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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,632Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 71 out of 3647

$1.68M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 3647

930 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

5% of this provider’s 930 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 930 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 21,899 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$57 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,097 698 S3 1 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,092 907 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 930 739 3 1
LISINOPRIL 916 704 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 855 597 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 715 583 6 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 656 500 7 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 624 507 8 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 613 504 9 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 611 517 10 7
METFORMIN HCL 586 409 11 6
GABAPENTIN 508 339 12 17
TRAMADOL HCL 493 302 13 22
SERTRALINE HCL 478 394 14 27
RANITIDINE HCL 453 353 15 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 381 240 16 14
CARVEDILOL 379 310 17 20
JANUVIA 357 262 18 72
ALLOPURINOL 334 250 19 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 313 279 20 15
GLIPIZIDE 293 205 21 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 288 205 22 52
DONEPEZIL HCL 260 257 23 30
NAMENDA 256 251 24 49
MIRTAZAPINE 251 214 25 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 241 216 26 18
CLOPIDOGREL 224 189 27 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 213 189 28 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 198 185 29 23
DIOVAN 193 128 30 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190 146 31 9
TRAZODONE HCL 190 122 31 64
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 189 166 33 56
ATENOLOL 186 113 34 10
PREDNISONE 185 142 35 43
NEXIUM 184 115 36 44
AZITHROMYCIN 177 121 37 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 175 143 38 89
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 175 118 38 32
LEVOFLOXACIN 173 126 40 87
MELOXICAM 172 98 41 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 169 120 42 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166 153 43 48
PROAIR HFA 163 87 44 62
LYRICA 157 101 45 120
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155 106 46 36
NOVOLOG 149 128 47 123
PLAVIX 146 108 48 39
SPIRIVA 145 136 49 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 145 126 49 53
DIGOXIN 138 126 51 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 131 112 52 65
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 130 108 53 143
BUMETANIDE 125 104 54 134
CYMBALTA 123 71 55 79
CRESTOR 122 68 56 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 121 71 57 74
NYSTATIN 119 107 58 195
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 118 117 59 150
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 117 92 60 110
PROMETHAZINE HCL 117 51 R 60 182
ROPINIROLE HCL 116 78 62 151
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 115 98 63 13
RISPERIDONE 113 98 64 83
FINASTERIDE 110 74 65 66
FENOFIBRATE 109 61 66 50
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 108 85 67 152
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 108 90 67 57
PAROXETINE HCL 105 83 69 60
DEXILANT 104 30 70 207
HYDRALAZINE HCL 103 84 71 81
SINGULAIR 103 46 71 90
RAMIPRIL 103 94 71 101
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 103 59 71 199
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 101 57 75 230
SYMBICORT 101 41 75 153
AGGRENOX 98 64 77 267
MEGESTROL ACETATE 96 94 R 78 138
SUCRALFATE 95 79 79 219
CEPHALEXIN 95 78 79 142
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 94 46 R 81 98
JANUMET 91 50 82 202
CEFDINIR 91 63 82 330
GLIPIZIDE ER 90 76 84 112
DIOVAN HCT 90 45 84 80
NIASPAN 89 45 86 175
ZETIA 89 65 86 96
WELCHOL 86 73 88 306
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 85 76 89 155
CITALOPRAM HBR 84 65 90 25
ONGLYZA 81 57 91 238
TERAZOSIN HCL 81 51 91 103
LACTULOSE 81 54 91 128
FLUOXETINE HCL 80 38 94 68
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 80 80 94 127
LEVETIRACETAM 78 50 96 122
PEN NEEDLE 76 38 97 166
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 76 46 97 246
LIDODERM 76 64 97 108
NITROSTAT 75 58 100 206
FLUCONAZOLE 73 50 101 226
LOVASTATIN 72 63 102 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 71 45 103 45
CEFUROXIME 70 66 104 228
LANSOPRAZOLE 70 40 104 116
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 68 33 106 35
GLIPIZIDE XL 68 63 106 190
TRICOR 67 43 108 144
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65 55 109 124
BUSPIRONE HCL 61 37 110 162
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 61 61 110 157
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60 50 112 38
MECLIZINE HCL 60 26 112 85
PREMARIN 58 28 R 114 217
LOVAZA 58 29 114 117
MUPIROCIN 57 52 116 137
CARISOPRODOL 57 0 R 116 115
CLONIDINE HCL 57 49 116 46
METFORMIN HCL ER 54 25 119 92
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54 15 119 169
BACLOFEN 54 14 119 97
SEROQUEL 53 44 122 185
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53 30 R 122 105
GALANTAMINE HBR 52 52 124 245
OLANZAPINE 52 52 124 240
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 45 126 77
AVODART 51 33 126 173
VENTOLIN HFA 50 34 128 88
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 48 R 128 244
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 24, 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.