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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,476Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 377 out of 3593

$432K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 838 out of 3593

675 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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

10% of this provider’s 675 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 675 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 10,054 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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
LISINOPRIL 591 494 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 560 423 S3 2 7
SIMVASTATIN 480 423 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 466 368 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 374 323 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 326 291 6 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 313 282 7 14
METFORMIN HCL 289 235 8 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288 234 9 10
ALPRAZOLAM 258 190 10 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 245 210 11 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 228 191 12 12
CRESTOR 222 191 13 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 209 176 14 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205 187 15 19
FUROSEMIDE 195 169 16 9
MELOXICAM 194 126 17 29
TIZANIDINE HCL 182 126 18 120
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179 147 19 8
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 174 108 S2 20 93
ATENOLOL 170 148 21 11
VENTOLIN HFA 170 127 21 80
SERTRALINE HCL 161 136 23 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 156 150 24 18
GLIPIZIDE 142 113 25 40
NOVOLIN 70-30 133 97 26 146
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 125 125 27 24
RANITIDINE HCL 121 99 28 27
TRAZODONE HCL 121 80 28 53
TRAMADOL HCL 119 92 30 17
BACLOFEN 118 91 31 109
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105 94 32 13
AZITHROMYCIN 103 86 33 34
GABAPENTIN 95 57 34 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 91 66 35 25
GEMFIBROZIL 88 61 36 88
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 88 76 36 52
CARVEDILOL 88 78 36 23
INSULIN SYRINGE 86 48 39 91
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 86 78 39 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83 63 41 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 68 42 33
OXYCODONE HCL 81 56 S2 43 59
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 79 59 44 141
FLUOXETINE HCL 78 68 45 60
VIAGRA 78 36 45 84
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 72 60 47 103
TEMAZEPAM 69 66 48 56
LORAZEPAM 68 54 49 98
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 67 59 50 66
ALLOPURINOL 67 65 50 35
MECLIZINE HCL 66 48 52 96
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 66 28 S2 52 108
FENOFIBRATE 64 50 54 39
AMOXICILLIN 64 49 54 128
PAROXETINE HCL 62 44 56 62
ROPINIROLE HCL 61 37 57 144
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 33 R 58 90
ACTOS 58 55 59 133
LACTULOSE 55 36 60 126
DONEPEZIL HCL 51 51 61 31
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50 48 62 63
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 April 23, 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.