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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,892Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 75 out of 3593

$633K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 383 out of 3593

750 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

8% of this provider’s 750 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 21,594 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$26 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 1,724 1,591 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,437 1,270 2 1
RANITIDINE HCL 885 809 3 27
IBUPROFEN 754 674 4 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 666 643 5 10
LISINOPRIL 658 631 6 2
ALPRAZOLAM 596 534 7 37
TEMAZEPAM 586 516 8 56
VIAGRA 585 526 9 84
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 573 547 10 19
FUROSEMIDE 499 414 11 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 494 470 12 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 443 419 13 4
METFORMIN HCL 439 389 14 6
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 402 353 R 15 95
PENTOXIFYLLINE 401 360 16 149
VOLTAREN 390 333 17 85
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 348 298 18 74
CRESTOR 325 308 19 21
NIFEDIPINE ER 325 302 19 75
FLUOXETINE HCL 298 250 21 60
DIOVAN 284 269 22 46
ATENOLOL 283 277 23 11
LORAZEPAM 278 264 24 98
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 277 239 25 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 223 199 26 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 222 209 27 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220 194 28 26
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 215 202 29 94
GLIPIZIDE 214 185 30 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 194 186 31 15
NAPROXEN 189 185 32 68
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 187 176 33 8
GLIPIZIDE ER 182 172 34 101
CLOPIDOGREL 181 154 35 30
GLYBURIDE 180 178 R 36 55
CARVEDILOL 163 147 37 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 155 148 38 12
CAPTOPRIL 154 145 39 213
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 152 148 40 45
FINASTERIDE 151 136 41 79
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 151 138 41 52
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 150 145 43 38
LANSOPRAZOLE 147 144 44 113
NEXIUM 146 102 45 36
GABAPENTIN 145 110 46 16
ALLOPURINOL 139 135 47 35
AMOXICILLIN 131 116 48 128
BENICAR 129 129 49 131
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 126 122 50 65
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 126 100 50 119
AZITHROMYCIN 125 109 52 34
LOVASTATIN 113 105 53 20
PLAVIX 111 94 54 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 109 108 55 31
BENICAR HCT 107 78 56 155
KETOCONAZOLE 94 86 57 118
CLONIDINE HCL 85 79 58 41
DIOVAN HCT 84 72 59 76
SURE COMFORT 82 65 60 159
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73 71 61 71
SERTRALINE HCL 73 69 61 28
LANTUS 71 40 63 57
MELOXICAM 68 62 64 29
LACTULOSE 65 61 65 126
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65 45 65 32
FAMOTIDINE 64 58 67 70
PAROXETINE HCL 62 45 68 62
SYMBICORT 61 49 69 160
PROCTOZONE-HC 60 57 70 209
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60 54 S3 70 153
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 60 57 70 187
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 54 73 48
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 58 58 74 410
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56 56 75 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 56 56 75 24
NASONEX 55 53 77 192
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53 53 78 69
VENTOLIN HFA 53 34 78 80
MEGESTROL ACETATE 52 51 R 80 152
PIROXICAM 51 48 81 430
HUMULIN 70-30 51 43 81 215
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 9, 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.