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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,206Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 294 out of 3647

$838K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 369 out of 3647

766 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

2% of this provider’s 766 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 766 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 17,055 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% 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

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
OMEPRAZOLE 899 809 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 809 771 2 1
VIAGRA 753 656 3 69
ALPRAZOLAM 567 524 4 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 537 523 5 11
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 513 471 6 152
TEMAZEPAM 472 442 7 47
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 370 340 8 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 346 319 9 48
LISINOPRIL 342 328 10 4
GLIMEPIRIDE 338 332 11 45
GABAPENTIN 326 320 12 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 326 313 12 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 271 253 14 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 263 243 15 32
ATENOLOL 259 254 16 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 255 244 17 92
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 227 215 18 5
EASY TOUCH 214 200 10 19 279
LORAZEPAM 202 182 20 73
MECLIZINE HCL 199 190 21 85
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 198 183 22 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 189 148 S3 23 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188 180 24 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 187 175 25 2
METFORMIN HCL 185 173 26 6
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 181 168 27 143
CARVEDILOL 179 166 28 20
MELOXICAM 171 165 29 33
IBUPROFEN 170 151 30 55
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 166 159 31 23
HUMALOG 162 148 32 239
AMMONIUM LACTATE 152 149 33 141
SERTRALINE HCL 151 149 34 27
FENOFIBRATE 150 131 35 50
NAPROXEN 150 140 35 70
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134 123 37 38
RANITIDINE HCL 130 121 38 29
NEXIUM 125 109 39 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 121 116 40 15
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 114 105 41 84
FUROSEMIDE 111 106 42 8
FINASTERIDE 111 94 42 66
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 111 111 42 171
SYMBICORT 108 89 45 153
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 102 99 46 136
CRESTOR 100 100 47 19
CLOPIDOGREL 100 99 47 26
LANSOPRAZOLE 99 98 49 116
CILOSTAZOL 95 95 50 168
VOLTAREN 94 93 51 102
CHLORTHALIDONE 94 89 51 208
MIRTAZAPINE 92 78 53 63
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 92 92 53 57
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 91 91 55 169
PROAIR HFA 90 86 56 62
MEGESTROL ACETATE 89 88 R 57 138
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 88 84 58 74
PATADAY 87 86 59 464
LANTUS 84 84 60 59
LEVEMIR 77 64 61 187
IRBESARTAN 76 76 62 232
JANUVIA 72 72 63 72
CITALOPRAM HBR 70 61 64 25
LACTULOSE 69 67 65 128
ADVAIR DISKUS 68 67 66 52
PROCTOSOL-HC 67 66 67 480
VESICARE 67 66 67 209
NAMENDA 66 65 69 49
TERAZOSIN HCL 65 65 70 103
KETOCONAZOLE 61 58 71 132
BUPROPION HCL SR 56 54 72 249
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56 56 72 35
PLAVIX 55 55 74 39
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 55 55 74 86
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 55 53 74 303
AZITHROMYCIN 55 53 74 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 54 78 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 53 39 79 24
VERAPAMIL ER 53 53 79 99
DOXEPIN HCL 53 53 79 282
SPIRIVA 52 52 82 93
PAROXETINE HCL 52 52 82 60
ACTOS 50 50 84 148
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 July 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.