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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,543Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 457

$1.7M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 457

1,068 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,068 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 1,068 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 28,814 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,168 1,108 1 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,096 1,006 2 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 896 877 3 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 895 837 4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 805 688 S3 5 23
NAMENDA 802 802 6 32
OMEPRAZOLE 744 684 7 1
LISINOPRIL 735 646 8 3
SIMVASTATIN 704 629 9 2
RISPERIDONE 699 666 10 102
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 630 567 11 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 597 541 12 7
SERTRALINE HCL 582 527 13 57
MIRTAZAPINE 545 542 14 100
GABAPENTIN 499 437 15 15
TRAMADOL HCL 482 416 16 26
CARVEDILOL 426 410 17 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 403 360 18 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 390 340 19 13
EXELON 365 359 20 98
CITALOPRAM HBR 335 298 21 45
PLAVIX 322 295 22 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 312 292 23 61
CLOPIDOGREL 311 287 24 19
METFORMIN HCL 263 196 25 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 255 249 26 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 253 252 27 16
FAMOTIDINE 246 222 28 62
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 234 207 29 59
DIOVAN 221 216 30 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 213 213 31 84
DIGOXIN 211 198 32 69
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 209 193 33 177
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 209 203 33 109
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206 175 35 8
RANITIDINE HCL 205 200 36 17
PAROXETINE HCL 196 160 37 68
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 184 182 38 151
OLANZAPINE 180 180 39 201
ABILIFY 178 123 40 146
ATENOLOL 177 161 41 11
TRAZODONE HCL 173 151 42 104
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 172 165 43 33
AZITHROMYCIN 169 161 44 44
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 165 129 45 242
LEVETIRACETAM 163 156 46 160
CLONIDINE HCL 163 146 46 52
LACTULOSE 160 145 48 78
MUPIROCIN 160 146 48 91
LANTUS 158 143 50 56
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 157 155 51 153
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 157 149 51 71
PREDNISONE 156 146 53 95
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 154 126 54 142
LEXAPRO 153 148 55 138
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 152 151 56 128
CYMBALTA 141 131 57 97
PROAIR HFA 141 111 57 66
MELOXICAM 139 112 59 41
GLIPIZIDE 137 125 60 42
NOVOLOG 134 130 61 181
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125 119 62 36
LIDODERM 124 118 63 31
LYRICA 121 97 64 77
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116 116 65 21
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 115 110 66 241
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 115 111 66 35
GLIMEPIRIDE 110 108 68 75
CRESTOR 109 95 69 9
SEROQUEL 108 101 70 182
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 107 107 71 381
PROMETHAZINE HCL 105 94 R 72 214
NOVOLIN R 104 102 73 147
LEVOFLOXACIN 103 100 74 131
SPIRONOLACTONE 101 88 75 124
ALLOPURINOL 99 85 76 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 97 95 77 108
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96 96 78 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 96 73 78 27
KLOR-CON M10 95 95 80 288
BACLOFEN 94 74 81 141
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 94 90 81 187
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 92 70 83 171
NOVOLIN 70-30 89 84 84 113
LOPERAMIDE 87 58 85 264
CEFTRIAXONE 81 80 86 404
GENERLAC 81 81 86 311
IBUPROFEN 79 58 88 14
SINGULAIR 79 68 88 43
BUSPIRONE HCL 79 66 88 170
HYDRALAZINE HCL 78 76 91 148
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78 56 91 40
TRAVATAN Z 77 77 93 410
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 75 73 94 60
GLYBURIDE 73 61 R 95 64
SPIRIVA 73 54 95 101
LEVEMIR 73 65 95 225
LOVASTATIN 72 40 98 25
NYSTATIN 70 68 99 234
FINASTERIDE 70 70 99 85
GALANTAMINE HBR 70 70 99 194
NIFEDIPINE ER 70 69 99 89
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70 62 99 132
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 70 56 99 358
CEPHALEXIN 69 65 105 188
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 69 59 R 105 171
KLOR-CON M20 68 67 107 227
KLOR-CON 8 68 68 107 279
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 55 S2 109 197
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 66 64 110 120
LATANOPROST 64 64 111 198
SANTYL 64 63 111 307
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63 26 113 293
MECLIZINE HCL 62 61 114 55
SEROQUEL XR 60 44 115 168
KLOR-CON 10 59 59 116 161
RAMIPRIL 58 58 117 204
LUMIGAN 57 57 118 259
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 56 52 119 216
MIDODRINE HCL 56 55 119 441
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56 56 S3 119 192
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 52 122 232
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 53 53 123 452
LIDOCAINE HCL 53 53 123 382
ZALEPLON 52 52 125 454
LAMOTRIGINE 51 38 126 361
ARICEPT 51 51 126 378
ROPINIROLE HCL 50 43 128 191
COMBIVENT 50 49 128 133
METOLAZONE 50 50 128 459
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 Nov. 18, 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.