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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,626Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 157 out of 3593

$821K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 211 out of 3593

847 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
45%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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

2% of this provider’s 847 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 847 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

6% of this provider’s 9,820 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
TRAMADOL HCL 1,205 556 1 17
LISINOPRIL 818 480 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 774 483 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 696 444 4 1
METFORMIN HCL 585 269 5 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 542 290 6 13
OMEPRAZOLE 519 226 7 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 493 338 8 10
FUROSEMIDE 442 233 9 9
CLONIDINE HCL 424 210 10 41
MELOXICAM 346 218 11 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 340 181 12 24
IBUPROFEN 266 109 13 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 260 144 14 8
CARVEDILOL 234 110 15 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216 100 16 26
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 204 92 17 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 199 91 S3 18 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 196 132 19 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 186 134 20 65
NEXIUM 185 90 21 36
RANITIDINE HCL 184 105 22 27
GABAPENTIN 179 80 23 16
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 176 81 R 24 90
DIOVAN 170 93 25 46
GLYBURIDE 166 86 R 26 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 166 114 26 12
CRESTOR 164 85 28 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147 110 29 14
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 146 103 R 30 95
DIOVAN HCT 136 40 31 76
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 134 36 R 32 72
VENTOLIN HFA 124 53 33 80
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 121 75 34 66
PROAIR HFA 120 38 35 54
ALLOPURINOL 119 88 36 35
NAPROXEN 109 60 37 68
NAPROXEN SODIUM 109 74 37 428
ATENOLOL 108 61 39 11
GEMFIBROZIL 103 45 40 88
GLIPIZIDE 101 54 41 40
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 100 73 42 145
METHOCARBAMOL 98 23 R 43 185
LANTUS 94 30 44 57
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92 31 45 122
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 90 47 R 46 369
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 88 61 47 119
WARFARIN SODIUM 87 37 48 18
PROMETHAZINE HCL 87 46 R 48 142
BUSPIRONE HCL 86 29 50 156
LIDODERM 86 27 50 78
METFORMIN HCL ER 85 59 52 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 84 58 53 47
TRAZODONE HCL 84 15 53 53
ACTOS 84 57 53 133
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83 22 56 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 33 57 60
TRICOR 80 44 58 130
PAROXETINE HCL 78 33 59 62
VERAPAMIL ER 78 46 59 99
CITALOPRAM HBR 77 11 61 25
SINGULAIR 76 53 62 77
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 74 33 63 165
GLIMEPIRIDE 71 29 64 44
SPIRIVA 68 55 65 87
NIFEDIPINE ER 68 61 65 75
CLOPIDOGREL 68 50 65 30
VOLTAREN 68 32 65 85
JANUVIA 67 35 69 81
CARISOPRODOL 66 0 R 70 97
KLOR-CON 10 65 39 71 114
COMBIVENT 65 39 71 161
SERTRALINE HCL 64 21 73 28
PREMARIN 62 37 R 74 204
LYRICA 61 0 75 105
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61 16 75 69
TIZANIDINE HCL 61 28 75 120
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60 46 78 22
DIGOXIN 59 43 79 58
ESTRADIOL 59 22 R 79 174
INSULIN SYRINGE 58 17 81 91
FAMOTIDINE 58 38 81 70
NASONEX 56 19 83 192
CYMBALTA 55 0 84 73
CELEBREX 53 22 85 100
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 18 85 86
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53 33 85 177
FENOFIBRATE 52 18 88 39
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 39 89 181
PLAVIX 50 29 89 42
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 Jan. 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.