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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,025Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 83 out of 3593

$717K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 291 out of 3593

959 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
36% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 959 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 19,545 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$31 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 1,156 993 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,105 915 2 1
LOVASTATIN 992 913 3 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 818 767 4 4
METFORMIN HCL 771 634 5 6
LISINOPRIL 753 646 6 2
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 680 546 7 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 644 546 8 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 536 493 9 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 532 437 10 13
TRAMADOL HCL 504 415 11 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 495 406 12 18
FUROSEMIDE 494 431 13 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 465 408 14 10
MELOXICAM 426 390 15 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 422 394 16 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 415 336 17 48
GLIPIZIDE 409 330 18 40
CARVEDILOL 397 332 19 23
ATENOLOL 329 296 20 11
PAROXETINE HCL 312 273 21 62
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 311 250 22 74
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 264 223 23 14
CLONIDINE HCL 263 164 24 41
ALLOPURINOL 242 219 25 35
GABAPENTIN 221 169 26 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180 116 27 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 178 164 28 61
VENTOLIN HFA 174 146 29 80
LANTUS 172 104 30 57
AMOXICILLIN 170 133 31 128
TAMSULOSIN HCL 166 159 32 33
GLIPIZIDE ER 156 156 33 101
SERTRALINE HCL 155 127 34 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 153 133 35 32
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 148 124 36 138
RANITIDINE HCL 147 133 37 27
FENOFIBRATE 144 117 38 39
CLOPIDOGREL 143 129 39 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 143 103 39 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 142 142 41 31
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 141 124 42 94
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 139 133 S3 43 7
TERAZOSIN HCL 128 116 44 115
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 125 90 R 45 90
MECLIZINE HCL 124 116 46 96
GLYBURIDE 124 106 R 46 55
PLAVIX 112 107 48 42
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 106 88 49 103
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 104 98 50 175
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 103 85 51 191
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103 98 51 52
ADVAIR DISKUS 102 72 53 47
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98 76 54 12
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 94 89 55 63
KLOR-CON 10 94 90 55 114
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94 74 55 19
INSULIN SYRINGE 93 63 58 91
GLIMEPIRIDE 91 78 59 44
JANTOVEN 89 89 60 169
GEMFIBROZIL 88 68 61 88
BENAZEPRIL HCL 87 76 62 69
NAMENDA 82 77 63 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 81 72 64 15
FINASTERIDE 78 78 65 79
DIGOXIN 73 67 66 58
PREDNISONE 73 70 66 49
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 73 58 R 66 95
FLUOXETINE HCL 73 52 66 60
HYDRALAZINE HCL 70 63 70 107
AZITHROMYCIN 68 51 71 34
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68 53 71 122
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65 61 73 104
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65 65 73 38
VERAPAMIL ER 63 63 75 99
TRAZODONE HCL 63 56 75 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 63 45 75 86
NIFEDIPINE ER 62 62 78 75
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58 54 79 145
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57 45 80 45
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57 55 80 177
KLOR-CON M10 54 47 82 211
ZETIA 52 31 83 110
METHOTREXATE 52 52 83 354
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 50 44 85 66
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 25, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.