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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,840Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 457

$2.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 457

376 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

42% of this provider’s 376 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 376 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 10,083 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$97 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

58 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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
OXYCODONE HCL 789 107 S2 1 58
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 690 56 S2 2 136
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 486 232 S3 3 23
FUROSEMIDE 483 320 4 10
CARVEDILOL 451 306 5 20
SIMVASTATIN 445 283 6 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 428 281 7 28
OMEPRAZOLE 423 196 8 1
LISINOPRIL 404 202 9 3
GABAPENTIN 365 138 10 15
OXYCONTIN 345 51 S2 11 135
METFORMIN HCL 344 247 12 6
CARISOPRODOL 343 35 R 13 150
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 331 302 14 4
MIRTAZAPINE 300 228 15 100
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 287 239 16 16
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 285 51 S2 17 152
RANITIDINE HCL 280 205 18 17
RISPERIDONE 280 251 18 102
MORPHINE SULFATE 277 24 S2 20 273
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 274 54 21 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 271 190 22 5
MELOXICAM 243 150 23 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 239 156 24 75
PROAIR HFA 238 56 25 66
PAROXETINE HCL 238 107 25 68
CRESTOR 226 126 27 9
PROMETHAZINE HCL 223 43 R 28 214
METHADONE HCL 209 0 S2 29 166
DONEPEZIL HCL 193 193 30 22
IBUPROFEN 179 18 31 14
NEXIUM 166 25 32 12
VOLTAREN 166 47 32 34
TRAZODONE HCL 164 42 34 104
BACLOFEN 164 16 34 141
METHOCARBAMOL 160 13 R 36 236
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147 113 37 8
ADVAIR DISKUS 143 81 38 27
LIDODERM 143 68 38 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 142 30 40 108
NAMENDA 141 141 41 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 140 130 42 45
CLONIDINE HCL 133 87 43 52
CLOPIDOGREL 127 115 44 19
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 123 0 45 295
SEROQUEL XR 120 67 46 168
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118 20 47 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 116 83 48 7
SERTRALINE HCL 114 44 49 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114 97 49 36
CELEBREX 112 49 51 53
BUPROPION XL 110 29 52 283
LOVAZA 107 19 53 50
TRICOR 101 40 54 83
BUSPIRONE HCL 99 0 55 170
OPANA ER 98 18 S2 56 218
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 97 23 R 57 99
PREDNISONE 96 73 58 95
TRAMADOL HCL 95 65 59 26
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 94 0 S2 60 130
VENTOLIN HFA 92 31 61 96
PRANDIN 89 81 62 280
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 89 37 62 109
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 88 38 64 33
LACTULOSE 86 26 65 78
SINGULAIR 85 27 66 43
FAMOTIDINE 85 58 66 62
NOVOLOG 84 72 68 181
AVODART 84 80 68 110
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84 27 68 59
LEVEMIR 83 63 71 225
CYMBALTA 82 23 72 97
FENTANYL CITRATE 81 0 S2 73 404
FENTANYL 78 0 S2 74 189
SYNTHROID 77 53 75 93
PLAVIX 77 67 75 24
LYRICA 72 11 77 77
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 71 0 S2 78 416
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70 59 79 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 70 48 79 38
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69 29 81 132
NAPROXEN 69 18 81 65
ROPINIROLE HCL 68 35 83 191
INSULIN SYRINGE 66 49 84 79
MUPIROCIN 66 29 84 91
LOPERAMIDE 65 61 86 264
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 62 16 87 60
SPIRIVA 61 22 88 101
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 60 18 89 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58 17 90 61
KETOCONAZOLE 57 29 91 92
ABILIFY 57 19 91 146
OLANZAPINE 57 46 91 201
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57 33 91 177
DIOVAN 55 43 95 30
ALLOPURINOL 53 34 96 47
CEFUROXIME 51 25 97 315
CEPHALEXIN 51 22 97 188
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 50 24 R 99 171
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 Nov. 8, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.