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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,476Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 92 out of 3593

$587K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 464 out of 3593

813 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%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
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 813 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 813 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 19,537 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$26 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
LISINOPRIL 1,393 1,267 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,205 1,081 2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 879 773 3 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 768 733 4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 625 505 S3 5 7
FUROSEMIDE 599 540 6 9
ALPRAZOLAM 583 483 7 37
RANITIDINE HCL 580 525 8 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 529 452 9 3
METFORMIN HCL 526 413 10 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 521 500 11 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 514 470 12 14
OMEPRAZOLE 421 369 13 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 387 364 14 24
ATENOLOL 352 307 15 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 349 330 16 8
CRESTOR 342 332 17 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 336 313 18 18
SERTRALINE HCL 329 259 19 28
VENTOLIN HFA 283 250 20 80
CITALOPRAM HBR 232 207 21 25
MELOXICAM 229 187 22 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 227 163 23 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 216 192 24 45
ALLOPURINOL 208 207 25 35
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 207 205 26 63
SPIRONOLACTONE 202 190 27 86
DILTIAZEM ER 194 194 28 194
GABAPENTIN 191 165 29 16
CARVEDILOL 187 180 30 23
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 172 143 31 141
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163 162 32 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 158 156 33 61
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 157 131 34 231
NOVOLIN N 144 114 35 340
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 142 130 36 22
GLIPIZIDE ER 138 116 37 101
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137 105 38 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 131 118 39 31
ADVAIR DISKUS 123 101 40 47
VIAGRA 119 75 41 84
TIZANIDINE HCL 119 80 41 120
SURE COMFORT 117 97 43 159
IBUPROFEN 116 86 44 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114 102 45 33
MIRTAZAPINE 110 107 46 64
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 108 96 47 52
BACLOFEN 107 87 48 109
FINASTERIDE 106 106 49 79
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 105 97 50 119
GLIMEPIRIDE 103 102 51 44
HYDRALAZINE HCL 102 101 52 107
MECLIZINE HCL 101 90 53 96
TRAMADOL HCL 100 41 54 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98 75 55 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92 82 56 71
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92 36 S2 56 93
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 90 89 58 38
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 90 81 58 104
KLOR-CON M20 86 69 60 139
MOVIPREP 83 76 61 535
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 82 82 62 66
PREDNISONE 78 74 63 49
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78 46 R 63 90
TRAZODONE HCL 77 65 65 53
NIFEDIPINE ER 77 77 65 75
GEMFIBROZIL 76 64 67 88
NAPROXEN 74 61 68 68
GLIPIZIDE 73 70 69 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72 68 70 19
CLONIDINE HCL 72 64 70 41
DIGOXIN 69 69 72 58
VERAPAMIL ER 68 56 73 99
LEVOTHROID 67 65 74 375
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 67 53 74 103
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 60 76 102
TEMAZEPAM 66 61 76 56
LEFLUNOMIDE 66 56 76 555
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 63 42 S3 79 153
BYSTOLIC 63 54 79 182
NAMENDA 61 61 81 50
GALANTAMINE HBR 56 56 82 239
METHOTREXATE 53 34 83 354
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 50 83 135
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 52 49 85 410
BUPROPION XL 52 31 85 243
PRIMIDONE 52 52 85 282
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51 51 88 177
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 38 89 178
RISPERIDONE 50 50 89 83
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 May 14, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.