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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,491Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 457

$756K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 72 out of 457

893 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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

2% of this provider’s 893 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 22,857 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$31 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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
LOVASTATIN 1,222 1,158 1 25
OMEPRAZOLE 1,194 1,084 2 1
LISINOPRIL 1,025 989 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 955 939 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 822 772 5 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 702 667 6 21
ALPRAZOLAM 643 624 7 39
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 636 609 8 5
RANITIDINE HCL 618 565 9 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 555 514 10 18
METFORMIN HCL 533 471 11 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 460 448 12 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 424 399 13 7
FENOFIBRATE 416 363 14 46
FINASTERIDE 399 394 15 85
FUROSEMIDE 390 358 16 10
CLOPIDOGREL 377 353 17 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 372 370 18 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 367 343 19 38
GABAPENTIN 310 289 20 15
PENTOXIFYLLINE 307 306 21 67
NAMENDA 303 300 22 32
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 302 302 R 23 70
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 289 256 24 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 289 276 24 75
PLAVIX 271 262 26 24
ALLOPURINOL 268 242 27 47
VIAGRA 265 234 28 63
ATENOLOL 249 234 29 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 242 233 30 36
CARVEDILOL 239 221 31 20
BENAZEPRIL HCL 237 224 32 114
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 216 216 33 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 206 188 34 40
TEMAZEPAM 188 188 35 48
GALANTAMINE HBR 183 183 36 194
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 181 173 37 60
NEXIUM 167 147 38 12
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 157 155 39 35
LORAZEPAM 147 147 40 87
CILOSTAZOL 138 138 41 88
NAPROXEN 134 113 42 65
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133 132 43 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132 125 44 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 130 93 45 33
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 117 117 46 73
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115 101 47 59
IBUPROFEN 113 71 48 14
DIGOXIN 109 102 49 69
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105 99 50 29
GEMFIBROZIL 101 87 51 112
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 100 68 52 72
GLYBURIDE 96 96 R 53 64
NIFEDIPINE ER 96 96 53 89
VOLTAREN 96 73 53 34
AVODART 95 95 56 110
CRESTOR 95 94 56 9
GLIPIZIDE 94 85 58 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91 80 59 84
CITALOPRAM HBR 91 88 59 45
MECLIZINE HCL 85 82 61 55
JANUVIA 82 34 62 80
EASY TOUCH 80 77 63 231
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77 75 64 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 52 64 37
FAMOTIDINE 76 66 66 62
MELOXICAM 75 62 67 41
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 73 71 68 232
DIOVAN 71 63 69 30
VENTOLIN HFA 67 64 70 96
PROPRANOLOL HCL 67 59 70 176
LUMIGAN 65 65 72 259
PREDNISONE 64 44 73 95
METFORMIN HCL ER 64 64 73 143
SERTRALINE HCL 63 63 75 57
LANTUS 63 61 75 56
FELODIPINE ER 57 57 77 249
ADVAIR DISKUS 56 48 78 27
NOVOLIN 70-30 55 55 79 113
LANSOPRAZOLE 53 53 80 74
AMMONIUM LACTATE 53 50 80 82
VERAPAMIL ER 53 47 80 145
GLIPIZIDE ER 52 46 83 107
CLONIDINE HCL 52 52 83 52
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51 37 85 49
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 51 85 221
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 51 85 142
RAMIPRIL 51 44 85 204
INSULIN SYRINGE 50 50 89 79
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50 50 R 89 94
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 50 89 124
CAPTOPRIL 50 50 89 310
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. 14, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.