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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,742Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 3647

$525K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1022 out of 3647

1,080 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,080 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 1,080 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 35,396 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

$14 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 2,491 2,384 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,632 1,498 2 3
ATENOLOL 1,020 1,004 3 10
SYNTHROID 998 900 4 42
LISINOPRIL 858 836 5 4
LORATADINE 832 786 6 109
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 787 722 7 11
RENAL CAPS 773 730 8 119
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 752 751 9 9
METFORMIN HCL 639 582 10 6
RANITIDINE HCL 631 612 11 29
TEMAZEPAM 602 579 12 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 587 573 13 18
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 570 554 14 35
ALPRAZOLAM 561 541 15 31
IBUPROFEN 546 482 16 55
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 534 509 17 13
FOLIC ACID 509 491 18 95
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 508 461 19 2
FUROSEMIDE 501 470 20 8
VITAMIN D2 488 459 21 100
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 463 452 22 23
LEVOXYL 456 434 23 125
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 446 404 24 38
GABAPENTIN 406 382 25 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 396 373 26 30
CLONAZEPAM 395 384 27 146
AMMONIUM LACTATE 385 358 28 141
NAPROXEN 355 334 29 70
LANSOPRAZOLE 345 345 30 116
VIAGRA 329 321 31 69
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 318 306 32 48
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 313 297 33 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 293 269 34 14
VOLTAREN 274 244 35 102
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 273 231 R 10 36 322
GLIPIZIDE 271 257 37 41
CILOSTAZOL 269 245 38 168
SERTRALINE HCL 247 234 39 27
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 246 216 40 86
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 239 224 R 41 94
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235 235 42 36
PROCTOZONE-HC 235 199 42 216
FAMOTIDINE 230 211 44 61
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 228 210 45 57
ESTAZOLAM 226 206 10 46 324
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 211 206 47 164
LORAZEPAM 208 178 48 73
CLOPIDOGREL 204 200 49 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 202 196 50 28
FENOFIBRATE 201 186 51 50
VENTOLIN HFA 197 156 52 88
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 196 184 53 188
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 195 188 54 136
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 191 165 S3 55 12
VITAL-D RX 188 183 10 56 197
CETIRIZINE HCL 187 162 57 213
LIDOCAINE 184 168 58 346
PAROXETINE HCL 184 179 58 60
LIDODERM 181 171 60 108
CARVEDILOL 181 176 60 20
SURE COMFORT 178 167 62 161
CHERATUSSIN AC 173 165 63 286
BENICAR 170 170 64 114
CICLOPIROX 167 140 65 176
GLYBURIDE 167 155 R 65 54
LOVASTATIN 161 154 67 21
MELOXICAM 161 145 67 33
LANOXIN 161 161 67 231
MI ACID 157 149 70 263
CITALOPRAM HBR 153 153 71 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 152 143 72 15
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 146 146 73 58
LACTULOSE 145 130 74 128
TRAMADOL HCL 143 133 75 22
LOPERAMIDE 140 118 76 271
PLAVIX 139 136 77 39
NITROSTAT 138 131 78 206
FINASTERIDE 138 121 78 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 136 136 80 56
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 133 112 81 84
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128 114 82 32
FELODIPINE ER 123 123 83 186
AFEDITAB CR 120 119 84 237
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 119 81 S3 85 149
ALLOPURINOL 118 118 86 37
CLONIDINE HCL 118 118 86 46
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 113 99 R 88 290
GEMFIBROZIL 112 87 89 82
MIRTAZAPINE 109 103 90 63
GLIPIZIDE XL 108 108 91 190
TIZANIDINE HCL 108 96 91 126
CIALIS 108 108 91 179
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108 94 91 16
DICYCLOMINE HCL 101 97 95 194
CRESTOR 94 90 96 19
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 93 80 97 201
ADVAIR DISKUS 93 81 97 52
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 90 90 99 124
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 86 86 100 200
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 85 77 101 248
LANTUS 84 71 102 59
KETOCONAZOLE 83 65 103 132
PENTOXIFYLLINE 81 81 104 180
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79 72 R 105 105
PROPRANOLOL HCL 79 79 105 156
VERAPAMIL ER 74 59 107 99
JANUVIA 69 69 108 72
TRAZODONE HCL 68 49 109 64
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68 68 109 74
QVAR 66 59 111 294
TERAZOSIN HCL 66 66 111 103
KLOR-CON 10 66 66 111 106
NIFEDIPINE ER 65 65 114 67
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 61 115 152
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63 52 116 199
NABUMETONE 63 63 116 262
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 60 S2 116 91
LEVITRA 62 38 119 304
NYSTATIN 61 55 120 195
AVODART 60 60 121 173
LYRICA 60 42 121 120
MUPIROCIN 57 54 123 137
FLUOXETINE HCL 57 57 123 68
NAMENDA 56 56 125 49
MEGESTROL ACETATE 55 55 R 126 138
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55 53 126 135
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 54 128 107
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 47 129 53
NYSTOP 50 48 130 323
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 Aug. 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.