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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,316Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 126 out of 3593

$567K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 502 out of 3593

912 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
20% 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

7% of this provider’s 912 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 912 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 17,516 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$28 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,023 908 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 951 818 2 1
LISINOPRIL 921 788 3 2
LOVASTATIN 768 660 4 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 566 519 5 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 516 450 6 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 504 448 7 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 499 445 8 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 492 443 9 13
FUROSEMIDE 464 399 10 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 459 383 S3 11 7
GABAPENTIN 444 350 12 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 424 387 13 22
METFORMIN HCL 405 331 14 6
PROAIR HFA 404 342 15 54
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 348 296 16 8
ALPRAZOLAM 337 275 17 37
SERTRALINE HCL 325 284 18 28
ATENOLOL 308 276 19 11
TRAMADOL HCL 296 261 20 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 286 246 21 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 230 211 22 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 221 199 23 18
HUMULIN N 216 157 24 368
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 213 179 25 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 198 179 26 14
TEMAZEPAM 195 181 27 56
GLYBURIDE 192 161 R 28 55
BACLOFEN 182 137 29 109
FENOFIBRATE 169 111 30 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164 146 31 19
AZITHROMYCIN 155 132 32 34
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 149 125 33 103
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 148 137 34 52
PREDNISONE 148 122 34 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 144 138 36 143
TAMSULOSIN HCL 143 143 37 33
MELOXICAM 136 110 38 29
GLIPIZIDE 134 122 39 40
INSULIN SYRINGE 125 94 40 91
PAROXETINE HCL 125 109 40 62
ALLOPURINOL 123 110 42 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 121 121 43 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 118 103 44 15
VENTOLIN HFA 116 87 45 80
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116 109 S2 45 93
TRAZODONE HCL 114 88 47 53
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 110 82 48 141
MECLIZINE HCL 107 100 49 96
CARVEDILOL 105 90 50 23
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 99 99 R 51 95
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 99 87 51 104
NAPROXEN 96 70 53 68
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95 76 54 61
RANITIDINE HCL 92 87 55 27
DILTIAZEM ER 90 84 56 194
HUMULIN 70-30 87 70 57 215
FINASTERIDE 86 86 58 79
VIAGRA 85 84 59 84
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 83 75 60 102
CLONIDINE HCL 83 72 60 41
TIZANIDINE HCL 79 52 62 120
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75 69 63 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 73 47 64 60
ZOSTAVAX 73 69 64 168
TERAZOSIN HCL 72 68 66 115
QVAR 70 59 67 293
SYMBICORT 69 67 68 160
AMOXICILLIN 67 52 69 128
HUMULIN R 66 25 70 353
CLOPIDOGREL 65 56 71 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 65 49 71 144
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65 65 71 63
DIGOXIN 64 53 74 58
CAPTOPRIL 56 52 75 213
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56 48 75 74
KETOCONAZOLE 55 49 77 118
METRONIDAZOLE 54 49 78 268
GLIPIZIDE ER 53 30 79 101
VENLAFAXINE HCL 52 50 80 267
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 47 81 48
ACYCLOVIR 50 47 81 259
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 March 28, 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.