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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,975Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 130 out of 3593

$530K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 568 out of 3593

817 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
36% 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
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 817 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 817 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 16,806 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$27 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,417 1,322 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,219 1,067 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 990 853 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 860 768 4 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 748 670 5 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 714 648 6 14
OMEPRAZOLE 661 516 7 5
GLIPIZIDE 578 525 8 40
METFORMIN HCL 518 391 9 6
FUROSEMIDE 477 443 10 9
ATENOLOL 429 404 11 11
CARVEDILOL 422 389 12 23
RANITIDINE HCL 415 364 13 27
MELOXICAM 361 273 14 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 357 341 15 22
GABAPENTIN 340 253 16 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 325 271 17 8
LOVASTATIN 309 292 18 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 297 222 S3 19 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 284 212 20 25
TRAMADOL HCL 269 195 21 17
BACLOFEN 259 193 22 109
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 258 241 23 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 207 196 24 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 198 172 25 24
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 182 156 26 63
AZITHROMYCIN 180 147 27 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 166 118 28 12
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 149 131 29 52
CLONIDINE HCL 139 124 30 41
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 136 99 31 102
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 136 108 31 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125 101 33 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 124 114 34 31
HYDRALAZINE HCL 120 99 35 107
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 119 112 36 104
PROAIR HFA 110 64 37 54
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110 69 37 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106 90 39 61
SERTRALINE HCL 104 72 40 28
FENOFIBRATE 99 71 41 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 74 41 48
ALLOPURINOL 90 78 43 35
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 89 85 44 235
CLOPIDOGREL 89 78 44 30
LANTUS 87 62 46 57
AMOXICILLIN 86 54 47 128
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86 73 47 33
TRAZODONE HCL 86 77 47 53
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 80 63 50 141
SPIRONOLACTONE 78 37 51 86
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 75 61 S3 52 153
GLIMEPIRIDE 73 59 53 44
FINASTERIDE 73 66 53 79
PREDNISONE 72 62 55 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 60 56 45
GLYBURIDE 67 51 R 56 55
TIZANIDINE HCL 64 27 58 120
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 36 59 26
ACARBOSE 62 52 60 422
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 53 R 61 90
INSULIN SYRINGE 60 52 62 91
SYNTHROID 59 44 63 51
PLAVIX 58 54 64 42
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 38 65 66
DIGOXIN 53 36 66 58
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 52 52 67 265
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50 32 68 69
IBUPROFEN 50 31 68 43
BUMETANIDE 50 50 68 148
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 14, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.