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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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48,860Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 3593

$720K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 284 out of 3593

1,718 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,718 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 1,718 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 46,680 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

$15 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 3,922 3,753 10 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 2,179 2,100 2 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,655 1,578 10 3 10
LISINOPRIL 1,491 1,400 4 2
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 1,463 1,413 10 5 38
ATENOLOL 1,226 1,185 6 11
RANITIDINE HCL 1,190 1,131 7 27
VIAGRA 930 906 10 8 84
RENAL CAPS 921 910 9 112
METFORMIN HCL 908 864 10 6
ALPRAZOLAM 818 731 11 37
IBUPROFEN 786 757 12 43
LORATADINE 776 752 13 129
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 753 716 14 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 702 683 15 14
TEMAZEPAM 695 691 16 56
VITAMIN D2 690 632 17 124
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 673 638 18 8
LEVOXYL 665 649 19 111
LORAZEPAM 656 649 10 20 98
FUROSEMIDE 649 628 21 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 632 612 22 22
GLYBURIDE 619 599 R 10 23 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 569 555 24 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 568 553 25 18
FOLIC ACID 493 479 26 117
SYNTHROID 464 419 27 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 422 422 28 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 419 391 29 45
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 407 357 S3 30 7
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 394 383 31 94
GABAPENTIN 391 374 32 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 384 370 33 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 377 336 34 12
CLOPIDOGREL 367 357 35 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 356 352 36 65
LOVASTATIN 355 355 37 20
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 332 332 38 63
CARVEDILOL 331 313 39 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 315 307 40 25
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 310 310 10 41 177
GLIPIZIDE 299 277 42 40
LANSOPRAZOLE 296 296 43 113
FAMOTIDINE 286 282 44 70
FINASTERIDE 283 283 45 79
AMMONIUM LACTATE 281 273 46 125
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 279 279 R 47 95
NAPROXEN 275 256 48 68
VOLTAREN 271 263 49 85
CLONAZEPAM 268 242 50 164
CIALIS 265 256 51 176
PAROXETINE HCL 261 258 52 62
PLAVIX 257 252 53 42
KETOCONAZOLE 242 222 54 118
NIFEDIPINE ER 240 240 55 75
ALLOPURINOL 232 225 56 35
VENTOLIN HFA 215 213 57 80
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 214 205 58 32
LIDODERM 210 199 59 78
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 210 200 59 74
FENOFIBRATE 210 173 59 39
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 209 199 62 187
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 209 205 62 241
CICLOPIROX 205 203 64 170
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 204 200 65 119
PROCTOZONE-HC 204 195 65 209
SURE COMFORT 182 171 67 159
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 178 165 68 15
AFEDITAB CR 171 171 10 69 298
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 168 131 70 61
CILOSTAZOL 167 167 71 163
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 166 149 R 72 286
LANOXIN 162 149 73 223
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 147 146 74 145
MELOXICAM 146 140 75 29
KLOR-CON 10 141 141 76 114
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 139 134 77 104
TRAMADOL HCL 133 122 78 17
MUPIROCIN 133 129 78 132
SERTRALINE HCL 123 123 80 28
GEMFIBROZIL 123 121 80 88
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 121 113 82 52
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 114 114 83 66
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 112 108 84 122
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 112 103 84 203
QVAR 110 107 86 293
AVODART 109 109 87 180
Q-TUSSIN DM 108 105 88 314
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 106 89 26
SINGULAIR 107 96 89 77
DIOVAN 105 105 91 46
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 100 99 R 92 356
TIZANIDINE HCL 100 91 92 120
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 100 99 92 141
MI ACID 99 94 95 272
FLUNISOLIDE 97 88 96 261
VERAPAMIL ER 96 96 97 99
HUMULIN 70-30 94 94 98 215
LACTULOSE 87 87 99 126
ADVAIR DISKUS 87 83 99 47
NEXIUM 85 83 101 36
ATACAND 84 84 102 417
AZITHROMYCIN 83 82 103 34
GOLYTELY 83 71 103 321
ACTOS 81 80 105 133
CETIRIZINE HCL 80 80 106 225
DICYCLOMINE HCL 79 73 107 190
PRILOSEC OTC 79 79 107 334
LEVITRA 78 75 109 297
BENICAR 78 78 109 131
CLONIDINE HCL 77 77 111 41
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77 74 111 102
BENICAR HCT 75 75 113 155
GLIMEPIRIDE 73 72 114 44
ULTICARE 72 68 115 370
DETROL LA 72 72 115 262
TRADJENTA 71 62 117 335
CRESTOR 70 62 118 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 70 68 118 60
HALOBETASOL PROPIONATE 68 68 120 443
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 59 121 48
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66 53 122 71
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 66 64 R 122 316
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63 58 124 151
LOPERAMIDE 63 59 124 277
TERAZOSIN HCL 60 60 126 115
NITROSTAT 58 44 127 224
NAMENDA 57 57 128 50
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57 45 S3 128 153
MOMETASONE FUROATE 56 56 130 339
DIPYRIDAMOLE 55 55 R 131 513
LYRICA 53 52 132 105
PRIMIDONE 52 52 133 282
MEGESTROL ACETATE 51 51 R 134 152
PREDNISONE 51 51 134 49
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51 46 134 135
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.