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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,942Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 227 out of 3593

$1.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 3593

281 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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 12,921 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

48% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$107 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

57 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 540 411 1 47
LIDODERM 518 408 2 78
NEXIUM 438 365 3 36
METFORMIN HCL 380 307 4 6
VOLTAREN 343 263 5 85
SINGULAIR 338 253 6 77
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 288 245 7 14
PLAVIX 286 225 8 42
CELEBREX 243 195 9 100
DONEPEZIL HCL 237 184 10 31
FUROSEMIDE 236 179 11 9
LOVAZA 235 208 12 106
IBUPROFEN 233 190 13 43
OMEPRAZOLE 224 206 14 5
CRESTOR 221 161 15 21
RANITIDINE HCL 198 170 16 27
SIMVASTATIN 191 153 17 1
COMBIVENT 186 137 18 161
CLOPIDOGREL 185 162 19 30
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 182 151 20 265
LISINOPRIL 176 126 21 2
NOVOLIN 70-30 170 151 22 146
NAMENDA 166 153 23 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160 135 24 19
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 155 112 25 145
DIOVAN 150 108 26 46
LANTUS 149 120 27 57
SURE COMFORT 148 118 28 159
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 146 120 29 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 142 100 30 15
MELOXICAM 141 105 31 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 140 119 32 22
JANUVIA 136 126 33 81
TRAMADOL HCL 136 102 33 17
ABILIFY 136 108 33 162
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 135 103 36 151
EXELON 135 109 36 123
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 134 105 38 24
SOLARAZE 134 108 38 280
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 132 112 40 38
GLIPIZIDE 130 124 41 40
SPIRIVA 128 89 42 87
ATENOLOL 125 96 43 11
GABAPENTIN 121 101 44 16
SEROQUEL 120 102 45 172
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 119 67 46 94
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 116 92 47 74
CYMBALTA 115 96 48 73
TRICOR 113 89 49 130
DOXEPIN HCL 109 96 50 284
LYRICA 104 71 51 105
PROAIR HFA 98 74 52 54
LEXAPRO 92 74 53 184
NAPROXEN 91 89 54 68
INSULIN SYRINGE 89 69 55 91
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85 73 56 33
CILOSTAZOL 83 62 57 163
SEROQUEL XR 81 76 58 199
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 79 73 59 4
RESTASIS 79 70 59 264
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78 73 61 12
MEGESTROL ACETATE 77 71 R 62 152
AZITHROMYCIN 76 66 63 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 49 64 86
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 74 68 64 119
MUPIROCIN 73 63 66 132
DICYCLOMINE HCL 72 62 67 190
MECLIZINE HCL 71 63 68 96
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69 52 69 71
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 55 70 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 64 52 71 8
ZETIA 63 48 72 110
ACTOPLUS MET 62 62 73 363
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60 57 74 173
NIFEDIPINE ER 59 30 75 75
PENTOXIFYLLINE 59 50 75 149
LACTULOSE 57 42 77 126
AMMONIUM LACTATE 57 44 77 125
DIGOXIN 56 56 79 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 53 80 32
WELCHOL 53 53 81 285
BUMETANIDE 51 27 82 148
ALLOPURINOL 51 49 82 35
SUCRALFATE 51 39 82 237
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 37 85 65
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 Sept. 16, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.