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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,176Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 71 out of 3593

$914K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 166 out of 3593

958 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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

2% of this provider’s 958 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 958 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 19,957 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
LISINOPRIL 1,147 992 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,048 861 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 826 747 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 778 642 4 5
METFORMIN HCL 622 509 5 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 550 527 6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 546 498 7 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 519 433 8 10
TRAMADOL HCL 518 408 9 17
ATENOLOL 505 444 10 11
FUROSEMIDE 488 417 11 9
ALPRAZOLAM 476 351 12 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 431 318 13 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 387 346 14 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 340 310 15 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 317 293 16 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 305 248 17 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 299 238 18 24
MELOXICAM 299 274 18 29
GLIPIZIDE 251 215 20 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 245 202 21 25
GABAPENTIN 240 189 22 16
CRESTOR 232 187 23 21
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 231 164 24 141
LORAZEPAM 221 184 25 98
TAMSULOSIN HCL 213 183 26 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 202 202 27 31
SERTRALINE HCL 200 148 28 28
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 189 140 29 74
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 188 175 30 13
CLOPIDOGREL 185 164 31 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 182 125 32 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171 131 33 26
ALLOPURINOL 159 143 34 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 156 101 R 35 90
LOVASTATIN 154 140 36 20
PROAIR HFA 151 117 37 54
TERAZOSIN HCL 149 149 38 115
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 148 148 39 38
RANITIDINE HCL 148 130 39 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 147 137 41 19
GLYBURIDE 137 119 R 42 55
CARVEDILOL 137 110 42 23
PREDNISONE 136 107 44 49
PLAVIX 136 120 44 42
TEMAZEPAM 135 124 46 56
TRAZODONE HCL 126 88 47 53
GEMFIBROZIL 126 118 47 88
FLUOXETINE HCL 117 88 49 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115 71 50 32
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 112 112 51 63
PAROXETINE HCL 107 104 52 62
VENTOLIN HFA 107 75 52 80
GLIMEPIRIDE 106 76 54 44
NEXIUM 100 74 55 36
DILTIAZEM ER 96 72 56 194
DIGOXIN 96 84 56 58
PROPRANOLOL HCL 94 65 58 181
NAMENDA 93 92 59 50
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 93 74 59 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 92 87 61 61
ESTRADIOL 90 52 R 62 174
FINASTERIDE 89 89 63 79
ADVAIR DISKUS 87 68 64 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87 75 64 52
LANTUS 86 70 66 57
SPIRIVA 85 64 67 87
ACTOS 83 61 68 133
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 83 75 68 119
CLONIDINE HCL 83 68 68 41
GLIPIZIDE ER 83 78 68 101
DIOVAN 82 81 72 46
NAPROXEN 82 62 72 68
SYNTHROID 79 76 74 51
KLOR-CON M20 77 73 75 139
SINGULAIR 71 48 76 77
LEVEMIR 71 56 76 193
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69 63 S3 78 7
MIRTAZAPINE 69 53 78 64
TIZANIDINE HCL 69 61 78 120
SPIRONOLACTONE 68 56 81 86
FENOFIBRATE 67 44 82 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 58 82 71
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67 62 82 102
VIAGRA 65 53 85 84
COMBIVENT 64 63 86 161
AZITHROMYCIN 63 42 87 34
CYMBALTA 63 48 87 73
AMOXICILLIN 62 45 89 128
NOVOLOG 61 46 90 134
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60 43 91 104
JANTOVEN 59 59 92 169
DIAZEPAM 58 34 93 252
VERAPAMIL ER 57 48 94 99
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 38 94 91
JANUVIA 57 46 94 81
IBUPROFEN 57 40 94 43
TRICOR 56 30 98 130
BUPROPION HCL SR 55 34 99 207
CELEBREX 54 46 100 100
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54 45 100 89
CAPTOPRIL 52 52 102 213
QUINAPRIL HCL 52 52 102 219
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 31 102 48
GLUCAGON EMERGENCY KIT 51 0 105 597
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51 38 105 103
BUMETANIDE 51 40 105 148
MECLIZINE HCL 50 43 108 96
NOVOLIN R 50 40 108 140
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 Aug. 25, 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.