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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,454Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 143 out of 3593

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 130 out of 3593

983 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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

12% of this provider’s 983 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 983 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 13,335 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 835 500 S3 1 7
SIMVASTATIN 825 545 2 1
LISINOPRIL 640 446 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 631 442 4 9
OMEPRAZOLE 623 360 5 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 538 440 6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 449 327 7 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 368 262 8 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 344 276 9 3
METFORMIN HCL 327 210 10 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 324 272 11 25
GABAPENTIN 290 194 12 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 249 227 13 18
CRESTOR 239 147 14 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 236 182 15 12
SERTRALINE HCL 223 170 16 28
CLOPIDOGREL 222 170 17 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 203 182 18 61
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193 163 19 10
ATENOLOL 189 126 20 11
PLAVIX 171 146 21 42
NEXIUM 169 54 22 36
PROAIR HFA 164 115 23 54
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 162 109 S2 24 93
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 159 127 25 22
RISPERIDONE 158 106 26 83
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 153 94 27 13
CARVEDILOL 153 130 27 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 148 148 29 31
OXYCODONE HCL 147 71 S2 30 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 147 123 30 33
TRAMADOL HCL 141 99 32 17
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 141 92 32 38
ALPRAZOLAM 137 88 34 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134 131 35 19
AZITHROMYCIN 133 85 36 34
RANITIDINE HCL 125 74 37 27
GLIPIZIDE 124 105 38 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 120 101 39 47
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 119 90 S2 40 82
CLONIDINE HCL 114 62 41 41
MIRTAZAPINE 111 74 42 64
LANTUS 107 100 43 57
VENTOLIN HFA 106 60 44 80
ENDOCET 105 43 S2 45 206
LOVASTATIN 105 87 45 20
NAPROXEN 105 67 45 68
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 103 50 R 48 72
FLUOXETINE HCL 102 46 49 60
DIGOXIN 100 100 50 58
INSULIN SYRINGE 99 79 51 91
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 98 22 52 165
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 90 72 53 66
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 87 58 54 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 63 55 26
LANSOPRAZOLE 86 74 55 113
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 85 63 S3 57 153
PREDNISONE 83 56 58 49
TERAZOSIN HCL 82 65 59 115
DIOVAN 82 54 59 46
KLOR-CON M20 81 61 61 139
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81 58 61 14
TRAZODONE HCL 79 32 63 53
CYMBALTA 77 53 64 73
GLIMEPIRIDE 74 70 65 44
ZETIA 73 46 66 110
TEMAZEPAM 72 62 67 56
NIFEDIPINE ER 71 71 68 75
SPIRONOLACTONE 68 36 69 86
JANTOVEN 66 33 70 169
NAMENDA 65 65 71 50
NOVOLIN 70-30 64 46 72 146
LYRICA 63 51 73 105
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 60 42 R 74 202
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60 39 74 52
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59 53 76 63
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59 23 76 122
BUPROPION HCL SR 58 45 78 207
GLYBURIDE 58 40 R 78 55
FINASTERIDE 57 48 80 79
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57 30 80 89
LEVOFLOXACIN 55 33 82 116
BACLOFEN 55 21 82 109
MELOXICAM 54 35 84 29
CILOSTAZOL 54 35 84 163
GEMFIBROZIL 53 39 86 88
LUNESTA 50 35 87 332
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 April 17, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.