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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,464Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 3593

$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 3593

597 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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

3% of this provider’s 597 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 597 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 24,577 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$63 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
OMEPRAZOLE 901 819 1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 642 602 2 3
LISINOPRIL 588 529 3 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 576 576 4 31
NAMENDA 548 547 5 50
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 537 513 6 8
CLOPIDOGREL 444 428 7 30
METFORMIN HCL 439 411 8 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 434 398 9 12
FUROSEMIDE 423 404 10 9
NEXIUM 415 353 11 36
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 409 378 10 12 248
SIMVASTATIN 398 347 13 1
MUPIROCIN 360 352 14 132
PLAVIX 348 336 15 42
MEGESTROL ACETATE 346 345 R 16 152
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 340 292 17 32
RANITIDINE HCL 324 299 18 27
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 317 312 19 4
DIOVAN 313 313 20 46
DIGOXIN 294 294 21 58
CARVEDILOL 293 291 22 23
CRESTOR 288 272 23 21
LACTULOSE 281 238 24 126
FAMOTIDINE 276 269 25 70
IBUPROFEN 261 216 26 43
WARFARIN SODIUM 248 229 27 18
LOVASTATIN 231 217 28 20
VOLTAREN 225 223 29 85
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 216 214 30 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 215 189 31 71
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 214 194 32 94
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 206 202 33 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 199 182 34 19
ATENOLOL 195 182 35 11
TRAZODONE HCL 193 179 36 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 191 181 37 89
GABAPENTIN 186 170 38 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185 167 39 10
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 181 181 40 74
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 179 155 41 52
AMMONIUM LACTATE 177 159 42 125
PENTOXIFYLLINE 173 173 43 149
CITALOPRAM HBR 169 158 44 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 168 158 45 47
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 167 167 46 135
LANTUS 163 163 47 57
EXELON 158 158 48 123
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 155 152 49 145
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 152 139 50 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 151 134 51 24
SINGULAIR 149 127 52 77
TAMSULOSIN HCL 149 146 52 33
SSD 149 147 52 348
INSULIN SYRINGE 140 128 55 91
TRAMADOL HCL 136 131 56 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 133 123 57 86
MECLIZINE HCL 128 120 58 96
MELOXICAM 127 115 59 29
LEXAPRO 127 123 59 184
JANUVIA 124 121 61 81
SERTRALINE HCL 118 118 62 28
CELEBREX 117 114 63 100
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 115 115 64 66
LIDODERM 114 107 65 78
DIOVAN HCT 114 114 65 76
PAROXETINE HCL 113 112 67 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 111 111 68 61
AVODART 107 107 69 180
MIRTAZAPINE 103 101 70 64
CLOTRIMAZOLE 99 98 71 319
AZITHROMYCIN 96 88 72 34
GLIPIZIDE 95 95 73 40
KETOCONAZOLE 95 75 73 118
SEROQUEL 90 85 75 172
RISPERIDONE 90 69 75 83
NIFEDIPINE ER 89 87 77 75
SYNTHROID 88 63 78 51
CYMBALTA 88 82 78 73
GLIPIZIDE ER 86 80 80 101
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 86 85 80 305
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85 64 82 151
DICYCLOMINE HCL 84 56 83 190
PREDNISONE 84 84 83 49
ACTOS 84 80 83 133
CICLOPIROX 82 81 86 170
SEROQUEL XR 81 80 87 199
SANTYL 79 78 88 208
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 78 78 R 89 95
AGGRENOX 77 77 90 288
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 75 57 91 143
BACLOFEN 74 27 92 109
DEXILANT 74 60 92 222
MOMETASONE FUROATE 73 69 94 339
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 73 72 S3 94 153
NOVOLIN 70-30 73 62 94 146
OLANZAPINE 73 63 94 198
LANSOPRAZOLE 71 70 98 113
TOBRAMYCIN 69 67 99 509
LEVETIRACETAM 68 36 100 127
GLIMEPIRIDE 68 68 100 44
ADVAIR HFA 67 67 102 373
BUSPIRONE HCL 66 64 103 156
THERMAZENE 66 66 103 450
SUCRALFATE 66 56 103 237
NAPROXEN 66 66 103 68
PROCTOZONE-HC 66 66 103 209
BUMETANIDE 65 65 108 148
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 63 108 45
ALLOPURINOL 62 62 110 35
LOVAZA 62 52 110 106
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 62 45 110 165
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 24 S2 113 82
VESICARE 61 61 113 205
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61 61 113 14
CLONIDINE HCL 60 60 116 41
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59 59 117 107
NASONEX 58 50 118 192
BENICAR 57 57 119 131
CILOSTAZOL 57 57 119 163
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 38 S3 121 7
DILTIAZEM HCL 54 53 122 250
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54 54 122 63
LIPITOR 54 54 122 136
LYRICA 54 54 122 105
FINASTERIDE 54 52 122 79
SYMBICORT 53 53 127 160
CAPTOPRIL 52 52 128 213
GLYBURIDE 51 51 R 129 55
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 51 20 R 129 202
GLIPIZIDE XL 51 51 129 179
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 3, 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.