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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,724Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 457

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 457

448 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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

17% of this provider’s 448 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 448 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 15,274 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 697 596 1 7
LISINOPRIL 668 565 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 658 616 3 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 623 532 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 598 527 5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 481 438 6 4
TRAMADOL HCL 399 333 7 26
MIRTAZAPINE 379 360 8 100
WARFARIN SODIUM 379 310 8 38
LANTUS 354 294 10 56
CITALOPRAM HBR 329 303 11 45
NAMENDA 317 311 12 32
GABAPENTIN 304 215 13 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 294 264 14 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 256 246 15 22
NOVOLIN R 226 211 16 147
LEVETIRACETAM 220 155 17 160
TRAZODONE HCL 212 194 18 104
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 207 185 19 61
METFORMIN HCL 189 144 20 6
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 187 187 21 128
SERTRALINE HCL 181 178 22 57
BUSPIRONE HCL 179 152 23 170
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 167 146 24 242
HYDRALAZINE HCL 164 131 25 148
CLONIDINE HCL 162 102 26 52
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 160 138 27 84
CLOPIDOGREL 158 130 28 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 157 145 29 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 146 131 30 109
OMEPRAZOLE 137 89 31 1
GLIPIZIDE 131 96 32 42
RISPERIDONE 125 99 33 102
SEROQUEL 119 105 34 182
ADVAIR DISKUS 119 102 34 27
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116 49 S2 36 197
NOVOLOG 113 89 37 181
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 113 66 37 116
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112 71 39 29
EXELON 109 107 40 98
PLAVIX 108 94 41 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105 84 42 21
LEXAPRO 104 95 43 138
AZITHROMYCIN 102 92 44 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 101 90 45 71
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96 75 46 13
ATENOLOL 93 91 47 11
CARVEDILOL 93 69 47 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 91 61 49 108
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 88 80 50 151
CEPHALEXIN 87 71 51 188
GEMFIBROZIL 86 64 52 112
SINGULAIR 79 51 53 43
MUPIROCIN 79 65 53 91
TRICOR 74 58 55 83
FAMOTIDINE 74 36 55 62
CYMBALTA 73 20 57 97
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73 31 R 57 99
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 72 56 59 177
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 72 43 S2 59 136
OLANZAPINE 71 45 61 201
SUCRALFATE 71 69 61 163
KLOR-CON M20 70 69 63 227
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 70 60 63 155
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 69 0 S2 65 152
TORSEMIDE 69 67 65 278
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69 58 65 16
DIGOXIN 68 68 68 69
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 67 67 69 216
LEVOFLOXACIN 67 54 69 131
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 65 71 8
FENOFIBRATE 65 32 71 46
PROMETHAZINE HCL 64 47 R 73 214
ALLOPURINOL 63 36 74 47
BACLOFEN 62 33 75 141
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 61 49 76 33
KETOCONAZOLE 60 35 77 92
KLOR-CON M10 59 59 78 288
NYSTATIN 58 51 79 234
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 33 79 59
DIOVAN 57 55 81 30
SANTYL 57 47 81 307
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57 32 81 187
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 46 S3 84 23
LYRICA 54 37 85 77
BUMETANIDE 54 32 85 123
LABETALOL HCL 52 48 87 215
RAMIPRIL 51 50 88 204
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 44 88 124
SENSIPAR 51 36 88 374
CARBAMAZEPINE 50 12 91 371
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 11, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.