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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,796Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 3593

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 90 out of 3593

896 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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

25% of this provider’s 896 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 23,323 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% 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

30 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 1,292 1,132 1 5
RANITIDINE HCL 1,258 1,107 2 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 922 796 3 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 851 763 4 10
LISINOPRIL 818 697 5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 737 638 6 3
METFORMIN HCL 733 641 7 6
LOVASTATIN 653 578 8 20
SIMVASTATIN 634 591 9 1
LOVAZA 632 529 10 106
GLIPIZIDE 580 508 11 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 577 526 12 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 576 507 13 4
FUROSEMIDE 570 506 14 9
ATENOLOL 400 376 15 11
CLOPIDOGREL 387 342 16 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 366 289 17 12
CRESTOR 330 283 18 21
SERTRALINE HCL 318 250 19 28
NAMENDA 287 285 20 50
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 275 237 S3 21 7
PLAVIX 274 248 22 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 247 229 23 22
CLONIDINE HCL 247 204 23 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 246 210 25 14
IBUPROFEN 240 197 26 43
ALPRAZOLAM 239 190 27 37
BENICAR 237 221 28 131
CARVEDILOL 235 197 29 23
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 227 179 30 94
DIOVAN 226 225 31 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 225 198 32 25
MECLIZINE HCL 225 198 32 96
DONEPEZIL HCL 220 202 34 31
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 219 180 S3 35 153
WARFARIN SODIUM 210 155 36 18
AZITHROMYCIN 210 178 36 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 205 194 38 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 197 194 39 61
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 194 186 40 15
DIOVAN HCT 192 181 41 76
GLYBURIDE 173 158 R 42 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 170 162 43 47
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168 143 44 26
NEXIUM 163 163 45 36
TRAMADOL HCL 162 123 46 17
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 161 134 47 63
SINGULAIR 159 144 48 77
GABAPENTIN 159 130 48 16
NAPROXEN 153 122 50 68
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 152 132 51 138
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150 133 52 48
BENICAR HCT 148 133 53 155
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 132 129 54 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124 118 55 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122 117 56 71
SYMBICORT 101 95 57 160
PENTOXIFYLLINE 98 95 58 149
TAMSULOSIN HCL 98 97 58 33
TEMAZEPAM 97 93 60 56
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 97 40 R 60 72
KETOCONAZOLE 96 68 62 118
SPIRONOLACTONE 95 95 63 86
PROAIR HFA 94 92 64 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93 83 65 52
TRAZODONE HCL 91 64 66 53
DICYCLOMINE HCL 91 89 66 190
AMOXICILLIN 87 70 68 128
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87 78 68 151
RISPERIDONE 84 73 70 83
FAMOTIDINE 83 64 71 70
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 77 70 72 24
HUMULIN 70-30 74 63 73 215
SPIRIVA 73 70 74 87
VOLTAREN 73 63 74 85
ALLOPURINOL 68 58 76 35
MELOXICAM 68 54 76 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66 60 78 89
NIFEDIPINE ER 66 34 78 75
LEXAPRO 66 65 78 184
CEPHALEXIN 66 57 78 150
PAROXETINE HCL 65 49 82 62
INSULIN SYRINGE 65 57 82 91
SUCRALFATE 64 58 84 237
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63 52 85 119
METRONIDAZOLE 63 55 85 268
LANTUS 61 47 87 57
NASONEX 60 55 88 192
CICLOPIROX 59 51 89 170
ACTOS 58 52 90 133
GEMFIBROZIL 58 45 90 88
PREDNISONE 58 46 90 49
HYDROXYZINE HCL 58 56 R 90 196
JANUVIA 57 49 94 81
SEROQUEL XR 54 49 95 199
CELEBREX 54 39 95 100
LIPITOR 52 49 97 136
SYNTHROID 50 35 98 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL 50 33 98 267
CYMBALTA 50 23 98 73
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. 5, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.