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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,222Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 335 out of 3593

$645K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 361 out of 3593

371 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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

4% of this provider’s 371 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 371 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 9,626 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 798 541 S3 1 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 607 378 2 13
OMEPRAZOLE 553 419 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 462 354 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 442 324 5 9
LISINOPRIL 435 292 6 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 384 289 7 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 305 265 8 10
BENAZEPRIL HCL 269 197 9 69
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 259 218 10 3
METFORMIN HCL ER 254 187 11 67
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 237 150 12 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 207 158 13 15
ATENOLOL 179 143 14 11
CARVEDILOL 162 127 15 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 162 120 15 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 157 59 17 12
RANITIDINE HCL 155 108 18 27
GABAPENTIN 151 108 19 16
LOVASTATIN 150 145 20 20
NEXIUM 132 96 21 36
GLIPIZIDE ER 131 88 22 101
CRESTOR 125 116 23 21
MELOXICAM 121 80 24 29
TRAZODONE HCL 113 75 25 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108 96 26 24
DIOVAN HCT 105 96 27 76
PROAIR HFA 105 72 27 54
ADVAIR DISKUS 102 64 29 47
TRAMADOL HCL 101 58 30 17
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 101 79 R 30 90
PLAVIX 100 68 32 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 99 54 33 18
SIMVASTATIN 97 63 34 1
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 58 35 26
CLOPIDOGREL 89 76 35 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86 86 37 22
FAMOTIDINE 82 72 38 70
DIOVAN 82 74 38 46
SERTRALINE HCL 79 46 40 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 78 69 41 31
TRICOR 78 67 41 130
PAROXETINE HCL 78 61 41 62
COMBIVENT 77 52 44 161
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75 69 45 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74 62 46 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70 66 47 61
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 58 48 201
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 51 49 257
NAMENDA 66 66 50 50
METFORMIN HCL 66 13 50 6
ALLOPURINOL 65 48 52 35
ONGLYZA 65 37 52 221
LANTUS 64 25 54 57
TERAZOSIN HCL 63 46 55 115
VENTOLIN HFA 62 45 56 80
CLONIDINE HCL 62 51 56 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 60 38 58 60
GLIPIZIDE 60 50 58 40
SPIRIVA 59 57 60 87
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 58 0 R 61 569
DIGOXIN 57 43 62 58
PREDNISONE 57 42 62 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 56 48 64 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53 42 65 65
TORSEMIDE 52 43 66 218
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51 46 67 45
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 10, 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.