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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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44,509Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 3647

$702K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 553 out of 3647

1,388 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,388 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 1,388 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 43,175 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$16 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 3,369 3,265 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,793 1,726 2 3
METFORMIN HCL 1,386 1,337 3 6
LISINOPRIL 1,316 1,286 4 4
SYNTHROID 1,083 1,037 5 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,039 1,020 6 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 967 958 7 7
VITAMIN D2 921 883 8 100
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 910 904 9 2
ALPRAZOLAM 877 845 10 31
RENAL CAPS 876 868 11 119
RANITIDINE HCL 853 837 12 29
LORATADINE 842 834 13 109
ATENOLOL 720 700 14 10
GLIPIZIDE 658 634 15 41
GABAPENTIN 650 636 16 17
TEMAZEPAM 630 629 17 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 591 573 18 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 573 529 19 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 571 563 20 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 564 561 21 9
FUROSEMIDE 558 542 22 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 553 523 23 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 528 526 24 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 506 506 25 48
FOLIC ACID 489 482 26 95
CITALOPRAM HBR 453 448 27 25
FENOFIBRATE 437 422 28 50
LEVOXYL 434 420 29 125
AMMONIUM LACTATE 432 429 30 141
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 399 383 S3 31 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 397 364 32 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 364 364 33 18
MELOXICAM 344 344 34 33
LOVASTATIN 340 339 35 21
CETIRIZINE HCL 340 322 10 35 213
TIZANIDINE HCL 324 309 37 126
CARVEDILOL 323 304 38 20
LANSOPRAZOLE 311 311 39 116
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 301 287 40 16
IBUPROFEN 301 277 40 55
CICLOPIROX 299 289 42 176
VIAGRA 290 290 43 69
FAMOTIDINE 289 272 44 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 253 248 45 28
PAROXETINE HCL 247 227 46 60
FINASTERIDE 247 237 46 66
SERTRALINE HCL 240 238 48 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 239 239 49 30
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 229 227 50 164
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 216 202 51 84
IRBESARTAN 216 210 51 232
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205 200 53 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 203 189 54 38
ALLOPURINOL 198 192 55 37
SURE COMFORT 195 193 56 161
CLOPIDOGREL 186 185 57 26
KETOCONAZOLE 182 176 58 132
NAPROXEN 177 162 59 70
LORAZEPAM 175 175 60 73
VOLTAREN 169 163 61 102
FOLBIC 169 157 10 61 255
VENTOLIN HFA 165 161 63 88
PLAVIX 165 161 63 39
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 163 163 65 200
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 158 158 66 57
LIDODERM 157 147 67 108
CILOSTAZOL 156 156 68 168
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 153 141 69 135
PROCTOZONE-HC 152 149 70 216
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 151 148 71 136
TRAMADOL HCL 151 146 71 22
MECLIZINE HCL 150 149 73 85
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 148 139 74 86
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 143 141 75 248
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 142 142 76 107
BENICAR 139 139 77 114
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 136 134 78 58
FELODIPINE ER 136 124 78 186
GLYBURIDE 133 130 R 80 54
CLONAZEPAM 126 108 81 146
FLUNISOLIDE 125 124 82 284
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 122 106 83 74
HYDRALAZINE HCL 121 121 84 81
NAMENDA 117 117 85 49
JANUVIA 117 114 85 72
DIOVAN 117 117 85 40
DICYCLOMINE HCL 105 104 88 194
AFEDITAB CR 102 102 89 237
HUMULIN 70-30 102 102 89 192
PRILOSEC OTC 100 100 91 285
ADVAIR DISKUS 100 100 91 52
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 98 96 93 201
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96 95 94 56
ACTOS 96 96 94 148
GLIPIZIDE XL 93 93 96 190
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 93 93 96 188
SINGULAIR 92 92 98 90
CIALIS 87 87 99 179
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 85 84 100 124
LACTULOSE 81 79 101 128
LOPERAMIDE 80 80 102 271
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 78 72 103 243
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 75 75 104 171
MIRTAZAPINE 72 72 105 63
CLONIDINE HCL 72 66 105 46
AZITHROMYCIN 70 68 107 34
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 70 70 107 261
LANOXIN 69 69 109 231
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69 69 109 160
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 69 69 R 109 94
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 63 112 53
TRADJENTA 65 65 113 367
QVAR 64 64 114 294
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64 64 114 156
ESTAZOLAM 62 61 116 324
DIOVAN HCT 60 60 117 80
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60 60 117 127
NITROSTAT 58 57 119 206
AZELASTINE HCL 57 56 120 389
MUPIROCIN 57 50 120 137
BUMETANIDE 57 57 120 134
GEMFIBROZIL 56 55 123 82
PREDNISONE 55 55 124 43
KLOR-CON 10 54 53 125 106
AVAPRO 54 54 125 315
VYTORIN 54 54 125 191
QUINAPRIL HCL 54 41 125 212
LANTUS 53 47 129 59
NYSTATIN 52 44 130 195
BENICAR HCT 51 51 131 165
Q-TUSSIN DM 50 47 132 299
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.