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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,845Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 3593

$1.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 3593

695 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
35% 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

2% of this provider’s 695 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 695 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 28,745 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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 1,363 1,324 1 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,115 1,036 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 982 936 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 807 729 4 1
METFORMIN HCL 743 697 5 6
ALPRAZOLAM 685 656 6 37
LISINOPRIL 633 591 7 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 629 577 8 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 537 522 9 3
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 493 468 10 32
ATENOLOL 479 462 11 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 471 424 12 15
RANITIDINE HCL 455 400 13 27
NEXIUM 391 334 14 36
DIOVAN HCT 385 374 15 76
SYNTHROID 376 355 16 51
TEMAZEPAM 356 320 17 56
FUROSEMIDE 355 344 18 9
PLAVIX 354 346 19 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 339 307 20 19
CLOPIDOGREL 326 311 21 30
CARVEDILOL 326 293 21 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 322 312 23 22
FENOFIBRATE 320 270 24 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 319 278 25 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 316 309 26 8
DIOVAN 302 295 27 46
WARFARIN SODIUM 301 272 28 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 300 288 29 33
GLIMEPIRIDE 292 281 30 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 281 255 31 12
LANSOPRAZOLE 268 249 32 113
DONEPEZIL HCL 251 251 33 31
TIZANIDINE HCL 250 244 34 120
SERTRALINE HCL 246 215 35 28
VOLTAREN 219 213 36 85
VYTORIN 215 206 37 216
CITALOPRAM HBR 201 180 38 25
LOVAZA 200 178 39 106
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200 187 39 14
TRICOR 191 191 41 130
FINASTERIDE 190 181 42 79
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 186 186 43 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 177 171 44 71
ACTONEL 168 161 45 197
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 165 163 46 63
GABAPENTIN 165 138 46 16
BENICAR HCT 161 161 48 155
ALLOPURINOL 155 155 49 35
GLYBURIDE 154 141 R 50 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151 144 51 26
AVAPRO 149 140 52 376
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 145 144 53 94
LOVASTATIN 143 131 54 20
AVODART 142 128 55 180
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 140 118 R 56 95
ZETIA 137 131 57 110
CLONAZEPAM 137 127 57 164
BENICAR 136 136 59 131
LEVOFLOXACIN 134 127 60 116
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 133 129 61 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132 119 62 48
CYMBALTA 127 93 63 73
FELODIPINE ER 124 114 64 229
PAROXETINE HCL 124 112 64 62
ACTOS 123 123 66 133
VITAMIN D2 122 115 67 124
JANUVIA 121 108 68 81
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 120 120 69 65
DIGOXIN 120 120 69 58
ADVAIR DISKUS 119 119 71 47
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 119 113 71 187
EVISTA 117 117 73 200
IRBESARTAN 114 94 74 258
MELOXICAM 112 101 75 29
FOLIC ACID 112 99 75 117
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 102 77 201
LORAZEPAM 108 108 77 98
SINGULAIR 107 105 79 77
AZITHROMYCIN 105 102 80 34
VIAGRA 95 75 81 84
INSULIN SYRINGE 91 75 82 91
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 87 87 83 38
CIALIS 85 71 84 176
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 84 75 85 253
DICYCLOMINE HCL 84 81 85 190
MECLIZINE HCL 84 84 85 96
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 84 84 85 66
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 78 89 412
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 72 89 147
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82 68 91 61
VERAPAMIL ER 82 70 91 99
NAPROXEN 81 74 93 68
TRAMADOL HCL 80 56 94 17
ACTOPLUS MET 79 78 95 363
WELCHOL 79 79 95 285
BUMETANIDE 79 79 95 148
CEFUROXIME 78 70 98 254
QUINAPRIL HCL 78 78 98 219
BUPROPION XL 78 52 98 243
IBUPROFEN 78 74 98 43
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78 76 98 122
GLIPIZIDE 77 77 103 40
ONGLYZA 77 76 103 221
NIASPAN 77 71 103 186
LEXAPRO 76 75 106 184
ATELVIA 76 64 106 351
LANTUS 75 48 108 57
NIFEDICAL XL 73 73 109 281
LABETALOL HCL 73 67 109 220
GLIPIZIDE ER 72 61 111 101
CLONIDINE HCL 71 45 112 41
NASONEX 71 64 112 192
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 70 69 114 74
NIFEDIPINE ER 69 69 115 75
LIPITOR 68 58 116 136
BYSTOLIC 66 66 117 182
MIRTAZAPINE 65 65 118 64
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64 55 119 151
PEN NEEDLE 64 63 119 188
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 63 62 S3 121 153
EXFORGE 62 62 122 214
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62 62 122 13
PREDNISONE 61 61 124 49
FLUOXETINE HCL 61 47 124 60
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58 52 126 178
JANUMET 58 47 126 238
PROAIR HFA 57 47 128 54
BONIVA 56 51 129 328
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 56 50 129 103
TERAZOSIN HCL 54 54 131 115
RAMIPRIL 54 44 131 92
FAMOTIDINE 54 54 131 70
DILTIAZEM ER 52 47 134 194
AMMONIUM LACTATE 52 38 134 125
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 51 136 86
GENERLAC 51 51 136 271
PENTOXIFYLLINE 50 50 138 149
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 25, 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.