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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,010Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 128 out of 3593

$411K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 914 out of 3593

458 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
25% 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

4% of this provider’s 458 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 458 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 16,743 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$21 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
LISINOPRIL 1,394 1,210 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,189 1,074 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 719 574 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 535 470 4 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 509 449 5 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 506 447 6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 505 466 7 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 481 432 8 8
GABAPENTIN 451 368 9 16
GLIPIZIDE 434 387 10 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 426 347 11 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 418 332 12 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 399 388 13 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 379 347 14 18
METFORMIN HCL 358 308 15 6
MELOXICAM 355 311 16 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 351 240 S3 17 7
LOVASTATIN 302 259 18 20
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 302 236 18 103
ATENOLOL 293 260 20 11
BACLOFEN 262 205 21 109
CARVEDILOL 256 224 22 23
RANITIDINE HCL 248 244 23 27
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 232 212 24 63
ALPRAZOLAM 218 177 25 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 199 137 26 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 199 148 26 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 187 160 28 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 186 178 29 61
DONEPEZIL HCL 173 159 30 31
VERAPAMIL ER 171 116 31 99
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 170 152 32 15
PROAIR HFA 159 115 33 54
IBUPROFEN 155 110 34 43
VENTOLIN HFA 146 124 35 80
TRAMADOL HCL 145 119 36 17
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 137 137 37 235
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 136 101 S3 38 153
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136 113 38 26
LEVOFLOXACIN 131 98 40 116
AZITHROMYCIN 131 103 40 34
CLONIDINE HCL 130 130 42 41
CLOPIDOGREL 127 116 43 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 125 111 44 52
DIGOXIN 125 108 44 58
NAPROXEN 121 105 46 68
PLAVIX 102 98 47 42
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 99 87 48 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99 84 48 13
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 98 90 50 231
GEMFIBROZIL 93 92 51 88
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90 65 52 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 89 58 53 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 87 77 54 104
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 83 58 55 66
HYDRALAZINE HCL 80 73 56 107
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 76 50 57 484
DILTIAZEM ER 74 49 58 194
VIAGRA 74 60 58 84
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 49 60 47
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 71 64 61 175
ZETIA 70 49 62 110
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69 63 63 119
DILTIAZEM HCL 68 57 64 250
TEMAZEPAM 67 48 65 56
JANTOVEN 67 59 65 169
TRAZODONE HCL 66 35 67 53
OXAPROZIN 64 45 68 561
TERAZOSIN HCL 64 64 68 115
NOVOLIN 70-30 64 53 68 146
INSULIN SYRINGE 64 55 68 91
FENOFIBRATE 64 60 68 39
CAPTOPRIL 62 62 73 213
TAMSULOSIN HCL 58 57 74 33
CEPHALEXIN 56 41 75 150
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 43 76 86
PAROXETINE HCL 55 45 76 62
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53 27 R 78 90
FINASTERIDE 51 51 79 79
HUMULIN 70-30 50 42 80 215
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 Nov. 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.