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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,457Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 473

$2.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 473

364 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
46% Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

43% of this provider’s 364 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 364 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$94 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

64 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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.

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
OXYCODONE HCL 763 111 77 S2 1 69
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 737 85 80 S2 2 112
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 576 286 84 S3 3 28
ALPRAZOLAM 550 145 73 B 4 11
FUROSEMIDE 468 303 65 5 10
LISINOPRIL 441 244 67 6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 425 212 63 7 1
GABAPENTIN 422 191 56 8 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 392 252 60 9 32
SIMVASTATIN 387 256 58 10 2
CARVEDILOL 387 264 48 10 24
METFORMIN HCL 357 259 49 12 6
BACLOFEN 345 30 64 13 90
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 318 197 38 14 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 313 280 48 15 4
RANITIDINE HCL 304 190 41 16 21
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 298 27 44 S2 17 148
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 292 66 51 18 26
PROAIR HFA 271 63 38 19 61
CARISOPRODOL 265 22 33 R 20 153
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 259 205 34 21 19
MIRTAZAPINE 255 193 29 22 100
CLONAZEPAM 252 51 36 B 23 52
MELOXICAM 246 168 39 24 39
VOLTAREN 242 75 47 25 17
MORPHINE SULFATE 236 17 38 S2 26 245
OXYCONTIN 226 43 31 S2 27 147
DIAZEPAM 225 48 33 B 28 126
IBUPROFEN 220 15 42 29 20
TRAZODONE HCL 217 58 29 30 71
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 212 89 32 31 14
PROMETHAZINE HCL 211 29 37 R 32 236
METHADONE HCL 209 0 25 S2 33 164
PAROXETINE HCL 207 100 31 34 73
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 198 135 26 35 8
CLOPIDOGREL 196 177 23 36 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 189 104 27 37 57
NEXIUM 183 <11 23 38 22
CRESTOR 182 116 25 39 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 179 174* 21 40 30
LORAZEPAM 178 76 27 B 41 46
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 173 101 17 A 42 86
RISPERIDONE 167 138 21 A 43 116
CLONIDINE HCL 164 89 20 44 58
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 156 <11 17 45 336
FLUOXETINE HCL 155 50 18 46 101
CELEBREX 150 26 20 47 59
TEMAZEPAM 141 40 32 B 48 18
LYRICA 136 23 26 49 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136 107 26 49 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132 34 25 51 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131 96 22 52 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 128 98 17 53 51
OPANA ER 124 28 24 S2 54 237
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 123 21 27 S2 55 131
METHOCARBAMOL 116 <11 23 R 56 226
ADVAIR DISKUS 113 86 19 57 35
BUSPIRONE HCL 113 <11 18 57 161
SERTRALINE HCL 112 50 14 59 54
NOVOLOG 111 98 17 60 168
FAMOTIDINE* 109 62 13 61 62
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106 <11 <11 62 27
BUPROPION XL 103 24 11 63 217
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102 42 16 64 49
CYMBALTA 101 33 14 65 91
ONDANSETRON HCL* 98 23 14 66 310
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98 42 15 66 42
EXALGO 96 <11 12 S2 68 385
NAMENDA 95 95 14 69 31
LIDODERM 94 33 21 70 41
LACTULOSE 88 30 12 71 75
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87 12 19 R 72 192
TRAMADOL HCL 84 53 28 73 25
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84 <11 17 R 73 129
SYMBICORT 82 22 13 75 81
LOVAZA 79 <11 <11 76 50
KLOR-CON 10 77 45 13 77 198
FENOFIBRATE* 77 <11 <11 77 38
VENTOLIN HFA 76 37 22 79 88
FENTANYL 75 <11 11 S2 80 204
JANUVIA 74 42 13 81 79
FENTANYL CITRATE 74 <11 <11 S2 10 81 403
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 72 <11 <11 83 174
LANTUS 71 60 13 84 67
ABILIFY 70 <11 <11 A 85 102
ALLOPURINOL 69 47 12 86 48
AVODART 69 <11 <11 86 118
MUPIROCIN* 67 27 20 88 92
LEVEMIR 67 <11 <11 88 146
OLANZAPINE 65 <11 <11 A 90 201
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64 <11 <11 91 40
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 63 <11 <11 S2 92 289
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 61 <11 <11 93 55
SEROQUEL XR 60 <11 <11 A 94 122
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58 29 14 95 154
OXYMORPHONE HCL 57 <11 <11 S2 96 444
ZETIA 57 <11 <11 96 128
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55 <11 <11 98 110
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 54 <11 11 S3 99 370
SYNTHROID 53 27 12 100 89
AZITHROMYCIN 53 14 36 100 53
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52 <11 <11 R 102 104
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52 <11 <11 102 105
PRANDIN 51 <11 <11 104 288
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 50 <11 <11 105 23
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 <11 <11 105 156
KETOCONAZOLE 50 14 15 105 85
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 »

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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.
  • 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. 8, 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.