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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,190Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 93 out of 3593

$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 60 out of 3593

405 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 19,201 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

35% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

55 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
OMEPRAZOLE 848 760 1 5
FUROSEMIDE 725 654 2 9
SIMVASTATIN 615 530 3 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 614 575 4 24
LISINOPRIL 609 537 5 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 600 469 6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 478 405 7 3
CLOPIDOGREL 435 416 8 30
NAMENDA 406 406 9 50
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 395 328 10 8
DIOVAN 372 348 11 46
LACTULOSE 371 312 12 126
LANTUS 356 312 13 57
METFORMIN HCL 351 281 14 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 345 342 15 31
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 334 313 10 16 248
PLAVIX 304 289 17 42
NEXIUM 297 253 18 36
IBUPROFEN 289 231 19 43
SURE COMFORT 285 243 20 159
CARVEDILOL 281 232 21 23
MEGESTROL ACETATE 275 254 R 22 152
CRESTOR 246 241 23 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 235 164 24 33
SINGULAIR 204 161 25 77
CELEBREX 200 173 26 100
GABAPENTIN 194 157 27 16
ATENOLOL 192 187 28 11
MUPIROCIN 192 180 28 132
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 186 165 30 157
NIFEDIPINE ER 178 142 31 75
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 175 163 32 135
RANITIDINE HCL 169 146 33 27
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 167 167 34 212
AMMONIUM LACTATE 161 159 35 125
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 153 119 36 19
TRAMADOL HCL 153 135 36 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151 135 38 10
LYRICA 149 147 39 105
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 145 112 40 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 144 132 41 61
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 143 143 42 104
FAMOTIDINE 142 126 43 70
KETOCONAZOLE 137 121 44 118
INSULIN SYRINGE 133 124 45 91
DIGOXIN 132 124 46 58
MECLIZINE HCL 126 113 47 96
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 123 95 48 151
METOLAZONE 120 118 49 254
LIDODERM 118 114 50 78
GLIPIZIDE 115 90 51 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113 75 52 45
AVODART 112 69 53 180
NOVOLOG 112 82 53 134
SSD 111 111 55 348
GEMFIBROZIL 110 46 56 88
FORTEO 107 107 57 453
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104 92 58 12
AZITHROMYCIN 103 89 59 34
NOVOLIN 70-30 103 103 59 146
FINASTERIDE 101 94 61 79
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 100 78 62 38
SPIRONOLACTONE 98 72 63 86
ACTOS 96 94 64 133
AMITIZA 96 75 64 349
PROAIR HFA 95 83 66 54
CEFDINIR 93 89 67 324
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 93 84 67 15
QUINAPRIL HCL 91 56 69 219
LANSOPRAZOLE 90 76 70 113
VESICARE 86 62 71 205
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 86 81 71 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 82 82 73 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77 57 74 89
BENAZEPRIL HCL 77 66 74 69
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 76 73 76 94
ADVAIR DISKUS 76 61 76 47
CILOSTAZOL 72 72 78 163
VOLTAREN 71 71 79 85
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71 68 79 71
LOVAZA 70 57 81 106
DICYCLOMINE HCL 70 53 81 190
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 68 64 83 187
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67 67 84 107
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 65 56 85 74
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 65 65 R 85 95
ZAFIRLUKAST 62 44 87 432
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 44 88 26
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60 55 88 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 59 52 90 25
FENOFIBRATE 57 49 91 39
CLOTRIMAZOLE 56 47 92 319
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 56 56 R 92 310
PROCTOZONE-HC 56 56 92 209
LEVETIRACETAM 56 39 92 127
BUMETANIDE 56 56 92 148
AGGRENOX 54 54 97 288
DEXILANT 53 24 98 222
NASONEX 52 38 99 192
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51 41 R 100 72
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 Oct. 1, 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.