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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,405Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 144 out of 3593

$629K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 393 out of 3593

1,081 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
25% 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

5% of this provider’s 1,081 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 1,081 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 17,010 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$32 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,037 982 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 995 848 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 654 605 3 1
LISINOPRIL 644 528 4 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 619 550 5 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 537 532 6 8
ATENOLOL 521 457 7 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 502 445 8 3
METFORMIN HCL 447 411 9 6
FUROSEMIDE 446 406 10 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 344 316 11 10
LOVASTATIN 337 312 12 20
GLIPIZIDE 319 284 13 40
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 293 288 14 38
TRAMADOL HCL 282 255 15 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 263 197 S3 16 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 260 243 17 22
RANITIDINE HCL 242 198 18 27
FENOFIBRATE 234 221 19 39
ALLOPURINOL 232 221 20 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 227 197 21 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 227 212 21 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 225 214 23 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 217 188 24 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202 200 25 26
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 200 166 26 66
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 189 147 27 12
TERAZOSIN HCL 178 170 28 115
CITALOPRAM HBR 176 129 29 25
GABAPENTIN 166 148 30 16
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 165 146 R 31 90
AZITHROMYCIN 164 143 32 34
FELODIPINE ER 163 163 33 229
CLONIDINE HCL 152 128 34 41
ALPRAZOLAM 151 96 35 37
TEMAZEPAM 144 141 36 56
CARVEDILOL 144 136 36 23
LORAZEPAM 140 131 38 98
GLYBURIDE 139 124 R 39 55
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 125 115 40 63
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 113 41 48
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 116 106 R 42 72
DIGOXIN 113 108 43 58
CRESTOR 104 78 44 21
PLAVIX 101 79 45 42
BENAZEPRIL HCL 101 97 45 69
NIFEDIPINE ER 100 91 47 75
MELOXICAM 100 91 47 29
PROAIR HFA 98 60 49 54
FINASTERIDE 97 91 50 79
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96 75 51 19
SERTRALINE HCL 96 82 51 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 94 90 53 60
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 92 64 54 15
ADVAIR DISKUS 90 83 55 47
NAPROXEN 88 65 56 68
PAROXETINE HCL 87 74 57 62
VENTOLIN HFA 87 56 57 80
CLOPIDOGREL 81 69 59 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78 66 60 52
LIPITOR 77 72 61 136
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 75 62 300
GEMFIBROZIL 71 70 63 88
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 56 S2 64 93
MECLIZINE HCL 68 64 65 96
AVODART 67 63 66 180
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 67 64 66 94
JANTOVEN 67 54 66 169
PROPRANOLOL HCL 66 66 69 181
IBUPROFEN 63 54 70 43
KLOR-CON 10 63 63 70 114
SYMBICORT 62 50 72 160
LORATADINE 61 50 73 129
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60 54 S3 74 153
TAMSULOSIN HCL 59 59 75 33
RAMIPRIL 59 37 75 92
SPIRIVA 57 43 77 87
CLONAZEPAM 57 51 77 164
DIOVAN HCT 56 56 79 76
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55 43 80 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 55 55 80 31
VERAPAMIL ER 55 54 80 99
TRAZODONE HCL 53 26 83 53
DIAZEPAM 52 39 84 252
SYNTHROID 51 49 85 51
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 50 43 86 103
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, 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.