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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,687Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1052 out of 3593

$303K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1378 out of 3593

236 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
44% 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

3% of this provider’s 5,744 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 381 333 1 3
LISINOPRIL 215 168 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 214 173 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 200 188 4 5
LOVASTATIN 199 190 5 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 144 6 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 170 150 7 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 166 149 8 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 162 147 9 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 124 112 10 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 122 122 11 61
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 115 99 12 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 99 13 26
METFORMIN HCL 98 74 14 6
CRESTOR 96 87 15 21
TRAMADOL HCL 94 77 16 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89 83 17 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 88 88 18 31
METFORMIN HCL ER 86 84 19 67
RAMIPRIL 80 68 20 92
CLOPIDOGREL 77 63 21 30
GABAPENTIN 76 52 22 16
JANTOVEN 76 76 22 169
FUROSEMIDE 75 66 24 9
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 72 60 25 66
CLONIDINE HCL 71 53 26 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70 68 27 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69 66 28 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 69 58 28 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69 60 28 33
DIOVAN HCT 68 67 31 76
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66 62 32 12
NIFEDIPINE ER 62 62 33 75
DIOVAN 59 48 34 46
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55 22 35 65
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54 46 36 69
PLAVIX 52 43 37 42
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52 44 37 107
SERTRALINE HCL 51 43 39 28
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 Jan. 3, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.