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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,242Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 3593

$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 3593

1,403 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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

12% of this provider’s 1,403 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 1,403 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 19,344 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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 1,264 879 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,197 801 2 5
LISINOPRIL 1,169 767 3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,073 578 S3 4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,004 667 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 685 456 6 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 618 477 7 3
GABAPENTIN 601 287 8 16
METFORMIN HCL 553 350 9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 546 394 10 8
ATENOLOL 522 320 11 11
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 471 154 S2 12 82
TRAMADOL HCL 456 238 13 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 414 233 14 12
MELOXICAM 388 276 15 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 367 271 16 10
LOVASTATIN 329 254 17 20
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 319 172 R 18 72
ALPRAZOLAM 318 133 19 37
CLONIDINE HCL 310 237 20 41
AZITHROMYCIN 308 203 21 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 302 196 22 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 300 189 23 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 291 225 24 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 287 134 25 60
NAPROXEN 285 177 26 68
CITALOPRAM HBR 260 146 27 25
OXYCODONE HCL 259 51 S2 28 59
PREDNISONE 257 188 29 49
GLIPIZIDE 254 165 30 40
CLOPIDOGREL 235 184 31 30
FENOFIBRATE 226 186 32 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 225 173 33 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 222 167 34 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 222 170 34 52
PLAVIX 216 158 36 42
CARVEDILOL 201 128 37 23
PAROXETINE HCL 198 114 38 62
RANITIDINE HCL 194 130 39 27
SERTRALINE HCL 189 104 40 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 189 104 40 32
ALLOPURINOL 188 144 42 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 187 130 43 47
PROAIR HFA 178 100 44 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176 130 45 26
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 171 118 46 38
CARISOPRODOL 162 44 R 47 97
TRAZODONE HCL 157 78 48 53
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 153 101 49 94
METFORMIN HCL ER 150 98 50 67
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 145 94 51 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 137 84 52 61
VENTOLIN HFA 136 61 53 80
NEXIUM 133 63 54 36
LYRICA 133 69 54 105
IBUPROFEN 130 70 56 43
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125 58 S2 57 93
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123 72 58 22
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 122 117 59 63
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 121 72 60 14
GLYBURIDE 120 91 R 61 55
KLOR-CON M20 119 97 62 139
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 117 85 R 63 90
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 115 77 64 102
NABUMETONE 113 46 65 251
PROPRANOLOL HCL 112 77 66 181
CEPHALEXIN 112 74 66 150
GLIPIZIDE ER 111 56 68 101
HYDROXYZINE HCL 110 52 R 69 196
CRESTOR 110 79 69 21
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 108 71 71 141
LANTUS 104 55 72 57
PROMETHAZINE HCL 103 38 R 73 142
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 103 54 73 138
ETODOLAC 101 30 75 247
COMBIVENT 99 52 76 161
ESTRADIOL 98 63 R 77 174
DICYCLOMINE HCL 97 57 78 190
TEMAZEPAM 96 67 79 56
FLUCONAZOLE 94 54 80 229
MECLIZINE HCL 93 41 81 96
CYMBALTA 91 31 82 73
SPIRONOLACTONE 91 46 82 86
AMOXICILLIN 90 45 84 128
SUCRALFATE 90 75 84 237
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 88 53 86 66
GLIPIZIDE XL 88 71 86 179
DALIRESP 85 39 88 533
GEMFIBROZIL 84 54 89 88
SYNTHROID 83 63 90 51
GLIMEPIRIDE 81 56 91 44
INSULIN SYRINGE 81 43 91 91
FAMOTIDINE 80 47 93 70
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 78 42 94 175
DIGOXIN 76 61 95 58
SINGULAIR 76 43 95 77
METHOCARBAMOL 75 32 R 97 185
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 75 33 97 165
LEVOFLOXACIN 74 51 99 116
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 74 23 S2 99 108
CELEBREX 74 59 99 100
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 41 102 45
ZETIA 72 52 103 110
SPIRIVA 72 48 103 87
CLONAZEPAM 70 44 105 164
JANTOVEN 69 34 106 169
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69 53 106 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69 37 106 71
ENDOCET 67 35 S2 109 206
RAMIPRIL 65 49 110 92
TIZANIDINE HCL 64 0 111 120
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64 47 111 104
VENLAFAXINE HCL 64 26 111 267
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63 42 114 107
FINASTERIDE 62 56 115 79
DONEPEZIL HCL 61 46 116 31
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61 43 116 103
QUINAPRIL HCL 60 49 118 219
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 37 118 122
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 57 37 120 157
ROPINIROLE HCL 57 40 120 144
FLOVENT HFA 57 32 120 303
NITROSTAT 54 42 123 224
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54 13 123 143
BUPROPION HCL SR 54 22 123 207
LANSOPRAZOLE 53 43 126 113
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 52 0 127 399
LACTULOSE 52 32 127 126
NOVOLIN 70-30 51 26 129 146
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 51 30 R 129 95
PREMARIN 51 51 R 129 204
DIOVAN HCT 51 48 129 76
SYMBICORT 51 35 129 160
TERAZOSIN HCL 50 49 134 115
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. 8, 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.