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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,098Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 53 out of 3742

$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 3742

625 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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

4% of this provider’s 625 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 625 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

47 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 1,195 1,067 179 1 5
CLOPIDOGREL 714 681 107 2 18
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 699 640 139 10 3 200
LISINOPRIL 656 574 101 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 627 571 92 5 3
NAMENDA 558 553* 75 6 45
FUROSEMIDE 546 494 91 7 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 544 544 84 8 37
SIMVASTATIN 513 447 85 9 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 510 484 86 10 9
TEMAZEPAM 509 491 84 B 11 31
VOLTAREN 492 472 92 12 61
MUPIROCIN* 432 418 99 13 128
ALPRAZOLAM 398 374 64 B 14 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 385 364 58 15 4
LACTULOSE 350 280 64 16 124
METFORMIN HCL 348 322 60 17 6
CRESTOR 343 323 53 18 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 338 325 72 19 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 331 309 48 20 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 321 263 68 21 30
NEXIUM 320 282 48 22 48
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 305 284 48 A 23 67
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 294 246 40 24 22
IBUPROFEN 271 218 45 25 49
RANITIDINE HCL 270 229 41 26 35
MEGESTROL ACETATE 263 258* 56 R 27 162
DIOVAN 260 260 42 28 57
FAMOTIDINE* 259 254* 54 29 70
ATENOLOL 240 227 34 30 16
CARVEDILOL 236 236 38 31 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 230 201 35 32 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 227 209 32 33 20
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 226 208 40 34 79
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 223 211 31 35 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 213 192 28 36 27
GABAPENTIN 210 190 37 37 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 208 152 27 38 46
PENTOXIFYLLINE 206 206 27 39 146
LANTUS 204 204 33 40 66
MELOXICAM 199 194* 39 41 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 199 170 42 41 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 188 171 38 43 81
JANUVIA 185 172 26 44 78
WARFARIN SODIUM 185 165 24 44 21
PAROXETINE HCL 184 161 31 46 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL 182 161 29 47 33
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 180 180 31 48 144
TRAMADOL HCL 176 171* 34 49 17
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 176 133 36 49 94
LOVASTATIN 174 169* 24 51 25
CLONAZEPAM 173 162 31 B 52 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171 166* 28 53 11
CLOTRIMAZOLE 168 155 42 54 303
TRAZODONE HCL 164 159* 30 55 51
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 160 132 126 56 58
CITALOPRAM HBR 160 160 23 56 26
AMMONIUM LACTATE 157 142 36 58 145
MECLIZINE HCL 157 157 33 58 96
LORAZEPAM 153 141 25 B 60 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 145 128 28 61 55
DIGOX 139 139 28 62 107
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 135 118 29 63 13
KETOCONAZOLE 133 101 24 64 112
GLIPIZIDE 132 119 18 65 39
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 132 104 17 65 175
LIDODERM 130 119 31 67 97
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 130 125* 24 67 150
RISPERIDONE 127 114 22 A 69 86
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 123 118* 23 70 69
MIRTAZAPINE 121 110 22 71 60
SANTYL 116 111* 31 72 218
SUCRALFATE 115 99 16 73 199
NOVOLIN 70-30 110 98 12 74 147
EXELON 108 108 22 75 132
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107 78 20 76 139
DIGOXIN 105 105 16 77 163
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 101 85 17 R 78 111
TOBRAMYCIN 96 91* 31 79 493
LANSOPRAZOLE 96 91* 15 79 122
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94 94 13 81 68
GLIMEPIRIDE 94 94 12 81 41
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 93 49 14 S2 83 72
AVODART 93 93 13 83 191
GEMFIBROZIL 92 65 11 85 103
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 91 79 22 86 237
LOVAZA 91 86* 17 86 102
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 90 17 88 83
ALLOPURINOL 90 79 11 88 38
SERTRALINE HCL 89 84* 19 90 28
PREDNISONE 88 88 31 91 47
AZITHROMYCIN 88 83* 70 91 40
BACLOFEN 86 39 14 93 87
FENOFIBRATE* 84 66 11 94 43
NIFEDIPINE ER 84 84 12 94 76
NYSTATIN 82 82 18 96 153
CELEBREX 82 77* 17 96 105
INSULIN SYRINGE* 82 70 15 96 168
NAPROXEN 81 76* 17 99 73
ROPINIROLE HCL 79 74* 13 100 131
SEROQUEL XR 78 <11 <11 A 101 166
DICYCLOMINE HCL 73 51 17 102 195
FINASTERIDE 71 71 11 103 77
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 71 71 13 R 103 156
LEVETIRACETAM 70 39 15 105 123
BUMETANIDE 69 <11 <11 106 137
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 66 19 14 R 107 193
PROCTOZONE-HC 66 61* 14 107 201
SYNTHROID 65 40 11 109 53
SURE COMFORT* 65 65 16 109 190
SSD 65 65 28 109 346
MOMETASONE FUROATE 64 59* 19 112 297
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 62 <11 <11 113 235
GLIPIZIDE ER 61 56* 11 114 108
CYMBALTA 60 49 14 115 62
CILOSTAZOL 58 <11 <11 116 174
CICLOPIROX* 58 53* 16 116 189
OLANZAPINE 57 <11 <11 A 118 194
PROAIR HFA 57 52* 13 118 56
DILTIAZEM HCL 57 <11 <11 118 241
RIVASTIGMINE 57 <11 <11 118 397
BENICAR 57 <11 <11 118 134
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 56 56 12 123 339
NASONEX 56 <11 <11 123 184
LYRICA 55 <11 <11 125 92
SYMBICORT 55 <11 <11 125 125
LEVEMIR 54 <11 <11 127 149
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53 <11 <11 128 120
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 52 47* 18 S3 129 148
CLONIDINE HCL 52 <11 <11 129 50
AGGRENOX 52 <11 <11 129 287
EASY TOUCH* 50 50 12 132 311
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 Feb. 11, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.