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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,642Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 119 out of 3593

$905K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 172 out of 3593

776 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 776 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 18,374 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 1,454 1,360 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,227 1,119 2 3
LISINOPRIL 1,037 927 3 2
METFORMIN HCL 678 569 4 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 638 625 5 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 620 506 6 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 583 526 7 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 462 438 8 22
OMEPRAZOLE 461 413 9 5
CARVEDILOL 368 337 10 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 362 335 11 4
GLIPIZIDE ER 340 312 12 101
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 318 289 13 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 311 303 14 8
ATENOLOL 307 292 15 11
GABAPENTIN 306 259 16 16
NIFEDIPINE ER 292 267 17 75
BENAZEPRIL HCL 270 253 18 69
ALLOPURINOL 258 232 19 35
FUROSEMIDE 256 245 20 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 239 207 21 18
RANITIDINE HCL 229 205 22 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 203 149 S3 23 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 203 187 23 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 200 158 25 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 181 180 26 31
CRESTOR 177 162 27 21
CLOPIDOGREL 161 144 28 30
GLIPIZIDE 158 156 29 40
TRAMADOL HCL 157 152 30 17
PLAVIX 155 146 31 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 148 148 32 61
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 146 118 33 13
EXFORGE 145 145 34 214
VENTOLIN HFA 139 105 35 80
LOVASTATIN 135 115 36 20
DIOVAN 134 125 37 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131 131 38 33
NAMENDA 128 128 39 50
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 122 122 40 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 122 103 40 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 118 107 42 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116 83 43 45
VIAGRA 109 79 44 84
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 104 94 45 175
INSULIN SYRINGE 100 96 46 91
BUMETANIDE 98 96 47 148
SPIRIVA 95 89 48 87
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 83 48 26
JANUVIA 95 70 48 81
LORAZEPAM 93 89 51 98
SYNTHROID 92 87 52 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88 83 53 12
SERTRALINE HCL 87 82 54 28
TEMAZEPAM 87 86 54 56
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 65 56 48
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83 66 57 52
AZITHROMYCIN 83 67 57 34
LANTUS 80 64 59 57
NIFEDIAC CC 79 78 60 360
DIGOXIN 77 74 61 58
NAPROXEN 76 56 62 68
IRBESARTAN 76 70 62 258
NIFEDICAL XL 73 65 64 281
PREDNISONE 71 57 65 49
LABETALOL HCL 70 58 66 220
CALCITONIN-SALMON 69 69 67 307
BACLOFEN 68 59 68 109
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 67 66 69 361
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65 65 70 107
CYMBALTA 64 47 71 73
ONGLYZA 60 60 72 221
GLYBURIDE 60 50 R 72 55
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 57 74 86
CILOSTAZOL 58 56 75 163
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56 38 76 65
DIOVAN HCT 53 53 77 76
NITROSTAT 53 40 77 224
EVISTA 53 53 77 200
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52 52 80 135
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 51 39 81 283
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 51 40 81 24
PEN NEEDLE 50 44 83 188
VESICARE 50 36 83 205
SYMBICORT 50 48 83 160
KLOR-CON 10 50 39 83 114
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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.