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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,538Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 90 out of 3593

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 92 out of 3593

570 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

25% of this provider’s 570 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

34% of this provider’s 570 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 11,391 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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 1,366 591 S3 1 7
SIMVASTATIN 873 454 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 642 468 3 4
CARISOPRODOL 622 99 R 4 97
LISINOPRIL 612 379 5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 592 263 6 5
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 501 137 S2 7 82
FUROSEMIDE 486 306 8 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 442 248 9 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 427 299 10 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 405 222 11 12
METFORMIN HCL 399 216 12 6
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 288 67 S2 13 108
GABAPENTIN 280 154 14 16
IBUPROFEN 277 60 15 43
OXYCODONE HCL 273 60 S2 16 59
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 251 158 17 24
ENDOCET 251 78 S2 17 206
TRAMADOL HCL 238 137 19 17
PREDNISONE 235 143 20 49
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 214 183 21 15
CEFUROXIME 210 94 22 254
LYRICA 203 55 23 105
MELOXICAM 195 123 24 29
SERTRALINE HCL 186 107 25 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 185 81 26 25
RANITIDINE HCL 179 66 27 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175 127 28 48
CRESTOR 175 73 28 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 166 112 30 22
NEXIUM 165 70 31 36
FAMOTIDINE 160 99 32 70
PROAIR HFA 156 60 33 54
METHOCARBAMOL 154 22 R 34 185
CLOPIDOGREL 152 80 35 30
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 150 76 36 103
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 150 85 36 19
AZITHROMYCIN 149 83 38 34
CLONIDINE HCL 133 95 39 41
ESTRADIOL 132 72 R 40 174
PROMETHAZINE HCL 131 45 R 41 142
PLAVIX 128 77 42 42
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 122 82 43 119
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 121 64 44 52
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 121 82 44 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 119 47 46 32
TIZANIDINE HCL 117 34 47 120
WARFARIN SODIUM 114 75 48 18
ZETIA 112 85 49 110
TAMSULOSIN HCL 112 83 49 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 65 49 26
SPIRIVA 107 35 52 87
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 101 49 R 53 72
GLIPIZIDE 99 70 54 40
HYDROXYZINE HCL 99 61 R 54 196
ATENOLOL 98 41 56 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 36 57 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92 56 58 71
RAMIPRIL 87 64 59 92
ALLOPURINOL 85 56 60 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 85 32 R 60 90
CELEBREX 85 31 60 100
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 38 63 60
METHADONE HCL 80 30 S2 64 158
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 80 0 64 165
DIOVAN 80 42 64 46
VYTORIN 77 60 67 216
MECLIZINE HCL 74 45 68 96
KLOR-CON 10 73 47 69 114
INSULIN SYRINGE 68 35 70 91
CYMBALTA 68 0 70 73
OXYCONTIN 68 26 S2 70 166
JANTOVEN 68 32 70 169
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 67 31 74 94
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67 31 74 102
MIRTAZAPINE 67 46 74 64
CARBAMAZEPINE 66 0 77 245
CEPHALEXIN 66 26 77 150
SINGULAIR 66 26 77 77
COMBIVENT 66 37 77 161
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66 28 77 89
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 65 56 82 66
GLIMEPIRIDE 61 36 83 44
HUMULIN 70-30 60 48 84 215
HUMULIN N 60 46 84 368
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60 32 84 145
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 59 22 87 65
DIGOXIN 58 44 88 58
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 58 12 88 452
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 35 88 47
LOVASTATIN 58 29 88 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58 37 88 13
KLOR-CON M10 58 36 88 211
DIOVAN HCT 57 39 94 76
ABILIFY 56 0 95 162
TOPIRAMATE 56 18 95 306
CARVEDILOL 56 43 95 23
FENOFIBRATE 56 18 95 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54 28 99 45
LIDODERM 54 14 99 78
SYNTHROID 53 50 101 51
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52 31 102 122
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 52 29 102 14
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 Dec. 24, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.