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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,856Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 457

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 457

1,087 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 33,981 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 28%.

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 2,176 2,007 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,755 1,580 2 1
LISINOPRIL 1,420 1,261 3 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,341 1,243 4 8
METFORMIN HCL 960 816 5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 938 872 6 4
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 905 860 7 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 890 811 8 22
NAMENDA 788 743 9 32
TEMAZEPAM 725 645 10 48
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 685 590 11 7
PENTOXIFYLLINE 637 565 10 12 67
GLIPIZIDE ER 581 565 10 13 107
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 573 532 14 49
IBUPROFEN 564 497 15 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 548 473 16 13
MELOXICAM 541 486 17 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 530 498 18 36
FOLIC ACID 492 454 19 81
ATENOLOL 484 443 20 11
CARVEDILOL 458 399 21 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 448 417 22 5
CICLOPIROX 442 393 23 126
CILOSTAZOL 427 397 24 88
LANSOPRAZOLE 375 318 25 74
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 355 322 26 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 349 290 27 40
VIAGRA 346 302 28 63
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 342 304 29 60
NEXIUM 339 315 30 12
RANITIDINE HCL 337 306 31 17
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 333 323 32 35
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 321 289 R 33 70
ALPRAZOLAM 318 281 34 39
CRESTOR 292 268 35 9
CIALIS 282 263 36 119
DIOVAN HCT 278 255 37 51
GLIPIZIDE XL 270 235 38 159
VOLTAREN 264 232 39 34
FUROSEMIDE 252 212 40 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 247 226 41 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 236 201 42 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 232 221 43 21
BENICAR HCT 231 222 44 111
CLOPIDOGREL 230 201 45 19
GABAPENTIN 212 190 46 15
AMMONIUM LACTATE 207 185 47 82
TRAMADOL HCL 207 186 47 26
MECLIZINE HCL 201 186 49 55
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 197 187 50 18
LORAZEPAM 194 179 51 87
PLAVIX 193 171 52 24
VITAMIN D2 189 177 53 76
FINASTERIDE 183 180 54 85
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 182 156 55 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 179 153 56 75
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178 163 57 54
VENTOLIN HFA 177 154 58 96
LOVASTATIN 177 177 58 25
MUPIROCIN 175 152 60 91
GLYBURIDE 170 165 R 61 64
BENICAR 166 161 62 90
DIOVAN 165 137 63 30
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 164 145 64 73
AZITHROMYCIN 163 142 65 44
LACTULOSE 162 150 66 78
ACTOS 159 111 67 105
GEMFIBROZIL 157 141 68 112
BUMETANIDE 156 150 69 123
ADVAIR DISKUS 140 125 70 27
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 130 115 71 142
PENNSAID 130 111 71 360
PROAIR HFA 129 95 73 66
ALLOPURINOL 128 97 74 47
GLIPIZIDE 121 116 75 42
FENOFIBRATE 120 113 76 46
NIFEDIPINE ER 119 100 77 89
CLONAZEPAM 117 91 78 162
SINGULAIR 115 114 79 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115 101 79 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 113 98 81 84
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 113 109 81 116
PROCTOZONE-HC 110 110 83 193
NAPROXEN 105 96 84 65
WARFARIN SODIUM 102 87 85 38
NAPROXEN SODIUM 100 100 86 388
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 100 92 86 317
KETOCONAZOLE 99 86 88 92
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 98 91 89 125
SERTRALINE HCL 92 78 90 57
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 91 58 91 132
SURE COMFORT 89 66 92 103
TRICOR 86 70 93 83
PAROXETINE HCL 86 76 93 68
CLONIDINE HCL 86 81 93 52
AVODART 85 85 96 110
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 84 58 R 97 251
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 83 83 98 72
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83 78 98 71
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83 77 98 195
LATANOPROST 81 75 101 198
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80 78 102 59
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 71 103 408
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 79 79 103 232
FAMOTIDINE 78 65 105 62
LORATADINE 77 73 106 226
LEXAPRO 74 68 107 138
AMOXICILLIN 72 59 108 174
LANTUS 66 39 109 56
CREON 65 64 110 209
TIZANIDINE HCL 63 51 111 230
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 59 59 112 233
TERBINAFINE HCL 59 56 112 314
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 58 58 114 208
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58 57 114 86
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57 45 116 29
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 44 116 134
VERAPAMIL ER 56 51 118 145
NOVOLIN 70-30 52 52 119 113
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 Sept. 21, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.