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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,092Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 190 out of 3593

$864K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 195 out of 3593

720 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

12% of this provider’s 720 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 720 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 11,853 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,159 513 S3 1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 615 447 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 612 478 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 567 466 4 9
SIMVASTATIN 541 414 5 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 479 396 6 4
LISINOPRIL 430 250 7 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 410 294 8 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 362 310 9 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 303 183 10 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 296 267 11 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 269 263 12 31
GABAPENTIN 246 166 13 16
METFORMIN HCL 225 137 14 6
CARVEDILOL 220 173 15 23
NAMENDA 210 202 16 50
MIRTAZAPINE 203 163 17 64
SERTRALINE HCL 185 162 18 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 176 155 19 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 170 96 20 13
CLONIDINE HCL 159 88 21 41
TRAZODONE HCL 156 90 22 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 155 63 23 12
HYDRALAZINE HCL 149 84 24 107
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140 89 25 14
EXELON 136 135 26 123
BENAZEPRIL HCL 131 96 27 69
RANITIDINE HCL 126 73 28 27
FLUOXETINE HCL 125 90 29 60
CYMBALTA 123 116 30 73
TAMSULOSIN HCL 115 78 31 33
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 113 29 S2 32 82
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109 105 33 71
PLAVIX 109 100 33 42
LANTUS 108 68 35 57
CLOPIDOGREL 105 88 36 30
RISPERIDONE 104 81 37 83
BUSPIRONE HCL 102 70 38 156
DIGOXIN 102 95 38 58
TRAMADOL HCL 100 71 40 17
ATENOLOL 100 67 40 11
MELOXICAM 96 62 42 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 91 52 43 121
AMOXICILLIN 85 30 44 128
ALLOPURINOL 82 73 45 35
PROAIR HFA 82 23 45 54
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81 81 47 61
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 78 19 R 48 72
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 77 22 49 66
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77 61 49 178
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77 48 49 143
NEXIUM 77 37 49 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77 37 49 45
PREDNISONE 72 49 54 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72 69 54 19
LEVETIRACETAM 71 65 56 127
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69 61 57 22
CARISOPRODOL 69 12 R 57 97
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 40 R 59 90
SPIRONOLACTONE 63 58 60 86
GLIMEPIRIDE 62 37 61 44
ABILIFY 59 54 62 162
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 30 62 47
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 58 13 S2 64 108
LEVEMIR 58 42 64 193
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 32 64 52
ROPINIROLE HCL 55 53 67 144
FENTANYL 55 32 S2 67 137
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 31 67 32
SINGULAIR 54 26 70 77
DEXILANT 54 0 70 222
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 53 52 72 154
NYSTATIN 52 49 73 167
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52 25 73 145
FLUCONAZOLE 51 22 75 229
INSULIN SYRINGE 50 17 76 91
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 Feb. 11, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.