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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,393Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 457

$1.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 457

453 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%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 20,817 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

45% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$85 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 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
OMEPRAZOLE 714 621 1 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 557 545 2 22
NEXIUM 539 482 3 12
RANITIDINE HCL 462 408 4 17
FUROSEMIDE 461 408 5 10
CLOPIDOGREL 451 426 6 19
CRESTOR 429 393 7 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 411 372 8 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 390 366 9 108
LIDODERM 383 342 10 31
PLAVIX 368 324 11 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 356 317 12 5
LANTUS 355 340 13 56
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 332 296 10 14 282
NAMENDA 330 317 15 32
CELEBREX 289 258 16 53
VOLTAREN 288 254 17 34
METFORMIN HCL 287 260 18 6
SIMVASTATIN 282 236 19 2
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 280 255 20 84
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 274 246 21 4
EXELON 256 226 22 98
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 247 231 23 266
DIOVAN HCT 240 225 24 51
DIGOXIN 239 233 25 69
DIOVAN 232 205 26 30
SURE COMFORT 231 221 27 103
WELCHOL 229 203 28 219
LISINOPRIL 229 203 28 3
CHLORTHALIDONE 228 193 30 184
CARVEDILOL 224 201 31 20
ADVAIR DISKUS 205 196 32 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 204 181 33 13
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 197 150 34 60
IBUPROFEN 191 142 35 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 191 183 35 7
LYRICA 189 185 37 77
AZITHROMYCIN 180 160 38 44
INSULIN SYRINGE 177 159 39 79
NOVOLOG 176 170 40 181
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 174 150 41 61
TRAMADOL HCL 169 149 42 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 165 154 43 28
SINGULAIR 156 147 44 43
GABAPENTIN 155 144 45 15
ATENOLOL 154 149 46 11
AMMONIUM LACTATE 152 123 47 82
AGGRENOX 140 129 48 210
SERTRALINE HCL 134 105 49 57
JANUMET 130 126 50 154
BENICAR HCT 130 116 50 111
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 123 117 52 128
JANUVIA 120 98 53 80
ONGLYZA 119 90 54 140
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 118 96 55 127
SYMBICORT 114 90 56 106
FAMOTIDINE 114 95 56 62
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 114 89 56 121
MECLIZINE HCL 113 108 59 55
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 107 60 8
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 106 92 61 134
MELOXICAM 103 102 62 41
TRILIPIX 102 92 63 238
AZOR 102 75 63 228
KETOCONAZOLE 101 56 65 92
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 100 100 66 157
NAPROXEN 99 82 67 65
SPIRIVA 99 86 67 101
TAMSULOSIN HCL 98 88 69 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94 88 70 109
CLOTRIMAZOLE 94 71 70 207
SEROQUEL XR 92 88 72 168
NITROSTAT 91 86 73 167
LACTULOSE 90 68 74 78
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 87 82 75 183
NOVOLIN R 87 80 75 147
MUPIROCIN 87 75 75 91
CLONIDINE HCL 86 85 78 52
LEXAPRO 85 75 79 138
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 85 84 79 49
PAROXETINE HCL 82 69 81 68
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 82 80 81 33
SSD 81 77 83 158
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 80 57 R 84 70
BENICAR 80 67 84 90
NYSTATIN 79 72 86 234
SAVELLA 78 68 87 409
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 77 50 88 171
ZENPEP 74 67 89 246
BACLOFEN 73 68 90 141
CYMBALTA 73 63 90 97
LEVOFLOXACIN 72 66 92 131
EXFORGE 70 54 93 149
NOVOLIN 70-30 70 57 93 113
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 68 67 95 35
MEGESTROL ACETATE 68 56 R 95 94
MEGACE ES 68 68 R 95 261
NIFEDIPINE ER 68 58 95 89
LANSOPRAZOLE 66 63 99 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66 66 99 40
BYSTOLIC 66 51 99 122
PROAIR HFA 66 59 99 66
ACTONEL 64 61 103 117
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63 36 104 132
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 63 63 104 190
AVODART 61 61 106 110
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61 61 106 16
PENTOXIFYLLINE 61 49 106 67
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60 50 109 86
RISPERIDONE 57 56 110 102
CREON 56 46 111 209
LOVAZA 54 30 112 50
OLANZAPINE 54 53 112 201
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 53 52 114 164
KOMBIGLYZE XR 53 45 114 239
HUMALOG 51 50 116 287
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 50 40 117 323
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 Feb. 24, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.