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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,625Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 3647

$1.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 3647

775 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%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

2% of this provider’s 775 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 775 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 32,806 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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
SIMVASTATIN 2,421 2,308 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,219 1,157 2 3
LISINOPRIL 854 798 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 813 804 4 5
CRESTOR 793 707 5 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 784 755 6 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 727 694 7 18
VITAMIN D2 692 641 8 100
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 646 615 9 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 597 567 10 23
VIAGRA 594 577 11 69
DONEPEZIL HCL 589 586 12 30
NAMENDA 484 483 13 49
BENICAR 480 478 14 114
CLOPIDOGREL 477 452 15 26
METFORMIN HCL 447 410 16 6
RANITIDINE HCL 444 398 17 29
NEXIUM 434 386 18 44
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 390 389 R 19 94
ACTONEL 384 371 20 196
PLAVIX 383 363 21 39
LANSOPRAZOLE 369 347 22 116
FENOFIBRATE 361 330 23 50
BYSTOLIC 358 358 24 158
ALLOPURINOL 350 331 25 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 342 317 26 14
AVODART 339 339 27 173
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 330 315 28 11
ATENOLOL 319 306 29 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 305 288 30 28
ALPRAZOLAM 305 286 30 31
BENICAR HCT 300 285 32 165
FOLIC ACID 295 280 33 95
DIOVAN HCT 295 292 33 80
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 288 270 35 13
DIOVAN 285 279 36 40
GABAPENTIN 282 253 37 17
VENTOLIN HFA 282 267 37 88
JANUVIA 275 263 39 72
VOLTAREN 268 260 40 102
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 267 249 41 9
IBUPROFEN 254 227 42 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 237 208 43 52
LACTULOSE 230 225 44 128
TRAMADOL HCL 230 221 44 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 217 204 46 65
PAROXETINE HCL 204 194 47 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 202 186 48 32
FUROSEMIDE 195 185 49 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194 172 50 36
CARVEDILOL 188 188 51 20
FINASTERIDE 188 183 51 66
SYMBICORT 187 176 53 153
SINGULAIR 187 183 53 90
TEMAZEPAM 187 186 53 47
GLIMEPIRIDE 187 185 53 45
GLIPIZIDE XL 173 154 57 190
DEXILANT 164 155 58 207
FAMOTIDINE 163 139 59 61
CLONIDINE HCL 163 151 59 46
EXELON 162 162 61 129
LANTUS 155 147 62 59
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 148 148 63 74
MECLIZINE HCL 142 136 64 85
AZITHROMYCIN 140 134 65 34
MEGESTROL ACETATE 138 137 R 66 138
PRADAXA 137 128 67 258
WARFARIN SODIUM 137 137 67 15
GLYBURIDE 133 130 R 69 54
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 131 125 70 84
LORAZEPAM 129 127 71 73
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 129 114 71 38
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 128 128 73 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 119 74 48
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 126 122 75 53
CIALIS 123 123 76 179
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 122 116 77 86
INSULIN SYRINGE 120 115 78 76
CLONAZEPAM 118 118 79 146
PREDNISONE 115 108 80 43
AMMONIUM LACTATE 111 104 81 141
FLUCONAZOLE 107 98 82 226
PENTOXIFYLLINE 107 100 82 180
KETOCONAZOLE 106 103 84 132
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 103 101 85 107
EXFORGE 101 94 86 198
LOVAZA 101 71 86 117
EXFORGE HCT 99 98 88 342
JANUMET 98 81 89 202
NIASPAN 97 96 90 175
SURE COMFORT 96 74 91 161
LEXAPRO 96 91 91 177
CICLOPIROX 96 94 91 176
DIGOXIN 96 96 91 51
SPIRIVA 94 91 95 93
SYNTHROID 93 93 96 42
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 90 79 R 97 98
HYDROCODONE-HOMATROPINE MBR 89 84 S3 10 98 495
PREDNISOLONE 87 83 99 545
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 87 87 99 24
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 86 76 101 188
SERTRALINE HCL 85 74 102 27
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 82 82 103 261
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 80 80 104 57
SPIRONOLACTONE 79 79 105 77
PROAIR HFA 77 76 106 62
AMOXICILLIN 75 73 107 133
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71 61 108 160
LEVOFLOXACIN 71 67 108 87
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70 66 110 110
MUPIROCIN 70 70 110 137
SOTALOL 69 56 112 281
BUPROPION HCL 66 66 113 335
NITROSTAT 66 60 113 206
BONIVA 66 66 113 352
GLIPIZIDE 65 55 116 41
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65 65 R 116 105
TRADJENTA 64 64 118 367
LYRICA 63 62 119 120
GLIPIZIDE ER 62 49 120 112
CITALOPRAM HBR 61 50 121 25
ATELVIA 61 60 121 302
METRONIDAZOLE 60 58 123 247
VESICARE 57 57 124 209
LIPITOR 55 53 125 113
LABETALOL HCL 54 54 126 172
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53 53 127 71
CYMBALTA 53 48 127 79
NOVOLIN 70-30 53 45 127 130
NAPROXEN 52 39 130 70
NIFEDICAL XL 52 49 130 221
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 51 49 132 268
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51 48 S3 132 149
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 51 51 132 276
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 46 135 423
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 June 15, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.