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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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43,287Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 3647

$2.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 3647

1,229 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 35,168 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,981 1,585 1 3
LISINOPRIL 1,814 1,440 2 4
IBUPROFEN 1,580 1,134 10 3 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,208 983 4 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,155 967 5 7
LACTULOSE 1,021 761 10 6 128
FUROSEMIDE 990 875 7 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 968 776 8 5
MEGESTROL ACETATE 962 796 R 10 9 138
RANITIDINE HCL 841 668 10 29
METFORMIN HCL 778 549 11 6
CLOPIDOGREL 727 677 12 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 672 580 13 24
PLAVIX 576 542 14 39
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 569 533 10 15 243
MUPIROCIN 565 472 16 137
SURE COMFORT 549 462 10 17 161
SSD 531 483 10 18 310
NOVOLIN 70-30 522 392 10 19 130
SINGULAIR 515 380 20 90
FAMOTIDINE 502 362 21 61
LANTUS 484 417 22 59
MECLIZINE HCL 482 451 23 85
SIMVASTATIN 444 389 24 1
TAMSULOSIN HCL 433 371 25 28
ATENOLOL 433 352 25 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 412 343 27 9
NEXIUM 411 318 28 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 403 302 29 38
CARVEDILOL 397 372 30 20
DIGOXIN 395 383 31 51
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 394 337 32 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 378 280 33 52
CRESTOR 372 281 34 19
GABAPENTIN 362 309 35 17
AZITHROMYCIN 357 304 36 34
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 357 288 36 84
INSULIN SYRINGE 349 279 38 76
GLIPIZIDE 324 283 39 41
NOVOLIN R 306 219 40 139
BUMETANIDE 298 294 41 134
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 295 226 42 107
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 286 282 43 127
CLONIDINE HCL 271 236 44 46
DIOVAN 268 215 45 40
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 263 187 46 135
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 253 239 47 56
PROAIR HFA 253 150 47 62
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 252 220 49 18
NIFEDIPINE ER 249 166 50 67
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 231 177 51 11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 226 159 52 160
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 211 187 53 23
LIDODERM 203 166 54 108
KETOCONAZOLE 201 133 55 132
WARFARIN SODIUM 199 183 56 15
AMMONIUM LACTATE 198 148 57 141
LEVETIRACETAM 186 120 58 122
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 180 131 59 199
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 169 124 60 13
RESTASIS 168 164 61 362
VOLTAREN 168 136 61 102
PENTOXIFYLLINE 162 159 63 180
FINASTERIDE 158 158 64 66
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 151 143 65 203
SYMBICORT 151 128 65 153
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 147 132 67 86
DONEPEZIL HCL 137 134 68 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 137 126 68 53
DICYCLOMINE HCL 136 112 70 194
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 134 84 71 333
ZAFIRLUKAST 130 100 72 366
TRAMADOL HCL 129 99 73 22
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 129 113 73 136
CLOTRIMAZOLE 128 76 75 375
DEXILANT 126 108 76 207
VESICARE 126 109 76 209
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 123 85 78 157
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 122 118 79 57
NAPROXEN 120 102 80 70
LATANOPROST 119 112 81 218
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 113 98 82 89
SUCRALFATE 112 92 83 219
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 111 25 R 84 222
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 109 105 85 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 104 81 86 74
ALLOPURINOL 103 91 87 37
NAMENDA 103 102 87 49
DETROL 102 99 10 89 585
HYDRALAZINE HCL 102 91 89 81
NOVOLOG 102 92 89 123
CELEBREX 99 75 92 111
SPIRONOLACTONE 96 79 93 77
GEMFIBROZIL 96 65 93 82
FENOFIBRATE 93 75 95 50
SPIRIVA 93 90 95 93
DIOVAN HCT 93 84 95 80
MELOXICAM 91 91 98 33
COMBIVENT 89 71 99 170
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88 67 100 14
LOPERAMIDE 87 67 101 271
LOVASTATIN 87 86 101 21
LANSOPRAZOLE 85 71 103 116
GLIMEPIRIDE 84 83 104 45
NITROSTAT 84 78 104 206
CYMBALTA 84 67 104 79
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84 65 R 104 98
TRAVATAN Z 83 66 108 293
TRICOR 82 57 109 144
LEVEMIR 82 55 109 187
ACTOS 81 66 111 148
GLYBURIDE 81 67 R 111 54
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 81 70 111 261
VENTOLIN HFA 80 45 114 88
LOVAZA 79 62 115 117
PREDNISONE 79 72 115 43
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 77 67 117 188
NYSTATIN 75 64 118 195
KLOR-CON 10 75 65 118 106
HUMULIN 70-30 74 63 120 192
ALCOHOL SWABS 70 61 121 472
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 70 38 R 121 94
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 63 123 36
DETROL LA 67 50 124 292
EXELON 67 67 124 129
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 66 64 126 361
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 66 43 126 155
AMIODARONE HCL 66 66 126 211
VERAPAMIL HCL 65 51 129 432
JANUVIA 60 50 130 72
LABETALOL HCL 58 43 131 172
PROCTOZONE-HC 55 45 132 216
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55 51 132 169
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 55 132 71
ENABLEX 54 53 135 388
CICLOPIROX 54 41 135 176
LYRICA 54 43 135 120
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51 20 138 131
DILTIAZEM HCL 51 41 138 253
TIMOLOL MALEATE 51 42 138 327
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 50 42 141 671
TRAZODONE HCL 50 30 141 64
AGGRENOX 50 50 141 267
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 March 18, 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.