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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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49,734Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 3742

$2.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 3742

1,627 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

8% of this provider’s 1,627 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 1,627 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,659 1,466 311 1 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,566 1,413 312 2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,556 1,415 320 3 3
LISINOPRIL 1,400 1,275 300 4 2
NAMENDA 1,089 975 166 5 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,049 1,017 229 6 37
SIMVASTATIN 1,028 887 250 7 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 911 811 211 8 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 896 788 103 9 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 884 797 175 10 22
TRAMADOL HCL 835 726 221 11 17
OMEPRAZOLE 833 710 218 12 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 812 711 148 A 13 67
CITALOPRAM HBR 799 697 168 14 26
GABAPENTIN 764 607 178 15 15
SERTRALINE HCL 760 693 143 16 28
MIRTAZAPINE 722 661 148 17 60
METFORMIN HCL 686 593 148 18 6
CARVEDILOL 684 616 163 19 23
CLOPIDOGREL 668 602 142 20 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 648 582 154 21 7
LANTUS 549 457 116 22 66
LORAZEPAM 537 494 148 B 23 36
RISPERIDONE 533 499 102 A 24 86
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 472 432 105 25 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 425 356 133 26 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 415 370 92 27 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 389 348 89 28 13
TRAZODONE HCL 384 300 104 29 51
LEVETIRACETAM 382 321 71 30 123
ALPRAZOLAM 379 311 126 B 31 12
RANITIDINE HCL 371 303 91 32 35
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 353 286 126 S3 33 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 347 319 95 34 14
GLIPIZIDE 330 298 76 35 39
CLONIDINE HCL 311 271 90 36 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 304 278 68 37 68
NOVOLOG 301 223 72 38 135
DIOVAN 290 258 41 39 57
CYMBALTA 289 200 45 40 62
HYDRALAZINE HCL 268 196 66 41 95
NOVOLIN R 267 254 62 42 160
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 264 259* 72 43 11
ATENOLOL 257 246 52 44 16
EXELON 253 248* 59 45 132
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 253 217 159 45 58
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 244 161 80 47 19
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 244 227 101 47 138
FAMOTIDINE* 237 192 72 49 70
DIGOX 232 192 58 50 107
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 231 188 71 51 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 230 183 35 52 120
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 217 191 37 53 151
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 205 200* 54 54 144
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 201 187 104 55 133
LEVOFLOXACIN 198 193* 103 56 89
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 195 165 40 57 20
NYSTATIN 190 135 82 58 153
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 188 154 60 59 172
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 184 179* 44 60 27
MELOXICAM 184 168 62 60 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 175 144 40 62 46
CEPHALEXIN 168 135 87 63 140
BUMETANIDE 165 150 40 64 137
ALLOPURINOL 164 149 33 65 38
PERMETHRIN 162 145 89 10 66 327
PREDNISONE 162 141 64 66 47
GLIMEPIRIDE 161 149 31 68 41
JANUVIA 160 136 25 69 78
AZITHROMYCIN 157 138 100 70 40
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 152 86 48 S2 71 93
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 151 73 32 72 351
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 149 144* 93 73 101
SPIRONOLACTONE 149 118 42 73 81
SPIRIVA 146 134 39 75 82
KLOR-CON M20 145 140* 36 76 129
ADVAIR DISKUS 142 128 37 77 55
LEVEMIR 142 102 33 77 149
