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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,460Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 457

$746K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 73 out of 457

1,121 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,121 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 21,598 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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
SIMVASTATIN 1,656 1,609 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,180 1,129 2 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,126 1,126 3 18
LISINOPRIL 715 702 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 610 588 5 4
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 609 593 6 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 597 597 7 54
CARVEDILOL 575 545 8 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 553 533 9 5
FENOFIBRATE 524 517 10 46
METFORMIN HCL 456 456 11 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 402 379 12 21
ATENOLOL 383 376 13 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 378 374 14 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 359 349 15 7
ALPRAZOLAM 341 325 16 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 330 330 17 45
RANITIDINE HCL 319 297 18 17
CRESTOR 318 306 19 9
TEMAZEPAM 313 296 20 48
VIAGRA 278 262 21 63
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257 244 22 8
AZITHROMYCIN 251 241 23 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 242 217 24 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 241 233 25 38
FUROSEMIDE 229 226 26 10
CLOPIDOGREL 222 208 27 19
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 204 204 28 73
PLAVIX 201 195 29 24
MELOXICAM 192 192 30 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 179 168 31 84
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 160 154 32 134
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 160 148 32 40
ALLOPURINOL 154 143 34 47
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 149 136 35 60
IBUPROFEN 141 126 36 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 141 129 36 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 139 139 38 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 137 130 39 28
DIGOXIN 125 119 40 69
DILTIAZEM ER 124 124 41 217
LORAZEPAM 112 112 42 87
SERTRALINE HCL 112 112 42 57
GABAPENTIN 110 104 44 15
FINASTERIDE 109 109 45 85
MUPIROCIN 108 104 46 91
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 107 107 R 47 70
VERAPAMIL ER 102 100 48 145
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 101 93 49 35
MECLIZINE HCL 93 89 50 55
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 87 81 51 125
AVODART 86 86 52 110
JANUVIA 86 85 52 80
NAMENDA 84 84 54 32
BENAZEPRIL HCL 84 80 54 114
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 72 56 37
SYNTHROID 80 73 56 93
CLONIDINE HCL 78 68 58 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 78 68 58 72
DIOVAN HCT 77 74 60 51
PAROXETINE HCL 77 77 60 68
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 75 70 62 132
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 70 70 63 190
LATANOPROST 70 70 63 198
EVISTA 69 69 65 257
BENICAR 67 67 66 90
VOLTAREN 67 63 66 34
ACTOS 66 66 68 105
GLIMEPIRIDE 61 59 69 75
DONEPEZIL HCL 59 59 70 22
PRADAXA 58 58 71 299
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58 56 71 61
AVAPRO 57 57 73 304
FLUOXETINE HCL 56 56 74 108
LANSOPRAZOLE 56 56 74 74
LOVASTATIN 55 55 76 25
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 53 52 77 49
CICLOPIROX 53 50 77 126
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 52 79 27
FAMOTIDINE 51 51 80 62
GLYBURIDE 50 47 R 81 64
SINGULAIR 50 50 81 43
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.