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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,364Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 3593

$1.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 3593

673 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

3% of this provider’s 673 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 26,325 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,226 1,137 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 910 857 2 1
NAMENDA 769 724 3 50
NEXIUM 761 642 4 36
LOVAZA 737 683 5 106
IBUPROFEN 685 547 6 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 630 580 7 13
DIOVAN HCT 541 519 8 76
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 540 473 9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 509 433 10 3
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 503 457 11 74
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 501 462 12 22
VOLTAREN 490 456 13 85
PENTOXIFYLLINE 481 435 10 14 149
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 471 454 15 10
DIOVAN 469 413 16 46
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 466 442 17 4
CRESTOR 447 359 18 21
LISINOPRIL 429 342 19 2
METFORMIN HCL 421 385 20 6
LIDODERM 415 347 21 78
SINGULAIR 384 329 22 77
CARVEDILOL 364 327 23 23
RANITIDINE HCL 356 290 24 27
ADVAIR DISKUS 348 291 25 47
GABAPENTIN 324 284 26 16
CLOPIDOGREL 291 249 27 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 271 253 28 14
PLAVIX 271 233 28 42
ATENOLOL 268 239 30 11
FUROSEMIDE 250 229 31 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 249 227 32 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 242 228 33 71
AZITHROMYCIN 242 199 33 34
LANSOPRAZOLE 232 204 35 113
ALLOPURINOL 230 224 36 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 225 188 37 32
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 224 199 38 38
EXELON 219 209 39 123
DONEPEZIL HCL 197 196 40 31
MECLIZINE HCL 182 170 41 96
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 162 42 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 178 146 43 151
CELEBREX 178 157 43 100
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 171 147 45 145
PRANDIN 166 155 46 317
ROPINIROLE HCL 164 163 47 144
NASONEX 159 153 48 192
CITALOPRAM HBR 158 132 49 25
DEXILANT 158 146 49 222
DICYCLOMINE HCL 155 131 51 190
PAROXETINE HCL 154 153 52 62
SERTRALINE HCL 153 151 53 28
GLIPIZIDE 147 117 54 40
AVODART 147 143 54 180
PROAIR HFA 147 108 54 54
WARFARIN SODIUM 146 128 57 18
FAMOTIDINE 143 136 58 70
LANTUS 136 123 59 57
BYSTOLIC 134 122 60 182
MEGESTROL ACETATE 132 124 R 61 152
LYRICA 132 122 61 105
TRAZODONE HCL 125 120 63 53
SYMBICORT 118 111 64 160
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 112 93 65 187
CILOSTAZOL 112 93 65 163
NAPROXEN 112 89 65 68
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 111 99 R 68 95
JANUMET 110 84 69 238
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 108 88 70 15
AMMONIUM LACTATE 108 95 70 125
SURE COMFORT 103 102 72 159
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 103 92 R 72 72
JANUVIA 102 92 74 81
TRICOR 100 92 75 130
FLUOXETINE HCL 100 94 75 60
CIALIS 100 96 75 176
FINASTERIDE 95 86 78 79
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 94 84 79 63
GLYBURIDE 93 93 R 80 55
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 90 80 81 94
DIGOXIN 90 86 81 58
TRAMADOL HCL 85 75 83 17
LEXAPRO 85 80 83 184
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85 81 83 33
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 85 83 83 119
BENICAR 84 84 87 131
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82 76 88 19
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 82 82 88 104
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 77 62 90 242
BENICAR HCT 77 77 90 155
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76 75 92 24
MELOXICAM 76 76 92 29
GEMFIBROZIL 73 48 94 88
SYNTHROID 72 69 95 51
INSULIN SYRINGE 72 67 95 91
NOVOLIN 70-30 70 68 97 146
SPIRIVA 68 67 98 87
GLIMEPIRIDE 68 68 98 44
KETOCONAZOLE 66 59 100 118
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 65 101 48
MICARDIS HCT 62 62 102 371
ZETIA 61 51 103 110
CYMBALTA 61 59 103 73
SPIRONOLACTONE 61 61 103 86
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61 50 103 45
ACTONEL 59 52 107 197
LOVASTATIN 58 58 108 20
LACTULOSE 55 45 109 126
CLONIDINE HCL 55 54 109 41
ONGLYZA 54 52 111 221
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 46 112 52
GLIPIZIDE XL 50 44 113 179
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 50 113 65
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. 6, 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.