PROMETHAZINE HCL 142 124 68 R 77 159
LOVASTATIN 140 135* 36 80 25
CRESTOR 136 85 34 81 24
BUSPIRONE HCL 136 106 29 81 136
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 135 130* 26 83 175
PAROXETINE HCL 135 95 24 83 64
HUMALOG 135 109 60 83 223
KLOR-CON 10 133 122 20 86 126
DIGOXIN 133 133 22 86 163
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 132 127* 30 88 98
LIDODERM 130 115 47 89 97
CLONAZEPAM 127 112 33 B 90 44
RENVELA 119 74 19 91 391
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 119 98 46 91 139
NEXIUM 116 103 34 93 48
LYRICA 115 76 30 94 92
BACLOFEN 115 87 28 94 87
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 111 100 19 96 252
TEMAZEPAM 111 95 38 B 96 31
DILTIAZEM HCL 110 105* 32 98 241
LATANOPROST 110 105* 29 98 179
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 110 96 64 98 94
FLUOXETINE HCL 110 88 23 98 59
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 108 103* 27 102 52
FLUCONAZOLE 107 83 59 103 207
MECLIZINE HCL 106 101* 29 104 96
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 105 100* 29 105 232
FENTANYL 104 62 27 S2 106 130
SUCRALFATE 103 90 33 107 199
ENULOSE 102 50 28 108 210
NOVOLIN 70-30 102 97* 19 108 147
SANTYL 100 83 50 110 218
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 97 97 19 111 360
BUDESONIDE 94 94 18 112 379
FINASTERIDE 93 88* 23 113 77
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 91 86* 42 114 116
OXYCODONE HCL 91 54 28 S2 114 63
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 91 86* 17 114 182
ABILIFY 90 55 14 A 117 143
TIMOLOL MALEATE 88 88 22 118 324
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88 63 41 R 118 88
LABETALOL HCL 88 56 13 118 212
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 87 82* 56 121 114
GEMFIBROZIL 86 81* 18 122 103
NIFEDIPINE ER 86 64 17 122 76
HYDROXYZINE HCL 85 80* 37 R 124 208
VOLTAREN 85 73 35 124 61
SYMBICORT 83 63 27 126 125
VENLAFAXINE HCL 83 78* 13 126 249
KLOR-CON M10 81 76* 17 128 204
LIDOCAINE 79 74* 27 129 277
AMIODARONE HCL 79 65 12 129 270
JANTOVEN 78 73* 12 131 176
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 76 53 21 132 150
MUPIROCIN* 76 64 52 132 128
AMMONIUM LACTATE 75 70* 38 134 145
MEGESTROL ACETATE 74 69* 33 R 135 162
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 74 61 39 135 302
HYDROCORTISONE 72 57 27 137 267
GALANTAMINE HBR 71 <11 <11 138 251
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 70 56 18 139 405
NABUMETONE 70 65* 24 139 262
HUMULIN R 70 57 21 139 334
PREVACID 67 62* 13 142 436
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 65 60* 42 143 229
RAMIPRIL 65 48 18 143 109
VESICARE 65 60* 18 143 167
AMOXICILLIN 65 60* 40 143 117
KETOCONAZOLE 65 50 25 143 112
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 65 60* 11 143 273
OLANZAPINE 65 60* 14 A 143 194
STROMECTOL 65 60* 42 143 419
PROAIR HFA 61 31 24 151 56
FENOFIBRATE* 61 56* 13 151 43
PRIMIDONE 60 <11 <11 153 274
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 60 31 19 R 153 193
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59 54* 13 155 71
TRAVATAN Z 58 58 15 156 305
LACTULOSE 58 53* 20 156 124
FENOFIBRATE* 57 <11 <11 158 43
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 57 18 20 158 203
GLYBURIDE 57 52* 16 R 158 113
ROPINIROLE HCL 57 42 15 158 131
NUEDEXTA 57 <11 <11 158 256
ADVAIR HFA 56 51* 18 163 433
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 32 14 163 142
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 56 51* 39 163 85
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56 30 13 163 155
METRONIDAZOLE 55 50* 29 167 245
MIDODRINE HCL 54 40 16 168 527
CEFTRIAXONE* 54 54 29 168 315
NYSTOP 54 49* 35 168 326
AVELOX 54 49* 36 168 521
SEROQUEL XR 53 48* 11 A 172 166
PHENYTOIN 52 <11 <11 173 284
ONDANSETRON HCL* 52 47* 28 173 259
IBUPROFEN 51 28 24 175 49
CELEBREX 50 34 14 176 105
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 50 <11 <11 S2 176 173
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 6, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.