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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,757Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 86 out of 3593

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 101 out of 3593

685 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

9% of this provider’s 685 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 685 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 21,600 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 796 772 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 759 744 2 9
LISINOPRIL 728 686 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 706 687 4 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 692 669 5 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 664 640 6 8
OMEPRAZOLE 617 571 7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 550 545 8 3
NAMENDA 444 444 9 50
PAROXETINE HCL 353 345 10 62
CITALOPRAM HBR 329 318 11 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 311 304 12 89
RISPERIDONE 306 300 13 83
CARVEDILOL 284 277 14 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 282 274 15 24
FAMOTIDINE 265 245 16 70
METFORMIN HCL 262 256 17 6
MIRTAZAPINE 250 236 18 64
LANTUS 248 232 19 57
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 244 235 20 19
CLOPIDOGREL 237 235 21 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 231 222 22 71
TRAMADOL HCL 228 211 23 17
NOVOLIN R 219 212 24 140
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218 207 25 10
KLOR-CON M20 213 211 26 139
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 213 192 S2 26 93
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 211 201 28 45
RANITIDINE HCL 208 205 29 27
ATENOLOL 203 195 30 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 202 183 31 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 192 186 32 18
DIGOXIN 180 176 33 58
GABAPENTIN 175 143 34 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 167 166 35 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 155 136 36 33
LEVETIRACETAM 144 143 37 127
PLAVIX 141 139 38 42
NIFEDIPINE ER 139 127 39 75
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 138 125 40 157
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 137 137 41 135
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 133 129 42 121
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 128 117 43 291
AZITHROMYCIN 126 121 44 34
SERTRALINE HCL 126 121 44 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125 103 S3 46 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 125 124 46 15
CRESTOR 124 121 48 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119 119 49 61
ALLOPURINOL 119 119 49 35
OLANZAPINE 117 115 51 198
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 111 110 52 143
NOVOLOG 108 101 53 134
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108 106 53 13
LIDODERM 108 107 53 78
CLONIDINE HCL 102 84 56 41
PREDNISONE 102 100 56 49
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96 85 58 22
ADVAIR DISKUS 96 93 58 47
SANTYL 95 95 60 208
MUPIROCIN 93 91 61 132
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 90 62 32
LEVEMIR 90 87 63 193
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 89 89 64 234
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 88 85 65 38
GLIPIZIDE 88 88 65 40
NEXIUM 87 85 67 36
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 86 76 68 210
ALPRAZOLAM 85 80 69 37
FENTANYL 84 63 S2 70 137
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 82 82 71 63
AMIODARONE HCL 82 76 71 269
IBUPROFEN 82 79 71 43
DILTIAZEM HCL 80 67 74 250
KLOR-CON 10 78 78 75 114
SEROQUEL 74 74 76 172
TEMAZEPAM 74 74 76 56
LYRICA 71 53 78 105
GENERLAC 71 67 78 271
LATANOPROST 70 70 80 195
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 58 81 86
LEXAPRO 68 67 82 184
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 67 82 52
BUMETANIDE 67 59 84 148
DIOVAN 66 57 85 46
KLOR-CON M10 66 66 85 211
EXELON 66 62 85 123
RAMIPRIL 65 63 88 92
TRAVATAN Z 65 65 88 292
LEVOFLOXACIN 65 55 88 116
TRAZODONE HCL 62 59 91 53
BUPROPION HCL 60 60 92 362
BACLOFEN 60 52 92 109
AZELASTINE HCL 55 51 94 383
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 52 52 95 66
SPIRIVA 51 50 96 87
ENULOSE 51 46 96 341
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 45 98 145
HALOPERIDOL 50 50 98 274
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 June 23, 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.