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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,998Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 386 out of 3647

$889K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 313 out of 3647

532 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 532 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 14,665 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 658 612 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 563 532 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 548 519 3 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 513 494 4 7
LISINOPRIL 495 434 5 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 383 382 6 30
OMEPRAZOLE 377 350 7 3
FUROSEMIDE 343 314 8 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 291 274 9 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 285 263 S3 10 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 271 253 11 25
NAMENDA 262 262 12 49
GABAPENTIN 256 218 13 17
TRAMADOL HCL 254 246 14 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 249 249 15 11
SERTRALINE HCL 231 229 16 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 216 213 17 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 211 187 18 16
METFORMIN HCL 207 154 19 6
CARVEDILOL 206 173 20 20
HYDRALAZINE HCL 190 173 21 81
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 185 161 22 14
LIDODERM 161 157 23 108
TRAZODONE HCL 157 149 24 64
CLONIDINE HCL 149 126 25 46
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 143 139 26 13
MIRTAZAPINE 139 138 27 63
RANITIDINE HCL 130 127 28 29
DIOVAN 127 108 29 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126 119 30 9
CLOPIDOGREL 126 106 30 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 122 111 32 52
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 115 113 33 89
AZITHROMYCIN 115 108 33 34
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 111 108 35 230
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108 94 36 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102 91 37 23
CRESTOR 102 77 37 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 99 99 39 131
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98 96 40 65
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95 80 41 28
NYSTATIN 94 94 42 195
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92 89 43 32
NEXIUM 89 60 44 44
EXELON 84 72 45 129
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 83 72 46 145
RAMIPRIL 83 83 46 101
RISPERIDONE 82 82 48 83
LEVETIRACETAM 82 63 48 122
PLAVIX 80 69 50 39
FENOFIBRATE 75 71 51 50
CYMBALTA 71 48 52 79
ATENOLOL 70 70 53 10
LACTULOSE 70 68 53 128
CEPHALEXIN 66 61 55 142
ALLOPURINOL 65 65 56 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 58 57 53
ZETIA 63 59 58 96
NOVOLOG 61 61 59 123
GLIMEPIRIDE 60 60 60 45
SINGULAIR 60 53 60 90
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 59 59 62 203
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58 56 63 107
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 58 58 63 157
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 57 57 65 361
PROAIR HFA 56 49 66 62
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55 48 67 124
VERAPAMIL ER 55 55 67 99
KLOR-CON M20 55 51 67 121
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54 49 70 160
LYRICA 54 50 70 120
PHENYTOIN 53 42 72 378
AMIODARONE HCL 51 51 73 211
GLIPIZIDE 50 46 74 41
GALANTAMINE HBR 50 50 74 245
BUPROPION XL 50 38 74 229
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 Jan. 22, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.