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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,206Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 247 out of 3647

$883K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 316 out of 3647

931 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

4% of this provider’s 931 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 931 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 18,199 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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 949 894 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 856 831 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 630 607 3 1
CRESTOR 621 606 4 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 583 566 5 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 527 499 6 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 421 390 7 18
VIAGRA 402 389 8 69
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 387 387 9 23
METFORMIN HCL 357 343 10 6
GABAPENTIN 355 324 11 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 312 309 12 5
VITAMIN D2 267 251 13 100
DIOVAN 254 244 14 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253 239 15 7
VOLTAREN 249 244 16 102
FUROSEMIDE 246 236 17 8
CICLOPIROX 215 196 18 176
CLOPIDOGREL 215 203 18 26
ATENOLOL 214 209 20 10
TRAMADOL HCL 210 198 21 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 202 193 22 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 191 190 23 28
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 191 183 23 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 189 161 25 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187 160 26 9
BENICAR 178 173 27 114
PLAVIX 174 161 28 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 167 160 29 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164 153 30 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 158 147 31 52
NAMENDA 157 157 32 49
ALLOPURINOL 152 152 33 37
GLIPIZIDE 150 138 34 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 148 143 35 65
EXELON 148 146 35 129
NEXIUM 135 135 37 44
FAMOTIDINE 134 134 38 61
FINASTERIDE 134 134 38 66
AMMONIUM LACTATE 134 131 38 141
RANITIDINE HCL 134 128 38 29
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 130 121 42 118
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 129 129 43 56
CLONAZEPAM 123 112 44 146
CARVEDILOL 120 120 45 20
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 116 115 46 135
KETOCONAZOLE 110 99 47 132
LANTUS 109 96 48 59
VENTOLIN HFA 105 97 49 88
GLIPIZIDE ER 103 92 50 112
MEGESTROL ACETATE 100 100 R 51 138
LIDODERM 100 94 51 108
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99 94 53 24
GLYBURIDE 94 94 R 54 54
SURE COMFORT 91 85 55 161
ALPRAZOLAM 91 84 55 31
IBUPROFEN 88 82 57 55
LANSOPRAZOLE 88 88 57 116
HYDRALAZINE HCL 88 82 57 81
LEVOFLOXACIN 86 84 60 87
LACTULOSE 86 84 60 128
FOLIC ACID 85 78 62 95
LEXAPRO 85 82 62 177
DIGOXIN 83 78 64 51
LABETALOL HCL 82 81 65 172
SINGULAIR 82 77 65 90
PREDNISONE 80 75 67 43
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 65 S3 68 12
INSULIN SYRINGE 76 68 69 76
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 75 75 70 84
DIOVAN HCT 75 75 70 80
MECLIZINE HCL 74 72 72 85
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73 69 73 89
SERTRALINE HCL 70 53 74 27
TEMAZEPAM 69 68 75 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69 63 75 53
GEMFIBROZIL 68 62 77 82
CELEBREX 66 63 78 111
LOVASTATIN 64 57 79 21
MUPIROCIN 63 53 80 137
ACTONEL 59 59 81 196
WARFARIN SODIUM 58 56 82 15
CLONIDINE HCL 57 56 83 46
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 57 48 83 78
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 54 33 R 85 94
NOVOLIN 70-30 50 50 86 130
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 50 50 86 243
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. 21, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.