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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,674Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 457

$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 457

465 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 465 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 465 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 12,623 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$85 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
FENOFIBRATE 720 635 1 46
SIMVASTATIN 553 483 2 2
LISINOPRIL 463 396 3 3
ATENOLOL 406 387 4 11
METFORMIN HCL 400 350 5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 334 289 6 1
LOVASTATIN 301 301 7 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 291 265 8 40
RANITIDINE HCL 264 242 9 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 264 249 9 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 257 152 11 27
FUROSEMIDE 250 205 12 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 248 226 13 4
CLOPIDOGREL 244 152 14 19
NAMENDA 213 148 15 32
CRESTOR 212 138 16 9
NEXIUM 201 95 17 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 197 191 18 16
IBUPROFEN 189 109 19 14
CLONIDINE HCL 187 177 20 52
FINASTERIDE 184 167 21 85
LIDODERM 173 104 22 31
CELEBREX 170 97 23 53
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 169 112 24 86
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 162 142 25 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 162 142 25 7
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 152 138 27 35
GABAPENTIN 147 128 28 15
ALPRAZOLAM 146 146 29 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145 129 30 8
SINGULAIR 144 116 31 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 142 121 32 13
FOLIC ACID 142 140 32 81
NAPROXEN 139 81 34 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 137 130 35 22
ABILIFY 137 77 35 146
ACTOS 133 117 37 105
PAROXETINE HCL 128 117 38 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124 92 39 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 120 108 40 45
DIOVAN 120 71 40 30
CYMBALTA 118 66 42 97
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 115 96 43 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 111 111 44 38
VOLTAREN 109 71 45 34
JANUVIA 109 92 45 80
SEROQUEL XR 105 54 47 168
BENICAR 98 90 48 90
PLAVIX 98 80 48 24
LOVAZA 94 59 50 50
KLOR-CON 10 94 87 50 161
EXELON 94 48 50 98
RESTASIS 94 59 50 175
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 90 90 54 73
ALLOPURINOL 90 90 54 47
GLYBURIDE 90 75 R 54 64
MECLIZINE HCL 85 85 57 55
PROAIR HFA 82 74 58 66
OLANZAPINE 79 54 59 201
CALCIPOTRIENE 78 53 60 348
TRAMADOL HCL 77 58 61 26
CARVEDILOL 74 53 62 20
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 73 63 63 60
LORATADINE 72 62 64 226
SUCRALFATE 68 58 65 163
SOLARAZE 67 27 66 185
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 67 58 66 33
TEMAZEPAM 66 66 68 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 66 65 68 36
TRICOR 66 41 68 83
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65 52 71 109
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 65 71 59
PREDNISONE 64 49 73 95
LYRICA 64 32 73 77
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62 28 75 61
SPIRIVA 56 41 76 101
COMBIVENT 54 48 77 133
ACTONEL 50 45 78 117
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. 4, 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.