1,098 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 19,582 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

$27 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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 1,489 1,287 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,322 1,130 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 972 821 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 957 799 4 5
METFORMIN HCL 783 635 5 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 717 668 6 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 662 472 S3 7 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 601 543 8 3
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 563 531 9 22
ALPRAZOLAM 518 432 10 37
RANITIDINE HCL 513 394 11 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 468 423 12 10
FUROSEMIDE 458 428 13 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 387 306 14 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 386 294 15 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 362 345 16 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 335 311 17 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 319 275 18 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 310 269 19 18
ATENOLOL 302 271 20 11
MELOXICAM 302 213 20 29
GABAPENTIN 290 246 22 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 264 228 23 61
CARVEDILOL 215 183 24 23
IBUPROFEN 199 139 25 43
MECLIZINE HCL 194 154 26 96
CRESTOR 189 152 27 21
CLOPIDOGREL 182 170 28 30
TEMAZEPAM 182 159 28 56
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 180 147 30 15
VENTOLIN HFA 177 125 31 80
GLIPIZIDE 169 140 32 40
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 164 136 33 138
NOVOLIN 70-30 164 146 33 146
GEMFIBROZIL 161 150 35 88
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 153 119 S2 36 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 149 127 37 52
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 147 122 38 63
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 143 120 39 38
TRAMADOL HCL 139 104 40 17
PREDNISONE 139 93 40 49
TIZANIDINE HCL 137 99 42 120
DIGOXIN 129 111 43 58
SURE COMFORT 129 116 43 159
LORAZEPAM 125 89 45 98
PLAVIX 123 116 46 42
GLYBURIDE 123 80 R 46 55
CLONIDINE HCL 120 102 48 41
PROAIR HFA 119 84 49 54
FENOFIBRATE 118 93 50 39
CAPTOPRIL 116 89 51 213
VERAPAMIL ER 113 112 52 99
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113 91 52 45
OXYCODONE HCL 111 93 S2 54 59
AZITHROMYCIN 101 78 55 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 98 84 56 47
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 97 82 57 66
FLUOXETINE HCL 96 62 58 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94 60 59 32
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 93 74 60 102
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90 67 61 119
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 87 75 62 103
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 85 85 63 135
NAPROXEN 83 67 64 68
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 83 81 64 104
SERTRALINE HCL 82 72 66 28
ESTRADIOL 80 70 R 67 174
GLIMEPIRIDE 80 67 67 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80 79 67 33
VIAGRA 80 43 67 84
INSULIN SYRINGE 76 60 71 91
BACLOFEN 76 65 71 109
NOVOLIN N 73 57 73 340
ALLOPURINOL 72 66 74 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72 52 R 74 90
DILTIAZEM ER 71 71 76 194
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 70 67 77 203
LEVOFLOXACIN 70 53 77 116
FINASTERIDE 65 59 79 79
MEGESTROL ACETATE 64 62 R 80 152
ZETIA 64 61 80 110
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60 49 82 13
SPIRIVA 60 57 82 87
CYMBALTA 60 38 82 73
NITROSTAT 57 46 85 224
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 46 85 86
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53 53 87 69
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 15 88 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 51 42 88 19
RISPERIDONE 51 42 88 83
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50 45 91 231
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 Nov. 3, 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.