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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,161Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 72 out of 3593

$743K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 259 out of 3593

1,193 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
23% 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

6% of this provider’s 1,193 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 1,193 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 20,870 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$31 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,349 1,247 1 4
LOVASTATIN 1,283 1,194 2 20
SIMVASTATIN 949 855 3 1
LISINOPRIL 942 843 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 930 862 5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 825 709 6 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 807 668 S3 7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 589 526 8 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 542 454 9 13
GABAPENTIN 538 440 10 16
ATENOLOL 517 471 11 11
FUROSEMIDE 508 443 12 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 474 435 13 24
METFORMIN HCL 471 393 14 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 464 423 15 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 405 388 16 18
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 347 297 17 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 334 273 18 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 324 301 19 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 303 269 20 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 274 233 21 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 247 216 22 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 214 199 23 44
TRAMADOL HCL 213 185 24 17
GLYBURIDE 206 165 R 25 55
GLIPIZIDE 202 179 26 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 201 181 27 15
DIGOXIN 200 195 28 58
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 196 167 29 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 190 154 30 14
RANITIDINE HCL 186 154 31 27
CLOPIDOGREL 186 166 31 30
ALLOPURINOL 175 167 33 35
CARVEDILOL 174 172 34 23
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 152 149 35 63
AZITHROMYCIN 147 118 36 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 147 127 36 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 142 93 38 33
SERTRALINE HCL 138 113 39 28
CAPTOPRIL 137 112 40 213
BUSPIRONE HCL 130 106 41 156
BACLOFEN 129 101 42 109
DONEPEZIL HCL 124 124 43 31
FINASTERIDE 117 104 44 79
JANTOVEN 114 106 45 169
PLAVIX 113 109 46 42
INSULIN SYRINGE 112 98 47 91
LANTUS 111 82 48 57
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 110 97 49 104
PROAIR HFA 106 73 50 54
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 106 106 50 191
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 104 61 S2 52 82
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 100 89 53 103
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99 85 54 45
KLOR-CON 10 99 87 54 114
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98 69 R 56 90
BENAZEPRIL HCL 96 91 57 69
SYNTHROID 94 92 58 51
CLONIDINE HCL 93 66 59 41
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 92 82 60 66
NIFEDIPINE ER 89 84 61 75
NITROSTAT 86 79 62 224
VERAPAMIL ER 83 77 63 99
PREDNISONE 81 69 64 49
BUMETANIDE 81 79 64 148
HYDRALAZINE HCL 80 80 66 107
CARISOPRODOL 80 0 R 66 97
FAMOTIDINE 79 59 68 70
METFORMIN HCL ER 77 64 69 67
OXYCODONE HCL 77 27 S2 69 59
CARTIA XT 76 76 71 299
JANUVIA 76 66 71 81
GEMFIBROZIL 76 44 71 88
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74 63 74 52
MELOXICAM 71 58 75 29
CRESTOR 70 58 76 21
CILOSTAZOL 69 67 77 163
SPIRONOLACTONE 68 68 78 86
CAPTOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 56 78 551
NOVOLIN 70-30 68 57 78 146
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 62 81 48
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 64 55 81 173
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 63 57 83 212
TRAZODONE HCL 55 26 84 53
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 31 85 178
ADVAIR DISKUS 53 47 85 47
TERAZOSIN HCL 51 44 87 115
GLIPIZIDE XL 51 51 87 179
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 24, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.