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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,501Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 3593

$1.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 3593

1,365 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

6% of this provider’s 1,365 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 1,365 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 31,694 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 1,305 1,103 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,193 1,112 2 4
LISINOPRIL 1,154 1,060 3 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,067 969 4 18
FUROSEMIDE 955 832 5 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 827 822 6 31
NAMENDA 773 744 7 50
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 722 673 8 3
OMEPRAZOLE 691 536 9 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 677 645 10 8
METFORMIN HCL 636 517 11 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 615 573 12 71
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 574 463 S3 13 7
MIRTAZAPINE 548 530 14 64
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 506 470 15 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 479 382 16 12
TRAMADOL HCL 475 403 17 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 469 407 18 25
FENOFIBRATE 465 384 19 39
LANTUS 418 345 20 57
GABAPENTIN 411 279 21 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 382 337 22 22
SERTRALINE HCL 374 293 23 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 355 325 24 10
RISPERIDONE 343 336 25 83
RANITIDINE HCL 318 264 26 27
LEVETIRACETAM 311 224 27 127
NIASPAN 306 274 28 186
CARVEDILOL 305 288 29 23
LOVASTATIN 296 286 30 20
CLOPIDOGREL 283 243 31 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 269 220 32 13
ATENOLOL 265 240 33 11
GLIPIZIDE 258 220 34 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 254 244 35 89
FAMOTIDINE 247 212 36 70
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 242 229 37 135
EXELON 241 241 38 123
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 240 231 39 242
BUSPIRONE HCL 226 216 40 156
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 217 188 41 15
CYMBALTA 212 178 42 73
TRAZODONE HCL 211 159 43 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 210 184 44 121
MELOXICAM 204 189 45 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 191 187 46 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 189 178 47 52
PLAVIX 188 172 48 42
NOVOLOG 186 167 49 134
CLONIDINE HCL 186 162 49 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 184 181 51 61
DIGOXIN 183 171 52 58
NYSTATIN 183 173 52 167
LEVOFLOXACIN 179 165 54 116
LEXAPRO 177 166 55 184
PREDNISONE 175 151 56 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 157 145 57 107
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 153 135 58 157
RAMIPRIL 152 129 59 92
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140 119 60 14
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 138 119 61 141
GLYBURIDE 138 122 R 61 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138 98 61 26
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 133 127 64 175
NYSTOP 132 129 65 309
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 130 116 66 102
NOVOLIN R 128 122 67 140
LYRICA 127 63 68 105
ALLOPURINOL 127 110 68 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126 109 70 19
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 124 113 71 154
SEROQUEL 120 118 72 172
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 119 113 73 119
DIOVAN 116 112 74 46
AZITHROMYCIN 113 99 75 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113 95 75 32
LATANOPROST 110 102 77 195
ABILIFY 109 85 78 162
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 108 76 S2 79 93
LIDODERM 108 105 79 78
HYDROXYZINE HCL 107 73 R 81 196
LACTULOSE 107 74 81 126
OXCARBAZEPINE 106 106 83 357
SANTYL 97 88 84 208
FLUOXETINE HCL 97 90 84 60
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 95 92 86 203
ADVAIR DISKUS 94 89 87 47
OLANZAPINE 93 68 88 198
ACTOS 91 71 89 133
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 91 73 89 165
CRESTOR 90 81 91 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90 70 91 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 89 79 93 104
PAROXETINE HCL 89 88 93 62
ZETIA 88 66 95 110
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 85 50 R 96 72
LEVEMIR 84 81 97 193
ROPINIROLE HCL 84 74 97 144
SPIRIVA 82 74 99 87
BACLOFEN 79 52 100 109
MUPIROCIN 79 70 100 132
CEPHALEXIN 78 68 102 150
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 78 62 102 66
MEGESTROL ACETATE 75 75 R 104 152
SPIRONOLACTONE 75 70 104 86
PROMETHAZINE HCL 74 68 R 106 142
DILTIAZEM HCL 73 68 107 250
FINASTERIDE 73 73 107 79
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 73 43 107 145
IBUPROFEN 71 46 110 43
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 71 64 110 318
VALPROIC ACID 70 30 112 359
BUMETANIDE 70 69 112 148
NAPROXEN 69 62 114 68
PRIMIDONE 69 69 114 282
AMIODARONE HCL 68 58 116 269
KLOR-CON M20 68 67 116 139
METHOCARBAMOL 67 33 R 118 185
SINGULAIR 66 52 119 77
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64 36 120 38
AMOXICILLIN 64 53 120 128
JANTOVEN 63 62 122 169
GLIPIZIDE ER 61 38 123 101
KETOCONAZOLE 60 53 124 118
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60 57 124 63
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 60 59 124 65
INSULIN SYRINGE 59 30 127 91
GEMFIBROZIL 59 42 127 88
DETROL LA 59 54 127 262
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 59 45 127 210
TIMOLOL MALEATE 59 59 127 295
NITROFURANTOIN 57 57 132 323
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 57 37 132 256
LIPITOR 56 47 134 136
TERAZOSIN HCL 56 56 134 115
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55 51 136 143
CALCITONIN-SALMON 54 54 137 307
JANUVIA 53 29 138 81
LOTEMAX 53 52 138 497
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 44 138 147
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 53 43 138 138
ENULOSE 52 32 142 341
BUPROPION HCL SR 52 37 142 207
PERMETHRIN 51 49 144 347
CARBAMAZEPINE 51 50 144 245
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 Feb. 21, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.