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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,218Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 79 out of 3647

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 197 out of 3647

1,508 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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

8% of this provider’s 1,508 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 1,508 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 22,374 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

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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 1,572 1,300 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,285 1,063 2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,263 1,085 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,228 1,027 4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 865 668 5 3
METFORMIN HCL 828 641 6 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 693 496 7 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 682 585 8 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 655 560 9 11
ATENOLOL 636 536 10 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 598 436 11 9
LOVASTATIN 564 500 12 21
FUROSEMIDE 480 361 13 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 453 372 14 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 416 237 S3 15 12
CARVEDILOL 393 323 16 20
TRAMADOL HCL 379 276 17 22
GLIPIZIDE 365 313 18 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 326 263 19 16
SERTRALINE HCL 322 227 20 27
GABAPENTIN 319 222 21 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 314 244 22 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 313 250 23 13
CLONIDINE HCL 311 265 24 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 263 236 25 23
AZITHROMYCIN 262 209 26 34
PAROXETINE HCL 260 179 27 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 243 229 28 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206 170 29 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 196 192 30 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 194 188 31 35
MELOXICAM 191 126 32 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 187 168 33 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 184 165 34 81
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 184 113 S2 34 91
BACLOFEN 181 76 36 97
ALLOPURINOL 176 137 37 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169 152 38 48
CLOPIDOGREL 161 131 39 26
BENAZEPRIL HCL 153 134 40 71
KLOR-CON 10 153 108 40 106
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 153 107 40 118
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 152 110 43 53
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 144 114 S3 44 149
GLYBURIDE 141 124 R 45 54
GLIMEPIRIDE 141 109 45 45
NEXIUM 140 99 47 44
NIFEDIPINE ER 137 105 48 67
MECLIZINE HCL 135 120 49 85
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132 81 50 38
PROAIR HFA 128 70 51 62
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 128 102 51 78
TRAZODONE HCL 126 76 53 64
BUMETANIDE 121 84 54 134
GEMFIBROZIL 120 101 55 82
RANITIDINE HCL 119 108 56 29
IBUPROFEN 117 79 57 55
CAPTOPRIL 117 112 57 193
ALPRAZOLAM 114 45 59 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 111 84 60 25
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 110 47 S2 61 104
INSULIN SYRINGE 110 75 61 76
SPIRONOLACTONE 109 77 63 77
VERAPAMIL ER 108 77 64 99
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105 95 65 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103 103 66 56
FLUOXETINE HCL 102 61 67 68
PLAVIX 101 85 68 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 99 89 69 151
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 97 96 70 256
SYNTHROID 95 91 71 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 92 47 72 52
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 92 69 72 107
NAPROXEN 88 49 74 70
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 88 66 74 74
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88 56 R 74 105
DIGOXIN 86 67 77 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 85 51 78 181
PREDNISONE 85 66 78 43
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 84 20 S2 80 163
GLIPIZIDE ER 84 53 80 112
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 82 65 82 58
VENTOLIN HFA 78 53 83 88
NOVOLIN 70-30 75 61 84 130
LANTUS 75 44 84 59
FLUCONAZOLE 72 29 86 226
CYMBALTA 70 41 87 79
CARISOPRODOL 69 0 R 88 115
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 67 52 89 171
SYMBICORT 67 42 89 153
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 67 64 89 164
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66 49 92 124
ESTRADIOL 64 44 R 93 236
QUINAPRIL HCL 64 64 93 212
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63 51 95 155
FENOFIBRATE 62 48 96 50
SPIRIVA 60 39 97 93
CELEBREX 60 43 97 111
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60 26 97 135
CARBAMAZEPINE 60 30 97 308
NITROSTAT 59 45 101 206
LYRICA 57 26 102 120
TERAZOSIN HCL 55 54 103 103
CRESTOR 54 37 104 19
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 53 38 R 105 94
DIOVAN 51 44 106 40
EXELON 51 51 106 129
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50 37 108 199
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50 12 R 108 98
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50 46 108 65
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.