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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,915Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 173 out of 3593

$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 87 out of 3593

328 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 15,771 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

36% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

55 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
DIOVAN 596 551 1 46
SIMVASTATIN 558 512 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 479 445 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 451 413 4 9
CRESTOR 443 380 5 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 430 363 6 32
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 386 333 7 4
NAMENDA 364 340 8 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 358 310 9 19
OMEPRAZOLE 334 280 10 5
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 318 289 11 61
GABAPENTIN 291 246 12 16
CARVEDILOL 291 284 12 23
CLOPIDOGREL 261 245 14 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 260 212 15 8
KETOCONAZOLE 255 202 16 118
RANITIDINE HCL 252 236 17 27
METFORMIN HCL 250 201 18 6
FAMOTIDINE 237 229 19 70
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 233 201 20 145
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 232 223 21 24
LIDODERM 232 209 21 78
VOLTAREN 231 213 23 85
NEXIUM 224 179 24 36
PLAVIX 224 215 24 42
TRAMADOL HCL 217 183 26 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 215 198 27 33
CILOSTAZOL 209 186 28 163
ATENOLOL 207 194 29 11
FLOVENT HFA 205 163 30 303
NASONEX 173 147 31 192
PENTOXIFYLLINE 159 157 32 149
SERTRALINE HCL 157 155 33 28
NIFEDIPINE ER 156 145 34 75
INSULIN SYRINGE 152 137 35 91
BUMETANIDE 148 134 36 148
LACTULOSE 126 109 37 126
MECLIZINE HCL 125 118 38 96
ZETIA 124 124 39 110
SINGULAIR 123 119 40 77
MEGESTROL ACETATE 122 119 R 41 152
DESONIDE 121 113 42 315
GALANTAMINE HBR 113 107 43 239
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 109 81 44 283
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 108 88 45 94
PRIMIDONE 107 101 46 282
DICYCLOMINE HCL 104 86 47 190
LANTUS 104 94 47 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 95 90 49 31
NAPROXEN 92 68 50 68
WARFARIN SODIUM 92 85 50 18
IBUPROFEN 90 78 52 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90 89 52 12
SYMBICORT 89 78 54 160
KLOR-CON M10 86 82 55 211
DIOVAN HCT 84 79 56 76
DIGOXIN 82 82 57 58
CELEBREX 82 71 57 100
NABUMETONE 81 56 59 251
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80 59 60 45
PREDNISONE 77 63 61 49
FEXOFENADINE HCL 75 72 62 469
SYNTHROID 75 54 62 51
LISINOPRIL 74 69 64 2
LANSOPRAZOLE 73 73 65 113
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 73 65 47
PRANDIN 72 64 67 317
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 71 56 68 203
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70 60 69 65
PROAIR HFA 69 56 70 54
NOVOLIN 70-30 69 62 70 146
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 58 70 10
LYRICA 68 66 73 105
AZITHROMYCIN 67 58 74 34
FINASTERIDE 65 65 75 79
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63 61 76 151
VESICARE 63 55 76 205
NOVOLOG 63 54 76 134
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 62 53 R 79 95
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62 55 79 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 61 54 81 44
COMBIVENT 59 35 82 161
GLYBURIDE 57 57 R 83 55
GEMFIBROZIL 57 47 83 88
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57 56 83 104
MELOXICAM 56 53 86 29
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 55 87 69
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 48 88 86
HYDROXYZINE HCL 54 32 R 88 196
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52 52 90 175
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 Jan. 11, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.