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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,672Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 100 out of 3593

$2.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 3593

525 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

1% of this provider’s 17,484 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

51% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$105 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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
CRESTOR 1,254 1,050 1 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 776 682 2 71
IBUPROFEN 760 556 3 43
NEXIUM 706 581 4 36
OMEPRAZOLE 574 466 5 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 552 463 6 12
LIDODERM 536 456 7 78
SEROQUEL XR 493 320 8 199
ABILIFY 492 333 9 162
DIOVAN HCT 460 414 10 76
DONEPEZIL HCL 456 412 11 31
PAROXETINE HCL 418 362 12 62
LEXAPRO 379 332 13 184
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 367 326 14 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 358 310 15 3
ADVAIR DISKUS 347 249 16 47
CYMBALTA 332 186 17 73
NAMENDA 315 267 18 50
SERTRALINE HCL 293 225 19 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 289 223 20 8
TRILIPIX 288 234 21 233
METFORMIN HCL 271 214 22 6
CARVEDILOL 270 242 23 23
LISINOPRIL 267 198 24 2
VOLTAREN 264 234 25 85
SINGULAIR 262 202 26 77
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 231 189 27 22
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 224 187 28 74
EXELON 224 214 28 123
CELEBREX 220 162 30 100
JANUVIA 218 211 31 81
BUSPIRONE HCL 211 162 32 156
DIOVAN 200 158 33 46
SIMVASTATIN 199 174 34 1
CLOPIDOGREL 185 161 35 30
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 182 150 36 94
MIRTAZAPINE 167 109 37 64
PLAVIX 167 143 37 42
PENTOXIFYLLINE 161 138 39 149
FLUOXETINE HCL 158 110 40 60
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 157 41 10
LOVAZA 151 115 42 106
LUNESTA 150 111 43 332
LANSOPRAZOLE 150 129 43 113
BENICAR HCT 136 110 45 155
PRISTIQ ER 128 89 46 467
FUROSEMIDE 126 113 47 9
TRAMADOL HCL 125 118 48 17
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 124 111 R 49 95
TRAZODONE HCL 117 92 50 53
RANITIDINE HCL 117 94 50 27
GLIPIZIDE 116 89 52 40
PROAIR HFA 115 70 53 54
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 106 79 54 187
SOLARAZE 102 72 55 280
ATENOLOL 100 70 56 11
MECLIZINE HCL 99 90 57 96
GABAPENTIN 96 81 58 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 80 59 26
DEXILANT 93 76 60 222
ALLOPURINOL 91 82 61 35
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89 80 62 151
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 83 71 63 15
NAPROXEN 81 67 64 68
LANTUS 77 45 65 57
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 75 60 66 253
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 73 64 67 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71 67 68 178
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70 67 69 32
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 70 70 69 145
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69 47 71 119
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 68 57 72 283
VENTOLIN HFA 68 45 72 80
SPIRIVA 67 52 74 87
OLANZAPINE 66 43 75 198
BUPROPION XL 63 41 76 243
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 57 77 38
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 60 0 R 78 202
CILOSTAZOL 59 59 79 163
BUPROPION HCL SR 57 44 80 207
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57 29 80 89
LYRICA 56 44 82 105
NASONEX 56 56 82 192
CITALOPRAM HBR 55 54 84 25
BENICAR 53 50 85 131
RISPERIDONE 52 39 86 83
DIGOXIN 51 51 87 58
JANUMET 51 29 87 238
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. 17, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.