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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,222Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 148 out of 3593

$731K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 272 out of 3593

705 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

2% of this provider’s 705 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 705 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 17,674 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 880 770 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 734 694 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 702 639 3 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 461 435 4 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 394 357 5 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 368 357 6 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 362 341 7 3
CRESTOR 361 303 8 21
FUROSEMIDE 321 297 9 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 320 281 10 15
LEVOXYL 320 297 10 111
CARVEDILOL 307 294 12 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 306 286 13 44
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 289 287 14 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 283 274 15 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 276 274 16 10
CLOPIDOGREL 264 249 17 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 260 239 18 14
ATENOLOL 259 240 19 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245 232 20 26
METFORMIN HCL 229 201 21 6
GABAPENTIN 227 210 22 16
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 219 215 23 63
METFORMIN HCL ER 218 179 24 67
ALPRAZOLAM 216 189 25 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 210 188 26 12
TEMAZEPAM 195 190 27 56
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 192 177 28 4
SERTRALINE HCL 192 188 28 28
VIAGRA 191 174 30 84
FENOFIBRATE 189 160 31 39
RANITIDINE HCL 177 177 32 27
LORAZEPAM 176 159 33 98
DONEPEZIL HCL 174 173 34 31
NEXIUM 169 164 35 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 163 151 36 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 162 161 37 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155 141 38 19
CLONIDINE HCL 152 148 39 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 148 126 40 45
JANUVIA 147 146 41 81
PLAVIX 145 144 42 42
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 138 133 43 147
MELOXICAM 136 128 44 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 136 123 44 32
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 122 106 46 94
NAMENDA 117 117 47 50
SYNTHROID 117 102 47 51
LATANOPROST 115 115 49 195
VOLTAREN 106 95 50 85
ALLOPURINOL 104 104 51 35
EASY TOUCH 101 88 52 302
LANTUS 100 86 53 57
NIFEDIPINE ER 99 87 54 75
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99 95 54 71
DIOVAN HCT 99 99 54 76
CITALOPRAM HBR 98 95 57 25
LABETALOL HCL 97 84 58 220
PAROXETINE HCL 95 95 59 62
CILOSTAZOL 90 90 60 163
KETOCONAZOLE 89 67 61 118
MECLIZINE HCL 88 81 62 96
DIOVAN 86 76 63 46
LACTULOSE 84 72 64 126
NITROSTAT 83 77 65 224
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 80 67 66 187
BENAZEPRIL HCL 77 77 67 69
PROPRANOLOL HCL 77 77 67 181
AZITHROMYCIN 77 76 67 34
AMMONIUM LACTATE 76 72 70 125
DIGOXIN 76 64 70 58
VENTOLIN HFA 75 65 72 80
RISPERIDONE 73 60 73 83
FINASTERIDE 73 73 73 79
PREDNISONE 73 70 73 49
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70 70 76 38
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 69 54 77 138
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 58 77 86
ZETIA 66 50 79 110
LOVASTATIN 64 64 80 20
IBUPROFEN 63 44 81 43
FAMOTIDINE 63 63 81 70
BENICAR HCT 61 57 83 155
LOVAZA 58 46 84 106
CICLOPIROX 58 54 84 170
BACLOFEN 55 51 86 109
DILTIAZEM ER 55 46 86 194
GALANTAMINE HBR 55 54 86 239
TIMOLOL MALEATE 53 53 89 295
NOVOLOG 52 46 90 134
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 50 43 91 103
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. 1, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.