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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,818Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 257 out of 3593

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 97 out of 3593

283 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 12,809 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

40% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 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
OMEPRAZOLE 504 452 1 5
CRESTOR 503 441 2 21
SIMVASTATIN 473 395 3 1
CARVEDILOL 377 300 4 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 302 284 5 4
ADVAIR DISKUS 291 239 6 47
METFORMIN HCL 262 222 7 6
DIOVAN 252 230 8 46
NEXIUM 240 189 9 36
LISINOPRIL 228 197 10 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 225 216 11 12
CLOPIDOGREL 222 204 12 30
FUROSEMIDE 221 205 13 9
CILOSTAZOL 219 215 14 163
RANITIDINE HCL 218 173 15 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 200 147 16 3
GABAPENTIN 187 178 17 16
PLAVIX 182 155 18 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 177 19 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 176 165 20 14
PENTOXIFYLLINE 162 162 21 149
DONEPEZIL HCL 161 148 22 31
SINGULAIR 157 134 23 77
LOVAZA 154 128 24 106
NAMENDA 151 138 25 50
IBUPROFEN 149 124 26 43
JANUVIA 148 131 27 81
LANTUS 143 128 28 57
INSULIN SYRINGE 140 119 29 91
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 139 139 30 71
SURE COMFORT 139 119 30 159
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 138 135 32 24
SPIRIVA 136 116 33 87
MEGESTROL ACETATE 135 123 R 34 152
NOVOLIN 70-30 126 112 35 146
CLONIDINE HCL 124 87 36 41
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 116 114 37 63
LIDODERM 112 89 38 78
DIGOXIN 112 95 38 58
KETOCONAZOLE 111 90 40 118
TRICOR 110 66 41 130
LACTULOSE 106 85 42 126
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103 72 43 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 100 97 44 44
ATENOLOL 94 94 45 11
NASONEX 92 76 46 192
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 92 74 46 8
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 89 76 R 48 72
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88 81 49 22
VOLTAREN 86 72 50 85
EXELON 85 81 51 123
FAMOTIDINE 83 66 52 70
DIOVAN HCT 81 70 53 76
AZITHROMYCIN 80 62 54 34
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 78 75 55 145
CELEBREX 76 67 56 100
NIFEDIPINE ER 76 76 56 75
NOVOLIN R 75 59 58 140
DEXILANT 74 55 59 222
TRAZODONE HCL 71 63 60 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 63 61 52
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70 50 61 38
ZETIA 68 61 63 110
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67 53 64 151
CITALOPRAM HBR 66 54 65 25
ONGLYZA 65 57 66 221
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 53 67 61
LANSOPRAZOLE 62 56 68 113
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 50 68 48
WARFARIN SODIUM 62 39 68 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61 60 71 33
FORTEO 60 49 72 453
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 58 38 R 73 95
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 56 46 74 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56 43 74 32
LYRICA 54 50 76 105
LEXAPRO 53 53 77 184
SYMBICORT 53 33 77 160
MECLIZINE HCL 51 50 79 96
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 38 80 65
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. 16, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.