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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,186Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 127 out of 3593

$488K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 658 out of 3593

734 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
31% 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

13% of this provider’s 734 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 17,436 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$24 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 1,069 939 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 981 828 2 5
LOVASTATIN 956 875 3 20
ATENOLOL 896 774 4 11
SIMVASTATIN 801 693 5 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 744 682 6 14
LISINOPRIL 661 583 7 2
MELOXICAM 651 518 8 29
METFORMIN HCL ER 578 480 9 67
GABAPENTIN 547 437 10 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 536 423 11 3
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 533 486 12 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 507 482 13 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 391 345 14 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 383 349 15 8
METFORMIN HCL 353 284 16 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 288 270 S3 17 7
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 284 229 18 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 282 248 19 10
GLIPIZIDE 275 236 20 40
FUROSEMIDE 274 231 21 9
SERTRALINE HCL 257 251 22 28
FENOFIBRATE 251 201 23 39
FINASTERIDE 245 241 24 79
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 239 232 25 63
WARFARIN SODIUM 215 209 26 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 186 184 27 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 186 170 27 33
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 163 141 29 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155 147 30 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 154 148 31 31
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 154 152 31 66
ALLOPURINOL 152 146 33 35
LANTUS 147 101 34 57
ROPINIROLE HCL 139 123 35 144
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 135 107 36 141
GLIMEPIRIDE 135 125 36 44
ALPRAZOLAM 134 103 38 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 123 110 39 61
CARVEDILOL 113 86 40 23
DIGOXIN 112 106 41 58
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 112 112 41 104
GLYBURIDE 110 110 R 43 55
VENTOLIN HFA 109 93 44 80
CITALOPRAM HBR 105 77 45 25
RANITIDINE HCL 105 98 45 27
NIFEDIPINE ER 103 99 47 75
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 92 80 48 119
CLOPIDOGREL 92 77 48 30
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 92 36 R 48 90
TRAMADOL HCL 89 71 51 17
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 88 61 52 138
TEMAZEPAM 85 64 53 56
INSULIN SYRINGE 82 51 54 91
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82 68 54 52
PREDNISONE 81 78 56 49
TRAZODONE HCL 78 63 57 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 78 63 57 86
PLAVIX 78 60 57 42
TERAZOSIN HCL 75 69 60 115
PROAIR HFA 75 48 60 54
MECLIZINE HCL 73 72 62 96
JANTOVEN 71 71 63 169
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69 51 64 24
CLONIDINE HCL 66 47 65 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 48 66 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62 56 67 32
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 60 54 68 94
GEMFIBROZIL 59 46 69 88
PAROXETINE HCL 56 51 70 62
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 May 19, 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.