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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,004Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 119 out of 3647

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 214 out of 3647

583 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 583 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 22,210 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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 1,470 1,371 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,433 1,305 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 735 712 3 2
LISINOPRIL 682 636 4 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 622 578 5 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 618 598 6 5
FUROSEMIDE 517 503 7 8
METFORMIN HCL 516 456 8 6
ATENOLOL 513 490 9 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 449 442 10 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 414 388 11 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 400 370 12 28
CRESTOR 346 320 13 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 338 313 14 13
GABAPENTIN 325 291 15 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 318 279 16 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 316 283 17 48
CLOPIDOGREL 315 294 18 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 295 287 19 30
VIAGRA 292 269 20 69
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 260 239 21 9
ALPRAZOLAM 257 237 22 31
NAPROXEN 256 236 23 70
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 253 237 24 84
PLAVIX 250 233 25 39
GLYBURIDE 243 217 R 26 54
FINASTERIDE 231 226 27 66
RANITIDINE HCL 224 208 28 29
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 224 209 28 86
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223 181 30 18
LOVASTATIN 213 208 31 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 210 210 32 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 203 184 33 14
ADVAIR DISKUS 189 166 34 52
LANTUS 171 155 35 59
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 141 36 36
CARVEDILOL 164 160 37 20
LANSOPRAZOLE 162 155 38 116
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 160 149 39 56
MELOXICAM 156 148 40 33
DIGOXIN 151 151 41 51
KETOCONAZOLE 142 120 42 132
FAMOTIDINE 138 138 43 61
PROAIR HFA 137 129 44 62
TEMAZEPAM 135 125 45 47
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 135 135 45 57
PAROXETINE HCL 135 135 45 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 125 123 48 25
MECLIZINE HCL 122 114 49 85
NAMENDA 118 116 50 49
NEXIUM 116 97 51 44
SERTRALINE HCL 111 109 52 27
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 109 97 53 171
INSULIN SYRINGE 108 92 54 76
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 108 95 54 53
SPIRIVA 107 93 56 93
GLIMEPIRIDE 107 97 56 45
AZITHROMYCIN 106 98 58 34
HYDRALAZINE HCL 104 97 59 81
ALLOPURINOL 104 101 59 37
FENOFIBRATE 103 89 61 50
SYMBICORT 102 89 62 153
BENAZEPRIL HCL 100 100 63 71
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 100 88 63 35
LORAZEPAM 98 98 65 73
TRAMADOL HCL 98 92 65 22
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 97 83 R 67 94
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 95 79 68 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 82 69 38
SPIRONOLACTONE 90 87 70 77
EVISTA 89 89 71 184
METFORMIN HCL ER 87 87 72 92
GLIPIZIDE 87 80 72 41
MEGESTROL ACETATE 86 86 R 74 138
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 84 74 75 78
VOLTAREN 83 82 76 102
SYNTHROID 80 64 77 42
VERAPAMIL ER 80 79 77 99
IBUPROFEN 79 58 79 55
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 74 70 80 136
CELEBREX 74 66 80 111
LYRICA 73 60 82 120
DIOVAN 70 62 83 40
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 69 68 84 58
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 65 R 85 105
LIDODERM 64 61 86 108
CREON 64 55 86 460
SINGULAIR 63 56 88 90
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61 57 89 16
BACLOFEN 60 36 90 97
PEN NEEDLE 60 56 90 166
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58 58 92 135
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56 49 93 65
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 56 54 93 201
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 40 95 68
CLONIDINE HCL 54 44 96 46
PROCTOZONE-HC 53 50 97 216
AVODART 52 52 98 173
VENTOLIN HFA 50 35 99 88
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, 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.