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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,535Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 91 out of 3593

$973K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 141 out of 3593

778 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

1% of this provider’s 778 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 21,421 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 1,455 1,384 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 971 956 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 695 648 3 4
LISINOPRIL 656 639 4 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 649 640 5 8
TEMAZEPAM 630 604 6 56
ALPRAZOLAM 542 516 7 37
METFORMIN HCL 517 467 8 6
ATENOLOL 419 392 9 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 393 374 10 38
LORAZEPAM 377 377 11 98
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 374 362 12 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 337 323 13 12
TRAMADOL HCL 336 317 14 17
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 330 309 15 74
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 324 322 16 22
GABAPENTIN 317 297 17 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 305 298 18 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 291 269 19 26
VIAGRA 287 253 20 84
WARFARIN SODIUM 261 261 21 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 256 234 22 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 250 249 23 71
FUROSEMIDE 249 244 24 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 220 191 25 32
NEXIUM 216 193 26 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 204 185 27 44
RANITIDINE HCL 198 198 28 27
ADVAIR DISKUS 193 171 29 47
CLOPIDOGREL 191 181 30 30
GLYBURIDE 190 182 R 31 55
CRESTOR 190 172 31 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 186 185 33 14
CARVEDILOL 183 166 34 23
FENOFIBRATE 174 156 35 39
CLONIDINE HCL 169 162 36 41
IBUPROFEN 169 158 36 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161 161 38 33
PLAVIX 161 156 38 42
AVODART 159 159 40 180
LOVASTATIN 155 148 41 20
LANSOPRAZOLE 154 151 42 113
CITALOPRAM HBR 153 137 43 25
NAMENDA 136 136 44 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 134 134 45 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134 122 45 45
TERAZOSIN HCL 133 133 47 115
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 128 127 48 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 126 126 49 31
VESICARE 126 117 49 205
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 123 123 51 173
VENTOLIN HFA 122 119 52 80
FELODIPINE ER 122 114 52 229
NAPROXEN 121 109 54 68
MECLIZINE HCL 119 106 55 96
PENTOXIFYLLINE 118 118 56 149
FINASTERIDE 117 117 57 79
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 116 114 58 94
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115 114 59 19
PAROXETINE HCL 113 113 60 62
GLIPIZIDE 112 107 61 40
CICLOPIROX 110 110 62 170
FAMOTIDINE 107 99 63 70
VOLTAREN 107 103 63 85
AMMONIUM LACTATE 106 90 65 125
MEGESTROL ACETATE 104 104 R 66 152
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 101 101 10 67 393
DESONIDE 99 91 68 315
BENICAR 98 98 69 131
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98 86 69 48
MELOXICAM 97 96 71 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 94 94 72 60
NIFEDIPINE ER 93 92 73 75
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84 73 74 52
LACTULOSE 79 77 75 126
EASY TOUCH 78 72 76 302
SERTRALINE HCL 77 71 77 28
BACLOFEN 77 72 77 109
DIGOXIN 74 74 79 58
LOVAZA 73 70 80 106
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 69 60 81 187
ACTOS 67 67 82 133
DIOVAN 66 59 83 46
BENICAR HCT 65 65 84 155
ALLOPURINOL 65 60 84 35
SINGULAIR 64 62 86 77
GALANTAMINE HBR 64 64 86 239
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62 55 88 63
VERAPAMIL ER 55 55 89 99
JANUVIA 54 54 90 81
LEXAPRO 53 53 91 184
KETOCONAZOLE 52 51 92 118
BUSPIRONE HCL 52 50 92 156
LUMIGAN 51 49 94 333
MUPIROCIN 50 50 95 132
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 50 95 65
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 March 8, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.