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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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51,494Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 3593

$934K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 158 out of 3593

1,731 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,731 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 1,731 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 49,828 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$18 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 3,196 3,085 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 2,406 2,322 2 5
RENAL CAPS 1,759 1,759 10 3 112
METFORMIN HCL 1,407 1,367 4 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,398 1,378 5 22
VITAMIN D2 1,257 1,202 10 6 124
LISINOPRIL 1,191 1,146 7 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,177 1,157 8 10
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 1,136 1,119 9 38
ATENOLOL 1,090 1,081 10 11
SYNTHROID 1,042 1,009 11 51
ALPRAZOLAM 1,037 1,008 12 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 927 915 13 8
RANITIDINE HCL 842 816 14 27
LORATADINE 811 768 15 129
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 747 731 16 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 728 702 17 12
LOVASTATIN 720 696 18 20
SERTRALINE HCL 704 670 19 28
GABAPENTIN 688 638 20 16
LANSOPRAZOLE 642 612 10 21 113
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 607 601 22 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 574 574 23 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 563 553 24 19
FUROSEMIDE 527 509 25 9
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 524 507 26 63
TEMAZEPAM 491 458 27 56
CLOPIDOGREL 429 426 28 30
PAROXETINE HCL 428 416 29 62
VIAGRA 424 411 30 84
LEVOXYL 409 402 31 111
FENOFIBRATE 402 353 32 39
IBUPROFEN 391 367 33 43
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 377 353 34 74
FOLIC ACID 376 361 35 117
GLYBURIDE 376 375 R 35 55
LIDODERM 371 364 37 78
VOLTAREN 363 360 38 85
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 359 349 39 26
AMMONIUM LACTATE 353 339 40 125
ALLOPURINOL 340 337 41 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 332 322 42 45
PLAVIX 321 321 43 42
GLIPIZIDE 321 321 43 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 318 297 45 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 292 292 46 65
CICLOPIROX 270 257 47 170
CLONAZEPAM 260 231 48 164
CARVEDILOL 260 249 48 23
JANUVIA 247 247 50 81
FINASTERIDE 245 245 51 79
ESTAZOLAM 243 243 10 52 327
FLUNISOLIDE 233 222 10 53 261
TAMSULOSIN HCL 228 228 54 33
PROCTOZONE-HC 224 224 55 209
MELOXICAM 224 212 55 29
HEMATINIC WITH FOLIC ACID 218 216 10 57 454
MI ACID 205 195 10 58 272
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198 187 59 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 196 191 60 61
KLOR-CON 10 196 195 60 114
VENTOLIN HFA 192 182 62 80
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 192 185 62 15
DIOVAN 183 171 64 46
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 172 65 300
LANOXIN 182 170 65 223
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 182 169 65 177
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 179 179 68 104
VERAPAMIL ER 178 178 69 99
MECLIZINE HCL 165 161 70 96
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 165 165 70 236
BENICAR 165 165 70 131
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 162 152 73 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 159 127 S3 74 7
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 157 138 75 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 153 153 76 25
LACTULOSE 150 150 77 126
CETIRIZINE HCL 147 146 78 225
NAPROXEN 146 124 79 68
AFEDITAB CR 142 137 80 298
KETOCONAZOLE 135 132 81 118
LORAZEPAM 133 133 82 98
ADVAIR DISKUS 133 133 82 47
GLIPIZIDE XL 132 132 84 179
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 130 124 85 147
CIALIS 129 126 86 176
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 129 127 86 94
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 128 123 88 52
SURE COMFORT 124 123 89 159
DIOVAN HCT 119 119 90 76
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 116 114 R 91 95
QVAR 116 115 91 293
NIFEDIPINE ER 114 114 93 75
VITAL-D RX 113 112 94 276
NITROSTAT 107 105 95 224
LATANOPROST 106 106 96 195
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 106 106 96 191
KLOR-CON 8 103 103 98 244
TERAZOSIN HCL 103 100 98 115
FAMOTIDINE 102 102 100 70
LYRICA 101 93 101 105
GLIMEPIRIDE 100 90 102 44
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 95 91 103 241
SINGULAIR 93 90 104 77
CLONIDINE HCL 92 91 105 41
BENICAR HCT 90 90 106 155
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 88 86 107 187
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 88 82 107 355
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 85 74 109 122
NAMENDA 85 85 109 50
PROPRANOLOL HCL 85 85 109 181
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 82 81 112 253
AZITHROMYCIN 81 80 113 34
LOPERAMIDE 79 75 114 277
CILOSTAZOL 78 78 115 163
SPIRONOLACTONE 76 71 116 86
GEMFIBROZIL 75 74 117 88
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74 73 118 13
TIMOLOL MALEATE 73 73 119 295
ACTONEL 73 72 119 197
LUMIGAN 72 72 121 333
NASONEX 70 66 122 192
FELODIPINE ER 69 69 123 229
LEVOTHROID 69 56 123 375
DETROL LA 69 69 123 262
PREDNISONE 68 56 126 49
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67 60 127 151
FLUOXETINE HCL 67 60 127 60
Q-TUSSIN DM 66 66 129 314
DICYCLOMINE HCL 65 65 130 190
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 65 59 130 145
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 64 64 132 175
MICARDIS 64 53 132 336
ACTOS 63 62 134 133
CRESTOR 62 57 135 21
ATACAND 61 61 136 417
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 61 136 71
TRAMADOL HCL 61 53 136 17
SOTALOL 60 60 139 423
NEXIUM 59 59 140 36
BUMETANIDE 59 59 140 148
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 59 55 R 140 316
CEPHALEXIN 58 58 143 150
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57 54 144 119
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 48 R 145 90
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 54 54 146 361
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54 54 146 69
CYMBALTA 53 45 148 73
IRBESARTAN 53 53 148 258
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 52 46 150 203
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 51 51 151 66
PRILOSEC OTC 51 51 151 334
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51 51 151 165
TRAZODONE HCL 50 43 154 53
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.