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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,891Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 45 out of 3593

$1.57M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 3593

1,501 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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 1,501 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 1,501 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 23,338 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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 1,250 1,050 1 4
LISINOPRIL 951 775 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 904 771 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 823 697 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 807 689 5 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 677 596 6 8
METFORMIN HCL 657 523 7 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 624 495 8 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 596 486 9 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 581 518 10 24
OMEPRAZOLE 517 432 11 5
TRAMADOL HCL 493 315 12 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 450 363 13 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 432 412 14 18
GABAPENTIN 416 307 15 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 411 330 16 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 379 338 17 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 322 284 18 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 313 277 19 31
ATENOLOL 300 284 20 11
DIGOXIN 267 255 21 58
CLOPIDOGREL 265 222 22 30
TRAZODONE HCL 256 186 23 53
MELOXICAM 251 210 24 29
NAMENDA 242 229 25 50
AZITHROMYCIN 240 190 26 34
CARVEDILOL 232 161 27 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 226 181 28 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 223 182 29 71
ALPRAZOLAM 212 128 30 37
FENOFIBRATE 211 192 31 39
DIOVAN 210 193 32 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198 169 33 19
PLAVIX 194 166 34 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 193 168 35 89
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 190 133 36 103
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 189 141 37 52
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 181 135 S3 38 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 180 147 39 45
GLIPIZIDE 180 144 39 40
SERTRALINE HCL 177 137 41 28
CRESTOR 169 129 42 21
ALLOPURINOL 164 150 43 35
GLYBURIDE 156 134 R 44 55
MIRTAZAPINE 153 141 45 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 146 139 46 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 146 118 46 86
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 139 108 48 38
KLOR-CON 10 137 117 49 114
CLONIDINE HCL 136 120 50 41
PROAIR HFA 127 86 51 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125 106 52 26
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 124 95 53 102
LYRICA 124 56 53 105
RAMIPRIL 121 96 55 92
RISPERIDONE 120 106 56 83
IBUPROFEN 116 60 57 43
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 114 49 R 58 72
GLIMEPIRIDE 108 97 59 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 104 79 60 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103 69 61 32
LEVOFLOXACIN 100 83 62 116
SPIRIVA 100 78 62 87
PAROXETINE HCL 99 76 64 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98 91 65 61
NOVOLIN R 96 83 66 140
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 95 83 67 66
PROMETHAZINE HCL 95 63 R 67 142
TRICOR 95 60 67 130
PREDNISONE 94 72 70 49
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 93 90 71 154
CYMBALTA 92 88 72 73
LANTUS 92 66 72 57
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91 74 74 104
HYDRALAZINE HCL 91 87 74 107
INSULIN SYRINGE 91 50 74 91
PROPRANOLOL HCL 90 80 77 181
CELEBREX 90 76 77 100
KLOR-CON M20 88 78 79 139
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 75 80 48
JANTOVEN 85 62 81 169
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81 70 82 178
ZOSTAVAX 81 76 82 168
AMOXICILLIN 81 54 82 128
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 79 75 85 242
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78 37 R 86 90
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77 76 87 135
SYNTHROID 77 69 87 51
NEXIUM 75 45 89 36
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 74 71 90 121
COMBIVENT 73 53 91 161
LABETALOL HCL 73 69 91 220
BUSPIRONE HCL 72 32 93 156
MECLIZINE HCL 69 64 94 96
NOVOLOG 68 46 95 134
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68 39 95 165
MUPIROCIN 67 50 97 132
DIOVAN HCT 66 64 98 76
TERAZOSIN HCL 66 60 98 115
ROPINIROLE HCL 65 45 100 144
LORAZEPAM 64 58 101 98
NADOLOL 64 62 101 381
LANSOPRAZOLE 63 30 103 113
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63 44 103 141
BENAZEPRIL HCL 62 62 105 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 62 27 105 60
LEVETIRACETAM 60 58 107 127
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 60 39 107 138
FAMOTIDINE 58 46 109 70
JANUVIA 57 48 110 81
ESTRADIOL 57 48 R 110 174
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 42 110 122
SEROQUEL 56 52 113 172
EXELON 56 56 113 123
LEXAPRO 56 33 113 184
CEPHALEXIN 56 37 113 150
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 54 51 117 94
KETOCONAZOLE 54 42 117 118
PEN NEEDLE 53 40 119 188
KLOR-CON M10 53 52 119 211
NIFEDIPINE ER 53 46 119 75
TEMAZEPAM 53 32 119 56
LORATADINE 53 26 119 129
SINGULAIR 53 28 119 77
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53 52 119 175
SYMBICORT 51 25 126 160
NOVOLIN 70-30 50 49 127 146
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 Jan. 25, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.