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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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45,821Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 3593

$2.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 3593

1,178 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

7% of this provider’s 1,178 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 1,178 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 36,919 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$50 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
SIMVASTATIN 2,217 1,763 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,932 1,547 S3 2 7
LISINOPRIL 1,576 1,251 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,568 1,424 4 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,305 1,156 5 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,148 1,127 6 31
OMEPRAZOLE 1,101 837 7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 963 772 8 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 874 758 9 24
GABAPENTIN 845 661 10 16
MIRTAZAPINE 737 680 11 64
TRAMADOL HCL 694 562 12 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 672 600 13 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 668 602 14 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 652 572 15 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 587 470 16 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 575 476 17 12
RISPERIDONE 552 453 18 83
TRAZODONE HCL 542 351 19 53
SERTRALINE HCL 523 436 20 28
NAMENDA 513 513 21 50
METFORMIN HCL 512 332 22 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 497 354 23 19
RANITIDINE HCL 476 374 24 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 421 386 25 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 395 304 26 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 373 309 27 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 371 283 28 25
DIGOXIN 370 352 29 58
AZITHROMYCIN 368 240 30 34
CARVEDILOL 348 265 31 23
LANTUS 339 285 32 57
MELOXICAM 318 241 33 29
KLOR-CON M20 318 276 33 139
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 306 268 35 38
FENOFIBRATE 301 222 36 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 296 270 37 89
ATENOLOL 293 194 38 11
BACLOFEN 272 161 39 109
LOVASTATIN 263 231 40 20
GLIPIZIDE 249 209 41 40
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 248 198 42 104
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 244 202 43 143
CLOPIDOGREL 244 212 43 30
LEVETIRACETAM 240 193 45 127
CYMBALTA 240 215 45 73
FINASTERIDE 234 190 47 79
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 226 184 48 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 225 176 49 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 222 186 50 61
EXELON 218 202 51 123
NOVOLOG 210 179 52 134
GEMFIBROZIL 208 142 53 88
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 206 154 54 119
NOVOLIN R 204 170 55 140
FLUOXETINE HCL 202 131 56 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 195 135 57 32
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 191 154 58 154
PLAVIX 188 160 59 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 186 163 60 14
JANTOVEN 184 162 61 169
CEPHALEXIN 180 132 62 150
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 176 151 63 52
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 175 145 64 71
PREDNISONE 174 143 65 49
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 165 156 66 135
CLONIDINE HCL 162 119 67 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 154 72 S2 68 93
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 145 139 69 157
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 143 90 70 165
ALLOPURINOL 143 122 70 35
SPIRIVA 139 112 72 87
PROAIR HFA 139 95 72 54
LEVOFLOXACIN 132 114 74 116
SEROQUEL 129 129 75 172
RAMIPRIL 127 112 76 92
FENTANYL 124 67 S2 77 137
NAPROXEN 123 70 78 68
SUCRALFATE 119 77 79 237
SANTYL 117 102 80 208
METFORMIN HCL ER 117 84 80 67
PROMETHAZINE HCL 116 94 R 82 142
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 115 61 83 121
CRESTOR 110 93 84 21
ABILIFY 110 83 84 162
TRICOR 110 82 84 130
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 110 60 84 94
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 109 61 R 88 202
HALOPERIDOL 108 65 89 274
GLIMEPIRIDE 107 96 90 44
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 103 83 S2 91 82
JANUVIA 102 89 92 81
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98 81 93 48
BUMETANIDE 97 92 94 148
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 96 83 95 66
LYRICA 96 82 95 105
BUSPIRONE HCL 95 76 97 156
MECLIZINE HCL 93 81 98 96
DIOVAN 92 92 99 46
FAMOTIDINE 90 73 100 70
GLIPIZIDE ER 90 83 100 101
LATANOPROST 89 74 102 195
IBUPROFEN 87 42 103 43
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 86 65 104 102
ENULOSE 85 82 105 341
PRIMIDONE 85 59 105 282
INSULIN SYRINGE 84 49 107 91
ACTOS 84 76 107 133
ZOSTAVAX 83 75 109 168
NYSTATIN 82 69 110 167
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 79 50 111 175
PROPRANOLOL HCL 78 57 112 181
GLYBURIDE 77 54 R 113 55
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 77 70 113 173
HYDRALAZINE HCL 77 59 113 107
ROPINIROLE HCL 77 61 113 144
TERAZOSIN HCL 76 76 117 115
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 75 39 118 256
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 74 0 S2 119 108
PAROXETINE HCL 74 72 119 62
LABETALOL HCL 73 54 121 220
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 71 53 122 361
FLOVENT HFA 70 60 123 303
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70 44 123 13
NITROSTAT 69 55 125 224
LEXAPRO 69 65 125 184
COMBIVENT 68 37 127 161
NEXIUM 68 32 127 36
CARBAMAZEPINE 68 56 127 245
NOVOLIN N 68 39 127 340
AMIODARONE HCL 66 59 131 269
LOPERAMIDE 66 54 131 277
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 66 55 131 103
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65 50 134 63
VENLAFAXINE HCL 65 55 134 267
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65 32 R 134 90
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 58 134 86
SYMBICORT 64 50 138 160
DILTIAZEM HCL 63 41 139 250
HYDROXYZINE HCL 62 42 R 140 196
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61 19 R 141 72
VERAPAMIL ER 61 61 141 99
AMOXICILLIN 61 37 141 128
KLOR-CON M10 61 61 141 211
TIMOLOL MALEATE 60 51 145 295
GALANTAMINE HBR 60 60 145 239
CELEBREX 60 51 145 100
LOVAZA 58 39 148 106
ZETIA 58 38 148 110
NOVOLIN 70-30 57 46 150 146
VENTOLIN HFA 57 35 150 80
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56 39 152 122
CLOTRIMAZOLE 55 43 153 319
LACTULOSE 54 53 154 126
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 53 48 155 242
DETROL LA 51 33 156 262
NIFEDIPINE ER 51 50 156 75
PRADAXA 51 39 156 325
BUPROPION HCL SR 51 21 156 207
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 51 20 156 597
LIPITOR 51 44 156 136
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 50 50 162 442
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 Nov. 25, 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.