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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,758Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 114 out of 457

$5.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 457

371 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
13%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

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Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 371 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 371 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 841 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

70% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$624 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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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A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.


A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.


An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.


A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.


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
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Florida
ISENTRESS 664 47 10 1 165
NORVIR 623 49 2 139
TRUVADA 605 66 3 144
ATRIPLA 442 49 10 4 196
PREZISTA 440 23 5 179
EPZICOM 351 68 10 6 212
LOVAZA 235 15 8 50
REYATAZ 221 42 9 220
LISINOPRIL 195 0 10 3
COMPLERA 175 11 10 11 332
OMEPRAZOLE 173 12 12 1
CYMBALTA 170 0 13 97
VALACYCLOVIR 156 0 14 341
ANDROGEL 145 25 S3 15 349
FENOFIBRATE 143 15 16 46
CRESTOR 137 0 17 9
INTELENCE 119 0 18 272
VIREAD 109 13 19 270
VIRAMUNE XR 99 21 21 392
TRAZODONE HCL 77 15 22 104
TRICOR 75 0 24 83
TRAMADOL HCL 74 0 25 26
EGRIFTA 71 0 10 26 416
MELOXICAM 69 0 27 41
LYRICA 66 0 28 77
SELZENTRY 63 0 29 429
NEXIUM 61 0 30 12
SUSTIVA 57 0 31 437
DRONABINOL 55 15 32 444
TESTIM 55 0 32 444
LEXIVA 54 0 34 450
LIPITOR 51 0 35 205
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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  • 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 Oct. 4, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.