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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,471Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 124 out of 3593

$1.97M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 3593

461 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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 461 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 461 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 13,389 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

46% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$96 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
SINGULAIR 698 367 1 77
OMEPRAZOLE 696 475 2 5
LIDODERM 687 344 3 78
NEXIUM 677 397 4 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 672 382 5 47
LISINOPRIL 594 414 6 2
IBUPROFEN 539 295 7 43
CLOPIDOGREL 520 363 8 30
PLAVIX 435 302 9 42
CRESTOR 431 296 10 21
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 386 261 11 74
FUROSEMIDE 315 238 12 9
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 310 165 13 151
VOLTAREN 291 185 14 85
SIMVASTATIN 277 213 15 1
DICYCLOMINE HCL 273 163 16 190
METFORMIN HCL 270 165 17 6
RANITIDINE HCL 247 186 18 27
DIOVAN HCT 244 182 19 76
TRICOR 243 143 20 130
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 237 155 21 52
CLONIDINE HCL 237 190 21 41
CELEBREX 236 166 23 100
EXELON 225 196 24 123
KETOCONAZOLE 221 93 25 118
ACTOS 209 166 26 133
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 196 126 27 187
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 190 152 28 3
PROAIR HFA 186 67 29 54
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 186 153 29 4
ATENOLOL 180 120 31 11
DIOVAN 176 119 32 46
TRAMADOL HCL 171 109 33 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 167 125 34 8
GLIPIZIDE ER 167 112 34 101
LYRICA 164 87 36 105
NAPROXEN 160 109 37 68
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 143 115 38 12
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 139 79 S2 39 93
GLIPIZIDE 124 101 40 40
LANTUS 121 100 41 57
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 89 41 10
MECLIZINE HCL 118 77 43 96
SPIRIVA 117 72 44 87
MEGESTROL ACETATE 117 88 R 44 152
DONEPEZIL HCL 110 80 46 31
NASONEX 109 40 47 192
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 109 77 47 383
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 108 72 49 38
NOVOLIN 70-30 105 74 50 146
GABAPENTIN 101 79 51 16
TEKTURNA 100 86 52 379
MUPIROCIN 99 69 53 132
LANSOPRAZOLE 99 56 53 113
AVODART 98 95 55 180
INSULIN SYRINGE 98 67 55 91
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 95 37 R 57 72
SYMBICORT 95 57 57 160
RESTASIS 93 51 59 264
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 92 68 60 145
CARVEDILOL 88 70 61 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87 62 62 22
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 87 69 62 203
CEPHALEXIN 83 44 64 150
LOVAZA 81 70 65 106
COMBIVENT 80 56 66 161
SURE COMFORT 80 67 66 159
NIFEDIPINE ER 77 60 68 75
PENTOXIFYLLINE 77 62 68 149
BENICAR 77 52 68 131
LACTULOSE 75 64 71 126
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74 56 72 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71 30 73 32
AZITHROMYCIN 69 49 74 34
VENTOLIN HFA 68 42 75 80
BENICAR HCT 68 51 75 155
PATANOL 66 25 77 425
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 66 51 R 77 95
PROCTOZONE-HC 65 24 79 209
GLIPIZIDE XL 64 62 80 179
ACTONEL 63 52 81 197
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62 44 82 19
NAMENDA 61 61 83 50
LEVOFLOXACIN 60 48 84 116
ALLOPURINOL 60 34 84 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 60 46 84 15
VESICARE 58 58 87 205
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 58 26 87 399
AMMONIUM LACTATE 58 34 87 125
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 35 90 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 36 S3 90 7
ENDOCET 57 35 S2 90 206
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 54 30 93 463
CILOSTAZOL 54 41 93 163
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 52 44 95 24
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 51 37 R 96 310
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 Feb. 19, 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.