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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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54,676Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 3593

$975K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 140 out of 3593

1,662 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,662 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 1,662 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 52,668 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$18 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
SIMVASTATIN 3,564 3,471 1 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,873 1,840 10 2 10
OMEPRAZOLE 1,740 1,699 3 5
LISINOPRIL 1,356 1,319 4 2
RANITIDINE HCL 1,284 1,240 5 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,273 1,238 6 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,059 1,015 7 14
VIAGRA 987 957 10 8 84
FOLIC ACID 976 962 10 9 117
ALPRAZOLAM 973 912 10 37
METFORMIN HCL 941 924 11 6
ATENOLOL 927 905 12 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 923 902 13 38
LOVASTATIN 813 798 14 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 778 763 15 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 717 716 16 8
FENOFIBRATE 711 677 17 39
TEMAZEPAM 693 691 18 56
SYNTHROID 679 662 19 51
VITAMIN D2 677 628 20 124
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 611 604 21 19
FUROSEMIDE 582 567 22 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 575 538 23 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 559 532 24 12
GABAPENTIN 554 495 25 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 552 552 26 31
IBUPROFEN 550 533 27 43
LORATADINE 534 490 28 129
GLYBURIDE 513 498 R 29 55
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 509 480 30 15
VOLTAREN 485 462 31 85
FAMOTIDINE 484 468 32 70
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 462 436 10 33 94
WARFARIN SODIUM 454 439 34 18
LIDODERM 446 426 35 78
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 440 391 36 45
FINASTERIDE 437 437 37 79
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 425 398 38 22
CARVEDILOL 390 380 39 23
AMMONIUM LACTATE 383 362 40 125
CLOPIDOGREL 377 368 41 30
CLONAZEPAM 375 360 42 164
LANSOPRAZOLE 368 364 43 113
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 366 366 44 63
RENAL CAPS 361 353 45 112
LEVOXYL 360 338 46 111
PAROXETINE HCL 349 340 47 62
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 337 304 S3 48 7
LORAZEPAM 322 321 49 98
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 317 306 50 48
SURE COMFORT 317 316 50 159
CICLOPIROX 314 281 52 170
GEMFIBROZIL 310 305 53 88
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 305 294 54 26
GLIPIZIDE 303 291 55 40
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 296 288 56 177
PENTOXIFYLLINE 281 278 57 149
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 262 262 10 58 236
NAPROXEN 261 243 59 68
PLAVIX 258 258 60 42
NIFEDIPINE ER 243 243 61 75
VITAL-D RX 219 210 10 62 276
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 217 191 63 74
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 214 212 64 65
AFEDITAB CR 213 213 10 65 298
KETOCONAZOLE 203 181 66 118
LANOXIN 203 203 10 66 223
JANUVIA 197 197 68 81
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 191 187 69 32
ALLOPURINOL 183 183 70 35
CIALIS 182 181 71 176
CETIRIZINE HCL 181 169 72 225
CITALOPRAM HBR 179 179 73 25
CRESTOR 178 178 74 21
TRAMADOL HCL 176 149 75 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 175 175 76 61
MELOXICAM 172 159 77 29
BENICAR 171 171 78 131
SERTRALINE HCL 167 153 79 28
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 166 160 80 52
VENTOLIN HFA 165 159 81 80
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 155 155 82 187
LACTULOSE 152 145 83 126
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 151 147 R 10 84 316
PROCTOZONE-HC 150 139 85 209
NYSTATIN 147 143 86 167
SINGULAIR 144 134 87 77
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 144 132 87 119
DIOVAN 142 140 89 46
HUMULIN 70-30 141 137 90 215
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 138 124 91 203
DICYCLOMINE HCL 131 118 92 190
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 131 123 92 122
KLOR-CON 10 130 121 94 114
QVAR 127 127 95 293
BENAZEPRIL HCL 124 124 96 69
FLUNISOLIDE 122 119 97 261
NAMENDA 121 121 98 50
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 121 98 300
CLONIDINE HCL 119 107 100 41
CHERATUSSIN AC 118 116 101 330
TERAZOSIN HCL 117 112 102 115
SYMBICORT 114 102 103 160
MECLIZINE HCL 114 112 103 96
MI ACID 110 108 105 272
PREDNISONE 109 100 106 49
GLIMEPIRIDE 108 108 107 44
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 105 104 108 352
BENICAR HCT 103 103 109 155
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 84 109 257
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 102 97 111 175
NEXIUM 102 94 111 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 101 97 113 47
ACTOS 100 100 114 133
IRBESARTAN 95 95 115 258
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 95 90 115 145
CILOSTAZOL 93 92 117 163
PRILOSEC OTC 92 88 118 334
VERAPAMIL ER 92 80 118 99
AVODART 92 92 118 180
FELODIPINE ER 85 85 121 229
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 84 84 R 122 356
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 83 83 123 66
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 82 82 R 124 286
LOPERAMIDE 81 77 125 277
LABETALOL HCL 79 79 126 220
MUPIROCIN 79 79 126 132
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 77 71 128 241
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74 74 129 151
LYRICA 73 45 130 105
TRAZODONE HCL 72 67 131 53
GLIPIZIDE XL 71 71 132 179
TIZANIDINE HCL 71 63 132 120
CYMBALTA 71 68 132 73
GALANTAMINE HBR 71 71 132 239
FOLBIC 70 70 136 290
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 69 59 S3 137 153
MEGESTROL ACETATE 68 68 R 138 152
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 67 59 S3 139 413
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 66 65 140 147
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65 65 141 135
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65 65 141 102
METOLAZONE 64 64 143 254
Q-TUSSIN DM 64 58 143 314
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 62 145 60
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60 57 R 146 72
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59 59 147 71
ULTICARE 59 49 147 370
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 58 57 149 242
NITROSTAT 58 56 149 224
NASONEX 58 58 149 192
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 58 50 R 149 95
LEVITRA 57 54 153 297
PROMETHAZINE-DM 56 56 R 10 154 578
ZOVIRAX 55 52 155 387
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 55 155 86
PROMETHAZINE-CODEINE 55 52 R 155 338
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 53 53 158 283
RAMIPRIL 52 52 159 92
AMIODARONE HCL 51 51 160 269
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 July 23, 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.