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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,348Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 240 out of 3593

$507K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 612 out of 3593

862 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
13% 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

5% of this provider’s 862 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 862 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 13,738 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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
OMEPRAZOLE 750 689 1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 641 612 2 3
LISINOPRIL 638 589 3 2
LEVOXYL 620 543 4 111
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 554 458 S3 5 7
SIMVASTATIN 531 468 6 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 529 501 7 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 431 412 8 8
LOVASTATIN 425 408 9 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 396 374 10 14
FUROSEMIDE 358 325 11 9
K-TAB 347 318 10 12 217
VERAPAMIL ER 318 315 13 99
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 292 246 14 15
ATENOLOL 264 251 15 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 261 220 16 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 244 196 17 12
GABAPENTIN 243 228 18 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 243 228 18 18
METFORMIN HCL 239 227 20 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 230 224 21 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 206 172 22 60
LANSOPRAZOLE 201 172 23 113
MELOXICAM 179 161 24 29
PREDNISONE 175 159 25 49
SPIRIVA 172 166 26 87
TERAZOSIN HCL 164 164 27 115
SERTRALINE HCL 157 116 28 28
VENTOLIN HFA 155 145 29 80
MICARDIS 145 134 30 336
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 132 120 31 66
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123 111 32 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119 111 33 45
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 114 55 R 34 90
GLIMEPIRIDE 103 102 35 44
METHOCARBAMOL 100 64 R 36 185
TRAMADOL HCL 97 87 37 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93 86 38 32
CRESTOR 92 78 39 21
RANITIDINE HCL 92 79 39 27
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 91 79 41 173
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89 80 42 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87 82 43 71
GLIPIZIDE 83 61 44 40
ALLOPURINOL 83 78 44 35
LANOXIN 82 82 46 223
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 81 81 47 104
CLOPIDOGREL 80 65 48 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76 72 49 52
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 75 71 50 4
PROPRANOLOL HCL 66 43 51 181
METFORMIN HCL ER 65 61 52 67
CARVEDILOL 62 50 53 23
ADACEL 61 55 54 394
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 61 43 54 141
NIFEDIPINE ER 61 57 54 75
ZOSTAVAX 61 57 54 168
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 60 23 S2 58 108
PREMARIN 58 58 R 59 204
ZETIA 57 57 60 110
DIOVAN 55 41 61 46
TRAZODONE HCL 54 53 62 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 52 49 63 25
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 51 51 64 235
TRILIPIX 51 29 64 233
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 41 S2 66 93
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 July 25, 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.