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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,883Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1009 out of 3593

$461K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 738 out of 3593

637 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
17% 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

3% of this provider’s 637 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 637 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 6,282 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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 346 305 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 327 312 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 243 208 3 4
CRESTOR 225 219 4 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222 192 5 10
METFORMIN HCL 219 207 6 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 195 181 7 8
LISINOPRIL 185 169 8 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 169 162 9 15
FUROSEMIDE 143 137 10 9
PREDNISONE 137 118 11 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 119 12 26
OMEPRAZOLE 113 107 13 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 112 101 14 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83 74 15 12
CARVEDILOL 82 76 16 23
ATENOLOL 80 80 17 11
LEVOFLOXACIN 76 69 18 116
SERTRALINE HCL 71 66 19 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70 67 20 19
ALLOPURINOL 69 69 21 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68 57 22 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65 64 23 33
GLIMEPIRIDE 65 61 23 44
GLIPIZIDE 59 59 25 40
CLOPIDOGREL 59 45 25 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58 56 27 14
DIOVAN 57 57 28 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 54 53 29 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52 49 30 13
AZITHROMYCIN 52 48 30 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 49 32 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 50 43 32 25
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 16, 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.