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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,232Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 288 out of 3593

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 84 out of 3593

822 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
13% 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

4% of this provider’s 822 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 822 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 12,944 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 608 572 1 4
CARVEDILOL 496 472 2 23
SIMVASTATIN 469 451 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 424 402 4 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 333 230 S3 5 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 299 277 6 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 292 277 7 14
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 283 260 8 260
HYDROCORTISONE 282 267 9 273
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 257 251 10 8
OMEPRAZOLE 254 230 11 5
FENOFIBRATE 217 206 12 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 201 185 13 12
RAMIPRIL 199 185 14 92
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 192 176 15 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 192 185 15 15
LISINOPRIL 190 177 17 2
METFORMIN HCL ER 177 155 18 67
GLIMEPIRIDE 160 150 19 44
METFORMIN HCL 159 150 20 6
FUROSEMIDE 158 137 21 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158 156 21 10
AZITHROMYCIN 156 135 23 34
ALLOPURINOL 154 138 24 35
SYNTHROID 149 148 25 51
TORSEMIDE 139 126 26 218
CLOPIDOGREL 133 114 27 30
CRESTOR 126 120 28 21
ZETIA 123 117 29 110
DIGOXIN 121 117 30 58
BYSTOLIC 107 102 31 182
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104 92 32 19
PLAVIX 103 98 33 42
ATENOLOL 100 96 34 11
GABAPENTIN 98 68 35 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 98 87 35 25
FOLIC ACID 95 77 37 117
LOVAZA 95 94 37 106
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92 91 39 45
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 89 75 40 138
NEXIUM 81 72 41 36
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 70 42 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78 78 42 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 73 69 44 18
BENICAR 71 71 45 131
FINASTERIDE 68 68 46 79
LOVASTATIN 67 64 47 20
SPIRIVA 66 65 48 87
MELOXICAM 66 54 48 29
PEN NEEDLE 64 59 50 188
NIASPAN 64 63 50 186
GUANFACINE HCL 63 60 R 52 406
TRAMADOL HCL 63 50 52 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 58 52 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62 58 55 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 38 S2 56 93
VERAPAMIL ER 58 58 57 99
CYMBALTA 57 27 58 73
LEVOFLOXACIN 57 53 58 116
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 52 60 181
CELEBREX 55 51 60 100
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 50 60 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54 50 63 71
JANUVIA 54 54 63 81
DONEPEZIL HCL 54 48 63 31
PROAIR HFA 51 46 66 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 43 66 60
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 43 68 122
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 26, 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.