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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,634Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 434 out of 3593

$709K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 298 out of 3593

416 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 416 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 416 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 6,724 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 434 309 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 422 332 2 65
SIMVASTATIN 414 299 3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 377 238 S3 4 7
CLONIDINE HCL 376 249 5 41
LISINOPRIL 294 200 6 2
OXYCODONE HCL 292 42 S2 7 59
ALLOPURINOL 241 175 8 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 234 143 9 8
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 231 84 S2 10 82
METFORMIN HCL 229 106 11 6
ALPRAZOLAM 220 50 12 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212 160 13 26
OMEPRAZOLE 194 112 14 5
CARISOPRODOL 194 20 R 14 97
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190 116 16 10
CRESTOR 177 135 17 21
LOVASTATIN 174 139 18 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 166 139 19 4
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 157 117 20 103
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149 116 21 48
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 132 81 R 22 95
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131 102 23 15
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 129 20 S2 24 108
TOPIRAMATE 122 47 25 306
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 117 44 S2 26 93
OXYCONTIN 110 0 S2 27 166
FUROSEMIDE 108 63 28 9
VIAGRA 105 69 29 84
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105 102 29 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101 67 31 13
GLIPIZIDE 101 57 31 40
TRAMADOL HCL 100 42 33 17
TERAZOSIN HCL 100 91 33 115
ENDOCET 95 16 S2 35 206
ATENOLOL 94 83 36 11
GENERLAC 87 27 37 271
VITAMIN D2 85 63 38 124
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83 74 39 33
PREDNISONE 82 51 40 49
METHADONE HCL 79 0 S2 41 158
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 74 0 S2 42 171
DIGOXIN 73 68 43 58
TIZANIDINE HCL 73 16 43 120
AZITHROMYCIN 72 43 45 34
LORAZEPAM 70 48 46 98
FENTANYL 69 38 S2 47 137
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 68 42 48 94
SERTRALINE HCL 65 55 49 28
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 28 50 102
WARFARIN SODIUM 59 34 51 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59 15 51 12
ACTOS 57 34 53 133
VERAPAMIL ER 55 23 54 99
GLYBURIDE 52 49 R 55 55
GABAPENTIN 51 46 56 16
TRAZODONE HCL 50 0 57 53
CARVEDILOL 50 48 57 23
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 8, 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.