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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,144Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 137 out of 3647

$774K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 452 out of 3647

991 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
23% 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

6% of this provider’s 991 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 991 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 21,678 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 1,477 1,406 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,066 1,013 2 2
LISINOPRIL 926 859 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 829 792 4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 799 767 5 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 710 661 6 7
ATENOLOL 690 660 7 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 627 610 8 11
METFORMIN HCL 574 555 9 6
FUROSEMIDE 531 513 10 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 403 344 11 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 369 369 12 16
LOVASTATIN 365 355 13 21
TEMAZEPAM 363 358 14 47
WARFARIN SODIUM 352 323 15 15
CLONIDINE HCL 341 324 16 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 333 327 17 23
ALPRAZOLAM 329 305 18 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 316 280 19 18
GLIPIZIDE 287 273 20 41
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 278 277 21 48
LORAZEPAM 272 264 22 73
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 248 233 23 13
AZITHROMYCIN 244 213 24 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217 208 25 36
NIFEDIPINE ER 216 212 26 67
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212 201 27 9
ALLOPURINOL 210 176 28 37
DIGOXIN 199 196 29 51
SERTRALINE HCL 191 181 30 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 189 169 31 28
PLAVIX 185 177 32 39
GABAPENTIN 168 156 33 17
CLOPIDOGREL 164 153 34 26
NIFEDICAL XL 161 145 35 221
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156 133 36 32
TRAMADOL HCL 150 140 37 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 141 138 38 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 141 134 38 53
SYNTHROID 137 112 40 42
FINASTERIDE 137 119 40 66
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 132 132 42 57
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 132 126 S3 42 12
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 126 120 44 35
GLYBURIDE 121 111 R 45 54
CARVEDILOL 120 119 46 20
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 118 115 47 58
LIPITOR 114 114 48 113
RAMIPRIL 112 104 49 101
KLOR-CON 10 108 108 50 106
SPIRONOLACTONE 108 102 50 77
CRESTOR 107 91 52 19
NEXIUM 104 96 53 44
CAPTOPRIL 100 100 54 193
RANITIDINE HCL 96 90 55 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96 84 55 38
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 93 93 57 107
CITALOPRAM HBR 92 76 58 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89 88 S2 59 91
HYDRALAZINE HCL 89 80 59 81
MECLIZINE HCL 87 84 61 85
FLUOXETINE HCL 85 72 62 68
VERAPAMIL ER 84 73 63 99
MELOXICAM 83 83 64 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77 72 65 65
TRAZODONE HCL 76 56 66 64
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 74 64 67 78
GLIMEPIRIDE 73 73 68 45
AMIODARONE HCL 72 72 69 211
PREDNISONE 72 54 69 43
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72 61 69 24
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 69 67 72 84
NITROSTAT 68 63 73 206
AMOXICILLIN 66 57 74 133
JANTOVEN 66 66 74 140
GLIPIZIDE ER 65 62 76 112
BENAZEPRIL HCL 64 61 77 71
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64 64 77 74
PROAIR HFA 62 44 79 62
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62 62 79 127
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 62 49 79 86
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 58 82 124
VIAGRA 58 46 83 69
IBUPROFEN 55 45 84 55
NAMENDA 55 55 84 49
PAROXETINE HCL 54 50 86 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 54 86 56
GEMFIBROZIL 54 54 86 82
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 46 S2 86 104
AGGRENOX 52 52 90 267
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 Aug. 4, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.