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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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41,591Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1290

$4.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 1290

528 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 528 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 528 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 33,499 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

49% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$101 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

79 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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
CRESTOR 1,763 1,472 10 1 17
LIDODERM 1,152 944 2 113
NEXIUM 1,109 818 3 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 1,089 810 4 37
VOLTAREN 949 780 10 5 107
METFORMIN HCL 914 743 6 10
OMEPRAZOLE 875 720 7 2
RANITIDINE HCL 773 641 8 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 765 670 9 14
LISINOPRIL 752 627 10 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 691 631 11 3
IBUPROFEN 641 523 12 74
DIOVAN 601 550 13 53
GABAPENTIN 592 472 14 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 547 414 15 26
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 531 381 16 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 508 428 17 20
SINGULAIR 493 354 18 85
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 487 393 19 15
SERTRALINE HCL 486 448 20 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 477 457 21 39
CLOPIDOGREL 443 368 22 24
MOMETASONE FUROATE 431 347 10 23 237
FUROSEMIDE 425 351 24 9
LOVAZA 419 284 25 131
PLAVIX 411 340 26 32
EXELON 393 363 27 95
AVODART 391 337 28 69
DIOVAN HCT 365 339 29 112
LYRICA 363 251 30 94
JANUVIA 356 314 31 82
TRAMADOL HCL 351 253 32 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 335 257 33 7
TRICOR 327 222 34 194
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 322 286 35 88
SPIRIVA 315 280 36 75
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 313 250 37 77
NAMENDA 313 274 37 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 310 228 39 48
CILOSTAZOL 305 286 40 237
DONEPEZIL HCL 300 245 41 13
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 300 245 41 153
NASONEX 298 229 43 168
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 280 253 44 166
DEXILANT 261 250 45 184
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 260 208 R 46 105
CELEBREX 249 203 47 111
ONGLYZA 245 240 48 263
KETOCONAZOLE 244 168 49 103
SURE COMFORT 244 205 49 214
ACTONEL 243 241 51 207
DICYCLOMINE HCL 242 169 52 202
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 242 170 52 189
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 237 156 54 35
LACTULOSE 235 173 55 254
SYMBICORT 234 189 56 109
CLONIDINE HCL 231 186 57 66
MECLIZINE HCL 228 187 58 159
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 224 193 59 23
PROAIR HFA 221 157 60 73
ATENOLOL 220 178 61 18
MUPIROCIN 219 147 62 120
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 218 149 S3 63 138
CARVEDILOL 203 161 64 12
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 203 163 64 62
AMITIZA 201 157 66 397
TAMSULOSIN HCL 201 179 66 11
NAPROXEN 199 162 68 115
FAMOTIDINE 191 168 69 128
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 185 146 70 117
PENTOXIFYLLINE 175 155 71 251
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 170 140 72 46
LANTUS 169 112 73 67
PEN NEEDLE 163 138 74 72
SYNTHROID 160 148 75 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 158 127 76 63
TRILIPIX 151 108 77 313
BYSTOLIC 146 144 78 251
VESICARE 146 118 78 104
GLYBURIDE 145 134 R 80 87
NIASPAN 145 119 80 210
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 139 125 82 129
LANSOPRAZOLE 135 119 83 181
LEVOFLOXACIN 133 103 84 150
PATANOL 132 93 85 466
GLIPIZIDE ER 130 127 86 206
CYMBALTA 128 102 87 59
VENTOLIN HFA 124 96 88 123
AZITHROMYCIN 121 93 89 61
WARFARIN SODIUM 117 101 90 22
GLIPIZIDE XL 117 117 90 381
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 107 92 92
CICLOPIROX 115 81 92 265
LOVASTATIN 113 80 94 45
INSULIN SYRINGE 112 100 95 76
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 111 72 96 302
HUMALOG 106 89 97 148
ZETIA 105 76 98 165
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 102 82 99 272
FEXOFENADINE HCL 102 82 99 530
LIPITOR 100 87 101 195
GLIPIZIDE 100 85 101 81
NOVOLIN 70-30 96 73 103 233
MELOXICAM 96 86 103 31
PROCTOZONE-HC 93 86 105 346
CLOTRIMAZOLE 93 66 105 537
SOLARAZE 92 55 107 305
MEGESTROL ACETATE 92 61 R 107 198
AZELASTINE HCL 92 59 107 237
NIFEDIPINE ER 91 91 110 110
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 90 86 111 174
SUCRALFATE 88 83 112 221
DIGOXIN 87 83 113 51
NITROSTAT 85 79 114 160
ALLOPURINOL 80 61 115 60
BENICAR 79 49 116 205
BUSPIRONE HCL 78 65 117 178
LEXAPRO 77 64 118 173
JALYN 77 60 118 286
AMMONIUM LACTATE 77 70 118 276
BENAZEPRIL HCL 77 72 118 140
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73 72 122 58
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 73 66 122 290
PAROXETINE HCL 73 52 122 84
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71 59 125 102
PREDNISONE 70 70 126 21
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 68 47 127 234
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68 65 127 80
NOVOLOG 67 25 129 167
NAFTIN 66 21 130 421
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64 61 131 19
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 63 60 R 132 147
BONIVA 62 58 133 359
ACTOS 60 54 134 182
ATELVIA 59 59 135 289
PATADAY 59 43 135 323
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 59 44 135 213
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 58 30 138 398
FENOFIBRATE 56 45 139 98
ZOVIRAX 56 48 139 511
TEMAZEPAM 56 53 139 71
ABILIFY 55 34 142 114
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 40 143 154
TRAVATAN Z 52 52 144 50
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 33 145 126
GLIMEPIRIDE 51 51 145 57
TRAZODONE HCL 51 37 145 44
ALPRAZOLAM 50 50 148 47
SIMVASTATIN 50 40 148 1
FINASTERIDE 50 46 148 40
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 March 14, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.