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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,602Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 3593

$899K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 176 out of 3593

1,208 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,208 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 1,208 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 20,619 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

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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 1,751 1,555 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,710 1,498 2 3
METFORMIN HCL 1,299 1,066 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,016 862 4 4
LISINOPRIL 842 702 5 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 708 640 6 10
OMEPRAZOLE 690 573 7 5
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 599 536 8 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 535 467 9 14
GLIPIZIDE 471 396 10 40
CARVEDILOL 447 401 11 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 427 339 12 12
ATENOLOL 418 346 13 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 320 271 14 18
NAMENDA 312 302 15 50
FENOFIBRATE 306 228 16 39
MELOXICAM 302 275 17 29
TRAMADOL HCL 301 261 18 17
NAPROXEN 299 220 19 68
GABAPENTIN 292 248 20 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 283 202 21 32
VERAPAMIL ER 269 246 22 99
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 265 235 23 8
SERTRALINE HCL 263 246 24 28
CRESTOR 249 192 25 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 241 186 26 44
AZITHROMYCIN 225 174 27 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219 171 28 48
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 212 163 29 65
LOVASTATIN 212 203 29 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205 198 31 26
BENAZEPRIL HCL 194 184 32 69
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 194 136 R 32 95
INSULIN SYRINGE 187 139 34 91
TIZANIDINE HCL 171 146 35 120
HUMULIN 70-30 166 142 36 215
SYNTHROID 164 126 37 51
DIOVAN 162 140 38 46
EVISTA 154 149 39 200
RANITIDINE HCL 152 127 40 27
ACTOS 149 106 41 133
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 148 113 S3 42 7
FUROSEMIDE 140 131 43 9
PAROXETINE HCL 140 128 43 62
CLOPIDOGREL 139 133 45 30
DIOVAN HCT 138 127 46 76
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 136 108 47 305
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 132 61 S2 48 93
MECLIZINE HCL 123 113 49 96
VOLTAREN 123 102 49 85
PLAVIX 119 113 51 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 110 82 52 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 105 89 53 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101 70 54 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98 89 55 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95 71 56 61
GEMFIBROZIL 94 77 57 88
ALPRAZOLAM 92 83 58 37
KLOR-CON 10 91 70 59 114
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89 72 R 60 90
TAMSULOSIN HCL 89 77 60 33
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 88 69 62 63
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 86 74 63 94
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 63 64 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 73 64 45
IBUPROFEN 83 71 66 43
GLIPIZIDE ER 82 61 67 101
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 81 66 68 103
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 80 67 69 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 70 70 47
ALLOPURINOL 77 65 70 35
NEXIUM 75 54 72 36
LANTUS 74 51 73 57
CLONIDINE HCL 72 52 74 41
TEMAZEPAM 71 54 75 56
GLYBURIDE 70 62 R 76 55
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 69 34 S3 77 289
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 69 60 77 66
MEGESTROL ACETATE 69 64 R 77 152
PROAIR HFA 63 50 80 54
NABUMETONE 63 43 80 251
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 60 53 82 283
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58 53 83 177
NOVOLIN 70-30 56 29 84 146
FINASTERIDE 53 38 85 79
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 17, 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.