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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,913Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 220 out of 3647

$838K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 368 out of 3647

870 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 16,628 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 1,463 1,271 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,123 960 2 2
LISINOPRIL 812 626 3 4
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 743 628 4 36
METFORMIN HCL 644 538 5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 625 508 6 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 524 440 7 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 404 338 8 9
ATENOLOL 393 359 9 10
FUROSEMIDE 388 319 10 8
METFORMIN HCL ER 384 336 11 92
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 375 352 12 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 371 342 13 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 347 309 14 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 335 262 15 7
CLONIDINE HCL 329 286 16 46
NIFEDIPINE ER 273 233 17 67
CRESTOR 264 205 18 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 260 218 19 15
GLIPIZIDE ER 238 217 20 112
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230 193 21 48
GLIPIZIDE 230 197 21 41
IBUPROFEN 226 177 23 55
CARVEDILOL 225 171 24 20
TRAMADOL HCL 211 175 25 22
HYDRALAZINE HCL 194 167 26 81
LANTUS 177 141 27 59
GABAPENTIN 174 142 28 17
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 164 144 R 29 94
GLYBURIDE 149 122 R 30 54
FAMOTIDINE 149 107 30 61
PLAVIX 148 132 32 39
NIFEDICAL XL 148 117 32 221
INSULIN SYRINGE 146 111 34 76
PROAIR HFA 140 114 35 62
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 138 116 36 58
NAPROXEN 138 107 36 70
MELOXICAM 136 116 38 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 135 126 39 74
VIAGRA 124 64 40 69
MEGESTROL ACETATE 116 108 R 41 138
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 116 108 41 223
DONEPEZIL HCL 114 114 43 30
PREDNISONE 109 96 44 43
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 108 108 45 57
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 107 84 46 110
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 105 78 47 5
CLOPIDOGREL 103 89 48 26
GEMFIBROZIL 93 62 49 82
SERTRALINE HCL 90 83 50 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87 75 51 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83 72 52 28
RANITIDINE HCL 82 67 53 29
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 79 72 54 210
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 77 62 55 24
NAMENDA 77 77 55 49
TEMAZEPAM 74 52 57 47
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 74 64 57 84
LOVASTATIN 71 62 59 21
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 71 55 59 171
GLIPIZIDE XL 70 60 61 190
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 68 64 62 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66 64 63 107
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65 15 64 124
SINGULAIR 63 53 65 90
NOVOLOG 62 59 66 123
CAPTOPRIL 61 61 67 193
NOVOLIN 70-30 61 47 67 130
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60 48 69 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58 49 70 35
NIFEDIAC CC 57 46 71 325
NOVOLIN R 57 47 71 139
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 56 15 73 261
LORATADINE 54 53 74 109
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54 37 74 71
SYMBICORT 52 43 76 153
GLIMEPIRIDE 52 44 76 45
PEN NEEDLE 52 32 76 166
ALLOPURINOL 50 44 79 37
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.