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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,427Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 457

$1.57M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 457

653 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 653 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 22,936 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,140 995 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 754 633 2 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 706 658 3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 562 509 4 4
LACTULOSE 559 448 5 78
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 534 412 6 5
CLOPIDOGREL 533 470 7 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 511 424 8 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 508 466 9 8
FUROSEMIDE 473 417 10 10
LISINOPRIL 469 402 11 3
TRICOR 437 339 12 83
IBUPROFEN 427 352 13 14
NEXIUM 410 346 14 12
DIOVAN 403 359 15 30
PLAVIX 386 343 16 24
RANITIDINE HCL 359 302 17 17
SINGULAIR 337 274 18 43
NAMENDA 328 319 19 32
CRESTOR 316 253 20 9
LIDODERM 311 290 21 31
MEGESTROL ACETATE 298 276 R 22 94
DONEPEZIL HCL 295 294 23 22
ADVAIR DISKUS 284 217 24 27
MUPIROCIN 281 215 25 91
VOLTAREN 268 259 26 34
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 263 237 27 127
LANTUS 260 243 28 56
SSD 253 199 10 29 158
GABAPENTIN 252 194 30 15
FAMOTIDINE 238 208 31 62
PENTOXIFYLLINE 238 219 31 67
METFORMIN HCL 229 209 33 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 223 199 34 13
GLIPIZIDE 207 179 35 42
CARVEDILOL 206 166 36 20
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 205 197 37 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 197 185 38 16
AMMONIUM LACTATE 184 142 39 82
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 184 169 39 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 178 173 41 36
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 174 141 42 86
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 174 167 42 157
MECLIZINE HCL 168 152 44 55
DIGOXIN 163 142 45 69
ATENOLOL 157 116 46 11
AZITHROMYCIN 157 136 46 44
LANSOPRAZOLE 157 130 46 74
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 152 152 49 18
KETOCONAZOLE 147 108 50 92
SUCRALFATE 146 99 51 163
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 146 122 51 116
LYRICA 143 126 53 77
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 141 119 54 60
SURE COMFORT 140 125 55 103
TRAMADOL HCL 136 114 56 26
NIFEDIPINE ER 133 133 57 89
NAPROXEN 126 94 58 65
INSULIN SYRINGE 122 115 59 79
NOVOLIN R 120 120 60 147
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 119 107 R 61 70
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 118 113 62 109
ACTOS 116 115 63 105
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114 95 64 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114 113 64 21
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 114 114 64 128
MELOXICAM 110 96 67 41
EXELON 110 110 67 98
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 108 97 69 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 104 92 70 84
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104 90 70 71
CELEBREX 100 76 72 53
SERTRALINE HCL 98 97 73 57
CLONIDINE HCL 93 92 74 52
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 92 56 75 171
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 92 70 R 75 258
PREDNISONE 92 89 75 95
COMBIVENT 89 64 78 133
BUMETANIDE 89 65 78 123
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 82 64 80 125
WARFARIN SODIUM 79 79 81 38
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 79 78 81 244
DIOVAN HCT 75 75 83 51
MOMETASONE FUROATE 74 53 84 267
CLOTRIMAZOLE 73 53 85 207
BENICAR 73 73 85 90
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 72 71 87 151
LOVAZA 71 60 88 50
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 70 36 R 89 171
METRONIDAZOLE 69 65 90 319
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 68 67 91 216
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64 47 R 92 99
CARAFATE 64 51 92 284
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 52 92 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64 64 92 61
DEXILANT 63 57 96 118
GLYBURIDE 63 61 R 96 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 63 61 96 45
NOVOLIN 70-30 62 49 99 113
CYMBALTA 59 52 100 97
SEROQUEL 59 55 100 182
FENOFIBRATE 59 39 100 46
LEVETIRACETAM 56 21 103 160
PROAIR HFA 56 56 103 66
JANUVIA 56 56 103 80
NASONEX 56 55 103 129
PROCTOZONE-HC 52 42 107 193
TRAZODONE HCL 52 52 107 104
LEVEMIR 51 51 109 225
LATANOPROST 51 48 109 198
RISPERIDONE 50 47 111 102
CHOLESTYRAMINE 50 49 111 327
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 1, 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.