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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,179Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 330 out of 3647

$493K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1124 out of 3647

787 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
30% 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

7% of this provider’s 787 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 787 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 15,509 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

$29 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
LEVOXYL 736 683 1 125
LOVASTATIN 626 612 2 21
SIMVASTATIN 604 560 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 541 511 4 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 519 500 5 7
FUROSEMIDE 476 439 6 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 475 453 7 23
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 454 392 8 35
OMEPRAZOLE 451 405 9 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 439 332 S3 10 12
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 431 388 11 58
WARFARIN SODIUM 403 362 12 15
K-TAB 356 334 10 13 319
ATENOLOL 329 284 14 10
LISINOPRIL 328 298 15 4
SERTRALINE HCL 311 302 16 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 255 253 17 11
CLONIDINE HCL 254 241 18 46
VERAPAMIL ER 252 238 19 99
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 233 215 20 13
ALLOPURINOL 211 197 21 37
METFORMIN HCL 207 200 22 6
TERAZOSIN HCL 189 160 23 103
TRAMADOL HCL 182 173 24 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 179 174 25 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 173 160 26 16
CARISOPRODOL 164 72 R 27 115
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158 150 28 9
PAROXETINE HCL 153 113 29 60
GABAPENTIN 152 117 30 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 147 109 31 68
GLYBURIDE 139 121 R 32 54
GEMFIBROZIL 136 136 33 82
VENTOLIN HFA 133 115 34 88
LANOXIN 127 127 35 231
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 121 107 36 155
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 121 100 36 14
NIFEDIPINE ER 119 119 38 67
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 116 92 39 223
CLOPIDOGREL 113 111 40 26
RANITIDINE HCL 111 107 41 29
SPIRIVA 108 97 42 93
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106 74 S2 43 91
CRESTOR 104 101 44 19
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 104 78 R 44 105
CARVEDILOL 96 88 46 20
NOVOLIN 70-30 94 72 47 130
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 89 28 S2 48 163
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 83 80 49 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80 76 50 56
GLIPIZIDE 79 78 51 41
TRICOR 78 76 52 144
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77 71 53 53
PREDNISONE 75 69 54 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 74 71 55 107
DONEPEZIL HCL 71 71 56 30
DIOVAN 71 54 56 40
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 70 68 S3 58 149
NAMENDA 70 70 58 49
GLIMEPIRIDE 70 59 58 45
NABUMETONE 61 59 61 262
CITALOPRAM HBR 61 53 61 25
FORTICAL 60 53 63 500
TAMSULOSIN HCL 57 52 64 28
PLAVIX 57 55 64 39
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57 45 R 64 98
DIGOXIN 56 45 67 51
AMIODARONE HCL 56 54 67 211
BUMETANIDE 54 53 69 134
ZOSTAVAX 53 48 70 178
RISPERIDONE 53 53 70 83
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53 45 70 110
ROPINIROLE HCL 52 42 73 151
ULTRA-THIN II 51 39 10 74 666
ESTRADIOL 51 40 R 74 236
KLOR-CON 8 50 50 76 264
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 Feb. 28, 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.