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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,033Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 177 out of 3647

$822K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 389 out of 3647

872 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
44% 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 872 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 872 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 12,485 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$39 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 940 389 S3 1 12
LOVASTATIN 899 563 2 21
LISINOPRIL 885 629 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 876 488 4 3
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 635 474 5 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 597 421 6 5
SIMVASTATIN 536 388 7 1
FUROSEMIDE 535 311 8 8
METFORMIN HCL 522 385 9 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 493 376 10 2
ATENOLOL 414 284 11 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 400 254 12 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 331 196 13 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 328 248 14 7
GABAPENTIN 311 186 15 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 306 130 16 24
PREDNISONE 270 151 17 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238 181 18 9
AMOXICILLIN 219 104 19 133
WARFARIN SODIUM 215 148 20 15
ALPRAZOLAM 212 103 21 31
TRAZODONE HCL 205 27 22 64
GLIMEPIRIDE 189 119 23 45
CLONIDINE HCL 185 137 24 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178 125 25 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 172 102 26 53
PROAIR HFA 170 60 27 62
CARISOPRODOL 165 22 R 28 115
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 163 99 29 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157 113 30 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 151 72 31 68
VENTOLIN HFA 150 60 32 88
CARVEDILOL 150 109 32 20
GEMFIBROZIL 149 68 34 82
AZITHROMYCIN 149 81 34 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 145 84 36 16
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 142 24 R 37 98
ALLOPURINOL 136 110 38 37
RANITIDINE HCL 130 97 39 29
GLYBURIDE 130 111 R 39 54
CLOPIDOGREL 129 110 41 26
PAROXETINE HCL 127 26 42 60
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 120 88 43 13
PLAVIX 117 104 44 39
SERTRALINE HCL 112 51 45 27
MELOXICAM 110 88 46 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 109 93 47 30
TRAMADOL HCL 103 45 48 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 100 59 49 77
KLOR-CON 10 99 72 50 106
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96 77 51 11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 96 30 R 51 105
DIGOXIN 92 69 53 51
FAMOTIDINE 92 56 53 61
SYNTHROID 92 65 53 42
BUPROPION XL 91 46 56 229
NAPROXEN 87 60 57 70
DIAZEPAM 85 11 58 214
LANTUS 84 52 59 59
IBUPROFEN 82 25 60 55
GLIPIZIDE 78 55 61 41
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 77 51 62 169
CYMBALTA 75 0 63 79
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74 73 64 57
BUMETANIDE 74 65 64 134
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73 46 S2 66 91
TEMAZEPAM 69 17 67 47
FENOFIBRATE 68 42 68 50
KLOR-CON 8 67 52 69 264
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 67 56 69 58
SPIRIVA 65 44 71 93
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 39 71 52
INSULIN SYRINGE 64 34 73 76
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 47 74 35
BUPROPION HCL SR 62 33 74 249
JANUVIA 62 40 74 72
LAMOTRIGINE 62 25 74 266
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 62 19 74 199
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61 60 79 107
BACLOFEN 60 23 80 97
RISPERIDONE 60 18 80 83
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 60 33 80 84
SOTALOL 59 57 83 281
TOPIRAMATE 59 0 83 254
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58 27 85 145
NITROSTAT 57 30 86 206
MECLIZINE HCL 55 39 87 85
ROPINIROLE HCL 55 28 87 151
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53 20 89 32
CELEBREX 53 32 89 111
NEXIUM 53 12 89 44
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 53 33 89 188
TAMSULOSIN HCL 52 25 93 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52 42 93 56
NIFEDIPINE ER 51 41 95 67
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.