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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,226Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 1290

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 1290

770 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 28,556 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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 1,487 1,469 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,487 1,460 1 1
LISINOPRIL 925 906 3 5
METFORMIN HCL 798 789 4 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 740 715 5 3
CRESTOR 688 667 6 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 653 642 7 7
ATENOLOL 635 610 8 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 576 551 9 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 546 540 10 19
ALPRAZOLAM 511 504 11 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 441 441 12 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 439 439 13 39
GABAPENTIN 418 403 14 8
TEMAZEPAM 408 408 15 71
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 381 374 16 106
WARFARIN SODIUM 373 373 17 22
FUROSEMIDE 371 367 18 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 356 353 19 20
GLYBURIDE 353 345 R 20 87
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 328 313 21 15
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 319 307 22 153
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 300 300 23 14
LOVASTATIN 300 288 23 45
CARVEDILOL 295 293 25 12
PLAVIX 295 283 25 32
VOLTAREN 289 289 27 107
DIGOXIN 287 287 28 51
CLOPIDOGREL 283 273 29 24
ACTOS 271 271 30 182
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 265 260 31 92
VIAGRA 261 254 32 124
NEXIUM 259 249 33 34
LORAZEPAM 258 258 34 132
RANITIDINE HCL 251 237 35 49
NIFEDIPINE ER 251 251 35 110
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 218 214 37 23
IBUPROFEN 215 213 38 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 214 204 39 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 202 202 40 13
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 202 201 10 40 462
CITALOPRAM HBR 202 202 40 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 200 196 43 26
DIOVAN 190 190 44 53
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 181 177 45 62
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 173 161 46 77
AZITHROMYCIN 170 166 47 61
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 170 170 47 35
TERAZOSIN HCL 167 167 49 157
CLONIDINE HCL 166 165 50 66
AVODART 164 164 51 69
TRAMADOL HCL 164 164 51 25
PAROXETINE HCL 162 145 53 84
MECLIZINE HCL 158 157 54 159
DIOVAN HCT 158 158 54 112
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 154 154 56 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 153 128 57 37
BACLOFEN 152 150 58 122
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 148 148 59 166
ALLOPURINOL 147 131 60 60
FENOFIBRATE 147 141 60 98
FELODIPINE ER 130 130 62 369
SYNTHROID 126 111 63 28
GLIPIZIDE 125 111 64 81
LANTUS 123 121 65 67
CELEBREX 118 118 66 111
NAPROXEN 117 110 67 115
BENICAR HCT 113 106 68 241
BUMETANIDE 113 113 68 196
MELOXICAM 112 111 70 31
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 110 110 71 174
NAMENDA 108 108 72 27
VERAPAMIL ER 107 107 73 259
MUPIROCIN 106 104 74 120
BENICAR 101 101 75 205
DILTIAZEM ER 96 96 76 262
MEGESTROL ACETATE 96 96 R 76 198
PREDNISONE 95 94 78 21
FINASTERIDE 95 95 78 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91 91 80 58
KETOCONAZOLE 90 88 81 103
CICLOPIROX 87 85 82 265
GLIMEPIRIDE 85 82 83 57
SYMBICORT 84 84 84 109
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83 75 85 46
LOVAZA 81 81 86 131
PROCTOZONE-HC 80 79 87 346
CILOSTAZOL 80 66 87 237
VENTOLIN HFA 80 77 87 123
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 79 79 R 90 147
PENTOXIFYLLINE 76 63 91 251
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 74 74 R 92 326
LANSOPRAZOLE 72 65 93 181
EASY TOUCH 71 70 94 338
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70 70 R 95 97
PRADAXA 70 70 95 179
GALANTAMINE HBR 70 70 95 183
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69 58 98 43
CHLORTHALIDONE 69 69 98 274
DETROL LA 68 68 100 351
SINGULAIR 67 67 101 85
LEXAPRO 66 66 102 173
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65 65 103 64
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 63 63 104 306
LACTULOSE 63 63 104 254
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61 61 106 156
INSULIN SYRINGE 61 61 106 76
FAMOTIDINE 60 60 108 128
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 58 58 109 117
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58 58 109 133
HUMULIN 70-30 53 53 111 240
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 52 112 126
SERTRALINE HCL 52 52 112 36
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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.