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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,350Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 211 out of 3593

$6.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 3593

349 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

30% of this provider’s 349 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

45% of this provider’s 349 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 2,224 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

47% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$375 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 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
TRUVADA 804 24 10 1 189
NORVIR 599 0 2 183
PREZISTA 465 0 3 226
ISENTRESS 391 0 4 232
OXYCODONE HCL 373 11 S2 5 59
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 337 42 S3 6 7
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 337 26 S3 10 6 289
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 304 39 8 12
INTELENCE 291 0 10 9 294
LISINOPRIL 248 89 10 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 241 57 11 15
VALACYCLOVIR 231 33 10 12 367
CARISOPRODOL 191 11 R 13 97
CRESTOR 188 13 14 21
OMEPRAZOLE 185 35 15 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 184 77 16 4
CYMBALTA 183 0 17 73
REYATAZ 179 0 18 266
ANDROGEL 176 11 S3 19 320
FENOFIBRATE 168 0 20 39
GABAPENTIN 162 20 21 16
DRONABINOL 161 0 10 22 443
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 160 77 23 3
OXYCONTIN 159 0 S2 24 166
OXANDROLONE 153 0 10 25 458
EPZICOM 152 28 26 279
ENDOCET 152 11 S2 26 206
ACYCLOVIR 149 0 28 259
TAMSULOSIN HCL 146 58 29 33
ATRIPLA 146 0 29 246
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 136 15 31 102
KALETRA 134 12 32 312
SIMVASTATIN 130 64 33 1
TRAZODONE HCL 125 0 34 53
BUPROPION XL 113 19 35 243
LYRICA 109 12 36 105
LOVAZA 107 0 37 106
LANSOPRAZOLE 101 12 38 113
FINASTERIDE 99 22 39 79
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 98 13 40 452
METFORMIN HCL 98 40 40 6
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 96 0 S2 42 108
LEVOFLOXACIN 95 22 43 116
ALPRAZOLAM 89 18 44 37
ALLOPURINOL 87 31 45 35
EGRIFTA 87 0 10 45 532
NEXIUM 86 0 47 36
FLUCONAZOLE 85 0 48 229
PROAIR HFA 85 0 48 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 24 48 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 85 0 48 13
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 83 0 S2 52 313
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81 0 53 32
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80 14 R 54 72
CLOPIDOGREL 79 0 55 30
SEROSTIM 75 0 10 56 545
SERTRALINE HCL 75 23 56 28
MIRTAZAPINE 73 17 58 64
INSULIN SYRINGE 73 0 58 91
VIREAD 73 13 58 411
FUROSEMIDE 71 19 61 9
IBUPROFEN 70 0 62 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69 16 63 71
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65 18 64 8
ABILIFY 61 0 65 162
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61 26 65 14
TRILIPIX 61 17 65 233
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 60 0 S2 68 171
CELEBREX 59 11 69 100
BYSTOLIC 59 41 69 182
SUSTIVA 57 20 71 447
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57 21 71 38
METHADONE HCL 57 0 S2 71 158
LIPITOR 57 18 71 136
TRICOR 56 0 75 130
CITALOPRAM HBR 54 0 76 25
BUSPIRONE HCL 53 14 77 156
BUPROPION HCL SR 53 21 77 207
VIRAMUNE 53 0 77 590
PLAVIX 51 0 80 42
JANUVIA 51 23 80 81
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 Jan. 30, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.