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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,211Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 293 out of 3647

$578K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 846 out of 3647

704 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
23% 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

4% of this provider’s 704 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 704 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 17,029 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

$32 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 1,405 1,297 1 1
LISINOPRIL 845 795 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 684 629 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 607 574 4 5
ATENOLOL 556 526 5 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 537 475 6 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 523 463 S3 7 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 512 498 8 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 510 469 9 2
ALPRAZOLAM 418 365 10 31
LOVASTATIN 413 413 11 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 402 392 12 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 400 393 13 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 380 365 14 7
FUROSEMIDE 358 351 15 8
METFORMIN HCL 345 323 16 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 326 326 17 15
AZITHROMYCIN 302 280 18 34
METFORMIN HCL ER 299 287 19 92
CITALOPRAM HBR 276 266 20 25
TEMAZEPAM 273 239 21 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 264 260 22 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 242 193 23 14
GLIPIZIDE 237 236 24 41
VIAGRA 194 158 25 69
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 181 172 26 18
FAMOTIDINE 162 136 27 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 154 28 48
GLIPIZIDE ER 156 136 29 112
GABAPENTIN 150 123 30 17
TRAMADOL HCL 144 143 31 22
CARVEDILOL 140 140 32 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140 137 32 28
DIGOXIN 135 135 34 51
ALLOPURINOL 135 134 34 37
CLOPIDOGREL 134 128 36 26
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 125 125 37 58
PLAVIX 121 105 38 39
FINASTERIDE 119 119 39 66
KLOR-CON 10 117 113 40 106
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 113 41 36
CRESTOR 115 115 42 19
GEMFIBROZIL 115 108 42 82
LORAZEPAM 113 113 44 73
NIFEDIPINE ER 111 100 45 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103 102 46 56
MELOXICAM 95 87 47 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93 84 48 53
RANITIDINE HCL 89 89 49 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 78 50 38
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 83 81 51 118
SPIRONOLACTONE 81 81 52 77
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 80 78 53 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77 77 54 16
SPIRIVA 73 68 55 93
INSULIN SYRINGE 69 51 56 76
MECLIZINE HCL 65 64 57 85
COMBIVENT 63 62 58 170
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63 63 58 57
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61 59 60 71
BACLOFEN 59 35 61 97
PREDNISONE 57 52 62 43
GLYBURIDE 57 57 R 62 54
LANTUS 54 50 64 59
PROAIR HFA 52 50 65 62
SERTRALINE HCL 51 51 66 27
CLONIDINE HCL 51 51 66 46
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 9, 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.