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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,865Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 185 out of 3647

$618K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 732 out of 3647

883 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%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

3% of this provider’s 883 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 883 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 18,205 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

$30 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
LOVASTATIN 1,153 1,060 1 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,058 924 2 2
METFORMIN HCL 1,002 865 3 6
LISINOPRIL 970 851 4 4
GLIPIZIDE 834 744 10 5 41
NIFEDIPINE ER 604 595 6 67
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 531 496 7 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 522 458 8 9
OMEPRAZOLE 517 466 9 3
SIMVASTATIN 513 470 10 1
FUROSEMIDE 448 377 11 8
ATENOLOL 428 377 12 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 317 286 13 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 305 247 14 24
NIFEDICAL XL 280 273 10 15 221
CARVEDILOL 270 246 16 20
RANITIDINE HCL 268 241 17 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 229 210 18 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228 197 19 36
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 226 221 20 57
CLONIDINE HCL 220 194 21 46
GLYBURIDE 217 205 R 22 54
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 215 167 23 5
ALLOPURINOL 215 181 23 37
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 207 195 25 171
ALPRAZOLAM 199 173 26 31
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 195 181 27 86
TRAMADOL HCL 191 156 28 22
GABAPENTIN 181 123 29 17
LABETALOL HCL 177 159 30 172
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 160 146 31 35
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 147 127 R 32 94
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 142 111 33 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 140 122 34 23
PROAIR HFA 135 94 35 62
SURE COMFORT 130 125 36 161
INSULIN SYRINGE 126 104 37 76
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126 126 37 56
NOVOLIN 70-30 123 104 39 130
CAPTOPRIL 120 120 40 193
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 115 112 41 58
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 115 86 R 41 105
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 114 94 S3 43 12
LORATADINE 114 100 43 109
CIALIS 114 113 43 179
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111 82 46 18
AMOXICILLIN 109 94 47 133
DIGOXIN 107 89 48 51
LEVITRA 105 86 49 304
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 105 104 R 49 382
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 98 69 R 51 98
DIOVAN 98 98 51 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 97 97 53 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97 80 53 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 96 96 55 45
VERAPAMIL ER 90 78 56 99
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89 73 57 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88 80 58 32
HUMULIN 70-30 86 86 59 192
HUMULIN N 83 65 60 420
CLOPIDOGREL 83 76 60 26
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 82 70 62 223
IBUPROFEN 77 68 63 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 77 61 63 74
NOVOLIN N 77 77 63 320
GLIPIZIDE ER 74 52 66 112
DIOVAN HCT 73 73 67 80
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 71 68 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 71 67 68 30
PLAVIX 69 63 70 39
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 69 57 70 84
LANTUS 68 53 72 59
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65 63 73 107
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 39 73 199
METOLAZONE 63 39 75 251
PAROXETINE HCL 63 51 75 60
GEMFIBROZIL 63 46 75 82
FOLIC ACID 63 63 75 95
SPIRONOLACTONE 63 42 75 77
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62 62 80 155
KLOR-CON 10 62 60 80 106
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 47 82 52
SYNTHROID 53 48 83 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 53 41 83 13
AMIODARONE HCL 53 53 83 211
COMBIVENT 52 41 86 170
TEMAZEPAM 52 46 86 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51 36 88 38
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 Nov. 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.