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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,464Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 457

$4.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 457

587 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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

3% of this provider’s 587 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 587 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 29,919 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

54% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$119 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

59 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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
CRESTOR 978 850 1 9
NEXIUM 882 734 2 12
LIDODERM 775 616 3 31
VOLTAREN 730 608 4 34
ALLOPURINOL 640 569 5 47
OMEPRAZOLE 631 552 6 1
NAMENDA 625 611 7 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 589 489 8 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 529 460 9 21
CLOPIDOGREL 491 449 10 19
SINGULAIR 479 418 11 43
SYNTHROID 472 405 12 93
PLAVIX 456 410 13 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 454 403 S3 14 23
DIOVAN 416 355 15 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 409 384 16 22
LISINOPRIL 371 341 17 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 366 322 18 13
AVODART 342 319 19 110
CELEBREX 334 258 20 53
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 332 313 21 73
JANUMET 327 249 22 154
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 315 300 23 60
LOVAZA 309 243 24 50
SIMVASTATIN 305 269 25 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 289 265 26 33
ZETIA 273 266 27 137
SPIRIVA 272 245 28 101
CYMBALTA 269 213 29 97
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 260 226 30 86
RANITIDINE HCL 259 223 31 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 257 246 32 36
FUROSEMIDE 253 209 33 10
CARAFATE 252 231 34 284
JANUVIA 251 203 35 80
EXELON 250 245 36 98
IBUPROFEN 249 207 37 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 245 227 38 28
COMBIVENT 240 213 39 133
LYRICA 238 188 40 77
EXFORGE HCT 236 226 10 41 250
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 233 222 42 4
SYMBICORT 229 174 43 106
CREON 218 205 44 209
MECLIZINE HCL 209 179 45 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 204 185 46 40
DEXILANT 203 185 47 118
FAMOTIDINE 203 196 47 62
FORTEO 200 192 49 300
LANSOPRAZOLE 199 194 50 74
BENICAR 198 171 51 90
LEVOFLOXACIN 197 171 52 131
CILOSTAZOL 194 154 53 88
MEGESTROL ACETATE 189 189 R 54 94
NASONEX 188 135 55 129
TRICOR 188 118 55 83
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 187 160 R 57 99
ANTARA 186 142 10 58 305
AZOR 170 161 59 228
TRAMADOL HCL 167 152 60 26
DICYCLOMINE HCL 166 132 61 115
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 165 161 62 59
METFORMIN HCL 163 127 63 6
PEN NEEDLE 157 140 64 186
PENTOXIFYLLINE 155 140 65 67
BYSTOLIC 155 136 65 122
EXFORGE 154 145 67 149
GABAPENTIN 152 143 68 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 148 136 69 7
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 146 112 70 121
GLIPIZIDE ER 146 126 70 107
KETOCONAZOLE 146 119 70 92
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 146 135 70 5
PAROXETINE HCL 142 130 74 68
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 140 123 75 125
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 139 121 76 72
AMMONIUM LACTATE 138 127 77 82
PROAIR HFA 134 106 78 66
DIOVAN HCT 133 112 79 51
ATENOLOL 133 129 79 11
HALOBETASOL PROPIONATE 131 110 81 358
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127 124 82 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 125 117 83 71
LACTULOSE 125 122 83 78
CLONIDINE HCL 124 98 85 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 124 113 85 293
ACTONEL 124 118 85 117
CICLOPIROX 122 118 88 126
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122 110 88 61
PROCTOZONE-HC 117 105 90 193
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 114 93 91 190
CARVEDILOL 113 110 92 20
PRANDIN 113 105 92 280
PREDNISONE 110 105 94 95
ONGLYZA 106 83 95 140
ACTOS 106 79 95 105
ABILIFY 105 67 97 146
PATADAY 105 89 97 303
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 105 92 97 49
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 102 87 S3 100 192
AMILORIDE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 92 101 388
SURE COMFORT 99 75 102 103
VESICARE 98 95 103 173
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96 88 104 16
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 96 91 104 157
MUPIROCIN 95 77 106 91
INSULIN SYRINGE 91 75 107 79
MELOXICAM 89 85 108 41
LIPITOR 88 71 109 205
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 88 82 109 132
AZITHROMYCIN 87 72 111 44
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 86 70 112 183
ZENPEP 86 59 112 246
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85 74 114 84
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 85 78 114 116
AGGRENOX 84 78 116 210
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 83 76 117 265
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81 80 118 8
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80 71 119 153
AMITIZA 80 80 119 302
ZOVIRAX 78 51 121 361
SERTRALINE HCL 78 66 121 57
BONIVA 78 65 121 206
LEXAPRO 77 76 124 138
METAXALONE 76 53 R 10 125 412
DIGOXIN 76 76 125 69
CITALOPRAM HBR 75 64 127 45
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 74 69 128 243
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 47 129 54
FINASTERIDE 73 73 129 85
LANTUS 70 49 131 56
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 69 61 132 127
MIRTAZAPINE 69 68 132 100
BENICAR HCT 69 57 132 111
THEO-24 68 60 135 420
GLIPIZIDE XL 68 59 135 159
BUSPIRONE HCL 67 59 137 170
PREMARIN 65 40 R 138 253
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64 58 139 29
VERAPAMIL ER 63 46 140 145
TRILIPIX 62 62 141 238
NAPROXEN 62 47 141 65
LUNESTA 62 62 141 254
HYDRALAZINE HCL 60 60 144 148
TEMAZEPAM 59 45 145 48
PROCTOSOL-HC 59 59 145 300
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 53 145 124
ARICEPT 58 53 148 378
WELCHOL 58 43 148 219
NITROSTAT 58 38 148 167
MICARDIS 57 51 151 274
SEROQUEL XR 57 44 151 168
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 56 53 R 153 70
RAPAFLO 56 55 153 441
GLIMEPIRIDE 56 44 153 75
NIASPAN 55 42 156 169
PATANOL 55 38 156 224
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 54 48 158 202
FENOFIBRATE 54 49 158 46
LIVALO 52 49 160 296
VYTORIN 52 45 160 234
NOVOLIN 70-30 52 49 160 113
RESTASIS 52 39 160 175
ULORIC 51 47 164 329
SUCRALFATE 51 38 164 163
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 Sept. 25, 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.