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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,246Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 3593

$1.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 3593

1,531 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,531 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 1,531 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 25,761 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
LISINOPRIL 1,931 1,370 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,659 1,245 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,596 1,117 3 3
METFORMIN HCL 1,327 838 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 1,156 738 5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 815 618 6 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 804 455 S3 7 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 798 625 8 10
CARVEDILOL 791 584 9 23
FUROSEMIDE 773 605 10 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 723 480 11 4
GABAPENTIN 705 481 12 16
TRAMADOL HCL 631 332 13 17
CLONIDINE HCL 619 413 14 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 595 416 15 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 488 480 16 22
LOVASTATIN 467 373 17 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 454 309 18 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 443 374 19 33
RANITIDINE HCL 440 249 20 27
NAPROXEN 430 255 21 68
CITALOPRAM HBR 419 217 22 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 370 268 23 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 356 267 24 12
ATENOLOL 354 253 25 11
GLYBURIDE 310 243 R 26 55
GLIPIZIDE 301 200 27 40
RISPERIDONE 297 180 28 83
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 293 223 29 26
ETODOLAC 281 143 30 247
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 271 43 R 31 202
PLAVIX 270 200 32 42
CLOPIDOGREL 262 180 33 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 257 184 34 38
LANTUS 255 187 35 57
ADVAIR DISKUS 253 142 36 47
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 239 132 37 231
GEMFIBROZIL 231 94 38 88
IBUPROFEN 227 144 39 43
TRAZODONE HCL 227 68 39 53
DONEPEZIL HCL 218 216 41 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 215 178 42 18
CARISOPRODOL 215 36 R 42 97
FAMOTIDINE 213 144 44 70
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 209 120 45 32
PROAIR HFA 204 51 46 54
FENOFIBRATE 203 125 47 39
AZITHROMYCIN 203 140 47 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 200 126 49 61
INSULIN SYRINGE 194 106 50 91
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 193 142 51 74
HYDRALAZINE HCL 189 140 52 107
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 184 119 53 15
SYMBICORT 182 98 54 160
VENTOLIN HFA 179 89 55 80
ALLOPURINOL 175 127 56 35
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 174 51 R 57 72
GLIMEPIRIDE 173 114 58 44
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 167 130 59 104
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164 91 60 45
BENAZEPRIL HCL 162 116 61 69
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 162 108 61 119
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 161 122 63 165
SPIRONOLACTONE 155 118 64 86
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 152 139 65 66
MECLIZINE HCL 147 135 66 96
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145 126 67 19
MIRTAZAPINE 140 113 68 64
DIOVAN 135 95 69 46
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 132 53 R 70 369
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 131 73 71 89
FLUOXETINE HCL 131 69 71 60
DIGOXIN 130 119 73 58
SERTRALINE HCL 127 59 74 28
MELOXICAM 127 84 74 29
GLIPIZIDE ER 127 72 74 101
OLANZAPINE 126 42 77 198
ACTOS 120 106 78 133
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119 65 S2 79 93
NAMENDA 119 119 79 50
EXELON 118 105 81 123
JANUVIA 113 109 82 81
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 73 83 48
PAROXETINE HCL 110 48 84 62
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 109 85 R 85 95
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 107 79 86 65
FINASTERIDE 107 88 86 79
NEXIUM 105 53 88 36
MUPIROCIN 104 82 89 132
MEGESTROL ACETATE 102 86 R 90 152
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 102 69 90 52
CEPHALEXIN 98 47 92 150
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 98 72 92 145
TERAZOSIN HCL 98 86 92 115
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97 62 95 71
METHOCARBAMOL 96 46 R 96 185
HALOPERIDOL 95 0 97 274
NOVOLIN R 94 77 98 140
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 94 0 98 121
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 93 53 S2 100 82
KETOCONAZOLE 92 74 101 118
VERAPAMIL ER 90 65 102 99
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87 24 103 122
ABILIFY 87 19 103 162
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 85 84 105 63
CRESTOR 84 56 106 21
CYMBALTA 83 24 107 73
HUMULIN 70-30 83 47 107 215
PROPRANOLOL HCL 81 47 109 181
SPIRIVA 76 32 110 87
PEN NEEDLE 75 29 111 188
NITROSTAT 75 30 111 224
DICYCLOMINE HCL 74 57 113 190
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 72 43 114 175
DIOVAN HCT 72 36 114 76
LEVETIRACETAM 71 53 116 127
KLOR-CON 10 70 68 117 114
HYDROXYZINE HCL 70 26 R 117 196
CLOZAPINE 68 11 119 342
LORATADINE 66 48 120 129
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 64 45 121 173
NIFEDIPINE ER 60 57 122 75
HUMALOG 60 32 122 249
LOVAZA 58 41 124 106
TIZANIDINE HCL 57 25 125 120
NASONEX 56 15 126 192
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56 22 R 126 142
BACLOFEN 56 18 126 109
NOVOLIN 70-30 56 38 126 146
LYRICA 56 11 126 105
LEXAPRO 55 41 131 184
OXYCODONE HCL 55 21 S2 131 59
ADVAIR HFA 55 16 131 373
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 24 R 131 90
GLIPIZIDE XL 54 28 135 179
SEROQUEL 53 40 136 172
PREDNISONE 53 47 136 49
ALPRAZOLAM 52 45 138 37
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 Oct. 30, 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.