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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,239Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 3593

$1.81M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 3593

647 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 647 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 647 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 25,750 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,672 1,498 1 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,208 956 S3 2 7
SIMVASTATIN 1,036 793 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 901 785 4 4
GABAPENTIN 887 673 5 16
SERTRALINE HCL 778 510 6 28
LISINOPRIL 754 639 7 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 746 685 8 18
TRAMADOL HCL 722 618 9 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 715 589 10 8
MIRTAZAPINE 694 633 11 64
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 670 528 12 121
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 643 557 13 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 632 527 14 24
RISPERIDONE 470 368 15 83
NOVOLOG 420 372 16 134
CITALOPRAM HBR 418 343 17 25
LEVETIRACETAM 390 263 18 127
DONEPEZIL HCL 367 361 19 31
CARVEDILOL 363 335 20 23
TRAZODONE HCL 357 254 21 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 347 296 22 89
NAMENDA 340 317 23 50
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 314 198 S2 24 93
PROMETHAZINE HCL 300 180 R 25 142
RAMIPRIL 275 218 26 92
KLOR-CON M20 257 220 27 139
OMEPRAZOLE 256 241 28 5
GLIPIZIDE 241 209 29 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 230 163 30 33
BACLOFEN 220 73 31 109
RANITIDINE HCL 212 195 32 27
LANTUS 208 196 33 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 200 175 34 32
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 196 80 S2 35 108
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 191 191 36 212
OXYCODONE HCL 191 113 S2 36 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 189 164 38 12
METFORMIN HCL 188 120 39 6
LEVEMIR 185 158 40 193
NOVOLIN R 185 147 40 140
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 182 169 42 154
SPIRONOLACTONE 180 163 43 86
CLOPIDOGREL 176 145 44 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 175 145 45 107
CLONIDINE HCL 175 136 45 41
KLOR-CON M10 170 134 47 211
ADVAIR DISKUS 170 146 47 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 170 150 47 71
FENTANYL 165 100 S2 50 137
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164 117 51 10
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 155 143 52 157
CEPHALEXIN 153 116 53 150
DIGOXIN 151 139 54 58
CYMBALTA 145 69 55 73
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 140 89 56 228
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 140 132 56 242
EXELON 139 139 58 123
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 138 106 59 234
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 132 100 60 104
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 128 91 61 102
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 124 94 62 22
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 124 110 62 52
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 123 38 R 64 72
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 121 105 65 15
PLAVIX 121 94 65 42
PRIMIDONE 120 71 67 282
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 117 89 68 141
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 113 75 69 165
PREDNISONE 112 58 70 49
ATENOLOL 111 98 71 11
LATANOPROST 106 106 72 195
LIDODERM 105 96 73 78
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 104 75 74 135
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104 99 74 19
SEROQUEL 103 89 76 172
SINGULAIR 94 77 77 77
LACTULOSE 91 70 78 126
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84 81 79 45
DETROL LA 84 57 79 262
ROPINIROLE HCL 83 71 81 144
SEROQUEL XR 83 67 81 199
PAROXETINE HCL 82 82 83 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 82 51 83 175
AMIODARONE HCL 80 74 85 269
TRAVATAN Z 80 80 85 292
LEVOFLOXACIN 79 73 87 116
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 79 59 87 381
DILTIAZEM HCL 79 75 87 250
ABILIFY 77 42 90 162
ALLOPURINOL 77 59 90 35
MELOXICAM 76 59 92 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76 76 92 14
NOVOLIN N 74 65 94 340
BUSPIRONE HCL 74 54 94 156
LYRICA 73 42 96 105
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 70 67 97 138
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 69 47 R 98 202
VOLTAREN 68 66 99 85
VALPROIC ACID 67 50 100 359
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 67 0 100 452
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 65 15 S2 102 171
DIOVAN 64 63 103 46
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61 47 104 173
SANTYL 61 44 104 208
SPIRIVA 60 54 106 87
AGGRENOX 60 59 106 288
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58 43 108 178
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58 51 108 151
STROMECTOL 57 31 110 574
FINASTERIDE 57 49 110 79
NYSTATIN 55 46 112 167
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 46 112 60
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55 42 112 13
TIZANIDINE HCL 55 16 112 120
NIFEDIPINE ER 54 47 116 75
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54 33 116 119
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 54 35 116 256
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 54 40 116 415
TERAZOSIN HCL 53 38 120 115
AMOXICILLIN 53 40 120 128
MORPHINE SULFATE 53 47 S2 120 240
VENTOLIN HFA 52 23 123 80
MEGESTROL ACETATE 52 49 R 123 152
MECLIZINE HCL 51 45 125 96
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 50 37 126 483
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 June 19, 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.