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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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48,951Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 3647

$789K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 433 out of 3647

2,015 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 2,015 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 2,015 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 47,289 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$16 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Florida
SIMVASTATIN 3,167 3,052 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,841 1,715 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,529 1,505 3 2
LISINOPRIL 1,512 1,456 4 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,498 1,458 10 5 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,409 1,391 6 11
RANITIDINE HCL 1,273 1,237 7 29
METFORMIN HCL 1,079 1,052 8 6
ALPRAZOLAM 857 831 9 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 837 814 10 15
TEMAZEPAM 798 785 11 47
ATENOLOL 747 745 12 10
FOLIC ACID 742 739 13 95
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 727 724 14 35
FUROSEMIDE 717 708 15 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 688 677 16 18
RENAL CAPS 686 678 17 119
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 680 678 18 23
VIAGRA 666 635 19 69
GABAPENTIN 665 656 20 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 649 635 21 13
CARVEDILOL 626 605 22 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 595 574 23 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 581 571 24 14
LORATADINE 574 544 25 109
LEVOXYL 561 558 26 125
FINASTERIDE 534 534 27 66
PAROXETINE HCL 527 491 28 60
TERAZOSIN HCL 505 498 29 103
SYNTHROID 493 489 30 42
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 471 462 31 57
GLYBURIDE 438 436 R 32 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 427 410 33 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 412 408 34 38
GLIPIZIDE 403 398 35 41
AMMONIUM LACTATE 402 367 36 141
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 391 389 37 16
IBUPROFEN 347 314 38 55
BENICAR 344 313 39 114
DONEPEZIL HCL 324 321 40 30
CLONAZEPAM 321 299 41 146
LOVASTATIN 312 307 42 21
CLOPIDOGREL 291 285 43 26
BENAZEPRIL HCL 275 275 44 71
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 274 246 45 188
CHLORTHALIDONE 267 267 46 208
VOLTAREN 257 240 47 102
CIALIS 256 229 48 179
TAMSULOSIN HCL 255 239 49 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 250 250 50 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 247 235 51 74
VENTOLIN HFA 236 230 52 88
SURE COMFORT 229 227 53 161
GEMFIBROZIL 216 216 54 82
FAMOTIDINE 211 206 55 61
CICLOPIROX 201 188 56 176
PLAVIX 194 193 57 39
FENOFIBRATE 192 186 58 50
LORAZEPAM 187 155 59 73
VITAMIN D2 186 166 60 100
KETOCONAZOLE 186 161 60 132
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 181 181 62 56
LANSOPRAZOLE 180 180 63 116
ALLOPURINOL 176 176 64 37
LANOXIN 176 176 64 231
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 172 171 66 152
CETIRIZINE HCL 170 163 67 213
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 170 143 67 164
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 167 147 69 86
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 165 160 R 70 105
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 159 153 71 84
GALANTAMINE HBR 156 156 72 245
KLOR-CON M20 155 155 73 121
NIFEDIPINE ER 152 152 74 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151 150 75 36
LIDODERM 148 147 76 108
LACTULOSE 141 124 77 128
VERAPAMIL ER 140 140 78 99
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 137 134 S3 79 12
QVAR 133 124 80 294
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 129 115 R 81 290
NAPROXEN 129 126 81 70
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 128 126 83 107
DIOVAN 128 128 83 40
TRAMADOL HCL 127 123 85 22
VITAL-D RX 127 122 85 197
FELODIPINE ER 125 125 87 186
SERTRALINE HCL 124 121 88 27
PROCTOZONE-HC 123 117 89 216
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 120 118 90 200
FLUOXETINE HCL 119 118 91 68
MI ACID 113 101 92 263
JANUVIA 110 110 93 72
AZITHROMYCIN 109 107 94 34
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 105 105 95 58
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 105 101 95 248
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 103 96 97 169
NAMENDA 101 91 98 49
MELOXICAM 101 93 98 33
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 99 92 100 136
DICYCLOMINE HCL 98 97 101 194
PRILOSEC OTC 98 98 101 285
SPIRONOLACTONE 98 98 101 77
PREDNISONE 88 85 104 43
LEVOFLOXACIN 87 83 105 87
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 86 86 R 106 94
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85 70 S2 107 91
HUMULIN 70-30 84 84 108 192
SINGULAIR 84 78 108 90
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 83 74 110 124
FOLBIC 78 70 111 255
SOTALOL 77 77 112 281
NITROSTAT 76 76 113 206
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75 75 114 160
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 75 71 114 5
BENZONATATE 74 74 116 326
AFEDITAB CR 73 72 117 237
NEXIUM 72 72 118 44
PROPRANOLOL HCL 68 65 119 156
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 67 67 R 120 382
GOLYTELY 67 60 120 364
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 66 66 122 135
CRESTOR 66 66 122 19
COMBIVENT 65 65 124 170
LOPERAMIDE 65 65 124 271
SYMBICORT 63 62 126 153
KLOR-CON 10 62 62 127 106
GLIMEPIRIDE 60 59 128 45
PHENAZOPYRIDINE HCL 58 57 129 370
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 56 130 48
NYSTATIN 56 56 130 195
LIDOCAINE HCL 55 55 132 353
MOMETASONE FUROATE 54 51 133 321
AVODART 53 53 134 173
BICALUTAMIDE 52 52 135 567
CHERATUSSIN AC 52 47 135 286
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50 49 137 143
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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.