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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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47,877Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 3742

$841K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 243 out of 3742

1,608 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,608 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 1,608 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$18 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
SIMVASTATIN 3,463 3,368 414 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 2,407 2,294 410 2 5
LISINOPRIL 1,674 1,620 225 3 2
RENAL CAPS 1,173 1,144 203 4 115
GABAPENTIN 1,118 1,049 242 5 15
METFORMIN HCL 1,096 1,062 164 6 6
ALPRAZOLAM 1,085 1,046 205 B 7 12
TEMAZEPAM 1,081 1,056 173 B 8 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 954 918 122 9 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 825 820* 93 10 52
RANITIDINE HCL 765 739 146 11 35
VOLTAREN 742 709 187 12 61
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 728 723* 120 13 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 688 683* 101 14 3
FUROSEMIDE 681 667 130 15 10
SYNTHROID 679 674* 92 16 53
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 676 671* 101 17 9
VITAMIN D2 637 587 243 18 127
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 629 615 85 19 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 627 611 124 20 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 604 584 93 21 20
CLOPIDOGREL 602 597* 102 22 18
FOLIC ACID 594 563 95 23 110
ATENOLOL 576 556 86 24 16
SERTRALINE HCL 571 558 120 25 28
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 540 525 88 26 4
QVAR 525 496 137 10 27 265
GLIPIZIDE 518 513* 81 28 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 511 488 67 29 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 467 454 78 30 33
IBUPROFEN 465 436 154 31 49
LOVASTATIN 429 424* 60 32 25
MELOXICAM 427 405 122 33 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 426 409 54 34 42
CARVEDILOL 380 357 54 35 23
KETOCONAZOLE 356 338 69 36 112
ALLOPURINOL 354 349* 70 37 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 353 348* 73 38 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 349 344* 58 39 34
LANSOPRAZOLE 348 348 49 40 122
CLONIDINE HCL 323 305 58 41 50
FAMOTIDINE* 318 304 71 42 70
FENOFIBRATE* 312 307* 59 43 43
VIAGRA 310 296 59 44 91
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 307 282 78 45 94
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 287 282* 39 46 187
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 280 262 47 47 46
PROAIR HFA 271 260 101 48 56
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 267 267 65 49 151
PROCTOZONE-HC 260 248 79 50 201
CITALOPRAM HBR 258 253* 43 51 26
FINASTERIDE 246 231 36 52 77
CILOSTAZOL 239 239 38 53 174
NAPROXEN 237 221 89 54 73
TRAMADOL HCL 222 217* 71 55 17
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 217 203 82 56 116
WARFARIN SODIUM 214 209* 58 57 21
RENO CAPS 211 206* 89 58 243
BACLOFEN 203 175 95 59 87
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 201 189 80 S3 60 8
PAROXETINE HCL 198 193* 37 61 64
CLONAZEPAM 198 193* 37 B 61 44
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 197 192* 59 63 164
LORAZEPAM 190 185* 40 B 64 36
GLIPIZIDE XL 189 184* 32 65 152
GEMFIBROZIL 189 184* 32 65 103
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 185 162 37 67 104
BENICAR 174 169* 22 68 134
SPIRONOLACTONE 169 158 27 69 81
LEVOXYL 166 161* 62 70 263
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 165 165 23 71 185
TRADJENTA 162 162 33 72 202
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 160 160 25 73 192
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156 130 53 74 30
VENTOLIN HFA 155 143 59 75 75
FLUNISOLIDE 151 146* 45 76 292
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 147 142* 31 77 54
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 145 140* 20 78 69
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 143 143 20 79 68
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 142 121 50 80 79
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141 141 14 81 83
FLUOXETINE HCL 136 123 21 82 59
DICYCLOMINE HCL 131 126* 46 83 195
LANTUS 130 130 17 84 66
DIOVAN 115 115 14 85 57
ULTICARE* 114 109* 37 86 313
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 114 114 25 B 86 205
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 114 114 16 86 80
NYSTATIN 111 111 41 89 153
SURE COMFORT* 111 111 26 89 190
KLOR-CON 10 111 106* 24 89 126
IRBESARTAN 105 105 11 92 158
PROPRANOLOL HCL 105 87 14 92 161
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 102 97* 32 94 150
NEXIUM 98 93* 18 95 48
VERAPAMIL ER 96 96 15 96 121
TRAZODONE HCL 93 88* 38 97 51
MOMETASONE FUROATE 88 83* 27 98 297
LOPERAMIDE 81 76* 32 99 266
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81 <11 <11 99 321
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80 75* 16 101 14
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 73* 33 102 142
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78 73* 33 102 19
LACTULOSE 77 72* 36 104 124
CICLOPIROX* 77 72* 25 104 189
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77 72* 25 A 104 67
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 70* 67 107 58
SPS 73 73 17 108 375
NIFEDIPINE ER 73 73 12 108 76
LEVITRA 71 66* 17 110 260
LANOXIN 71 71 15 110 298
GOLYTELY 68 63* 66 112 300
ADVAIR DISKUS 68 63* 21 112 55
NYSTOP 68 68 20 112 326
DIAZEPAM 67 62* 20 B 115 84
BENZONATATE 67 62* 49 115 317
CIALIS 67 62* 14 115 165
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 66 61* 56 118 85
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 65 54 22 S3 119 148
ANASTROZOLE 64 64 12 120 395
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 59* 50 120 101
CHLORTHALIDONE 63 <11 <11 122 198
NITROSTAT 63 58* 35 122 215
BENICAR HCT 63 <11 <11 122 154
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63 <11 <11 122 71
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62 <11 <11 126 144
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 61 56* 24 127 377
HUMULIN 70-30 60 <11 <11 128 238
NOVOLIN 70-30 60 <11 <11 128 147
TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 59 59 23 130 365
VITAL-D RX 59 <11 <11 130 253
SYMBICORT 56 56 13 132 125
PREDNISONE 54 49* 30 133 47
HUMALOG 53 <11 <11 134 223
AZITHROMYCIN 52 47* 49 135 40
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 <11 <11 136 98
DETROL LA 51 <11 <11 136 301
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 8, 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.