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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,828Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 113 out of 3593

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 69 out of 3593

579 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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

5% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 579 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 18,554 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 722 677 1 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 663 618 2 8
FUROSEMIDE 600 572 3 9
SIMVASTATIN 594 545 4 1
LISINOPRIL 578 515 5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 426 402 6 3
NAMENDA 401 392 7 50
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 375 361 8 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 373 328 9 89
NOVOLIN R 347 315 10 140
CLOPIDOGREL 340 308 11 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 328 324 12 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 313 313 13 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 307 280 14 25
METFORMIN HCL 296 271 15 6
PLAVIX 289 279 16 42
TRAMADOL HCL 288 241 17 17
LANTUS 280 267 18 57
FAMOTIDINE 260 231 19 70
RISPERIDONE 248 227 20 83
DIOVAN 217 194 21 46
NEXIUM 216 185 22 36
CARVEDILOL 213 187 23 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 208 169 24 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 186 160 25 33
DIGOXIN 186 171 25 58
TRAZODONE HCL 183 173 27 53
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 168 155 28 157
LACTULOSE 168 147 28 126
MEGESTROL ACETATE 157 152 R 30 152
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 156 156 31 135
CYMBALTA 140 116 32 73
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 139 126 33 210
GABAPENTIN 133 106 34 16
MIRTAZAPINE 130 103 35 64
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 113 36 10
MUPIROCIN 126 98 37 132
NOVOLIN 70-30 125 121 38 146
SERTRALINE HCL 123 120 39 28
SEROQUEL 122 116 40 172
BACLOFEN 121 52 41 109
ADVAIR DISKUS 118 110 42 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 116 101 43 71
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 113 96 44 248
SINGULAIR 112 108 45 77
IBUPROFEN 110 85 46 43
RANITIDINE HCL 109 102 47 27
HYDRALAZINE HCL 106 90 48 107
NOVOLOG 100 96 49 134
KLOR-CON M10 100 84 49 211
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 100 94 49 94
ATENOLOL 99 80 52 11
LEVETIRACETAM 92 48 53 127
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 90 65 R 54 202
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 90 90 54 122
AZITHROMYCIN 89 74 56 34
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 88 88 57 479
DILTIAZEM HCL 87 74 58 250
SANTYL 84 54 59 208
LEVOFLOXACIN 84 80 59 116
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84 84 59 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84 73 59 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 84 82 59 18
CLOZAPINE 83 0 64 342
EXELON 83 82 64 123
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82 80 66 61
LYRICA 81 55 67 105
GENERLAC 78 64 68 271
FLUOXETINE HCL 78 78 68 60
CLONIDINE HCL 78 69 68 41
NIFEDIPINE ER 78 69 68 75
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 78 75 68 15
CELEBREX 77 70 73 100
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 76 45 74 165
PREDNISONE 75 69 75 49
CRESTOR 75 74 75 21
LIDODERM 74 73 77 78
SURE COMFORT 71 69 78 159
LATANOPROST 68 66 79 195
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 68 57 79 212
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67 66 81 74
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66 64 82 38
RESTASIS 65 64 83 264
HUMULIN R 65 64 83 353
PAROXETINE HCL 63 48 85 62
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63 63 85 22
KLOR-CON M20 62 44 87 139
ENULOSE 60 51 88 341
INSULIN SYRINGE 59 54 89 91
DICYCLOMINE HCL 58 48 90 190
GLYBURIDE 58 57 R 90 55
LOVAZA 57 57 92 106
GLIPIZIDE 55 55 93 40
LEVEMIR 54 47 94 193
HUMALOG 54 49 94 249
TIMOLOL MALEATE 52 52 96 295
MELOXICAM 52 50 96 29
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 51 51 98 138
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 30 98 102
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 51 50 98 296
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 37 101 86
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 9, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.