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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,769Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 116 out of 3593

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 108 out of 3593

433 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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

18% of this provider’s 433 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 433 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 18,564 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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
FUROSEMIDE 766 723 1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 725 673 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 644 575 3 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 576 534 4 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 562 543 5 31
LISINOPRIL 557 469 6 2
RISPERIDONE 534 479 7 83
WARFARIN SODIUM 507 505 8 18
TRAMADOL HCL 476 440 9 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 394 381 10 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 386 329 11 3
MIRTAZAPINE 369 336 12 64
NAMENDA 338 319 13 50
GABAPENTIN 309 283 14 16
SERTRALINE HCL 304 266 15 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 303 300 16 24
CARVEDILOL 269 238 17 23
OMEPRAZOLE 262 233 18 5
LANTUS 256 201 19 57
METFORMIN HCL 248 183 20 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 245 236 21 89
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 237 231 S3 22 7
NOVOLIN R 236 200 23 140
CLOPIDOGREL 232 204 24 30
FENTANYL 220 197 S2 25 137
TRAZODONE HCL 207 187 26 53
PAROXETINE HCL 202 183 27 62
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 172 165 28 102
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 172 160 28 52
DIGOXIN 166 139 30 58
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 161 146 31 135
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 146 133 32 61
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 141 130 33 154
SPIRONOLACTONE 138 116 34 86
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 134 128 35 71
FAMOTIDINE 134 134 35 70
OLANZAPINE 130 113 37 198
PLAVIX 129 115 38 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123 107 39 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122 117 S2 40 93
ATENOLOL 120 110 41 11
KLOR-CON M20 119 100 42 139
NOVOLOG 115 95 43 134
SANTYL 109 84 44 208
CLONIDINE HCL 103 68 45 41
RAMIPRIL 101 99 46 92
LEVEMIR 98 49 47 193
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95 78 48 33
CEPHALEXIN 91 87 49 150
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 91 79 49 175
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 89 49 10
GLIPIZIDE 90 83 52 40
NYSTOP 90 80 52 309
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 90 75 52 121
RANITIDINE HCL 88 88 55 27
ROPINIROLE HCL 87 77 56 144
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 86 58 57 165
SEROQUEL 84 80 58 172
MUPIROCIN 82 74 59 132
OXYCODONE HCL 81 43 S2 60 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81 56 60 12
LATANOPROST 81 81 60 195
NYSTATIN 81 78 60 167
CYMBALTA 78 76 64 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78 78 64 22
PROMETHAZINE HCL 77 69 R 66 142
MELOXICAM 76 71 67 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76 76 67 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73 58 69 143
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 69 56 70 15
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68 66 71 104
DIOVAN 67 67 72 46
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67 67 72 173
ADVAIR DISKUS 66 65 74 47
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 65 60 75 242
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 65 65 75 212
PREDNISONE 64 63 77 49
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63 56 R 78 72
TRAVATAN Z 61 61 79 292
LEVOFLOXACIN 61 59 79 116
LEVETIRACETAM 60 51 81 127
MORPHINE SULFATE 59 59 S2 82 240
NITROFURANTOIN 58 50 83 323
FINASTERIDE 58 46 83 79
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 58 55 83 210
EXELON 56 50 86 123
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 56 53 86 318
JANUVIA 56 30 86 81
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 54 52 89 138
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53 40 90 157
VENLAFAXINE HCL 53 49 90 267
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 51 92 119
BACLOFEN 52 20 92 109
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 May 7, 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.