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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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45,778Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 129

$3.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 129

1,022 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,022 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 42,059 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

36% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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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 1,866 1,729 1 2
CRESTOR 1,314 1,154 2 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,265 1,213 3 4
NEXIUM 1,143 1,006 4 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 920 823 5 17
SIMVASTATIN 900 867 6 1
ATENOLOL 714 690 7 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 707 657 8 5
METFORMIN HCL 670 587 9 6
BENICAR HCT 618 604 10 10 92
LISINOPRIL 576 526 11 3
CLOPIDOGREL 571 523 12 23
FUROSEMIDE 547 532 13 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 540 505 14 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 524 464 15 14
DIOVAN HCT 492 484 16 82
CARVEDILOL 485 465 17 18
SINGULAIR 476 412 18 67
PLAVIX 470 441 19 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 467 442 20 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 462 438 21 13
IBUPROFEN 455 390 22 30
RANITIDINE HCL 454 416 23 25
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 448 420 24 65
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 442 421 25 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 430 406 26 22
CELEBREX 426 384 27 102
FAMOTIDINE 424 403 28 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 399 368 29 12
DIOVAN 379 357 30 41
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 369 346 31 51
AZITHROMYCIN 369 342 31 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 367 355 33 29
BENICAR 363 346 34 133
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 360 329 R 35 78
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 353 319 36 44
ONGLYZA 341 335 10 37 169
VOLTAREN 339 300 38 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 335 321 39 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 332 306 40 46
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 321 307 41 7
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 319 271 42 66
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 311 292 43 68
JANUVIA 310 285 44 94
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 307 295 45 19
ALPRAZOLAM 304 304 46 28
MELOXICAM 292 267 47 43
DIGOXIN 280 280 48 47
BENAZEPRIL HCL 278 278 49 83
CLONAZEPAM 272 198 50 97
GEMFIBROZIL 270 242 51 88
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 264 264 52 142
TEMAZEPAM 262 262 53 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 262 220 53 100
ALLOPURINOL 246 211 55 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 243 224 56 26
LIDODERM 243 223 56 91
GABAPENTIN 231 205 58 16
NAMENDA 227 200 59 48
FENOFIBRATE 223 183 60 45
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 222 210 61 147
CITALOPRAM HBR 216 194 62 27
MIRTAZAPINE 208 190 63 77
WARFARIN SODIUM 206 185 64 21
MEGESTROL ACETATE 202 202 R 65 86
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 197 174 66 190
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195 186 67 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194 174 68 32
KETOCONAZOLE 194 165 68 101
TRICOR 192 150 70 140
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 192 172 70 215
LYRICA 190 158 72 131
ACTONEL 190 178 72 135
PROAIR HFA 184 167 74 53
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 182 182 75 58
MECLIZINE HCL 170 146 76 75
SYNTHROID 169 161 77 61
CYMBALTA 161 156 78 121
NAPROXEN 158 146 79 62
ACTOS 156 141 80 103
PREDNISONE 155 147 81 54
PENTOXIFYLLINE 150 134 82 151
LANSOPRAZOLE 149 131 83 111
ZAFIRLUKAST 147 146 84 244
AVODART 145 145 85 152
PAROXETINE HCL 144 132 86 56
INSULIN SYRINGE 144 125 86 70
DICYCLOMINE HCL 141 136 88 126
LOVASTATIN 140 120 89 11
GLIPIZIDE 140 129 89 38
VIAGRA 140 121 89 52
ENABLEX 137 137 92 251
CLOBETASOL EMOLLIENT 137 122 10 92 251
NASONEX 135 125 94 183
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 133 117 95 178
WELCHOL 133 118 95 254
MUPIROCIN 131 123 97 95
ZETIA 129 125 98 98
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129 115 98 199
SPIRIVA 127 86 100 134
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 127 120 100 62
SPIRONOLACTONE 127 127 100 80
LEXAPRO 125 111 103 161
FOLIC ACID 123 119 104 72
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 122 116 105 104
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 121 112 106 81
CICLOPIROX 116 111 107 178
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 113 110 108 57
DEXILANT 113 110 108 192
FINASTERIDE 113 111 108 84
METRONIDAZOLE 112 83 111 269
AMMONIUM LACTATE 111 108 112 108
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 111 109 112 187
NIFEDIPINE ER 110 109 114 76
TRAMADOL HCL 110 91 114 24
LIPITOR 109 90 116 236
SERTRALINE HCL 107 105 117 39
GLYBURIDE 104 91 R 118 55
BYSTOLIC 101 101 119 193
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 101 100 119 237
SYMBICORT 101 75 119 170
CLONIDINE HCL 100 95 122 49
VERAPAMIL ER 100 100 122 106
LEVOFLOXACIN 90 73 124 120
PEN NEEDLE 89 85 125 240
TRAZODONE HCL 88 84 126 87
EVISTA 87 79 127 251
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84 71 128 115
KLOR-CON 10 83 71 129 122
PROCTOZONE-HC 81 65 130 158
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 80 59 131 174
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 78 70 132 148
NOVOLIN R 75 75 133 149
CIALIS 75 75 133 136
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 74 73 135 139
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 74 74 135 129
CILOSTAZOL 73 73 137 137
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72 64 138 163
DOXEPIN HCL 71 57 139 257
LEVETIRACETAM 70 48 140 162
LORAZEPAM 69 69 141 79
VENTOLIN HFA 68 59 142 105
JANUMET 67 47 143 208
LANTUS 67 64 143 59
SEROQUEL XR 67 60 143 204
DETROL LA 67 67 143 248
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65 62 R 147 130
SANTYL 64 64 148 224
CLOTRIMAZOLE 64 42 148 215
ESTAZOLAM 63 63 150 268
LACTULOSE 62 47 151 71
TRAVATAN Z 62 62 151 221
LATANOPROST 62 62 151 200
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 61 61 154 116
DILTIAZEM ER 61 61 154 144
TEKTURNA 60 60 156 302
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 59 56 157 260
PREMARIN 59 42 R 157 305
SOTALOL 57 57 159 309
SURE COMFORT 57 45 159 127
EXELON 57 57 159 146
VESICARE 56 56 162 262
LOVAZA 56 48 162 90
TERAZOSIN HCL 56 56 162 96
NABUMETONE 56 43 162 257
PATANOL 54 31 166 315
BUMETANIDE 54 54 166 123
EXFORGE 54 48 166 315
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 53 51 169 229
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53 53 169 34
RAMIPRIL 52 50 171 117
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 52 171 322
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 51 S3 173 20
ESTRADIOL 51 51 R 173 239
BONIVA 50 46 175 330
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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.