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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,017Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 102 out of 3647

$896K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 307 out of 3647

813 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
24% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 813 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 813 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 23,260 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
LISINOPRIL 1,586 1,473 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 1,279 1,160 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,208 1,108 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 845 800 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 782 730 5 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 694 499 S3 6 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 680 626 7 7
ALPRAZOLAM 552 482 8 31
RANITIDINE HCL 484 461 9 29
FUROSEMIDE 468 428 10 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 450 422 11 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 446 438 12 13
GABAPENTIN 445 357 13 17
METFORMIN HCL 427 398 14 6
LOVASTATIN 419 391 15 21
SERTRALINE HCL 395 374 16 27
ATENOLOL 394 379 17 10
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 347 327 18 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 346 326 19 11
TIZANIDINE HCL 314 234 20 126
TRAMADOL HCL 308 254 21 22
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 287 263 22 57
AMOXICILLIN 281 235 23 133
WARFARIN SODIUM 280 271 24 15
VENTOLIN HFA 275 251 25 88
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 274 273 26 23
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 250 226 27 78
GLIPIZIDE 249 241 28 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 242 228 29 56
PREDNISONE 232 211 30 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 217 171 31 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 213 171 32 16
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 210 180 33 86
FINASTERIDE 204 203 34 66
TEMAZEPAM 199 166 35 47
CRESTOR 195 180 36 19
CLOPIDOGREL 193 171 37 26
ALLOPURINOL 188 185 38 37
CARVEDILOL 187 175 39 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 182 165 40 24
ADVAIR DISKUS 176 160 41 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 175 161 42 28
VIAGRA 168 152 43 69
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161 161 44 18
MELOXICAM 156 133 45 33
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 153 148 46 35
LORAZEPAM 139 124 47 73
DIGOXIN 130 113 48 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 129 94 49 25
AZITHROMYCIN 128 120 50 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128 111 50 32
PLAVIX 126 111 52 39
TRAZODONE HCL 124 94 53 64
DONEPEZIL HCL 120 120 54 30
DILTIAZEM ER 118 118 55 167
OXYCODONE HCL 114 86 S2 56 75
SPIRIVA 114 110 56 93
PROAIR HFA 113 106 58 62
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106 86 S2 59 91
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 105 105 60 107
MECLIZINE HCL 104 103 61 85
CLONIDINE HCL 102 82 62 46
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 93 92 63 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90 88 64 38
MIRTAZAPINE 88 86 65 63
LEVOTHROID 82 82 66 403
NITROSTAT 82 70 66 206
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 80 64 68 201
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 79 73 69 471
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 79 67 69 124
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 79 75 69 223
DIAZEPAM 77 68 72 214
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 75 60 S3 73 280
NEXIUM 74 62 74 44
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 72 63 75 136
HYDRALAZINE HCL 72 61 75 81
INSULIN SYRINGE 72 65 75 76
PAROXETINE HCL 71 63 78 60
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68 68 79 127
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63 59 80 169
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 59 81 36
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 60 45 S2 82 163
PROPRANOLOL HCL 60 56 82 156
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 59 56 84 135
VERAPAMIL ER 57 44 85 99
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57 29 R 85 105
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HC 57 46 85 531
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 56 46 88 118
METHOTREXATE 54 54 89 224
IBUPROFEN 53 28 90 55
CEPHALEXIN 52 50 91 142
LANTUS 52 42 91 59
NATEGLINIDE 52 52 91 339
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51 42 94 145
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 27 94 68
ESTRADIOL 51 51 R 94 236
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 48 97 110
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 Oct. 24, 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.