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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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47,491Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 3593

$3.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 3593

936 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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

3% of this provider’s 936 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 40,843 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

37% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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 1,806 1,583 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,679 1,490 2 1
IBUPROFEN 1,408 1,162 10 3 43
NEXIUM 1,124 939 4 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 1,115 893 5 47
LIDODERM 937 762 6 78
LISINOPRIL 829 687 7 2
LOVAZA 784 664 8 106
CLOPIDOGREL 781 735 9 30
SINGULAIR 751 616 10 77
TRAMADOL HCL 693 599 11 17
GABAPENTIN 654 547 12 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 645 573 13 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 641 540 14 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 631 547 15 4
PLAVIX 630 587 16 42
VOLTAREN 605 513 17 85
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 583 473 R 18 95
PENTOXIFYLLINE 568 488 10 19 149
CRESTOR 560 443 20 21
BUMETANIDE 560 466 20 148
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 535 480 22 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 518 434 23 19
METFORMIN HCL 511 429 24 6
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 510 433 25 32
DIOVAN 503 436 26 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 479 430 27 10
ATENOLOL 477 401 28 11
MELOXICAM 466 435 29 29
JANUVIA 466 406 29 81
RANITIDINE HCL 463 391 31 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 425 381 32 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 424 364 33 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 424 382 33 33
FUROSEMIDE 385 354 35 9
ALLOPURINOL 378 349 36 35
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 360 302 37 151
PRANDIN 355 325 10 38 317
CILOSTAZOL 345 322 39 163
MECLIZINE HCL 337 304 40 96
CELEBREX 334 286 41 100
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 328 254 R 42 72
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 326 299 43 14
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 323 283 44 74
AMMONIUM LACTATE 322 300 45 125
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 321 256 46 145
DONEPEZIL HCL 319 293 47 31
PROAIR HFA 317 239 48 54
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 317 290 48 38
LANTUS 302 256 50 57
TRICOR 301 228 51 130
VERAPAMIL ER 286 267 52 99
LACTULOSE 281 272 53 126
DIOVAN HCT 280 257 54 76
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 278 246 55 286
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 276 223 56 65
WARFARIN SODIUM 275 250 57 18
DICYCLOMINE HCL 275 212 57 190
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 275 215 57 94
NOVOLIN 70-30 263 232 60 146
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 263 248 60 71
NASONEX 255 183 62 192
NAPROXEN 254 210 63 68
LANSOPRAZOLE 251 187 64 113
INSULIN SYRINGE 251 221 64 91
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 239 193 66 52
METOLAZONE 234 234 67 254
CARVEDILOL 227 195 68 23
KETOCONAZOLE 224 164 69 118
SURE COMFORT 224 202 69 159
SPIRIVA 220 180 71 87
CLONIDINE HCL 210 190 72 41
ONGLYZA 208 137 73 221
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 205 192 74 24
DIGOXIN 201 185 75 58
NAMENDA 181 179 76 50
LYRICA 180 132 77 105
MUPIROCIN 169 135 78 132
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 167 164 79 173
SYMBICORT 154 127 80 160
AZITHROMYCIN 154 123 80 34
NIFEDIPINE ER 150 127 82 75
ACTONEL 142 130 83 197
PROCTOZONE-HC 142 125 83 209
SERTRALINE HCL 135 103 85 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 134 114 86 15
CLOTRIMAZOLE 132 102 87 319
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 126 90 88 352
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 115 113 89 212
COLCRYS 115 91 89 336
SYNTHROID 115 95 89 51
GLIPIZIDE 113 112 92 40
ACTOS 113 113 92 133
PAROXETINE HCL 110 96 94 62
SUCRALFATE 110 87 94 237
ZETIA 108 108 96 110
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103 88 97 45
MOMETASONE FUROATE 103 94 97 339
PREMARIN 101 90 R 99 204
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 100 94 100 89
BYETTA 100 80 100 482
LEXAPRO 100 97 100 184
AVODART 100 97 100 180
MEGESTROL ACETATE 99 82 R 104 152
COMBIVENT 99 90 104 161
NOVOLOG 97 82 106 134
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 95 85 107 119
GLIMEPIRIDE 93 89 108 44
DILTIAZEM ER 93 81 108 194
NITROSTAT 91 51 110 224
CYMBALTA 91 82 110 73
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 91 86 110 283
RESTASIS 89 84 113 264
FAMOTIDINE 87 74 114 70
DETROL LA 85 82 115 262
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 71 115 48
SOTALOL 82 82 117 423
NATEGLINIDE 81 78 118 345
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 80 68 119 157
ALCOHOL SWABS 78 78 120 541
EXELON 76 73 121 123
PEN NEEDLE 76 64 121 188
FINASTERIDE 76 76 121 79
LOPERAMIDE 75 74 124 277
METFORMIN HCL ER 74 63 125 67
GLIPIZIDE ER 74 60 125 101
SEROQUEL 70 61 127 172
DEXILANT 70 60 127 222
PROMETHAZINE HCL 69 57 R 129 142
ZOVIRAX 66 52 130 387
NYSTATIN 66 60 130 167
LIPITOR 65 56 132 136
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 53 132 86
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 63 134 61
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63 51 135 69
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 63 59 135 305
BUPROPION XL 62 56 137 243
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61 41 138 178
VENTOLIN HFA 61 41 138 80
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 61 57 138 187
ABILIFY 59 35 141 162
CITALOPRAM HBR 58 45 142 25
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 57 52 143 191
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57 42 143 165
RAMIPRIL 56 54 145 92
HYDROXYZINE HCL 56 51 R 145 196
FLUCONAZOLE 55 30 147 229
LUNESTA 55 50 147 332
BUSPIRONE HCL 54 44 149 156
TEMAZEPAM 54 54 149 56
BENICAR 52 52 151 131
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52 48 151 122
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 51 45 R 153 310
CARAFATE 50 42 154 427
CICLOPIROX 50 42 154 170
PATANOL 50 42 154 425
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 March 13, 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.