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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,279Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 3647

$441K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1336 out of 3647

1,570 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

1% of this provider’s 1,570 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 34,523 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

$12 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 3,021 2,889 1 1
LISINOPRIL 2,302 2,238 2 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 2,175 2,136 10 3 9
OMEPRAZOLE 1,492 1,431 4 3
METFORMIN HCL 1,320 1,231 5 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,088 1,023 6 18
RANITIDINE HCL 951 893 7 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 940 913 8 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 864 848 9 23
LORATADINE 793 759 10 109
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 788 770 11 2
ALPRAZOLAM 748 729 12 31
TEMAZEPAM 727 692 13 47
ATENOLOL 644 638 14 10
LEVOXYL 604 583 15 125
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 592 572 16 7
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 560 509 17 35
FENOFIBRATE 555 526 18 50
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 495 480 19 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 480 450 20 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 460 429 21 15
FUROSEMIDE 459 412 22 8
FOLIC ACID 451 416 23 95
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 402 382 24 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 381 363 25 28
GLYBURIDE 356 301 R 26 54
SYNTHROID 335 335 27 42
GLIPIZIDE 334 322 28 41
LOVASTATIN 332 328 29 21
GABAPENTIN 318 295 30 17
VIAGRA 304 280 31 69
IBUPROFEN 299 275 32 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 268 260 33 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 258 254 34 25
FINASTERIDE 234 224 35 66
CLOPIDOGREL 228 215 36 26
TRAMADOL HCL 225 194 37 22
PAROXETINE HCL 223 219 38 60
RENAL CAPS 223 209 38 119
VENTOLIN HFA 217 205 40 88
VOLTAREN 208 183 41 102
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 205 201 42 16
NAPROXEN 187 167 43 70
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 185 185 44 56
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 184 179 45 14
AMMONIUM LACTATE 176 163 46 141
PLAVIX 166 157 47 39
VITAMIN D2 165 164 48 100
GEMFIBROZIL 152 142 49 82
CARVEDILOL 148 120 50 20
SURE COMFORT 146 133 51 161
CETIRIZINE HCL 144 129 52 213
LANOXIN 132 121 53 231
DICYCLOMINE HCL 127 107 54 194
CIALIS 124 124 55 179
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 123 112 56 169
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 117 57 36
SERTRALINE HCL 117 106 58 27
VYTORIN 117 117 58 191
CICLOPIROX 115 104 60 176
PROCTOZONE-HC 112 110 61 216
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 108 104 62 86
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 108 98 62 248
LANSOPRAZOLE 107 96 64 116
CLONAZEPAM 107 106 64 146
MECLIZINE HCL 107 102 64 85
LANTUS 100 84 67 59
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 99 99 68 164
BENICAR 96 91 69 114
SPS 92 88 70 481
KLOR-CON 10 89 82 71 106
ALLOPURINOL 89 87 71 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 80 70 73 13
FAMOTIDINE 78 66 74 61
TERAZOSIN HCL 74 72 75 103
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74 70 75 53
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 73 72 77 135
LORAZEPAM 72 70 78 73
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 70 66 R 79 322
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 68 68 80 84
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 67 R 81 105
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 64 64 82 5
BUSPIRONE HCL 63 62 83 162
NOVOLIN 70-30 61 61 84 130
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 60 60 85 276
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60 60 85 107
PRILOSEC OTC 60 60 85 285
MI ACID 59 57 88 263
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57 57 89 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 50 90 52
AZITHROMYCIN 55 49 90 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 48 92 48
QVAR 53 51 92 294
LOPERAMIDE 53 46 92 271
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 52 51 95 201
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 52 51 R 95 290
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 51 97 156
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.