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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,265Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 215 out of 3593

$730K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 277 out of 3593

782 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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

2% of this provider’s 782 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 782 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 14,263 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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 970 880 1 1
LISINOPRIL 695 613 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 535 483 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 504 451 4 4
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 428 419 5 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 318 265 6 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 316 296 7 18
METFORMIN HCL 310 266 8 6
ATENOLOL 304 274 9 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 290 250 10 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 287 273 11 8
FUROSEMIDE 278 223 12 9
TEMAZEPAM 274 234 13 56
ALPRAZOLAM 259 230 14 37
FENOFIBRATE 256 225 15 39
CLOPIDOGREL 254 228 16 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 250 224 17 15
PLAVIX 248 216 18 42
RANITIDINE HCL 233 217 19 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227 222 20 10
GABAPENTIN 220 183 21 16
GLIPIZIDE 219 196 22 40
NIFEDIPINE ER 208 197 23 75
IBUPROFEN 205 165 24 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 200 139 25 12
MECLIZINE HCL 191 183 26 96
INSULIN SYRINGE 186 155 27 91
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 175 126 28 32
VITAMIN D2 173 136 29 124
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 167 145 30 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 153 145 31 33
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 150 135 32 74
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148 140 33 48
MELOXICAM 146 140 34 29
VENTOLIN HFA 136 115 35 80
CITALOPRAM HBR 134 117 36 25
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 132 130 37 63
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 124 112 38 94
DIGOXIN 114 112 39 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 114 104 39 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112 92 41 45
TRAMADOL HCL 111 95 42 17
LANTUS 110 90 43 57
FAMOTIDINE 109 89 44 70
ZOSTAVAX 107 105 45 168
FINASTERIDE 107 106 45 79
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103 93 47 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 96 89 48 31
NOVOLIN 70-30 92 92 49 146
VIAGRA 92 87 49 84
AMOXICILLIN 92 71 49 128
CRESTOR 88 86 52 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87 81 53 52
CARVEDILOL 77 70 54 23
HYDRALAZINE HCL 77 77 54 107
ADVAIR DISKUS 76 65 56 47
SERTRALINE HCL 76 74 56 28
KETOCONAZOLE 74 65 58 118
ALLOPURINOL 71 71 59 35
HUMULIN 70-30 71 52 59 215
AZITHROMYCIN 71 54 59 34
SINGULAIR 69 59 62 77
ACTOS 62 53 63 133
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61 50 64 103
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58 47 65 145
BACLOFEN 57 46 66 109
SYMBICORT 57 53 66 160
PREDNISONE 55 39 68 49
BUMETANIDE 54 43 69 148
PROAIR HFA 52 25 70 54
PEN NEEDLE 51 38 71 188
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. 26, 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.