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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,104Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 473

$974K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 473

991 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older
35% 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

7% of this provider’s 991 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 991 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,241 1,002 345 1 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,210 691 233 S3 2 28
ALPRAZOLAM 733 407 156 B 3 11
OMEPRAZOLE 660 480 186 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 653 569 178 5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 625 544 195 6 4
LISINOPRIL 618 509 182 7 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 503 448 159 8 12
METFORMIN HCL 484 377 160 9 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 434 383 131 10 9
SIMVASTATIN 431 368 134 11 2
MELOXICAM 418 331 138 12 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 394 353 127 13 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 375 343 64 14 47
GABAPENTIN 293 180 85 15 15
TEMAZEPAM 266 205 47 B 16 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 250 218 77 17 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 247 193 82 18 42
TRAMADOL HCL 247 193 97 18 25
FUROSEMIDE 244 217 69 20 10
ATENOLOL 241 206 69 21 16
CARVEDILOL 214 196 66 22 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 213 171 66 23 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 201 179 53 24 19
OXYCODONE HCL 193 52 30 S2 25 69
SERTRALINE HCL 192 142 58 26 54
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 191 160 48 27 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 187 83 59 28 26
CLOPIDOGREL 178 152 49 29 7
SYMBICORT 174 109 52 30 81
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 170 150 48 31 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166 148 54 32 45
LEVEMIR 154 120 25 33 146
ALLOPURINOL 152 147* 44 34 48
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 149 50 30 S2 35 131
BUPROPION HCL SR 142 75 49 36 293
LORAZEPAM 141 97 36 B 37 46
ZETIA 140 124 45 38 128
KLOR-CON 10 128 110 43 39 198
JANTOVEN 118 104 20 40 266
HYDRALAZINE HCL 117 103 25 41 137
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 98 33 42 43
AZITHROMYCIN 116 90 92 42 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115 91 43 44 36
CARISOPRODOL 110 0 13 R 45 153
BACLOFEN 109 71 37 46 90
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105 94 37 47 33
TRAZODONE HCL 103 80 40 48 71
DONEPEZIL HCL 103 98* 30 48 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 102 68 26 50 51
PREDNISONE 102 69 31 50 93
TOPIRAMATE 100 35 22 52 267
ROPINIROLE HCL 97 59 23 53 191
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 95 74 37 54 154
NITROSTAT 93 72 55 55 182
FENOFIBRATE* 93 63 28 55 38
LOVASTATIN 92 87* 32 57 34
GLIPIZIDE 91 86* 30 58 37
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90 60 22 59 27
RANITIDINE HCL 89 51 24 60 21
CLONAZEPAM 88 55 14 B 61 52
BENAZEPRIL HCL 87 52 23 62 105
PROAIR HFA 82 37 26 63 61
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78 60 12 64 111
NOVOLOG 78 57 19 64 168
FINASTERIDE 76 71* 18 66 76
VENTOLIN HFA 76 52 26 66 88
PAROXETINE HCL 75 63 19 68 73
CALCITRIOL 75 75 17 68 351
SPIRIVA 74 69* 25 70 97
VICTOZA 2-PAK 70 51 15 71 411
GLIMEPIRIDE 69 54 28 72 57
CYMBALTA 66 <11 <11 73 91
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 65 <11 <11 S2 74 112
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65 54 52 74 70
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65 60* 13 74 49
NAMENDA 64 59* 12 77 31
CALCITONIN-SALMON 64 64 14 77 251
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 41 15 79 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63 50 18 79 83
CLONIDINE HCL 58 42 18 81 58
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55 50* 19 82 143
DIGOXIN 54 49* 18 83 155
TIZANIDINE HCL 53 39 11 84 145
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 39 16 85 114
LEVOFLOXACIN 52 47* 45 85 103
RISPERIDONE 52 31 15 A 85 116
MIRTAZAPINE 50 45* 16 88 100
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 Dec. 18, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.