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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,248Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 3593

$1.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 3593

1,065 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

6% of this provider’s 1,065 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 1,065 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 27,460 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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 1,556 1,258 S3 1 7
SIMVASTATIN 1,459 1,002 2 1
LISINOPRIL 1,236 855 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,132 721 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 1,108 923 5 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 898 722 6 8
OMEPRAZOLE 841 582 7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 805 622 8 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 720 630 9 18
CARVEDILOL 672 535 10 23
METFORMIN HCL 654 404 11 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 582 487 12 12
TRAMADOL HCL 514 390 13 17
GABAPENTIN 495 412 14 16
LEVEMIR 482 413 10 15 193
DONEPEZIL HCL 481 444 16 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 400 362 17 24
SERTRALINE HCL 391 345 18 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 378 363 19 89
MELOXICAM 368 280 20 29
ATENOLOL 365 220 21 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 343 255 22 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 340 217 23 121
LEVETIRACETAM 337 217 24 127
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 322 258 25 102
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 320 244 26 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 307 272 27 13
RISPERIDONE 276 242 28 83
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 274 226 29 26
RANITIDINE HCL 274 172 29 27
MIRTAZAPINE 273 247 31 64
CYMBALTA 264 211 32 73
NAMENDA 244 241 33 50
CLOPIDOGREL 228 174 34 30
KLOR-CON M20 225 157 35 139
FENOFIBRATE 224 45 36 39
PAROXETINE HCL 217 164 37 62
DIGOXIN 215 174 38 58
NOVOLOG 210 171 39 134
ADVAIR DISKUS 206 187 40 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 198 159 41 52
KLOR-CON M10 192 155 42 211
TAMSULOSIN HCL 191 136 43 33
LYRICA 189 133 44 105
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186 177 45 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 180 116 46 86
AZITHROMYCIN 176 132 47 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 176 131 47 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 175 151 49 19
PLAVIX 168 118 50 42
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 167 127 51 228
LEVOFLOXACIN 164 137 52 116
NIASPAN 164 90 52 186
HYDRALAZINE HCL 164 117 52 107
PREDNISONE 162 127 55 49
TRAZODONE HCL 159 94 56 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 154 100 57 71
CRESTOR 153 70 58 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 151 114 59 60
GLIMEPIRIDE 150 133 60 44
NIFEDIPINE ER 146 141 61 75
LACTULOSE 145 93 62 126
LANTUS 144 97 63 57
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 144 136 63 154
CLONIDINE HCL 141 101 65 41
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 141 127 65 242
EXELON 140 140 67 123
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 140 111 67 175
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 140 59 67 104
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 133 110 70 135
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 128 119 71 157
BUSPIRONE HCL 123 109 72 156
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 122 58 73 165
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121 95 74 32
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 120 96 75 173
ABILIFY 116 89 76 162
LIDODERM 114 112 77 78
ROPINIROLE HCL 114 89 77 144
PROMETHAZINE HCL 113 63 R 79 142
TERAZOSIN HCL 111 75 80 115
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 108 54 81 65
ALLOPURINOL 102 76 82 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101 84 83 14
CLOZAPINE 101 0 83 342
BACLOFEN 100 61 85 109
IBUPROFEN 100 62 85 43
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 100 79 85 141
GLIPIZIDE 99 61 88 40
PRIMIDONE 98 92 89 282
PROAIR HFA 95 57 90 54
DIOVAN 92 87 91 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92 68 91 45
SPIRIVA 90 58 93 87
PEN NEEDLE 90 72 93 188
DIOVAN HCT 89 87 95 76
LOVASTATIN 88 75 96 20
COLCRYS 88 76 96 336
DILTIAZEM ER 87 80 98 194
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 87 27 R 98 72
SINGULAIR 87 57 98 77
SEROQUEL 86 81 101 172
JANUVIA 84 43 102 81
NEXIUM 82 37 103 36
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 52 103 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80 69 105 61
METHOCARBAMOL 77 42 R 106 185
FENTANYL 74 66 S2 107 137
NYSTATIN 70 55 108 167
PRADAXA 69 68 109 325
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 68 65 110 210
MECLIZINE HCL 68 59 110 96
SANTYL 68 55 110 208
KETOCONAZOLE 68 22 110 118
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68 51 110 122
FLUCONAZOLE 66 49 115 229
GLYCOPYRROLATE 65 55 116 558
FINASTERIDE 64 64 117 79
GLYBURIDE 63 41 R 118 55
HUMALOG 62 57 119 249
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 52 S2 119 93
DILTIAZEM HCL 61 56 121 250
METHADONE HCL 61 40 S2 121 158
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61 51 121 69
BUPROPION HCL SR 59 53 124 207
BUPROPION HCL 59 55 124 362
LATANOPROST 59 30 124 195
MULTAQ 58 58 127 569
BENICAR HCT 58 58 127 155
ESTRADIOL 58 48 R 127 174
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 58 45 127 483
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 58 38 127 138
GEMFIBROZIL 57 31 132 88
RAMIPRIL 57 57 132 92
CEFTRIAXONE 56 50 134 301
AMIODARONE HCL 56 45 134 269
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 56 55 S2 134 108
TOPIRAMATE 56 42 134 306
MORPHINE SULFATE 55 51 S2 138 240
AMOXICILLIN 53 37 139 128
SYNTHROID 53 42 139 51
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 52 52 141 381
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 52 48 141 234
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 52 27 R 141 202
SODIUM CHLORIDE 51 42 144 344
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 51 38 144 410
GENERLAC 51 23 144 271
PREMARIN 50 36 R 147 204
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 May 29, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.