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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,541Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 65 out of 3593

$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 64 out of 3593

481 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 24,879 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

53 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
OMEPRAZOLE 953 939 1 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 756 745 2 8
LISINOPRIL 697 692 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 676 659 4 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 654 645 5 4
SIMVASTATIN 642 636 6 1
DIOVAN 625 610 7 46
FAMOTIDINE 567 554 8 70
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 549 547 9 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 476 476 10 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 469 460 11 3
LANTUS 446 434 12 57
CLOPIDOGREL 412 404 13 30
NAMENDA 379 379 14 50
SYNTHROID 354 337 15 51
RANITIDINE HCL 350 338 16 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 334 311 17 10
IBUPROFEN 320 308 18 43
ATENOLOL 306 306 19 11
GABAPENTIN 298 297 20 16
MUPIROCIN 289 279 21 132
NOVOLIN R 286 286 22 140
PLAVIX 269 269 23 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 266 266 24 25
LACTULOSE 246 243 25 126
CARVEDILOL 246 240 25 23
KETOCONAZOLE 242 228 27 118
METFORMIN HCL 225 205 28 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 225 217 28 71
SURE COMFORT 222 222 30 159
NEXIUM 210 192 31 36
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 204 197 32 74
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 200 200 33 89
EXELON 195 195 34 123
DIGOXIN 193 192 35 58
SINGULAIR 191 178 36 77
MIRTAZAPINE 180 180 37 64
DIOVAN HCT 179 179 38 76
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 179 175 38 38
NOVOLOG 171 171 40 134
AZITHROMYCIN 171 169 40 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162 153 42 14
INSULIN SYRINGE 155 146 43 91
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 154 154 44 248
TRAMADOL HCL 149 145 45 17
LIDODERM 149 148 45 78
SSD 146 146 47 348
JANUVIA 140 140 48 81
ADVAIR DISKUS 139 117 49 47
TRAZODONE HCL 139 137 49 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 131 111 51 12
AMMONIUM LACTATE 128 126 52 125
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 126 105 53 119
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122 112 54 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 121 121 55 18
CICLOPIROX 119 119 56 170
RISPERIDONE 119 118 56 83
PREDNISONE 114 103 58 49
LEVEMIR 113 113 59 193
GLYBURIDE 111 111 R 60 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 109 109 61 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109 105 61 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109 109 61 33
CRESTOR 104 97 64 21
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 104 97 64 212
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 101 95 66 203
SPIRIVA 101 92 66 87
NOVOLIN 70-30 100 100 68 146
MEGESTROL ACETATE 98 98 R 69 152
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 96 96 70 15
LEVETIRACETAM 94 94 71 127
LEXAPRO 94 94 71 184
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94 94 71 19
PAROXETINE HCL 94 90 71 62
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 92 92 75 63
GENERLAC 92 92 75 271
AMIODARONE HCL 90 90 77 269
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 88 88 78 94
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86 77 79 151
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 85 85 80 210
GLIPIZIDE 85 80 80 40
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 83 83 82 157
SEROQUEL 82 82 83 172
PROCTOZONE-HC 81 81 84 209
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 81 79 84 383
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 80 80 86 305
LANSOPRAZOLE 78 78 87 113
LATANOPROST 76 76 88 195
LEVOFLOXACIN 75 73 89 116
SANTYL 74 74 90 208
CLOTRIMAZOLE 73 73 91 319
MECLIZINE HCL 72 72 92 96
METOLAZONE 71 67 93 254
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67 67 94 135
NYSTATIN 65 64 95 167
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 63 63 96 283
TRICOR 62 56 97 130
SPIRONOLACTONE 61 61 98 86
VOLTAREN 61 56 98 85
AGGRENOX 60 60 100 288
TRAVATAN Z 60 60 100 292
GALANTAMINE HBR 58 58 102 239
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58 58 102 65
NIFEDIPINE ER 57 57 104 75
LYRICA 57 51 104 105
TIMOLOL MALEATE 56 56 106 295
FINASTERIDE 55 53 107 79
BUSPIRONE HCL 55 55 107 156
LOVAZA 55 55 107 106
THERMAZENE 55 55 107 450
ABILIFY 55 55 107 162
ALLOPURINOL 54 51 112 35
CILOSTAZOL 54 54 112 163
ZAFIRLUKAST 52 52 114 432
LOVASTATIN 52 52 114 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 51 116 48
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 50 50 117 415
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50 50 117 107
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.