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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,358Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 182 out of 3593

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 118 out of 3593

336 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%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

2% of this provider’s 17,115 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

36% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 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 612 609 1 5
IBUPROFEN 607 592 2 43
SIMVASTATIN 514 497 3 1
NEXIUM 480 476 4 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 467 463 5 3
CRESTOR 459 452 6 21
METFORMIN HCL 404 400 7 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 341 339 8 22
LOVAZA 337 324 9 106
LIDODERM 310 307 10 78
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 310 309 10 147
RANITIDINE HCL 282 280 12 27
FUROSEMIDE 279 279 13 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 272 265 14 19
AMMONIUM LACTATE 270 270 15 125
PENTOXIFYLLINE 260 256 16 149
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253 251 17 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 250 250 18 12
VOLTAREN 241 238 19 85
DONEPEZIL HCL 237 237 20 31
LISINOPRIL 233 229 21 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 213 213 22 14
CLOPIDOGREL 205 203 23 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 191 191 24 24
KETOCONAZOLE 190 189 25 118
ATENOLOL 187 187 26 11
PLAVIX 167 165 27 42
DIOVAN HCT 164 158 28 76
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 158 158 29 4
SINGULAIR 158 157 29 77
LACTULOSE 156 156 31 126
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 142 142 32 145
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139 139 33 48
NAMENDA 129 129 34 50
PAROXETINE HCL 128 107 35 62
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 122 120 36 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120 120 37 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 118 118 38 44
CARVEDILOL 117 117 39 23
DIOVAN 112 112 40 46
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 112 112 40 15
LUNESTA 111 111 42 332
PENNSAID 108 107 43 456
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 107 107 44 151
ADVAIR DISKUS 107 95 44 47
NAPROXEN 106 106 46 68
MECLIZINE HCL 102 101 47 96
LYRICA 99 99 48 105
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98 98 49 61
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 98 94 49 94
CELEBREX 97 97 51 100
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 92 90 52 65
PROAIR HFA 92 91 52 54
PROCTOZONE-HC 91 91 54 209
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85 85 55 33
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 82 82 R 56 95
BENAZEPRIL HCL 81 81 57 69
TRAMADOL HCL 79 77 58 17
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 76 76 59 191
GABAPENTIN 76 76 59 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 76 59 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74 74 62 71
DIGOXIN 74 74 62 58
CILOSTAZOL 72 72 64 163
MEGESTROL ACETATE 71 71 R 65 152
WARFARIN SODIUM 71 66 65 18
PATANOL 71 71 65 425
LANTUS 69 63 68 57
MUPIROCIN 69 67 68 132
FINASTERIDE 68 68 70 79
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 66 65 71 74
LANSOPRAZOLE 65 65 72 113
BENICAR HCT 64 52 73 155
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 63 63 74 253
ATELVIA 62 62 75 351
JANUVIA 59 59 76 81
NASONEX 58 58 77 192
ACTOS 57 57 78 133
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 57 78 300
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56 54 R 80 72
MELOXICAM 56 54 80 29
AZITHROMYCIN 54 52 82 34
ZENPEP 54 54 82 403
NOVOLIN 70-30 53 53 84 146
ACTONEL 52 52 85 197
CLONIDINE HCL 50 50 86 41
AVODART 50 50 86 180
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 Feb. 1, 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.