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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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79,228Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 3593

$4.95M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 3593

1,820 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

14% of this provider’s 1,820 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 1,820 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 60,553 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

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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 2,656 2,211 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 2,324 1,817 2 1
LISINOPRIL 2,215 1,846 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 2,173 1,828 4 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 2,149 1,788 5 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,746 1,452 6 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,602 1,398 7 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,473 1,246 8 8
OMEPRAZOLE 1,425 1,232 9 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 1,335 841 10 121
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,321 1,191 11 31
TRAMADOL HCL 1,255 999 12 17
MIRTAZAPINE 1,249 1,131 13 64
RISPERIDONE 1,192 816 14 83
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,163 764 S3 15 7
NAMENDA 1,123 1,061 16 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 988 804 17 25
GABAPENTIN 901 653 18 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 884 743 19 71
SERTRALINE HCL 803 653 20 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 789 449 21 89
TRAZODONE HCL 782 592 22 53
METFORMIN HCL 765 608 23 6
SEROQUEL XR 718 387 24 199
MELOXICAM 665 519 25 29
GENERLAC 629 275 10 26 271
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 613 461 27 12
CARVEDILOL 611 538 28 23
LEVETIRACETAM 596 289 29 127
NOVOLOG 587 414 30 134
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 562 462 31 154
CYMBALTA 556 385 32 73
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 551 451 S2 33 93
ENULOSE 525 217 10 34 341
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 495 427 35 135
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 491 442 36 19
ATENOLOL 488 427 37 11
CLOPIDOGREL 484 426 38 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 470 374 39 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 467 430 40 13
NOVOLIN R 455 358 41 140
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 432 341 42 15
PREDNISONE 431 368 43 49
LANTUS 427 323 44 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 410 347 45 22
FAMOTIDINE 402 343 46 70
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 396 322 10 47 242
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 380 251 48 141
DIGOXIN 362 336 49 58
BUMETANIDE 356 264 50 148
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 355 308 51 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 355 287 51 52
ABILIFY 351 267 53 162
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 328 298 54 61
CLONIDINE HCL 325 271 55 41
PROMETHAZINE HCL 320 229 R 56 142
LACTULOSE 319 198 57 126
BACLOFEN 316 132 58 109
SEROQUEL 314 165 59 172
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 310 249 60 143
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 309 239 61 157
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 308 169 R 62 202
OLANZAPINE 303 245 63 198
OXYCODONE HCL 301 149 S2 64 59
SPIRONOLACTONE 301 243 64 86
RANITIDINE HCL 300 249 66 27
LAMOTRIGINE 299 105 67 270
HALOPERIDOL 294 143 68 274
PLAVIX 290 267 69 42
SINGLE USE SWAB 286 249 10 70 311
SANTYL 280 225 71 208
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 279 248 72 10
LEVOFLOXACIN 275 238 73 116
CLOZAPINE 274 12 74 342
BUSPIRONE HCL 268 195 75 156
NYSTATIN 267 207 76 167
EXELON 266 243 77 123
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 265 177 78 119
HYDROXYZINE HCL 265 184 R 78 196
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 265 220 78 14
KLOR-CON M20 264 224 81 139
CARBAMAZEPINE 263 113 82 245
LITHIUM CARBONATE 259 61 83 380
FENOFIBRATE 255 165 84 39
CEFTRIAXONE 251 212 85 301
LIDODERM 251 197 85 78
LEXAPRO 247 203 87 184
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 236 193 88 104
AZITHROMYCIN 236 199 88 34
KLOR-CON M10 236 186 88 211
FENTANYL 236 180 S2 88 137
NITROFURANTOIN 232 198 92 323
ROPINIROLE HCL 230 173 93 144
GLIPIZIDE 223 181 94 40
IBUPROFEN 222 115 95 43
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 214 101 96 256
RISPERDAL CONSTA 211 50 97 389
MUPIROCIN 203 149 98 132
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 203 173 98 175
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 201 136 100 203
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 199 104 101 145
GLIMEPIRIDE 197 177 102 44
DIOVAN 197 172 102 46
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 197 135 102 165
