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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,362Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 364 out of 3647

$638K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 679 out of 3647

899 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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 899 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 899 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 15,367 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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 1,125 1,052 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 704 663 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 583 547 3 3
LISINOPRIL 579 547 4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 553 520 5 5
METFORMIN HCL 518 462 6 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 516 500 7 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 424 415 8 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 407 375 9 11
LOVASTATIN 352 340 10 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 349 331 11 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 315 294 12 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 280 271 13 18
ATENOLOL 255 239 14 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 246 240 15 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 241 237 16 23
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 231 227 17 57
FUROSEMIDE 230 214 18 8
CARVEDILOL 204 200 19 20
ALPRAZOLAM 199 175 20 31
PLAVIX 187 167 21 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 171 171 22 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 152 23 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 153 143 24 74
GLIPIZIDE 152 146 25 41
CLOPIDOGREL 147 135 26 26
CLONIDINE HCL 137 131 27 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 136 133 28 24
VIAGRA 132 121 29 69
NIFEDIPINE ER 130 128 30 67
GLYBURIDE 127 117 R 31 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 126 115 32 14
TEMAZEPAM 125 123 33 47
RANITIDINE HCL 122 119 34 29
SYNTHROID 121 121 35 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121 113 35 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 121 110 35 25
FENOFIBRATE 111 107 38 50
ALLOPURINOL 110 107 39 37
CRESTOR 105 84 40 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 101 92 41 13
TRAMADOL HCL 99 99 42 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 74 43 38
RAMIPRIL 90 80 44 101
ADVAIR DISKUS 84 80 45 52
DONEPEZIL HCL 79 77 46 30
GABAPENTIN 78 72 47 17
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 78 78 R 47 94
BENAZEPRIL HCL 75 75 49 71
FINASTERIDE 74 74 50 66
GLIPIZIDE ER 74 74 50 112
NEXIUM 71 59 52 44
DIOVAN 68 68 53 40
IBUPROFEN 67 57 54 55
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67 60 54 35
LORAZEPAM 65 65 56 73
PEN NEEDLE 64 51 57 166
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63 61 R 58 105
AZITHROMYCIN 63 58 58 34
DIGOXIN 61 57 60 51
INSULIN SYRINGE 60 45 61 76
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60 60 61 65
BACLOFEN 60 52 61 97
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 58 58 S3 64 149
PREDNISONE 57 52 65 43
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57 55 65 53
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 56 51 67 84
KLOR-CON 10 54 53 68 106
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.