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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,320Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 146 out of 3593

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 68 out of 3593

506 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
49%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

28% of this provider’s 506 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

54% of this provider’s 506 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 9,273 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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 2,005 752 S3 1 7
SIMVASTATIN 507 252 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 487 304 3 5
METHADONE HCL 369 67 S2 4 158
CARVEDILOL 348 206 5 23
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 343 65 S2 6 108
LISINOPRIL 330 184 7 2
CARISOPRODOL 329 38 R 8 97
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 318 200 9 4
GABAPENTIN 290 132 10 16
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 287 119 S2 11 82
LYRICA 279 125 12 105
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 277 89 13 12
FUROSEMIDE 242 129 14 9
CRESTOR 232 105 15 21
METFORMIN HCL 218 121 16 6
NEXIUM 212 108 17 36
RANITIDINE HCL 205 91 18 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 197 114 19 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 194 109 20 24
CLOPIDOGREL 193 107 21 30
MELOXICAM 187 90 22 29
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 184 118 23 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 182 112 24 19
CYMBALTA 171 94 25 73
SINGULAIR 169 76 26 77
ALLOPURINOL 159 93 27 35
SPIRIVA 159 67 27 87
PLAVIX 158 95 29 42
TRAZODONE HCL 155 53 30 53
NAMENDA 152 136 31 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147 77 32 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141 115 33 10
ENDOCET 128 66 S2 34 206
PROAIR HFA 125 38 35 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 124 86 36 33
METFORMIN HCL ER 124 43 36 67
TRAMADOL HCL 115 50 38 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 115 62 38 8
ADVAIR DISKUS 114 61 40 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113 108 41 14
TIZANIDINE HCL 108 0 42 120
PROMETHAZINE HCL 108 28 R 42 142
ATENOLOL 107 67 44 11
SERTRALINE HCL 106 39 45 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 106 81 45 143
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 105 59 R 47 90
WARFARIN SODIUM 104 46 48 18
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 103 42 R 49 72
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 23 50 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101 42 51 71
ROPINIROLE HCL 99 55 52 144
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 99 70 52 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 97 73 54 31
LOVAZA 93 13 55 106
FENTANYL 93 75 S2 55 137
ZETIA 93 45 55 110
CELEBREX 92 67 58 100
BACLOFEN 92 38 58 109
NASONEX 91 42 60 192
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89 36 61 151
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 86 34 62 102
BENAZEPRIL HCL 85 38 63 69
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85 43 S2 63 93
DIGOXIN 83 77 65 58
LUNESTA 82 64 66 332
BYSTOLIC 81 29 67 182
CITALOPRAM HBR 79 39 68 25
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 79 18 68 308
BUMETANIDE 78 70 70 148
OXYCODONE HCL 75 13 S2 71 59
FLUOXETINE HCL 75 36 71 60
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 69 24 73 145
ONGLYZA 69 37 73 221
FENOFIBRATE 68 21 75 39
SUCRALFATE 67 33 76 237
SYMBICORT 67 14 76 160
METHOCARBAMOL 67 0 R 76 185
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66 19 79 61
HYDROXYZINE HCL 64 0 R 80 196
AVODART 61 53 81 180
JANUVIA 61 21 81 81
COMBIVENT 61 19 81 161
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60 25 84 45
JANUMET 60 26 84 238
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 59 11 S3 86 289
DEXAMETHASONE 59 28 86 399
DIOVAN 58 33 88 46
GEMFIBROZIL 58 17 88 88
LIDODERM 57 23 90 78
LEVOFLOXACIN 56 25 91 116
ANTARA 56 0 91 490
MIRTAZAPINE 56 48 91 64
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 23 94 66
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55 35 94 22
MECLIZINE HCL 53 38 96 96
VESICARE 52 28 97 205
TRILIPIX 52 41 97 233
TEKTURNA 51 36 99 379
DILTIAZEM ER 51 46 99 194
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 29 99 32
TRICOR 51 11 99 130
NYSTATIN 51 26 99 167
DIOVAN HCT 50 29 104 76
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 1, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.