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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,243Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 3647

$1.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 3647

963 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

11% of this provider’s 963 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 963 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 28,372 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 1,394 1,222 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,117 1,038 2 2
LISINOPRIL 1,098 961 3 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,065 938 4 16
OMEPRAZOLE 966 828 5 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 813 669 6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 682 514 7 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 677 661 8 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 666 490 S3 9 12
ETODOLAC 659 583 10 10 283
METFORMIN HCL 573 444 11 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 532 451 12 15
ATENOLOL 523 463 13 10
LANTUS 503 374 14 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 464 361 15 38
FUROSEMIDE 464 382 15 8
NAMENDA 459 446 17 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 440 356 18 14
GABAPENTIN 426 342 19 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 404 357 20 45
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 401 359 21 78
RANITIDINE HCL 390 316 22 29
AZITHROMYCIN 382 330 23 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 379 365 24 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 377 265 25 32
MIRTAZAPINE 349 310 26 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 324 268 27 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 321 223 28 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 302 286 29 89
CLOPIDOGREL 300 278 30 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 290 229 31 28
NOVOLIN R 282 220 32 139
CARVEDILOL 273 252 33 20
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 267 235 R 34 94
TRAMADOL HCL 232 191 35 22
JANTOVEN 231 179 36 140
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 228 177 37 13
GLIPIZIDE 228 192 37 41
PLAVIX 223 197 39 39
FENOFIBRATE 218 145 40 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205 197 41 11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 199 154 42 81
CALCITONIN-SALMON 189 172 43 297
CRESTOR 169 138 44 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 158 111 45 65
CLONIDINE HCL 157 97 46 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157 118 46 18
FAMOTIDINE 156 127 48 61
SEROQUEL 151 143 49 185
DIOVAN 151 141 49 40
TRAZODONE HCL 149 112 51 64
ADVAIR DISKUS 146 133 52 52
DIGOXIN 139 127 53 51
SERTRALINE HCL 139 122 53 27
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 139 132 53 150
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 138 127 56 53
LACTULOSE 137 121 57 128
RISPERIDONE 133 88 58 83
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 132 109 S3 59 149
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 120 60 9
BUMETANIDE 129 121 61 134
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 128 115 62 127
LEVETIRACETAM 123 83 63 122
SINGULAIR 116 96 64 90
SPIRIVA 116 101 64 93
MOMETASONE FUROATE 114 103 66 321
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 113 61 67 135
CEPHALEXIN 111 90 68 142
PAROXETINE HCL 109 95 69 60
NOVOLOG 109 76 69 123
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108 100 71 56
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 107 97 72 136
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 106 76 73 74
MEGESTROL ACETATE 106 96 R 73 138
ACTOS 104 76 75 148
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 101 35 R 76 98
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 101 71 76 58
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 101 84 76 118
AMOXICILLIN 100 92 79 133
TORSEMIDE 100 49 79 215
FORTICAL 100 97 79 500
FINASTERIDE 98 98 82 66
NIASPAN 94 71 83 175
EXELON 93 93 84 129
ZETIA 93 79 84 96
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 69 86 36
FENTANYL 91 78 S2 87 147
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 90 70 88 311
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 90 83 S2 88 163
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 89 74 90 199
KLOR-CON M20 88 52 91 121
PROMETHAZINE HCL 88 53 R 91 182
PROAIR HFA 88 76 91 62
VALPROIC ACID 86 42 94 331
TRICOR 85 57 95 144
NEXIUM 83 68 96 44
ABILIFY 83 34 96 205
PERMETHRIN 82 74 98 429
SYMBICORT 82 64 98 153
NYSTATIN 82 54 98 195
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 81 69 101 84
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 79 70 102 157
HUMALOG 79 72 102 239
HUMULIN R 77 49 104 370
SANTYL 76 50 105 233
GEMFIBROZIL 76 67 105 82
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 75 58 R 107 222
NAPROXEN 74 43 108 70
CLONIDINE 74 59 108 338
INSULIN SYRINGE 73 50 110 76
LOVASTATIN 73 63 110 21
SYNTHROID 72 56 112 42
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71 55 113 160
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 71 53 113 35
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 69 20 S2 115 104
SPIRONOLACTONE 68 62 116 77
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 67 60 117 145
PREDNISONE 67 57 117 43
ALLOPURINOL 65 63 119 37
LAMOTRIGINE 62 57 120 266
LATANOPROST 62 62 120 218
VENTOLIN HFA 62 36 120 88
TERAZOSIN HCL 61 57 123 103
AVELOX 60 56 124 448
GLUCAGON EMERGENCY KIT 59 52 125 553
LIDODERM 59 57 125 108
PROCRIT 59 39 125 398
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58 37 128 143
MORPHINE SULFATE 58 44 S2 128 314
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57 49 130 107
DILTIAZEM HCL 57 55 130 253
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 43 S2 130 91
MECLIZINE HCL 56 51 133 85
NYSTOP 56 35 133 323
LYRICA 54 48 135 120
LEXAPRO 54 42 135 177
HYDROXYZINE HCL 53 43 R 137 244
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51 47 138 57
MULTAQ 51 51 138 516
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 April 24, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.