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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,312Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 60 out of 3593

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 3593

600 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 600 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 24,129 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,367 1,263 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,320 1,251 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 758 699 3 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 521 499 4 14
VOLTAREN 512 469 5 85
NEXIUM 433 389 6 36
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 428 393 7 4
CRESTOR 416 361 8 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 416 382 8 19
LISINOPRIL 395 354 10 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 388 361 11 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 379 347 12 25
LIDODERM 377 329 13 78
ATENOLOL 364 338 14 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 344 332 15 48
CLOPIDOGREL 335 315 16 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 331 303 17 8
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 330 300 18 147
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 325 314 19 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 318 299 20 10
IBUPROFEN 312 260 21 43
LOVAZA 305 266 22 106
FUROSEMIDE 301 289 23 9
CARVEDILOL 282 256 24 23
ALPRAZOLAM 280 257 25 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 278 236 26 32
PLAVIX 278 255 26 42
RANITIDINE HCL 271 243 28 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 256 247 29 22
DIOVAN 248 236 30 46
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 246 226 31 94
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 240 216 32 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 235 224 33 38
GABAPENTIN 223 196 34 16
AMMONIUM LACTATE 207 197 35 125
SINGULAIR 204 151 36 77
NAMENDA 194 194 37 50
AZITHROMYCIN 193 175 38 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 188 176 39 33
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 186 172 R 40 95
LACTULOSE 184 179 41 126
ADVAIR DISKUS 184 145 41 47
WARFARIN SODIUM 175 170 43 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 171 163 44 71
TEMAZEPAM 168 166 45 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 165 165 46 31
KETOCONAZOLE 163 150 47 118
MECLIZINE HCL 160 146 48 96
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 157 153 49 61
DIOVAN HCT 156 142 50 76
METFORMIN HCL 143 139 51 6
CLONIDINE HCL 142 141 52 41
CLONIDINE 142 142 52 346
VIAGRA 142 119 52 84
BACLOFEN 138 117 55 109
SYNTHROID 132 119 56 51
TRICOR 130 116 57 130
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 130 117 57 119
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 128 119 59 15
BENICAR 128 128 59 131
LYRICA 126 114 61 105
FAMOTIDINE 125 124 62 70
DIGOXIN 124 118 63 58
MELOXICAM 119 117 64 29
FENOFIBRATE 119 107 64 39
LANTUS 119 111 64 57
METFORMIN HCL ER 116 94 67 67
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116 98 67 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 116 104 67 65
EXELON 115 115 70 123
GLIPIZIDE 115 115 70 40
FINASTERIDE 114 110 72 79
PAROXETINE HCL 110 97 73 62
CYMBALTA 110 101 73 73
BENICAR HCT 109 109 75 155
NASONEX 109 70 75 192
SPIRONOLACTONE 105 105 77 86
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 100 93 78 63
LEXAPRO 99 95 79 184
PROAIR HFA 99 81 79 54
JANUVIA 96 96 81 81
SERTRALINE HCL 96 84 81 28
TRAMADOL HCL 89 75 83 17
CELEBREX 86 73 84 100
SPIRIVA 84 83 85 87
ALLOPURINOL 83 81 86 35
INSULIN SYRINGE 82 65 87 91
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81 54 88 151
LEVOFLOXACIN 73 67 89 116
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72 64 90 69
AVODART 72 61 90 180
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 71 58 92 66
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 71 61 92 145
NIFEDIPINE ER 69 69 94 75
DICYCLOMINE HCL 69 57 94 190
VENTOLIN HFA 68 46 96 80
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 67 67 97 89
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 67 65 97 212
GLIMEPIRIDE 66 63 99 44
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 65 65 100 74
NAPROXEN 61 42 101 68
ACTONEL 61 50 101 197
NITROSTAT 60 40 103 224
NOVOLIN 70-30 57 57 104 146
SURE COMFORT 57 57 104 159
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57 57 104 173
PATANOL 56 50 107 425
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 56 107 201
AVAPRO 53 41 109 376
AZOR 53 53 109 366
MEGESTROL ACETATE 52 52 R 111 152
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. 1, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.