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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,308Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 457

$855K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 63 out of 457

577 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
44% 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

2% of this provider’s 16,029 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 654 611 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 632 595 2 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 618 573 3 18
OMEPRAZOLE 611 570 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 586 514 5 5
METFORMIN HCL 542 520 6 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 509 485 7 33
BYSTOLIC 396 365 8 122
CRESTOR 369 323 9 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 367 308 10 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 329 303 11 7
LISINOPRIL 320 277 12 3
TEMAZEPAM 312 294 13 48
LOVAZA 308 285 14 50
LORAZEPAM 265 257 15 87
CLOPIDOGREL 259 253 16 19
PLAVIX 253 248 17 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226 211 18 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 219 219 19 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 212 208 20 13
ALPRAZOLAM 210 207 21 39
FUROSEMIDE 194 194 22 10
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 194 189 22 134
EXFORGE 191 190 24 149
TAMSULOSIN HCL 188 183 25 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 179 175 26 59
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174 171 27 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171 142 28 54
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164 154 29 21
DIOVAN 161 157 30 30
ATENOLOL 160 148 31 11
VIAGRA 154 133 32 63
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 145 132 33 72
RANITIDINE HCL 138 110 34 17
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 133 127 R 35 70
GABAPENTIN 128 124 36 15
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 125 113 37 60
GLYBURIDE 124 124 R 38 64
AZITHROMYCIN 123 111 39 44
JANUVIA 123 123 39 80
IRBESARTAN 122 122 41 322
CARVEDILOL 111 111 42 20
NATEGLINIDE 105 104 43 270
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102 92 44 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101 97 45 29
AVAPRO 99 99 46 304
LACTULOSE 98 85 47 78
ALLOPURINOL 96 95 48 47
LANTUS 94 82 49 56
GENERLAC 91 88 50 311
NEXIUM 90 83 51 12
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 84 77 52 132
NIFEDIPINE ER 82 70 53 89
DIGOXIN 82 77 53 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 79 39 55 108
DIOVAN HCT 77 77 56 51
CLONIDINE HCL 76 52 57 52
AVODART 75 75 58 110
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74 63 59 40
MECLIZINE HCL 74 72 59 55
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 72 59 61 120
BACLOFEN 72 67 61 141
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 72 71 61 49
KLOR-CON 10 70 65 64 161
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 67 64 71
IBUPROFEN 69 68 66 14
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 69 66 124
CEPHALEXIN 66 60 68 188
SYNTHROID 65 61 69 93
NAPROXEN 65 52 69 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58 58 71 61
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58 42 71 73
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 57 57 73 380
INSULIN SYRINGE 53 44 74 79
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52 52 75 84
MELOXICAM 50 48 76 41
EXELON 50 50 76 98
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 July 8, 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.