TRAVATAN Z 195 164 105 292
CEPHALEXIN 195 138 105 150
GLYBURIDE 194 146 R 107 55
ALLOPURINOL 189 161 108 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 186 133 109 32
PAROXETINE HCL 184 127 110 62
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 181 150 111 102
INSULIN SYRINGE 177 141 112 91
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 177 101 R 112 72
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 177 51 112 398
FINASTERIDE 177 157 112 79
ADVAIR DISKUS 174 122 116 47
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 172 172 117 173
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 167 128 118 178
PREMARIN 164 88 R 119 204
LOVASTATIN 163 152 120 20
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 159 122 121 138
TERAZOSIN HCL 158 135 122 115
KETOCONAZOLE 158 83 122 118
PHENYTOIN 155 113 124 326
FLUOXETINE HCL 150 111 125 60
AMIODARONE HCL 149 122 126 269
GEODON 146 52 127 409
HYDRALAZINE HCL 146 139 127 107
VALPROIC ACID 142 28 129 359
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 140 73 130 291
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 138 130 131 305
CELEBREX 137 108 132 100
NEXIUM 133 116 133 36
SINGULAIR 133 108 133 77
CRESTOR 131 106 135 21
LATANOPROST 130 102 136 195
NOVOLIN 70-30 128 87 137 146
AMANTADINE 126 74 138 502
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 125 27 139 504
RAMIPRIL 125 112 139 92
NAPROXEN 124 48 141 68
LIDOCAINE HCL 123 106 142 385
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 123 121 142 38
TOPIRAMATE 120 58 144 306
LYRICA 118 59 145 105
PRIMIDONE 117 109 146 282
TRICOR 117 79 146 130
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 116 106 148 381
SPIRIVA 116 107 148 87
VENLAFAXINE HCL 113 36 150 267
CLONIDINE 113 86 150 346
ETODOLAC 112 101 152 247
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 109 100 153 63
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 108 41 154 456
AMMONIUM LACTATE 108 72 154 125
AMOXICILLIN 107 93 156 128
GEMFIBROZIL 107 59 156 88
NYSTOP 105 73 158 309
LABETALOL HCL 104 78 159 220
JANUVIA 101 99 160 81
KLOR-CON 10 100 94 161 114
LEVEMIR 99 81 162 193
THIOTHIXENE 98 65 163 525
VANCOMYCIN HCL 97 46 164 407
BENAZEPRIL HCL 95 94 165 69
ACTOS 95 75 165 133
TORSEMIDE 94 94 167 218
MEGESTROL ACETATE 94 90 R 167 152
MECLIZINE HCL 93 55 169 96
PROPRANOLOL HCL 92 64 170 181
LUMIGAN 91 91 171 333
PERMETHRIN 90 56 172 347
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 90 75 172 415
NUEDEXTA 89 44 174 439
MIDODRINE HCL 86 51 175 492
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 82 175 26
CARISOPRODOL 85 0 R 177 97
CILOSTAZOL 83 83 178 163
TIMOLOL MALEATE 83 67 178 295
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 81 72 S2 180 108
ADVAIR HFA 81 76 180 373
NITROSTAT 80 71 182 224
METOLAZONE 79 57 183 254
HUMALOG 78 74 184 249
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 78 52 184 210
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 77 77 186 212
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 77 63 186 66
OXCARBAZEPINE 76 43 188 357
METRONIDAZOLE 75 68 189 268
LOPERAMIDE 74 49 190 277
AGGRENOX 74 63 190 288
RESTASIS 74 74 190 264
NIFEDIPINE ER 74 60 190 75
PROAIR HFA 72 48 194 54
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72 54 194 151
GLUCAGEN 71 57 196 392
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 71 70 196 387
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 69 26 198 228
DILTIAZEM HCL 68 45 199 250
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68 68 199 177
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 68 48 199 103
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 68 48 199 318
SODIUM CHLORIDE 67 57 203 344
DEXTROSE WITH SODIUM CHLORIDE 67 63 203 553
CALCITONIN-SALMON 65 57 205 307
GALANTAMINE HBR 65 65 205 239
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 62 25 207 562
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 62 52 207 420
OLANZAPINE ODT 61 43 209 509
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 33 S2 209 82
PROCRIT 61 55 209 460
METHOTREXATE 60 56 212 354
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60 43 R 212 90
ESTRADIOL 59 55 R 214 174
HUMULIN R 58 40 215 353
NIASPAN 58 18 215 186
DETROL LA 58 49 215 262
ZYPREXA 57 40 218 417
GLIPIZIDE ER 57 56 218 101
ANASTROZOLE 57 57 218 458
LIPITOR 57 47 218 136
LANSOPRAZOLE 56 46 222 113
AVODART 56 56 222 180
PEN NEEDLE 56 32 222 188
ZETIA 56 52 222 110
BUPROPION HCL SR 56 44 222 207
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55 55 227 65
PERPHENAZINE 55 15 227 581
CHOLESTYRAMINE 54 50 229 386
ONDANSETRON HCL 54 46 229 396
FLUCONAZOLE 54 39 229 229
METFORMIN HCL ER 53 53 232 67
METHOCARBAMOL 52 18 R 233 185
EVISTA 52 50 233 200
TOBRAMYCIN 51 43 235 509
METHADONE HCL 50 20 S2 236 158
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50 28 S3 236 153
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 March 13, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.