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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,786Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 96 out of 3647

$761K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 466 out of 3647

1,052 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
16% 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

6% of this provider’s 1,052 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 1,052 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 25,330 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$28 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,624 1,584 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,159 1,023 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,134 1,112 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 957 948 4 8
SIMVASTATIN 927 907 5 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 922 918 6 11
LISINOPRIL 857 822 7 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 734 668 8 16
ATENOLOL 662 644 9 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 590 567 10 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 589 576 11 7
METFORMIN HCL 521 512 12 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 424 424 13 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 422 409 14 13
LORAZEPAM 419 389 15 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 397 391 16 23
GABAPENTIN 374 339 17 17
ALLOPURINOL 323 314 18 37
TEMAZEPAM 320 310 19 47
SERTRALINE HCL 311 303 20 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 304 303 21 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 303 268 22 25
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 291 282 23 57
FINASTERIDE 286 286 24 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 281 275 25 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 276 276 26 30
CARVEDILOL 273 273 27 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 260 231 28 32
RANITIDINE HCL 259 245 29 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 258 254 30 28
MIRTAZAPINE 220 218 31 63
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 219 193 32 35
TRAMADOL HCL 218 214 33 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 211 175 S3 34 12
FAMOTIDINE 209 209 35 61
LEVOXYL 208 199 36 125
LOVASTATIN 189 189 37 21
DILTIAZEM ER 184 184 38 167
DIGOXIN 169 159 39 51
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 157 156 40 58
SYNTHROID 153 151 41 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150 143 42 38
INSULIN SYRINGE 149 143 43 76
GLIPIZIDE 147 142 44 41
PREDNISONE 140 133 45 43
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 140 124 S2 45 91
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 136 95 47 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 136 130 47 45
CLOPIDOGREL 136 128 47 26
ALPRAZOLAM 134 89 50 31
CRESTOR 134 134 50 19
KLOR-CON 10 130 120 52 106
PLAVIX 126 125 53 39
LANTUS 124 117 54 59
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 121 117 55 143
NAMENDA 117 117 56 49
BUPROPION HCL 104 102 57 335
BUMETANIDE 103 100 58 134
INDAPAMIDE 103 103 58 296
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 103 97 58 145
VERAPAMIL ER 99 92 61 99
FLUOXETINE HCL 94 85 62 68
ZETIA 93 93 63 96
LATANOPROST 92 84 64 218
TERAZOSIN HCL 89 89 65 103
PAROXETINE HCL 82 74 66 60
FENOFIBRATE 80 67 67 50
LIPITOR 77 76 68 113
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 77 77 68 18
CLONIDINE HCL 77 68 68 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76 68 71 81
GLYBURIDE 75 75 R 72 54
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 75 66 72 273
SPIRONOLACTONE 72 70 74 77
BENAZEPRIL HCL 70 70 75 71
TRAZODONE HCL 67 60 76 64
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 67 76 48
VIAGRA 66 54 78 69
NIFEDIPINE ER 65 65 79 67
FENTANYL 64 49 S2 80 147
AMIODARONE HCL 62 62 81 211
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 61 61 82 241
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 60 60 83 456
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 58 40 84 84
OXYCODONE HCL 58 15 S2 84 75
MECLIZINE HCL 56 56 86 85
CARTIA XT 55 40 87 242
LABETALOL HCL 54 54 88 172
DIOVAN 54 54 88 40
NITROSTAT 54 54 88 206
GEMFIBROZIL 53 52 91 82
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53 45 R 91 105
PROAIR HFA 52 37 93 62
NOVOLIN 70-30 52 52 93 130
EVISTA 52 52 93 184
TRIMETHOPRIM 51 51 96 584
GLIPIZIDE ER 50 46 97 112
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.