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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,121Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 457

$942K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 457

621 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 621 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 26,363 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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 2,697 2,648 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,228 1,211 2 1
LISINOPRIL 958 915 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 798 785 4 4
VIAGRA 783 751 5 63
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 771 749 6 5
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 620 608 7 16
ATENOLOL 514 501 8 11
ALLOPURINOL 509 501 9 47
RANITIDINE HCL 500 496 10 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 494 482 11 59
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 461 439 12 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 454 454 13 21
LANSOPRAZOLE 433 433 14 74
METFORMIN HCL 407 398 15 6
CLOPIDOGREL 380 378 16 19
GABAPENTIN 376 368 17 15
FUROSEMIDE 363 352 18 10
PLAVIX 319 311 19 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 309 306 20 36
BENICAR HCT 302 290 21 111
CARVEDILOL 302 273 21 20
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 299 293 23 73
GLIPIZIDE XL 287 286 24 159
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 286 278 25 18
ACTONEL 272 272 26 117
BENICAR 251 251 27 90
FOLIC ACID 244 244 28 81
CRESTOR 244 232 28 9
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 243 239 30 120
WARFARIN SODIUM 231 231 31 38
LANTUS 228 207 32 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 224 224 33 22
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 224 211 R 33 70
LOVASTATIN 219 219 35 25
DIOVAN 213 213 36 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212 212 37 54
DIOVAN HCT 204 190 38 51
MECLIZINE HCL 195 195 39 55
GLYBURIDE 191 191 R 40 64
NEXIUM 189 168 41 12
ADVAIR DISKUS 187 169 42 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183 176 43 8
AZITHROMYCIN 180 176 44 44
SURE COMFORT 179 172 45 103
TRAMADOL HCL 167 159 46 26
VOLTAREN 165 161 47 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 164 161 48 71
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 161 160 49 61
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 152 151 50 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 150 150 51 40
GLIPIZIDE 149 137 52 42
FAMOTIDINE 149 149 52 62
CLONIDINE HCL 140 135 54 52
SYNTHROID 133 133 55 93
NAMENDA 130 130 56 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 126 126 57 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 123 121 58 29
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 120 115 R 59 99
IBUPROFEN 118 115 60 14
FENOFIBRATE 116 103 61 46
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 115 102 62 60
PENTOXIFYLLINE 114 107 63 67
BYSTOLIC 114 102 63 122
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 112 112 65 28
SERTRALINE HCL 111 111 66 57
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 111 105 66 35
AVODART 102 102 68 110
AGGRENOX 101 101 69 210
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 100 95 70 134
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 86 71 37
TEMAZEPAM 95 92 72 48
INSULIN SYRINGE 95 92 72 79
VENTOLIN HFA 85 70 74 96
NIFEDICAL XL 85 74 74 178
ALPRAZOLAM 81 81 76 39
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 79 78 77 49
DILTIAZEM ER 77 67 78 217
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 76 71 79 125
LORAZEPAM 75 75 80 87
PAROXETINE HCL 74 72 81 68
GLIPIZIDE ER 72 72 82 107
PREDNISONE 70 70 83 95
HYDROCODONE-HOMATROPINE MBR 68 65 S3 10 84 363
NOVOLIN 70-30 67 67 85 113
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64 50 86 72
LEXAPRO 63 63 87 138
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 63 60 87 151
BACLOFEN 63 63 87 141
EXELON 62 62 90 98
CLONAZEPAM 61 55 91 162
FINASTERIDE 59 59 92 85
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 59 92 108
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 54 54 94 157
AMMONIUM LACTATE 52 52 95 82
LEVEMIR 50 50 96 225
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 Jan. 17, 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.