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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,989Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 196 out of 3593

$483K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 670 out of 3593

998 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
15% 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

4% of this provider’s 998 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 998 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 14,787 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$28 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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 966 880 1 1
LISINOPRIL 802 708 2 2
LEVOXYL 801 762 3 111
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 761 708 4 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 760 684 5 10
OMEPRAZOLE 709 621 6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 573 509 7 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 411 295 S3 8 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 403 347 9 14
K-TAB 400 334 10 10 217
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 346 307 11 38
METFORMIN HCL 332 285 12 6
FUROSEMIDE 328 305 13 9
LOVASTATIN 323 293 14 20
LANSOPRAZOLE 301 284 15 113
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 263 219 16 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 263 200 16 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 261 205 18 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 244 237 19 22
GABAPENTIN 224 191 20 16
ATENOLOL 216 205 21 11
GLIPIZIDE 207 186 22 40
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 193 175 23 66
VENTOLIN HFA 189 136 24 80
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 167 123 25 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 164 164 26 18
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 160 158 27 104
RANITIDINE HCL 152 152 28 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 152 128 28 32
GLYBURIDE 145 130 R 30 55
SERTRALINE HCL 133 131 31 28
TRAMADOL HCL 129 123 32 17
NIFEDIPINE ER 112 104 33 75
METFORMIN HCL ER 104 97 34 67
CLONIDINE HCL 100 68 35 41
PAROXETINE HCL 100 78 35 62
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 98 94 37 173
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 97 69 38 235
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94 83 S2 39 93
VERAPAMIL ER 92 92 40 99
ADACEL 91 80 41 394
PREDNISONE 90 84 42 49
CARVEDILOL 83 81 43 23
MELOXICAM 82 66 44 29
AZITHROMYCIN 81 71 45 34
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 80 0 S3 46 153
GEMFIBROZIL 80 67 46 88
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78 78 48 33
LANOXIN 77 65 49 223
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 63 49 60
DONEPEZIL HCL 75 75 51 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 73 68 52 13
TERAZOSIN HCL 73 66 52 115
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73 71 52 71
GALANTAMINE HBR 72 72 55 239
IBUPROFEN 70 30 56 43
ALLOPURINOL 70 70 56 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 65 58 52
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 66 59 59 74
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65 53 R 60 90
BUPROPION HCL SR 63 43 61 207
BENAZEPRIL HCL 62 60 62 69
ZOSTAVAX 62 57 62 168
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 60 50 64 103
GLIMEPIRIDE 59 53 65 44
TRICOR 59 54 65 130
SPIRIVA 57 54 67 87
CLOPIDOGREL 57 57 67 30
NAMENDA 52 52 69 50
LANTUS 52 52 69 57
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 Nov. 15, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.