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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,081Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 129

$1.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 129

801 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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

11% of this provider’s 801 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 801 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 25,345 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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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 1,256 1,094 1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 988 862 2 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 956 838 3 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 699 669 4 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 698 617 5 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 693 624 6 7
LISINOPRIL 693 598 6 3
SIMVASTATIN 676 530 8 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 556 554 9 29
OMEPRAZOLE 549 455 10 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 532 500 S3 11 20
TRAMADOL HCL 513 397 12 24
MIRTAZAPINE 502 469 13 77
GABAPENTIN 497 420 14 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 479 443 15 4
SERTRALINE HCL 431 323 16 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 427 358 17 150
RISPERIDONE 407 342 18 93
NAMENDA 357 356 19 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 342 307 20 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 339 284 21 81
ATENOLOL 317 266 22 10
METFORMIN HCL 312 248 23 6
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 256 237 24 115
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 255 242 25 116
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 241 220 26 14
CLOPIDOGREL 216 199 27 23
BACLOFEN 213 150 28 143
TRAZODONE HCL 213 166 28 87
PREDNISONE 212 200 30 54
CARVEDILOL 211 162 31 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 204 162 32 68
DIGOXIN 200 167 33 47
LANTUS 198 182 34 59
IBUPROFEN 192 80 35 30
CLONIDINE HCL 188 154 36 49
LOVASTATIN 186 145 37 11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 183 163 38 62
KLOR-CON M20 181 139 39 187
ACETIC ACID 179 158 10 40 227
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 176 174 41 17
BUSPIRONE HCL 173 158 42 198
SEROQUEL 170 150 43 154
GLIPIZIDE 169 168 44 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 167 152 45 37
NYSTATIN 166 129 46 159
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 164 140 S2 47 132
NOVOLIN R 164 163 47 149
PAROXETINE HCL 160 150 49 56
PLAVIX 155 149 50 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 154 145 51 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 154 154 51 13
CYMBALTA 153 118 53 121
SPIRONOLACTONE 150 126 54 80
DIOVAN 146 133 55 41
EXELON 145 145 56 146
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 139 118 57 195
KLOR-CON M10 137 105 58 205
LEVOFLOXACIN 133 119 59 120
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124 88 60 19
HALOPERIDOL 124 86 60 259
METOLAZONE 118 90 62 264
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 118 73 62 125
FENTANYL 117 93 S2 64 226
ABILIFY 114 73 65 267
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 114 58 R 65 222
FLUOXETINE HCL 114 87 65 73
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 110 29 68 273
LEVEMIR 108 78 69 209
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 108 105 69 34
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 106 62 71 174
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 105 95 72 138
NOVOLOG 104 90 73 176
LEVETIRACETAM 103 32 74 162
LATANOPROST 102 102 75 200
CARBAMAZEPINE 102 36 75 235
MELOXICAM 93 74 77 43
METHADONE HCL 90 66 S2 78 191
CEPHALEXIN 89 73 79 157
NOVOLIN 70-30 89 75 79 108
DILTIAZEM HCL 88 63 81 240
GALANTAMINE HBR 88 86 81 196
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 86 56 R 83 89
RANITIDINE HCL 84 58 84 25
MUPIROCIN 84 57 84 95
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 84 77 84 187
LEXAPRO 83 69 87 161
GLYBURIDE 83 83 R 87 55
LACTULOSE 82 49 89 71
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81 55 90 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 80 67 91 50
AZITHROMYCIN 80 67 91 35
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80 51 91 139
ADVAIR DISKUS 79 73 94 46
FAMOTIDINE 78 51 95 60
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 74 64 96 194
PROMETHAZINE HCL 74 61 R 96 289
PRIMIDONE 73 60 98 291
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 73 73 98 165
CILOSTAZOL 73 65 98 137
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 73 69 R 98 78
SUCRALFATE 68 68 102 296
ALLOPURINOL 68 57 102 42
PRANDIN 66 53 104 297
AMIODARONE HCL 63 63 105 210
NIFEDIPINE ER 62 62 106 76
SANTYL 61 37 107 224
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59 59 108 148
LYRICA 59 52 108 131
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 58 56 110 172
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57 52 111 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57 49 111 178
PROCRIT 57 46 111 309
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 57 49 111 104
ROPINIROLE HCL 56 53 115 231
NYSTOP 56 50 115 311
FLUCONAZOLE 56 49 115 265
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 56 56 115 168
NEXIUM 55 50 119 40
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55 32 119 164
SEROQUEL XR 55 27 119 204
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 55 27 S2 119 313
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 55 119 142
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 50 119 85
MORPHINE SULFATE 54 53 S2 125 315
RAMIPRIL 54 54 125 117
TRAVATAN Z 54 54 125 221
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 53 43 128 66
TIMOLOL MALEATE 52 52 129 322
LIDODERM 51 51 130 91
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 39 R 131 276
ONDANSETRON HCL 50 50 131 330
CEFTRIAXONE 50 43 131 330
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 50 50 131 22
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 Sept. 22, 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.