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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,761Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 259 out of 3593

$766K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 245 out of 3593

518 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

15% of this provider’s 518 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 518 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 10,038 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 537 307 S3 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 463 329 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 425 293 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 400 344 4 9
LISINOPRIL 332 245 5 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 327 260 6 18
GABAPENTIN 325 188 7 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 313 250 8 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 304 202 9 8
OMEPRAZOLE 275 198 10 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 244 190 11 24
MIRTAZAPINE 211 167 12 64
METFORMIN HCL 208 122 13 6
RISPERIDONE 190 121 14 83
TAMSULOSIN HCL 178 156 15 33
NAMENDA 173 173 16 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167 121 17 10
TRAZODONE HCL 165 104 18 53
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 155 53 S2 19 82
DONEPEZIL HCL 153 152 20 31
TRAMADOL HCL 151 108 21 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 150 65 22 25
BACLOFEN 134 61 23 109
LANTUS 133 75 24 57
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 129 106 25 89
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 128 88 26 102
CARVEDILOL 128 79 26 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 124 102 28 71
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 124 89 28 135
ATENOLOL 124 108 28 11
GLIPIZIDE 121 81 31 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 118 83 32 52
NOVOLIN R 117 86 33 140
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 116 75 S2 34 108
KLOR-CON M20 106 103 35 139
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 105 46 R 36 72
SERTRALINE HCL 103 67 37 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99 80 38 19
CLOPIDOGREL 99 86 38 30
CYMBALTA 97 59 40 73
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97 77 40 14
MELOXICAM 96 74 42 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 96 55 42 60
FENTANYL 95 55 S2 44 137
OXYCODONE HCL 94 35 S2 45 59
RANITIDINE HCL 86 43 46 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84 47 47 12
CLONIDINE HCL 82 66 48 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81 52 49 22
PREDNISONE 81 55 49 49
BUPROPION HCL 80 33 51 362
PROMETHAZINE HCL 78 31 R 52 142
IBUPROFEN 77 41 53 43
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 77 64 53 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75 53 55 45
LEVETIRACETAM 71 22 56 127
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70 43 57 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 70 46 57 15
PLAVIX 65 59 59 42
FINASTERIDE 65 62 59 79
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65 54 S2 59 93
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65 60 59 173
DIGOXIN 64 58 63 58
NOVOLOG 61 37 64 134
PAROXETINE HCL 61 41 64 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60 44 66 121
PRADAXA 58 55 67 325
BUSPIRONE HCL 57 45 68 156
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57 51 68 61
CRESTOR 56 43 70 21
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 47 71 104
LYRICA 53 36 72 105
LEVOFLOXACIN 53 35 72 116
KLOR-CON M10 52 40 74 211
EXELON 52 52 74 123
AMOXICILLIN 51 31 76 128
ALLOPURINOL 50 48 77 35
TOPIRAMATE 50 19 77 306
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 Feb. 14, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.