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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,768Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 3742

$1.74M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 3742

724 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

6% of this provider’s 724 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 724 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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.

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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
OMEPRAZOLE 929 797 186 1 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 922 863 151 2 9
FUROSEMIDE 912 833 131 3 10
LISINOPRIL 877 716 164 4 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 743 695 104 A 5 67
CLOPIDOGREL 707 632 124 6 18
SIMVASTATIN 661 569 145 7 1
NAMENDA 623 599 72 8 45
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 623 559 101 8 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 584 525 97 10 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 540 491 91 11 22
METFORMIN HCL 538 508 97 12 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 536 531* 95 13 37
NOVOLIN R 402 365 96 14 160
GABAPENTIN 376 286 62 15 15
LORAZEPAM 370 328 90 B 16 36
RISPERIDONE 353 288 56 A 17 86
CITALOPRAM HBR 349 331 65 18 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 348 296 82 19 7
CARVEDILOL 328 290 63 20 23
LACTULOSE 328 289 60 20 124
FAMOTIDINE* 323 282 65 22 70
TRAZODONE HCL 315 259 46 23 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 308 282 46 24 33
TRAMADOL HCL 300 215 68 25 17
TEMAZEPAM 297 252 91 B 26 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 295 247 70 27 19
CLONAZEPAM 292 208 70 B 28 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 278 257 59 29 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 274 226 52 30 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 272 239 85 31 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 266 210 50 32 11
LANTUS 250 245* 57 33 66
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 242 220 65 34 200
NEXIUM 236 197 55 35 48
DIOVAN 228 223* 42 36 57
LEVEMIR 226 195 45 37 149
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 213 208* 36 38 144
CYMBALTA 210 179 19 39 62
MEGESTROL ACETATE 202 188 70 R 40 162
MIRTAZAPINE 198 161 35 41 60
ALPRAZOLAM 194 182 39 B 42 12
LEVETIRACETAM 194 117 32 42 123
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 184 173 32 44 46
BACLOFEN 179 88 23 45 87
IBUPROFEN 166 129 45 46 49
SERTRALINE HCL 163 158* 41 47 28
MUPIROCIN* 159 141 68 48 128
CRESTOR 158 126 45 49 24
NOVOLOG 152 135 39 50 135
ADVAIR DISKUS 150 136 37 51 55
RANITIDINE HCL 143 114 38 52 35
LYRICA 138 73 16 53 92
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 137 122 64 54 138
WARFARIN SODIUM 136 116 18 55 21
LIDODERM 135 135 33 56 97
VOLTAREN 133 128* 32 57 61
NOVOLIN 70-30 132 127* 21 58 147
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 130 118 46 59 94
NIFEDIPINE ER 122 109 29 60 76
LATANOPROST 119 114* 26 61 179
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 119 114* 63 61 172
CLONIDINE HCL 118 98 37 63 50
LEVOFLOXACIN 117 104 70 64 89
ATENOLOL 117 97 21 64 16
NUEDEXTA 115 110* 13 66 256
AZITHROMYCIN 113 93 80 67 40
HYDRALAZINE HCL 112 90 23 68 95
FINASTERIDE 111 106* 18 69 77
SANTYL 110 79 26 70 218
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 107 60 29 71 120
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 104 60 28 R 72 193
AMMONIUM LACTATE 104 89 27 72 145
DILTIAZEM HCL 103 83 17 74 241
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 103 98* 52 74 232
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 102 102 17 76 360
KETOCONAZOLE 101 73 36 77 112
ENULOSE 97 82 20 78 210
HUMULIN R 95 90* 30 79 334
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 95 62 15 79 98
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 92 63 60 81 101
PAROXETINE HCL 91 53 17 82 64
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 90 76 18 83 52
CARAFATE 90 85* 19 83 481
LOVAZA 89 84* 15 85 102
DIGOX 87 82* 25 86 107
GLIPIZIDE 86 81* 21 87 39
KLOR-CON M10 86 73 13 87 204
MELOXICAM 85 80* 14 89 32
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 84 50 16 90 150
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83 78* 71 91 58
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 82 77* 13 92 79
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80 75* 16 93 27
JANUVIA 80 69 19 93 78
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78 67 16 95 30
FENOFIBRATE* 77 66 12 96 43
SURE COMFORT* 77 <11 <11 96 190
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75 70* 13 98 68
SEROQUEL XR 73 73 19 A 99 166
OLANZAPINE 72 55 19 A 100 194
HUMALOG 70 59 21 101 223
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 70 <11 <11 101 392
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 38 12 103 81
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 68 68 12 104 425
FLUOXETINE HCL 67 <11 <11 105 59
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 67 55 44 105 85
NAPROXEN 66 53 23 107 73
TIMOLOL MALEATE 65 53 16 108 324
PHENYTOIN 65 <11 <11 108 284
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 64 <11 <11 110 151
CELEBREX 62 57* 18 111 105
GLYBURIDE 61 61 13 R 112 113
ALLOPURINOL 61 41 11 112 38
SUCRALFATE 59 45 11 114 199
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58 40 13 115 175
DICYCLOMINE HCL 58 <11 <11 115 195
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 58 47 12 115 273
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 57 <11 <11 R 118 362
DIGOXIN 57 57 13 118 163
BUSPIRONE HCL 56 56 12 120 136
PREVACID 56 <11 <11 120 436
ROPINIROLE HCL 55 <11 <11 122 131
GEMFIBROZIL 55 41 12 122 103
EASY TOUCH* 55 50* 20 122 311
PENTOXIFYLLINE 54 49* 12 125 146
EXELON 53 53 11 126 132
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 53 48* 37 126 229
AMIODARONE HCL 52 <11 <11 128 270
HYDROXYZINE HCL 51 17 15 R 129 208
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50 14 12 S3 130 148
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 50 45* 21 130 20
NYSTATIN 50 45* 23 130 153
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 July 9, 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.