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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,787Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 134 out of 3593

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 82 out of 3593

513 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 513 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 513 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 15,083 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 569 460 1 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 566 460 2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 551 430 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 541 431 4 1
LISINOPRIL 408 350 5 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 407 325 6 24
MIRTAZAPINE 399 374 7 64
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 372 285 8 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 350 344 9 31
CARVEDILOL 350 273 9 23
LANTUS 309 212 11 57
RISPERIDONE 300 236 12 83
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 264 224 S3 13 7
FUROSEMIDE 264 201 13 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 253 193 15 60
TRAMADOL HCL 242 205 16 17
SERTRALINE HCL 242 220 16 28
NAMENDA 241 241 18 50
RANITIDINE HCL 238 170 19 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 226 201 20 89
GABAPENTIN 224 160 21 16
CLONIDINE HCL 214 150 22 41
TRAZODONE HCL 213 158 23 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 210 146 24 25
BUMETANIDE 203 183 25 148
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 191 141 26 154
JANTOVEN 170 149 27 169
LEVETIRACETAM 170 111 27 127
NOVOLOG 164 103 29 134
RAMIPRIL 164 129 29 92
FAMOTIDINE 161 143 31 70
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 158 101 32 13
METFORMIN HCL 150 111 33 6
NOVOLIN R 148 122 34 140
HYDRALAZINE HCL 147 106 35 107
CLOPIDOGREL 144 122 36 30
SODIUM CHLORIDE 142 107 37 344
LIDODERM 139 118 38 78
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138 98 39 33
DIGOXIN 136 112 40 58
PROMETHAZINE HCL 136 94 R 40 142
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 132 102 42 52
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 130 115 43 71
OMEPRAZOLE 130 93 43 5
SANTYL 130 97 43 208
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124 78 46 12
LACTULOSE 117 94 47 126
PREDNISONE 113 69 48 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 96 49 10
NYSTATIN 108 66 50 167
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 100 68 51 145
SPIRONOLACTONE 96 69 52 86
METHADONE HCL 95 58 S2 53 158
BUDESONIDE 91 50 54 530
OLANZAPINE 90 76 55 198
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 89 54 56 157
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87 42 57 61
BUSPIRONE HCL 86 68 58 156
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 85 67 59 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84 73 60 22
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 64 S2 61 93
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81 56 62 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81 64 62 45
EXELON 78 78 64 123
GLIPIZIDE 77 63 65 40
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 77 31 65 210
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 74 72 67 410
GLUCAGEN 73 72 68 392
CEPHALEXIN 72 55 69 150
PLAVIX 72 60 69 42
SPIRIVA 71 49 71 87
MUPIROCIN 70 58 72 132
FENOFIBRATE 70 40 72 39
CLONIDINE 68 55 74 346
SUCRALFATE 67 66 75 237
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 67 29 75 212
SEROQUEL 66 54 77 172
AVELOX 64 50 78 470
COMBIVENT 64 48 78 161
HUMALOG 64 40 78 249
ATENOLOL 64 64 78 11
ADVAIR HFA 63 39 82 373
DIOVAN 63 55 82 46
PIROXICAM 60 59 84 430
CYMBALTA 60 47 84 73
LATANOPROST 60 52 84 195
LYRICA 59 22 87 105
BACLOFEN 56 34 88 109
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55 34 89 141
RENVELA 52 23 90 445
VANCOMYCIN HCL 52 38 90 407
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 40 90 102
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 49 93 104
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51 31 93 121
CELEBREX 51 46 93 100
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51 47 93 175
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 50 20 R 97 202
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 May 20, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.