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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,886Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 457

$507K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 118 out of 457

1,233 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 1,233 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 1,233 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 10,398 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 505 424 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 497 418 2 2
LISINOPRIL 457 376 3 3
METFORMIN HCL 450 370 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 435 322 5 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 344 252 6 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 334 263 7 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 279 248 8 29
TRAMADOL HCL 269 233 9 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 258 226 10 16
ATENOLOL 218 199 11 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 207 183 12 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 205 182 13 7
LOVASTATIN 182 172 14 25
FUROSEMIDE 174 144 15 10
ALPRAZOLAM 163 119 16 39
GLIPIZIDE 160 133 17 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 153 134 18 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 152 129 19 38
AZITHROMYCIN 147 126 20 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 134 106 21 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132 128 22 21
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 126 100 23 202
CRESTOR 118 95 24 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113 95 25 59
GLYBURIDE 108 79 R 26 64
FENOFIBRATE 107 101 27 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 104 91 28 36
MELOXICAM 103 89 29 41
RANITIDINE HCL 103 68 29 17
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 102 77 31 155
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 101 91 32 71
CITALOPRAM HBR 99 93 33 45
GABAPENTIN 98 80 34 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96 72 35 40
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 92 70 36 73
CARVEDILOL 91 70 37 20
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 89 87 38 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 88 73 39 28
LORAZEPAM 88 67 39 87
PROAIR HFA 87 65 41 66
DONEPEZIL HCL 86 86 42 22
GLIPIZIDE ER 82 72 43 107
INSULIN SYRINGE 81 57 44 79
DIAZEPAM 79 50 45 308
LEVOFLOXACIN 77 64 46 131
GEMFIBROZIL 76 35 47 112
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75 58 48 153
ALLOPURINOL 72 70 49 47
TEMAZEPAM 70 63 50 48
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 70 53 50 49
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69 65 52 84
NIFEDIPINE ER 68 49 53 89
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 44 S3 54 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 64 55 54
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 41 56 27
PLAVIX 62 50 57 24
PREDNISONE 61 56 58 95
SPIRONOLACTONE 61 34 58 124
PAROXETINE HCL 60 56 60 68
MUPIROCIN 59 38 61 91
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 26 62 108
CLOPIDOGREL 56 45 63 19
CLONIDINE HCL 56 43 63 52
KLOR-CON 10 55 50 65 161
FAMOTIDINE 54 38 66 62
CEPHALEXIN 54 46 66 188
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 47 66 37
NAPROXEN 52 41 69 65
SERTRALINE HCL 51 25 70 57
SYNTHROID 51 44 70 93
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 Oct. 26, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.