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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,829Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 200 out of 3593

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 85 out of 3593

665 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

2% of this provider’s 665 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 15,312 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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 590 555 1 5
CRESTOR 435 418 2 21
NEXIUM 415 386 3 36
DIOVAN HCT 387 364 4 76
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 370 336 5 4
CLOPIDOGREL 357 344 6 30
MELOXICAM 340 315 7 29
PLAVIX 316 288 8 42
MEGESTROL ACETATE 311 288 R 9 152
FUROSEMIDE 304 278 10 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 289 265 11 8
SIMVASTATIN 280 259 12 1
TRICOR 268 239 13 130
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 267 241 14 24
LISINOPRIL 266 201 15 2
LIDODERM 261 252 16 78
CARVEDILOL 236 222 17 23
METFORMIN HCL 233 224 18 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 229 195 19 3
EXELON 229 229 19 123
ALLOPURINOL 220 193 21 35
GABAPENTIN 217 198 22 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 213 203 23 19
NAMENDA 208 202 24 50
DIOVAN 194 186 25 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 189 181 26 31
LANTUS 176 154 27 57
IBUPROFEN 175 128 28 43
LACTULOSE 174 148 29 126
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 166 159 30 94
AZITHROMYCIN 163 137 31 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161 146 32 33
RANITIDINE HCL 161 119 32 27
CELEBREX 161 158 32 100
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 149 35 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 158 146 36 12
ATENOLOL 153 141 37 11
SINGULAIR 142 123 38 77
TRAMADOL HCL 137 120 39 17
GLIPIZIDE 137 121 39 40
INSULIN SYRINGE 134 116 41 91
SURE COMFORT 117 103 42 159
LYRICA 116 109 43 105
MECLIZINE HCL 115 104 44 96
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 113 109 45 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108 99 46 71
SSD 108 108 46 348
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 103 85 48 151
MUPIROCIN 95 85 49 132
GLIMEPIRIDE 95 83 49 44
DIGOXIN 94 92 51 58
VOLTAREN 92 89 52 85
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 78 53 26
SYMBICORT 87 66 53 160
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86 85 55 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 84 84 56 15
ACTOS 84 79 56 133
ENABLEX 81 80 58 455
ADVAIR DISKUS 80 66 59 47
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 75 63 60 248
NOVOLIN 70-30 74 67 61 146
FAMOTIDINE 73 69 62 70
AMMONIUM LACTATE 73 54 62 125
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 68 64 64 38
LEVOFLOXACIN 66 65 65 116
COMBIVENT 65 55 66 161
CITALOPRAM HBR 65 57 66 25
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 63 55 68 253
LANSOPRAZOLE 63 59 68 113
GLYBURIDE 61 57 R 70 55
LEXAPRO 61 61 70 184
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 56 72 412
PAROXETINE HCL 58 54 73 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57 57 74 104
AGGRENOX 57 57 74 288
SERTRALINE HCL 55 51 76 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 54 54 77 18
CLONIDINE HCL 53 42 78 41
KETOCONAZOLE 52 46 79 118
NIFEDIPINE ER 51 49 80 75
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 April 25, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.