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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,018Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 80 out of 3647

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 173 out of 3647

1,084 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%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

1% of this provider’s 1,084 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 21,044 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

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 1,673 1,327 1 2
LOVASTATIN 1,462 1,107 2 21
OMEPRAZOLE 1,415 966 3 3
LISINOPRIL 1,082 829 4 4
HYDRALAZINE HCL 1,061 832 10 5 81
METFORMIN HCL 1,052 714 6 6
CARVEDILOL 1,011 806 7 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 966 807 8 11
SIMVASTATIN 877 668 9 1
FUROSEMIDE 754 557 10 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 674 462 11 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 621 454 12 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 614 483 13 5
FENOFIBRATE 600 410 14 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 585 446 15 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 553 390 16 36
CLONIDINE HCL 469 403 17 46
ATENOLOL 454 363 18 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 410 282 19 15
GABAPENTIN 384 232 20 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 351 266 21 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 319 247 22 16
LANTUS 299 232 23 59
ALLOPURINOL 285 235 24 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 262 195 25 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 241 139 26 18
CLOPIDOGREL 232 174 27 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 227 194 28 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 218 167 29 56
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 199 116 30 124
NIFEDIPINE ER 198 173 31 67
GLIMEPIRIDE 197 167 32 45
ZETIA 183 118 33 96
KLOR-CON 10 181 112 34 106
CALCITRIOL 180 162 35 265
FAMOTIDINE 176 156 36 61
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 175 135 37 74
LIPITOR 171 129 38 113
INSULIN SYRINGE 157 74 39 76
PLAVIX 153 130 40 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 149 93 41 77
AMOXICILLIN 141 99 42 133
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 140 110 43 14
GLIPIZIDE 140 134 43 41
TRAMADOL HCL 134 73 45 22
EASY TOUCH 131 77 10 46 279
NAMENDA 128 128 47 49
JANUVIA 127 46 48 72
GLIPIZIDE ER 121 89 49 112
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119 71 50 48
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 115 81 51 136
RANITIDINE HCL 111 78 52 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 109 38 53 52
SERTRALINE HCL 105 84 54 27
NIFEDICAL XL 104 87 55 221
TRAZODONE HCL 100 58 56 64
DIGOXIN 100 75 56 51
METFORMIN HCL ER 97 51 58 92
LEVEMIR 97 46 58 187
VENTOLIN HFA 93 67 60 88
VERAPAMIL ER 91 70 61 99
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90 58 62 32
FOLIC ACID 88 83 63 95
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 88 59 63 78
COLESTIPOL HCL 87 61 65 476
AZITHROMYCIN 81 54 66 34
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 79 42 67 256
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77 60 68 110
DONEPEZIL HCL 77 77 68 30
SPIRIVA 73 25 70 93
MINOXIDIL 73 53 70 442
CARTIA XT 68 51 72 242
CRESTOR 67 38 73 19
DIOVAN 67 29 73 40
PREDNISONE 66 51 75 43
LOVAZA 63 40 76 117
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 43 77 35
MIRTAZAPINE 62 56 77 63
TAMSULOSIN HCL 62 55 77 28
MECLIZINE HCL 58 43 80 85
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58 34 80 155
METOLAZONE 57 42 82 251
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57 48 82 57
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56 40 84 199
KETOCONAZOLE 55 29 85 132
SYNTHROID 55 33 85 42
TERAZOSIN HCL 54 34 87 103
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 41 87 107
PEN NEEDLE 54 28 87 166
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 54 23 87 58
SUCRALFATE 50 40 91 219
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 38 91 53
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 May 28, 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.