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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,999Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 675 out of 3593

$534K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 560 out of 3593

201 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

9% of this provider’s 201 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 8,012 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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
DONEPEZIL HCL 372 357 1 31
NAMENDA 359 355 2 50
LISINOPRIL 307 233 3 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 274 249 4 8
CRESTOR 253 227 5 21
OMEPRAZOLE 243 162 6 5
FUROSEMIDE 235 219 7 9
METFORMIN HCL 235 179 7 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 217 217 9 22
SIMVASTATIN 210 190 10 1
CARVEDILOL 186 179 11 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 186 157 11 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 182 147 13 12
LOVAZA 169 160 14 106
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 163 152 15 19
LYRICA 153 151 16 105
DIOVAN 150 149 17 46
CLOPIDOGREL 135 135 18 30
DIOVAN HCT 134 133 19 76
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 129 99 20 4
PLAVIX 128 127 21 42
DIGOXIN 111 111 22 58
NEXIUM 110 102 23 36
PENTOXIFYLLINE 97 84 24 149
FAMOTIDINE 92 82 25 70
GABAPENTIN 92 90 25 16
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 87 62 27 38
LANTUS 86 78 28 57
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 83 75 29 253
ATENOLOL 81 77 30 11
SERTRALINE HCL 74 71 31 28
CLONIDINE HCL 73 73 32 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 65 32 10
LIDODERM 70 60 34 78
BENICAR HCT 65 64 35 155
INSULIN SYRINGE 60 55 36 91
WARFARIN SODIUM 59 40 37 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 58 54 38 24
BENICAR 57 53 39 131
GLIPIZIDE ER 56 53 40 101
AZITHROMYCIN 54 50 41 34
JANUVIA 52 51 42 81
VOLTAREN 51 42 43 85
SINGULAIR 50 47 44 77
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 25, 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.