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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,605Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 3593

$4.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 3593

728 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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

17% of this provider’s 728 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 728 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 25,276 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

49% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$117 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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
CRESTOR 1,721 1,334 10 1 21
LOVAZA 933 747 2 106
OMEPRAZOLE 819 573 3 5
WELCHOL 691 560 10 4 285
NAMENDA 688 597 5 50
CLOPIDOGREL 673 521 6 30
KOMBIGLYZE XR 606 467 10 7 330
RANITIDINE HCL 588 400 8 27
SYMBICORT 562 400 9 160
EXELON 472 413 10 123
TRAMADOL HCL 455 368 11 17
SPIRIVA 437 338 12 87
CARVEDILOL 434 395 13 23
NEXIUM 430 310 14 36
IBUPROFEN 418 320 15 43
PLAVIX 409 324 16 42
CELEBREX 402 291 17 100
TAMSULOSIN HCL 385 334 18 33
GABAPENTIN 382 226 19 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 378 289 20 4
LISINOPRIL 373 268 21 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 362 204 22 12
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 347 266 23 94
LIDODERM 346 265 24 78
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 342 250 25 3
AVODART 334 298 26 180
ADVAIR DISKUS 328 221 27 47
PREDNISONE 324 238 28 49
CYMBALTA 318 205 29 73
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 311 221 30 19
VOLTAREN 308 246 31 85
SINGULAIR 308 224 31 77
ALLOPURINOL 307 245 33 35
FUROSEMIDE 292 229 34 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 285 216 35 26
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 275 165 36 138
EXFORGE 273 211 37 214
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 266 82 S2 38 82
DONEPEZIL HCL 257 242 39 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 247 211 40 65
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 232 194 41 8
PENTOXIFYLLINE 229 164 42 149
DIOVAN HCT 228 173 43 76
MELOXICAM 221 145 44 29
SIMVASTATIN 219 154 45 1
GLIMEPIRIDE 215 167 46 44
DIOVAN 210 116 47 46
LACTULOSE 200 124 48 126
ATENOLOL 197 163 49 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194 164 50 48
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 190 134 51 151
AZOR 183 153 52 366
LOVASTATIN 182 176 53 20
LEVOFLOXACIN 176 122 54 116
DICYCLOMINE HCL 176 138 54 190
ONGLYZA 174 143 56 221
OXYCODONE HCL 174 40 S2 56 59
MIRTAZAPINE 173 130 58 64
INSULIN SYRINGE 170 133 59 91
JANUMET 167 130 60 238
LEVEMIR 164 121 61 193
LYRICA 164 74 61 105
DEXILANT 163 137 63 222
ABILIFY 150 80 64 162
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 149 124 65 14
BENICAR 148 137 66 131
METFORMIN HCL 145 122 67 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 145 113 67 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 142 121 69 18
FAMOTIDINE 140 93 70 70
SEROQUEL XR 138 84 71 199
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 137 105 72 74
KETOCONAZOLE 136 91 73 118
BENICAR HCT 136 101 73 155
FENOFIBRATE 133 102 75 39
URSODIOL 127 78 76 501
TOPIRAMATE 124 55 77 306
AZITHROMYCIN 124 87 77 34
ZENPEP 123 75 79 403
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120 99 80 32
LANTUS 120 90 80 57
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 120 87 R 80 72
PATADAY 119 102 83 467
SERTRALINE HCL 118 72 84 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117 106 85 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 117 75 85 24
TRICOR 116 97 87 130
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 112 112 88 22
MEGESTROL ACETATE 109 82 R 89 152
DIGOXIN 108 98 90 58
LANSOPRAZOLE 107 93 91 113
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 104 99 92 135
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104 87 92 71
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 103 75 R 94 95
METRONIDAZOLE 101 71 95 268
PROAIR HFA 100 57 96 54
SOLARAZE 99 76 97 280
DUETACT 99 63 10 97 524
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 99 64 97 66
BYSTOLIC 95 76 100 182
LEVETIRACETAM 90 41 101 127
COMBIVENT 89 45 102 161
MUPIROCIN 87 62 103 132
PAROXETINE HCL 81 67 104 62
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 80 53 105 89
NOVOLIN 70-30 80 59 105 146
TRIBENZOR 79 58 107 416
ALPRAZOLAM 78 36 108 37
TEMAZEPAM 77 73 109 56
MECLIZINE HCL 77 67 109 96
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 59 111 10
PEN NEEDLE 72 54 112 188
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 70 67 113 228
BUPROPION XL 70 36 113 243
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 70 49 S3 113 153
OXYCONTIN 69 0 S2 116 166
SURE COMFORT 68 59 117 159
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 47 S3 118 7
CILOSTAZOL 66 60 119 163
ACTOPLUS MET 64 57 120 363
FINASTERIDE 63 57 121 79
BUMETANIDE 63 52 121 148
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62 61 123 175
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 27 S2 124 93
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 47 125 122
ACYCLOVIR 58 37 126 259
SYNTHROID 58 51 126 51
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57 15 128 165
JALYN 56 47 129 495
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55 34 130 52
TRAZODONE HCL 54 35 131 53
RESTASIS 53 37 132 264
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 40 132 60
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 28 134 86
LEXAPRO 52 49 134 184
TEKTURNA HCT 51 27 136 515
PROCTOZONE-HC 51 30 136 209
CEPHALEXIN 50 42 138 150
GENERLAC 50 27 138 271
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 Dec. 27, 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.