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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,090Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 150 out of 3593

$619K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 407 out of 3593

673 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
32% 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

4% of this provider’s 18,183 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$32 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,194 1,137 1 1
ATENOLOL 1,040 1,008 2 11
OMEPRAZOLE 989 951 3 5
LISINOPRIL 696 689 4 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 626 600 5 10
FUROSEMIDE 599 577 6 9
ALPRAZOLAM 537 514 7 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 507 489 8 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 470 457 9 4
LOVASTATIN 436 427 10 20
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 385 372 R 11 95
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 366 352 12 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 365 365 13 22
TEMAZEPAM 340 338 14 56
AZITHROMYCIN 339 317 15 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 334 331 16 3
KLOR-CON 8 334 333 16 244
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 264 237 18 12
CRESTOR 254 240 19 21
METFORMIN HCL 236 213 20 6
SERTRALINE HCL 221 221 21 28
LORAZEPAM 211 210 22 98
SYNTHROID 200 191 23 51
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 199 195 24 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 182 175 25 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174 138 26 19
RANITIDINE HCL 174 174 26 27
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 173 155 28 74
MECLIZINE HCL 172 172 29 96
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 168 168 30 45
PROMETHAZINE-CODEINE 160 156 R 10 31 338
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 151 149 32 65
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 141 129 33 236
FLUOXETINE HCL 138 130 34 60
DILTIAZEM ER 134 134 35 194
CLOPIDOGREL 126 122 36 30
NEXIUM 125 108 37 36
PLAVIX 120 120 38 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 117 117 39 31
GLIPIZIDE 106 106 40 40
PAROXETINE HCL 98 98 41 62
ALLOPURINOL 98 87 41 35
DIOVAN HCT 96 89 43 76
CITALOPRAM HBR 92 83 44 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90 81 45 71
CARVEDILOL 89 78 46 23
AVODART 87 83 47 180
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 87 87 47 63
CLONAZEPAM 86 86 49 164
DILTIAZEM HCL 84 77 50 250
CELEBREX 84 71 50 100
DIOVAN 77 77 52 46
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76 76 53 102
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 75 65 54 94
BENICAR 74 61 55 131
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73 73 56 33
SINGULAIR 72 64 57 77
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67 61 R 58 72
NAMENDA 65 65 59 50
CLONIDINE HCL 65 65 59 41
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 65 53 59 177
LEVOFLOXACIN 65 63 59 116
GLIMEPIRIDE 63 63 63 44
VIAGRA 61 50 64 84
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61 50 64 38
GLYBURIDE 60 58 R 66 55
MELOXICAM 60 47 66 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 59 59 68 18
MIRTAZAPINE 56 56 69 64
PENTOXIFYLLINE 52 47 70 149
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 52 70 48
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 Dec. 9, 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.