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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,896Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 3593

$6.69M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 3593

656 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

2% of this provider’s 20,662 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

75% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$224 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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
ADVAIR DISKUS 1,703 1,067 10 1 47
LIDODERM 1,369 888 2 78
SINGULAIR 1,276 777 10 3 77
ABILIFY 1,220 709 10 4 162
NEXIUM 1,104 705 5 36
NAMENDA 933 731 6 50
EXELON 891 603 7 123
DOVONEX 865 506 10 8 304
CELEBREX 811 566 9 100
CRESTOR 802 528 10 21
RESTASIS 785 487 11 264
SOLARAZE 751 449 10 12 280
PLAVIX 687 499 13 42
IBUPROFEN 594 390 14 43
SEROQUEL XR 592 363 15 199
SEROQUEL 559 345 10 16 172
LOVAZA 493 371 17 106
CLOPIDOGREL 480 413 18 30
COMBIVENT 457 297 10 19 161
SYMBICORT 370 249 20 160
TRICOR 339 171 21 130
CYMBALTA 333 228 22 73
OMEPRAZOLE 330 266 23 5
ZOVIRAX 311 165 10 24 387
NAFTIN 291 178 10 25 372
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 281 208 26 151
DIOVAN 278 226 27 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 277 198 28 31
VOLTAREN 270 229 29 85
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 267 212 30 71
CALCIPOTRIENE 264 207 10 31 432
MECLIZINE HCL 255 207 32 96
LISINOPRIL 249 197 33 2
VESICARE 212 159 34 205
NASONEX 208 134 35 192
MEGACE ES 202 150 R 10 36 373
FUROSEMIDE 199 160 37 9
SPIRIVA 198 112 38 87
METFORMIN HCL 196 174 39 6
LEXAPRO 196 148 39 184
SIMVASTATIN 189 138 41 1
GEODON 171 108 42 409
GABAPENTIN 170 139 43 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 170 141 43 3
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 157 109 45 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 156 133 46 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 154 104 47 89
LYRICA 153 105 48 105
ATENOLOL 151 129 49 11
DIOVAN HCT 146 120 50 76
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 145 115 51 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 145 105 51 15
ACTOS 137 119 53 133
AVODART 135 121 54 180
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134 107 55 8
RANITIDINE HCL 124 110 56 27
TRAMADOL HCL 123 63 57 17
ACTOPLUS MET 123 90 57 363
CAPEX SHAMPOO 122 77 10 59 506
TAMSULOSIN HCL 119 99 60 33
MAXALT 107 61 10 61 518
PENTOXIFYLLINE 96 91 62 149
ZYPREXA 95 65 63 417
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 90 88 64 4
IMIQUIMOD 90 76 64 485
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88 0 66 178
LANSOPRAZOLE 88 78 66 113
SORIATANE 84 40 10 68 436
NOVOLIN 70-30 81 63 69 146
LUNESTA 80 48 70 332
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 60 70 10
OLANZAPINE 76 43 72 198
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 74 67 73 19
MUPIROCIN 72 64 74 132
DEXILANT 72 55 74 222
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 71 64 76 94
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 71 49 R 76 95
LIPITOR 70 54 78 136
PATADAY 67 54 79 467
MELOXICAM 66 54 80 29
DETROL LA 65 39 81 262
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 62 42 82 24
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57 39 83 74
NAPROXEN 57 41 83 68
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 43 85 26
BONIVA 55 38 86 328
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 55 21 86 399
JANUVIA 54 45 88 81
LANTUS 54 50 88 57
PROAIR HFA 53 33 90 54
KETOCONAZOLE 52 48 91 118
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 June 18, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.