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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,029Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 81 out of 3593

$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 3593

655 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

14% of this provider’s 655 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 655 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 19,417 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 729 637 1 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 668 553 2 18
LISINOPRIL 652 555 3 2
NAMENDA 634 606 4 50
SIMVASTATIN 615 521 5 1
MIRTAZAPINE 610 573 6 64
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 583 521 7 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 571 556 8 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 493 463 9 8
FUROSEMIDE 479 425 10 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 413 376 11 24
GABAPENTIN 402 304 12 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 380 323 13 71
OMEPRAZOLE 346 321 14 5
TRAMADOL HCL 339 309 15 17
CARVEDILOL 283 256 16 23
CYMBALTA 251 187 17 73
LANTUS 240 182 18 57
CITALOPRAM HBR 232 218 19 25
SERTRALINE HCL 224 208 20 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 213 188 21 15
ATENOLOL 212 182 22 11
NOVOLOG 210 148 23 134
METFORMIN HCL 206 146 24 6
CLOPIDOGREL 194 170 25 30
EXELON 193 186 26 123
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 179 153 27 89
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 174 162 S3 28 7
LIDODERM 169 160 29 78
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 166 158 30 154
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 163 114 31 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 162 131 32 33
GLIPIZIDE 156 139 33 40
HYDRALAZINE HCL 156 134 33 107
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 150 115 35 234
LEVETIRACETAM 149 121 36 127
PREDNISONE 148 123 37 49
DIGOXIN 146 141 38 58
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146 138 38 14
PLAVIX 146 131 38 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144 96 41 10
TRAZODONE HCL 143 108 42 53
DIOVAN 136 110 43 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 136 121 43 52
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 134 98 45 228
LACTULOSE 130 66 46 126
BUSPIRONE HCL 130 121 46 156
NOVOLIN R 128 84 48 140
LEXAPRO 125 106 49 184
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 124 109 50 22
RANITIDINE HCL 122 121 51 27
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 121 117 52 119
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119 118 53 61
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 118 117 54 135
LYRICA 114 87 55 105
OLANZAPINE 113 113 56 198
JANUVIA 110 98 57 81
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102 70 58 13
FAMOTIDINE 99 58 59 70
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99 88 59 45
SPIRIVA 99 85 59 87
SEROQUEL 97 81 62 172
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 97 73 62 12
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97 75 S2 62 93
ALLOPURINOL 95 81 65 35
FENOFIBRATE 89 48 66 39
BACLOFEN 86 45 67 109
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 84 83 68 121
LEVOFLOXACIN 84 72 68 116
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84 81 68 143
SINGULAIR 82 73 71 77
CLONIDINE HCL 81 73 72 41
KLOR-CON M20 80 78 73 139
RISPERIDONE 79 75 74 83
NOVOLIN 70-30 79 72 74 146
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 78 60 76 210
SPIRONOLACTONE 76 62 77 86
BUMETANIDE 76 65 77 148
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 74 13 79 283
HUMALOG 74 44 79 249
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 68 55 81 141
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 57 82 47
RAMIPRIL 63 41 83 92
DILTIAZEM HCL 62 61 84 250
FLUOXETINE HCL 62 38 84 60
GLIMEPIRIDE 62 50 84 44
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 60 36 87 157
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 60 58 87 103
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57 49 89 32
CILOSTAZOL 57 57 89 163
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 53 89 102
LAMOTRIGINE 56 44 92 270
LEVEMIR 56 49 92 193
ENABLEX 54 41 94 455
PROMETHAZINE HCL 54 27 R 94 142
TRAVATAN Z 54 54 94 292
NYSTATIN 53 35 97 167
PAROXETINE HCL 52 41 98 62
RENVELA 52 32 98 445
GEMFIBROZIL 51 31 100 88
TRILIPIX 50 50 101 233
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 50 101 181
VENLAFAXINE HCL 50 14 101 267
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 March 7, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.