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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,618Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1282 out of 3593

$365K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1093 out of 3593

180 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

8% of this provider’s 180 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 180 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 3,694 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
SIMVASTATIN 279 188 1 1
LISINOPRIL 272 157 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 214 177 3 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 135 73 4 3
IBUPROFEN 134 29 5 43
OMEPRAZOLE 132 81 6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 112 85 7 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102 54 S3 8 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 90 42 9 4
NOVOLIN 70-30 73 52 10 146
METFORMIN HCL 71 13 11 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70 43 12 19
PROAIR HFA 70 0 12 54
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70 70 12 24
MUPIROCIN 70 53 12 132
LEVETIRACETAM 66 32 16 127
GABAPENTIN 64 35 17 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64 21 17 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 61 55 19 18
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 61 24 19 165
RISPERIDONE 61 61 19 83
NOVOLIN R 61 43 19 140
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 35 23 10
NEXIUM 59 39 23 36
TRAMADOL HCL 52 39 25 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 21 26 47
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 1, 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.