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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,762Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 85 out of 3593

$767K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 243 out of 3593

794 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
44% 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

9% of this provider’s 794 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 18,358 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

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
LISINOPRIL 1,399 1,194 1 2
LOVASTATIN 1,086 883 2 20
OMEPRAZOLE 961 784 3 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 862 730 4 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 850 713 5 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 804 693 6 4
METFORMIN HCL 687 575 7 6
SIMVASTATIN 638 546 8 1
FUROSEMIDE 564 475 9 9
CARVEDILOL 470 392 10 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 437 379 11 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 415 345 12 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 413 390 13 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 399 331 14 18
ATENOLOL 375 338 15 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 366 317 S3 16 7
GABAPENTIN 313 261 17 16
GLIPIZIDE 313 237 17 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 295 233 19 13
TRAMADOL HCL 274 227 20 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 273 176 21 24
PAROXETINE HCL 271 217 22 62
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262 223 23 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 254 177 24 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 236 170 25 32
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 231 221 26 38
HYDRALAZINE HCL 212 188 27 107
FENOFIBRATE 212 154 27 39
METFORMIN HCL ER 210 145 29 67
TAMSULOSIN HCL 208 195 30 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 206 160 31 25
LIPITOR 202 149 32 136
GLIPIZIDE ER 199 175 33 101
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 192 105 34 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 181 150 35 45
LANTUS 175 130 36 57
AZITHROMYCIN 174 131 37 34
GLYBURIDE 171 159 R 38 55
CLOPIDOGREL 166 133 39 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 165 148 40 61
KLOR-CON 10 150 125 41 114
PLAVIX 143 122 42 42
ALLOPURINOL 141 112 43 35
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 140 123 44 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 136 102 45 52
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 122 87 46 122
CLONIDINE HCL 121 99 47 41
DIGOXIN 118 86 48 58
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 88 49 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115 78 50 19
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 112 112 51 177
GEMFIBROZIL 107 82 52 88
VENTOLIN HFA 107 76 52 80
ADVAIR DISKUS 103 62 54 47
SERTRALINE HCL 98 71 55 28
BACLOFEN 93 91 56 109
KLOR-CON M10 92 83 57 211
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 89 58 58 74
HUMULIN 70-30 88 73 59 215
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 85 64 60 104
VERAPAMIL ER 82 80 61 99
BENAZEPRIL HCL 79 50 62 69
NIFEDIPINE ER 78 65 63 75
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 76 50 64 103
CRESTOR 71 64 65 21
MECLIZINE HCL 69 46 66 96
GLIPIZIDE XL 69 55 66 179
RANITIDINE HCL 66 31 68 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 37 69 86
EXELON 65 65 69 123
SYNTHROID 64 51 71 51
KLOR-CON M20 64 48 71 139
COMBIVENT 60 43 73 161
DILTIAZEM ER 57 57 74 194
NAPROXEN 56 47 75 68
SPIRIVA 55 43 76 87
CAPTOPRIL 54 35 77 213
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 0 R 77 72
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52 52 79 231
MELOXICAM 52 44 79 29
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51 37 81 94
SINGULAIR 51 35 81 77
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 1, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.