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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,924Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 3593

$2.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 3593

1,124 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%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
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 1,124 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 1,124 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 27,856 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% 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

34 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,075 860 1 4
LISINOPRIL 1,044 835 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,023 794 3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 923 590 S3 4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 856 723 5 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 699 486 6 18
OMEPRAZOLE 676 527 7 5
FUROSEMIDE 659 545 8 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 628 506 9 24
GABAPENTIN 624 375 10 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 618 490 11 8
OXYCODONE HCL 570 229 S2 12 59
TRAMADOL HCL 561 366 13 17
METFORMIN HCL 514 432 14 6
NAMENDA 505 482 15 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 427 413 16 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 416 306 17 25
TRAZODONE HCL 406 284 18 53
RANITIDINE HCL 398 293 19 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 359 191 20 12
AZITHROMYCIN 350 238 21 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 343 289 22 89
CARVEDILOL 331 302 23 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 318 251 24 15
LANTUS 309 248 25 57
FAMOTIDINE 307 211 26 70
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 293 143 S2 27 108
GLIPIZIDE 292 215 28 40
CLOPIDOGREL 290 243 29 30
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 287 267 30 154
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 286 221 31 52
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 284 246 32 71
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271 220 33 10
NOVOLIN R 269 236 34 140
TAMSULOSIN HCL 261 226 35 33
MIRTAZAPINE 259 240 36 64
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 258 119 S2 37 82
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 255 213 38 178
CYMBALTA 251 177 39 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 250 192 40 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 248 147 41 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 248 200 S2 41 93
ALPRAZOLAM 237 164 43 37
CLONIDINE HCL 237 185 43 41
BUMETANIDE 229 189 45 148
ADVAIR DISKUS 226 156 46 47
RISPERIDONE 222 152 47 83
LACTULOSE 219 171 48 126
HYDRALAZINE HCL 219 190 48 107
PROAIR HFA 209 108 50 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 207 169 51 121
PLAVIX 206 175 52 42
LEVETIRACETAM 202 119 53 127
ATENOLOL 195 147 54 11
GLYBURIDE 187 177 R 55 55
EXELON 186 186 56 123
LYRICA 185 149 57 105
OLANZAPINE 180 136 58 198
METHOCARBAMOL 179 40 R 59 185
BACLOFEN 176 97 60 109
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 174 134 61 13
FENTANYL 170 88 S2 62 137
PREDNISONE 166 133 63 49
LOVASTATIN 163 117 64 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161 121 65 14
NOVOLOG 160 109 66 134
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 159 155 67 143
GLIMEPIRIDE 158 127 68 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157 123 69 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 157 139 69 61
PROMETHAZINE HCL 149 59 R 71 142
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 148 99 72 45
NYSTATIN 146 119 73 167
DIGOXIN 145 114 74 58
JANUVIA 144 114 75 81
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 140 108 76 66
CRESTOR 135 95 77 21
OXYCONTIN 135 62 S2 77 166
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 133 100 79 103
NEXIUM 131 89 80 36
MELOXICAM 130 79 81 29
SERTRALINE HCL 130 104 81 28
VENLAFAXINE HCL 129 100 83 267
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 70 84 26
SEROQUEL 126 114 85 172
MORPHINE SULFATE 124 108 S2 86 240
DIOVAN 123 90 87 46
LIDODERM 122 89 88 78
MUPIROCIN 121 86 89 132
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 121 44 R 89 72
FLUOXETINE HCL 117 73 91 60
NAPROXEN 117 82 91 68
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 112 78 S2 93 171
LEVOFLOXACIN 111 96 94 116
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 111 59 S3 94 153
FENOFIBRATE 110 78 96 39
CARISOPRODOL 109 30 R 97 97
SPIRIVA 106 94 98 87
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 105 63 99 210
LEVEMIR 103 62 100 193
LEXAPRO 103 92 100 184
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 102 63 102 122
FINASTERIDE 102 98 102 79
ALLOPURINOL 99 72 104 35
IBUPROFEN 98 28 105 43
SINGULAIR 98 62 105 77
VENTOLIN HFA 94 49 107 80
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 93 64 108 102
SANTYL 92 58 109 208
MECLIZINE HCL 89 59 110 96
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88 48 R 111 90
HYDROXYZINE HCL 88 42 R 111 196
CELEBREX 87 78 113 100
GEMFIBROZIL 84 55 114 88
XOPENEX 81 51 10 115 466
KETOCONAZOLE 80 67 116 118
PAROXETINE HCL 80 50 116 62
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 79 59 118 138
KLOR-CON M20 78 61 119 139
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 77 51 120 165
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 76 52 121 104
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 76 74 121 135
FLUCONAZOLE 76 51 121 229
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 75 62 124 145
LANSOPRAZOLE 75 63 124 113
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 75 58 124 157
TRAVATAN Z 74 74 127 292
AMOXICILLIN 72 55 128 128
PREMARIN 70 35 R 129 204
DILTIAZEM HCL 70 57 129 250
ABILIFY 69 47 131 162
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 53 131 48
GLIPIZIDE ER 69 33 131 101
KLOR-CON 10 68 61 134 114
TRICOR 67 67 135 130
MEROPENEM 67 60 10 135 511
SYNTHROID 65 56 137 51
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64 38 138 151
LIPITOR 63 45 139 136
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 62 33 140 256
CEPHALEXIN 61 49 141 150
INSULIN SYRINGE 61 21 141 91
AVELOX 61 42 141 470
CEFTRIAXONE 60 52 144 301
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 57 51 145 442
DIAZEPAM 55 20 146 252
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 28 147 86
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 54 54 147 381
ROPINIROLE HCL 53 28 149 144
DICYCLOMINE HCL 52 13 150 190
CARBAMAZEPINE 52 17 150 245
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 51 28 R 152 95
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51 36 152 69
RAMIPRIL 51 50 152 92
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. 15, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.