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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,746Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 98 out of 3593

$796K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 226 out of 3593

1,190 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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

6% of this provider’s 1,190 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 1,190 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 17,217 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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 1,233 1,092 1 4
LISINOPRIL 998 822 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 974 858 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 935 749 4 5
LOVASTATIN 762 641 5 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 735 665 6 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 659 474 S3 7 7
METFORMIN HCL 533 461 8 6
ATENOLOL 461 433 9 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 426 339 10 8
FUROSEMIDE 398 258 11 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 373 310 12 12
GABAPENTIN 365 274 13 16
MELOXICAM 294 235 14 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 288 273 15 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 282 208 16 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 279 234 17 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 270 255 18 10
CARVEDILOL 268 236 19 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 246 206 20 14
TRAMADOL HCL 244 207 21 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 238 199 22 24
ALLOPURINOL 214 194 23 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 203 187 24 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 197 141 25 86
GLIPIZIDE 196 153 26 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 186 147 27 33
DOXEPIN HCL 175 145 28 284
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161 137 29 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 156 123 30 18
GLYBURIDE 151 139 R 31 55
CLONIDINE HCL 149 122 32 41
CLOPIDOGREL 148 127 33 30
OXYCODONE HCL 146 42 S2 34 59
TIZANIDINE HCL 143 92 35 120
SERTRALINE HCL 136 76 36 28
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 135 92 37 102
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 130 120 38 61
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 127 111 39 15
VENTOLIN HFA 116 73 40 80
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 115 83 R 41 90
RANITIDINE HCL 113 79 42 27
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 109 106 43 63
PLAVIX 108 86 44 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 108 70 44 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104 79 46 52
VERAPAMIL ER 103 81 47 99
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 100 88 48 104
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 96 43 S2 49 82
LANTUS 94 52 50 57
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 93 85 51 19
DIGOXIN 90 73 52 58
PAROXETINE HCL 89 60 53 62
TERAZOSIN HCL 88 88 54 115
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 84 74 55 65
TRAZODONE HCL 82 51 56 53
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 82 39 R 56 72
SPIRIVA 80 34 58 87
CARISOPRODOL 79 0 R 59 97
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77 59 60 32
NAPROXEN 75 60 61 68
PREDNISONE 75 60 61 49
CRESTOR 74 58 63 21
HYDRALAZINE HCL 74 54 63 107
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 74 69 63 66
NAMENDA 72 72 66 50
KLOR-CON 10 72 56 66 114
AMOXICILLIN 71 58 68 128
BENAZEPRIL HCL 68 62 69 69
ESTRADIOL 67 47 R 70 174
FLUOXETINE HCL 67 52 70 60
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 67 51 70 157
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 66 22 S2 73 108
PROAIR HFA 66 23 73 54
NEXIUM 66 58 73 36
SYNTHROID 65 62 76 51
FENOFIBRATE 65 37 76 39
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 65 56 76 94
AZITHROMYCIN 61 50 79 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 61 45 79 44
CAPTOPRIL 59 59 81 213
IBUPROFEN 59 26 81 43
INSULIN SYRINGE 58 45 83 91
FINASTERIDE 58 56 83 79
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 51 S2 85 93
DILTIAZEM ER 57 44 85 194
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 56 35 87 286
CELEBREX 56 43 87 100
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56 44 87 141
ACTOS 55 45 90 133
DILTIAZEM HCL 55 43 90 250
MECLIZINE HCL 54 40 92 96
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 50 92 48
LIPITOR 54 42 92 136
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50 45 95 45
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 Oct. 20, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.