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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,056Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 129

$518K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 129

1,003 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

6% of this provider’s 1,003 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 1,003 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 14,465 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$30 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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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 892 806 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 675 568 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 644 593 3 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 614 532 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 580 476 5 2
LISINOPRIL 548 457 6 3
METFORMIN HCL 531 435 7 6
ALPRAZOLAM 441 374 8 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 397 351 9 9
FUROSEMIDE 355 319 10 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 350 318 11 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 350 317 11 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 340 276 13 13
ATENOLOL 304 277 14 10
GABAPENTIN 282 252 15 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 236 183 16 14
GLIPIZIDE 224 193 17 38
IBUPROFEN 223 185 18 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 219 205 19 21
LOVASTATIN 219 210 19 11
TRAMADOL HCL 217 177 21 24
CRESTOR 206 176 22 15
TEMAZEPAM 201 157 23 31
FENOFIBRATE 189 140 24 45
SERTRALINE HCL 174 146 25 39
VIAGRA 172 148 26 52
CLOPIDOGREL 166 154 27 23
ALLOPURINOL 158 152 28 42
PLAVIX 151 128 29 36
RANITIDINE HCL 138 118 30 25
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 138 137 30 58
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 136 112 32 26
CLONIDINE HCL 125 103 33 49
GLYBURIDE 120 114 R 34 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 113 113 35 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110 81 36 57
MELOXICAM 109 109 37 43
NIFEDIPINE ER 108 87 38 76
CARVEDILOL 106 101 39 18
PAROXETINE HCL 102 76 40 56
MECLIZINE HCL 101 87 41 75
LORAZEPAM 97 66 42 79
GLIMEPIRIDE 92 83 43 50
INSULIN SYRINGE 89 69 44 70
PREDNISONE 86 62 45 54
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85 61 S3 46 20
DIAZEPAM 83 57 47 183
DIGOXIN 82 82 48 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80 79 49 37
GEMFIBROZIL 79 70 50 88
LANTUS 74 61 51 59
AZITHROMYCIN 72 59 52 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71 63 53 62
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70 55 54 33
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 69 58 S3 55 160
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 69 65 55 17
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 66 60 57 66
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65 62 58 110
MEGESTROL ACETATE 65 53 R 58 86
VENTOLIN HFA 63 48 60 105
CAPTOPRIL 62 50 61 212
BACLOFEN 62 49 61 143
SINGULAIR 61 38 63 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 39 64 46
NAPROXEN 57 52 65 62
GLIPIZIDE ER 56 52 66 141
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 56 46 66 85
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56 56 66 83
FLUOXETINE HCL 56 43 66 73
CEPHALEXIN 55 50 70 157
SYNTHROID 55 45 70 61
COMBIVENT 54 42 72 174
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 49 72 125
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52 42 74 44
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 52 74 34
PROAIR HFA 51 32 76 53
FINASTERIDE 50 50 77 84
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 Aug. 18, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.