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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,392Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 3647

$554K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 916 out of 3647

928 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

3% of this provider’s 928 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 928 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 36,680 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$15 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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 1,798 1,748 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,434 1,392 2 3
FOLIC ACID 1,167 1,146 10 3 95
ALPRAZOLAM 1,104 1,095 4 31
LISINOPRIL 993 968 5 4
RENAL CAPS 783 764 6 119
RANITIDINE HCL 782 767 7 29
ATENOLOL 756 754 8 10
METFORMIN HCL 753 745 9 6
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 750 740 10 35
LOVASTATIN 712 712 11 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 687 676 12 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 660 651 13 7
LORATADINE 607 594 14 109
WARFARIN SODIUM 589 589 15 15
SYNTHROID 541 541 16 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 526 514 17 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 525 515 18 23
TEMAZEPAM 524 518 19 47
LEVOXYL 505 498 20 125
VITAMIN D2 491 461 21 100
FUROSEMIDE 462 461 22 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 458 458 23 30
NAPROXEN 456 442 24 70
SERTRALINE HCL 449 449 25 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 415 411 26 28
GLYBURIDE 412 412 R 27 54
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 364 364 10 28 200
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 353 347 29 18
FENOFIBRATE 345 337 30 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 343 338 31 38
GLIPIZIDE 325 325 32 41
LIDODERM 318 298 33 108
PAROXETINE HCL 300 286 34 60
GEMFIBROZIL 291 286 35 82
MECLIZINE HCL 273 268 36 85
CLONAZEPAM 267 260 37 146
MELOXICAM 258 258 38 33
VOLTAREN 245 241 39 102
GABAPENTIN 245 228 39 17
IBUPROFEN 242 222 41 55
FINASTERIDE 241 241 42 66
CLOPIDOGREL 241 241 42 26
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 239 231 R 44 290
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 236 229 45 13
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 236 219 45 84
MI ACID 213 213 10 47 263
CETIRIZINE HCL 210 194 48 213
CICLOPIROX 204 199 49 176
AZITHROMYCIN 203 200 50 34
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 200 199 51 86
VIAGRA 190 188 52 69
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 181 181 53 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 179 179 54 14
AMMONIUM LACTATE 176 171 55 141
CARVEDILOL 173 172 56 20
KETOCONAZOLE 172 159 57 132
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 167 167 58 56
TRAMADOL HCL 163 149 59 22
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 158 158 60 57
LACTULOSE 155 152 61 128
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 153 147 62 74
DICYCLOMINE HCL 147 144 63 194
NYSTATIN 147 143 63 195
PROCTOZONE-HC 146 142 65 216
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 142 142 66 164
MUPIROCIN 139 131 67 137
PLAVIX 132 132 68 39
VENTOLIN HFA 130 125 69 88
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 125 70 36
CILOSTAZOL 127 127 71 168
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 126 122 72 32
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 120 120 73 171
CIALIS 119 118 74 179
NIFEDIPINE ER 118 118 75 67
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 117 110 76 58
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 116 116 77 169
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 115 115 78 152
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 114 111 79 248
GALANTAMINE HBR 108 108 80 245
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107 107 S3 81 12
LORAZEPAM 106 106 82 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 104 99 83 52
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 103 100 84 78
VERAPAMIL ER 101 101 85 99
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 101 96 85 243
MEGESTROL ACETATE 99 99 R 87 138
PREDNISONE 97 97 88 43
NAMENDA 97 97 88 49
DIOVAN 96 96 90 40
ATACAND 95 95 91 373
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 93 92 340
LOPERAMIDE 90 85 93 271
BENICAR HCT 89 89 94 165
LANSOPRAZOLE 89 89 94 116
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 89 94 48
KLOR-CON M20 88 88 97 121
LANOXIN 85 84 98 231
FLUNISOLIDE 84 84 99 284
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84 84 99 16
Q-TUSSIN DM 83 83 101 299
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 75 73 102 118
LEVOFLOXACIN 75 68 102 87
ACTOS 75 75 102 148
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74 71 105 53
SINGULAIR 73 73 106 90
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72 69 107 160
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 69 67 S3 108 149
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 65 109 77
CLONIDINE HCL 66 66 109 46
KLOR-CON 10 66 66 109 106
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 64 64 112 188
FAMOTIDINE 62 61 113 61
PENTOXIFYLLINE 61 61 114 180
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61 61 114 107
ANASTROZOLE 61 61 114 344
PHENAZOPYRIDINE HCL 59 59 117 370
BENICAR 59 59 117 114
GLIPIZIDE XL 59 59 117 190
AFEDITAB CR 55 55 120 237
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 51 51 R 121 382
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 51 121 156
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 51 51 R 121 94
QVAR 51 51 121 294
CITALOPRAM HBR 50 50 125 25
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.