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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,537Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 74 out of 3647

$999K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 225 out of 3647

1,357 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
39% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,357 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 25,272 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
LISINOPRIL 1,752 1,509 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,572 1,403 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,555 1,378 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,540 1,344 4 1
METFORMIN HCL 1,457 1,253 5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 1,282 1,134 6 3
LOVASTATIN 1,211 1,119 7 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 885 807 8 7
GABAPENTIN 788 637 9 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 624 577 10 9
GLYBURIDE 590 502 R 11 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 570 447 12 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 497 461 13 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 469 396 14 32
FUROSEMIDE 450 385 15 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 436 410 16 11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 424 417 17 57
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 386 307 18 36
ATENOLOL 353 297 19 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 323 295 20 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 318 309 21 15
CARVEDILOL 311 292 22 20
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 307 281 23 35
FINASTERIDE 275 271 24 66
NAPROXEN 271 165 25 70
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 237 190 26 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 232 212 27 48
ALLOPURINOL 201 173 28 37
GLIPIZIDE 194 178 29 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 192 157 30 56
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 189 149 31 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 185 175 32 24
PREDNISONE 176 132 33 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 153 145 34 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 151 114 35 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 146 138 36 18
MELOXICAM 142 129 37 33
SERTRALINE HCL 140 103 38 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140 134 38 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 136 92 40 52
DIGOXIN 135 135 41 51
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 134 107 42 136
TRAMADOL HCL 116 81 43 22
AZITHROMYCIN 113 94 44 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 106 64 45 68
AMOXICILLIN 102 87 46 133
INSULIN SYRINGE 102 95 46 76
PROAIR HFA 101 52 48 62
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 100 84 49 124
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99 82 50 38
PAROXETINE HCL 99 88 50 60
CLONIDINE HCL 99 79 50 46
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 99 86 50 84
SYNTHROID 99 98 50 42
NOVOLIN 70-30 97 95 55 130
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 96 71 56 86
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 96 79 56 78
CLOPIDOGREL 96 85 56 26
ALPRAZOLAM 95 63 59 31
NAMENDA 94 94 60 49
NEXIUM 94 56 60 44
TERAZOSIN HCL 92 92 62 103
LANTUS 90 82 63 59
EVISTA 88 74 64 184
CRESTOR 88 79 64 19
CILOSTAZOL 88 71 64 168
BENAZEPRIL HCL 87 81 67 71
VERAPAMIL ER 85 74 68 99
RANITIDINE HCL 83 61 69 29
JANUVIA 82 81 70 72
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 79 68 71 58
MECLIZINE HCL 79 74 71 85
VENTOLIN HFA 78 69 73 88
KLOR-CON M20 78 68 73 121
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 77 60 75 118
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76 61 76 53
IBUPROFEN 76 48 76 55
DIOVAN 75 65 78 40
PLAVIX 75 64 78 39
GEMFIBROZIL 74 49 80 82
LOVAZA 68 42 81 117
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68 61 S3 81 12
PEN NEEDLE 67 46 83 166
RISPERIDONE 66 56 84 83
SYMBICORT 64 50 85 153
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63 47 86 107
NIFEDIPINE ER 63 56 86 67
METFORMIN HCL ER 63 56 86 92
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63 57 86 155
PROVENTIL HFA 62 43 90 529
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 59 47 91 164
CARBAMAZEPINE 58 37 92 308
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 43 R 93 105
DILTIAZEM ER 55 50 94 167
CYMBALTA 53 36 95 79
LYRICA 52 27 96 120
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 22, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.