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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,215Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 188 out of 3593

$515K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 599 out of 3593

847 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
28% 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

3% of this provider’s 847 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 847 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 16,178 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$30 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
SIMVASTATIN 877 813 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 708 687 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 668 661 3 5
ALPRAZOLAM 597 572 4 37
LISINOPRIL 572 541 5 2
TEMAZEPAM 521 485 6 56
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 520 506 7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 462 447 8 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 445 428 9 14
ATENOLOL 442 419 10 11
METFORMIN HCL 435 410 11 6
FUROSEMIDE 350 343 12 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 332 322 13 22
LOVASTATIN 322 318 14 20
TRAMADOL HCL 246 227 15 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245 243 16 10
GLIPIZIDE 205 200 17 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 193 180 18 18
CAPTOPRIL 192 192 19 213
AZITHROMYCIN 184 165 20 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180 150 21 24
SERTRALINE HCL 174 171 22 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 171 155 23 25
LORAZEPAM 169 154 24 98
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 161 153 25 32
CLONIDINE HCL 153 148 26 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 150 115 27 12
CLOPIDOGREL 146 132 28 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 145 138 29 33
GABAPENTIN 139 130 30 16
BENAZEPRIL HCL 133 129 31 69
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130 130 32 19
GEMFIBROZIL 128 127 33 88
PROAIR HFA 127 105 34 54
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 127 121 34 203
MELOXICAM 126 109 36 29
KLOR-CON 10 120 120 37 114
PLAVIX 119 114 38 42
RANITIDINE HCL 117 116 39 27
MECLIZINE HCL 114 92 40 96
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 114 111 40 38
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 111 111 42 63
ALLOPURINOL 103 103 43 35
PAROXETINE HCL 94 90 44 62
GLIPIZIDE ER 91 91 45 101
VERAPAMIL ER 85 60 46 99
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 81 46 52
DIAZEPAM 84 77 48 252
DIGOXIN 81 78 49 58
LEVOXYL 80 80 50 111
CRESTOR 79 73 51 21
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 78 74 52 104
INSULIN SYRINGE 76 66 53 91
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75 61 S3 54 7
FINASTERIDE 75 75 54 79
CYMBALTA 75 75 54 73
SYNTHROID 73 66 57 51
TERAZOSIN HCL 73 73 57 115
FENOFIBRATE 71 60 59 39
VIAGRA 69 64 60 84
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69 69 60 181
DONEPEZIL HCL 67 67 62 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 66 63 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 58 64 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 60 64 47
NAMENDA 60 60 66 50
PRADAXA 60 60 66 325
GENERLAC 55 55 68 271
NIFEDIPINE ER 55 55 68 75
AMOXICILLIN 55 51 68 128
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 55 68 60
CARVEDILOL 55 42 68 23
LANTUS 53 53 73 57
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53 50 R 73 90
JANTOVEN 53 53 73 169
GLIMEPIRIDE 52 52 76 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50 50 77 61
GLYBURIDE 50 50 R 77 55
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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.