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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,639Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 3593

$1.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 3593

1,409 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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 1,409 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 1,409 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 22,104 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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 1,224 879 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,186 933 2 1
LISINOPRIL 1,044 716 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 980 777 4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 739 598 5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 648 534 6 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 554 534 7 14
METFORMIN HCL 525 353 8 6
FUROSEMIDE 515 434 9 9
CLOPIDOGREL 392 320 10 30
IBUPROFEN 385 182 11 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 355 242 12 10
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 336 241 13 38
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 315 295 14 48
PLAVIX 309 226 15 42
CARVEDILOL 295 255 16 23
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 292 117 R 17 202
CITALOPRAM HBR 292 199 17 25
ATENOLOL 288 220 19 11
CRESTOR 267 198 20 21
FAMOTIDINE 266 192 21 70
LANTUS 266 141 21 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 262 231 23 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 259 229 24 15
GABAPENTIN 241 154 25 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 239 211 26 24
RANITIDINE HCL 239 185 26 27
RISPERIDONE 233 130 28 83
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 229 191 29 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 214 202 30 31
CLONIDINE HCL 209 186 31 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 208 206 32 22
FENOFIBRATE 200 123 33 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 195 172 34 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 185 123 35 47
AMMONIUM LACTATE 179 128 36 125
NAMENDA 178 163 37 50
TEMAZEPAM 177 171 38 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 175 162 39 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 172 136 40 12
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 170 114 41 61
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 169 107 42 89
NEXIUM 168 103 43 36
DIGOXIN 168 157 43 58
LATANOPROST 167 139 45 195
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 164 79 46 165
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 163 136 47 13
ALPRAZOLAM 163 157 47 37
VIAGRA 163 144 47 84
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 158 35 50 121
TRAMADOL HCL 157 113 51 17
LACTULOSE 145 86 52 126
MELOXICAM 141 90 53 29
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 140 105 54 94
NIFEDIPINE ER 140 115 54 75
PAROXETINE HCL 140 108 54 62
TRAZODONE HCL 137 77 57 53
DIOVAN 134 98 58 46
HALOPERIDOL 133 88 59 274
HYDRALAZINE HCL 132 97 60 107
MEGESTROL ACETATE 129 107 R 61 152
NOVOLIN R 127 62 62 140
NAPROXEN 127 89 62 68
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 122 110 64 138
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120 86 65 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 110 66 26
PROAIR HFA 118 67 66 54
CICLOPIROX 116 69 68 170
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115 100 69 71
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 113 102 70 63
KETOCONAZOLE 113 77 70 118
INSULIN SYRINGE 109 76 72 91
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 109 92 72 212
SINGULAIR 108 72 74 77
MIRTAZAPINE 107 58 75 64
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 107 76 75 291
TRICOR 105 60 77 130
GLIPIZIDE 103 99 78 40
LEVETIRACETAM 103 41 78 127
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99 54 S3 80 7
SERTRALINE HCL 99 79 80 28
NOVOLIN 70-30 99 38 80 146
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 98 76 83 157
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 98 72 83 145
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 98 90 83 173
ABILIFY 96 60 86 162
ALLOPURINOL 93 93 87 35
SURE COMFORT 93 63 87 159
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 93 56 87 104
MUPIROCIN 91 72 90 132
COMBIVENT 89 51 91 161
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 88 70 92 135
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86 66 93 52
PREDNISONE 85 65 94 49
LORAZEPAM 84 81 95 98
VENTOLIN HFA 82 74 96 80
SEROQUEL XR 82 46 96 199
EXELON 80 76 98 123
CYMBALTA 79 51 99 73
KLOR-CON M20 78 32 100 139
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 78 70 S3 100 153
OLANZAPINE 77 56 102 198
AZITHROMYCIN 76 47 103 34
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 76 59 103 119
LEVOFLOXACIN 75 61 105 116
SYMBICORT 73 31 106 160
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 72 60 107 248
SEROQUEL 72 47 107 172
SANTYL 72 48 107 208
SSD 71 58 110 348
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70 68 111 65
SPIRIVA 69 68 112 87
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 69 58 R 112 95
FINASTERIDE 68 68 114 79
MECLIZINE HCL 68 58 114 96
GLYBURIDE 66 60 R 116 55
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 66 47 116 210
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66 48 116 175
LEVEMIR 65 55 119 193
AVODART 65 65 119 180
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65 37 119 178
SPIRONOLACTONE 63 37 122 86
AGGRENOX 62 43 123 288
TIMOLOL MALEATE 59 50 124 295
RESTASIS 59 51 124 264
VOLTAREN 58 50 126 85
LYRICA 57 26 127 105
JANUVIA 56 54 128 81
LUMIGAN 56 35 128 333
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 55 37 130 381
BENICAR 53 53 131 131
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 53 14 131 456
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 52 47 133 283
LABETALOL HCL 52 34 133 220
SYNTHROID 52 51 133 51
GENERLAC 52 44 133 271
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 June 15, 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.