ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

6,931Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1161 out of 3742

$211K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2101 out of 3742

419 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older
23% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Florida
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 419 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 419 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$30 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 16.


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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Florida
SIMVASTATIN 500 448 101 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 369 297 78 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 323 295 77 3 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 250 167 42 S3 4 8
LISINOPRIL 240 174 56 5 2
METFORMIN HCL 175 170* 31 6 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 164 140 31 7 9
FUROSEMIDE 162 147 38 8 10
TEMAZEPAM 158 130 32 B 9 31
ATENOLOL 152 136 29 10 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 138 118 32 11 3
ALPRAZOLAM 134 63 26 B 12 12
LOVASTATIN 124 109 31 13 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119 108 27 14 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114 109* 21 15 13
GABAPENTIN 112 73 24 16 15
GLIPIZIDE 111 106* 25 17 39
RANITIDINE HCL 108 80 23 18 35
ALLOPURINOL 92 92 15 19 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 83 78* 22 20 22
SERTRALINE HCL 73 59 18 21 28
IBUPROFEN 72 56 19 22 49
CLOPIDOGREL 71 66* 13 23 18
CRESTOR 69 64* 17 24 24
NOVOLIN N 68 63* 11 25 328
MELOXICAM 66 42 18 26 32
BENAZEPRIL HCL 64 59* 12 27 74
WARFARIN SODIUM 62 41 18 28 21
VENTOLIN HFA 60 35 17 29 75
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58 53* 14 30 71
PROAIR HFA 57 34 14 31 56
BACLOFEN 57 40 14 31 87
CARISOPRODOL 55 <11 <11 R 33 118
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 <11 <11 34 59
TRAMADOL HCL 52 47* 16 35 17
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 40 36 36 58
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.

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.
  • 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. 15, 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.