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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,364Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 3593

$1.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 3593

959 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 959 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 959 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 30,826 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 1,271 1,213 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,266 1,220 2 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,173 1,105 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,057 995 4 4
LISINOPRIL 927 854 5 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 875 819 6 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 718 686 7 31
OMEPRAZOLE 659 621 8 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 608 584 9 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 563 552 10 18
CRESTOR 547 499 11 21
NAMENDA 529 516 12 50
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 488 411 S3 13 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 477 463 14 25
METFORMIN HCL 453 418 15 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 430 415 16 22
CLOPIDOGREL 411 396 17 30
RISPERIDONE 409 387 18 83
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 402 380 19 15
GABAPENTIN 388 349 20 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 303 292 21 12
GLYBURIDE 297 275 R 22 55
ATENOLOL 290 274 23 11
CLONIDINE HCL 284 232 24 41
LANTUS 276 247 25 57
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259 236 26 10
TRAZODONE HCL 252 219 27 53
PLAVIX 246 241 28 42
MIRTAZAPINE 246 240 28 64
SERTRALINE HCL 245 225 30 28
CARVEDILOL 244 232 31 23
NOVOLIN R 242 209 32 140
RANITIDINE HCL 240 222 33 27
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 227 213 34 52
TRAMADOL HCL 218 214 35 17
DIGOXIN 215 214 36 58
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 195 171 37 71
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 192 183 38 94
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 192 174 38 89
PAROXETINE HCL 186 186 40 62
SANTYL 185 170 41 208
EXELON 181 181 42 123
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 179 168 43 157
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 178 166 44 135
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178 161 44 45
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 177 151 46 234
CYMBALTA 173 149 47 73
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173 164 47 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 172 172 49 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 162 160 50 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 161 148 51 61
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 151 142 52 210
NIFEDIPINE ER 151 138 52 75
PREDNISONE 150 146 54 49
GLIPIZIDE 145 132 55 40
LEVOFLOXACIN 143 134 56 116
LORAZEPAM 142 142 57 98
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 141 117 S2 58 93
LOVASTATIN 140 140 59 20
HYDRALAZINE HCL 140 131 59 107
MEGESTROL ACETATE 137 136 R 61 152
DIOVAN 132 113 62 46
LEVETIRACETAM 131 104 63 127
KLOR-CON M20 123 120 64 139
AZITHROMYCIN 123 110 64 34
ALPRAZOLAM 122 111 66 37
KLOR-CON M10 122 122 66 211
LEVEMIR 121 97 68 193
FAMOTIDINE 118 101 69 70
ACTONEL 112 103 70 197
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 109 96 71 104
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 108 96 72 65
OLANZAPINE 106 106 73 198
NOVOLOG 106 93 73 134
ROPINIROLE HCL 106 106 73 144
RAMIPRIL 105 105 76 92
LYRICA 102 78 77 105
INSULIN SYRINGE 102 79 77 91
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100 94 79 19
LACTULOSE 100 94 79 126
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 99 87 81 212
NOVOLIN 70-30 98 81 82 146
LATANOPROST 97 96 83 195
NEXIUM 97 97 83 36
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 96 94 85 38
JANUVIA 94 94 86 81
CEPHALEXIN 92 83 87 150
KLOR-CON 10 91 68 88 114
FENOFIBRATE 90 77 89 39
ALLOPURINOL 89 76 90 35
BACLOFEN 88 61 91 109
BENAZEPRIL HCL 87 87 92 69
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 86 83 93 63
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 86 78 93 228
MUPIROCIN 85 84 95 132
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 83 82 96 318
CLONIDINE 82 74 97 346
VYTORIN 80 80 98 216
HUMULIN R 80 70 98 353
FINASTERIDE 79 68 100 79
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78 78 101 122
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 77 60 102 121
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 73 102 47
DETROL LA 76 62 104 262
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 73 70 105 138
TIMOLOL MALEATE 72 70 106 295
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 72 65 106 102
SODIUM CHLORIDE 72 55 106 344
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 71 45 109 283
SEROQUEL 70 67 110 172
VANCOMYCIN HCL 69 69 111 407
AMITIZA 69 66 111 349
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 67 65 R 113 202
TRICOR 67 59 113 130
SPIRONOLACTONE 67 51 113 86
FLUOXETINE HCL 67 67 113 60
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67 56 113 173
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66 63 118 119
LEXAPRO 66 60 118 184
MELOXICAM 65 63 120 29
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 65 56 120 248
ACTOS 65 48 120 133
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65 65 120 175
AMIODARONE HCL 62 57 124 269
TRAVATAN Z 62 53 124 292
NAPROXEN 61 53 126 68
IBUPROFEN 60 53 127 43
BYSTOLIC 60 47 127 182
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60 36 127 165
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 59 51 130 487
SYNTHROID 59 51 130 51
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 57 52 132 291
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57 53 132 143
LANSOPRAZOLE 56 56 134 113
POLYMYXIN B SULFATE 56 53 10 134 578
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 55 52 136 154
SPIRIVA 54 54 137 87
BUMETANIDE 53 53 138 148
TEMAZEPAM 53 53 138 56
GLUCAGEN 51 35 140 392
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.