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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,461Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 3647

$2.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 3647

1,714 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

8% of this provider’s 1,714 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 1,714 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 23,546 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,116 835 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 891 771 2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 810 571 S3 3 12
OMEPRAZOLE 810 540 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 709 637 5 8
LISINOPRIL 690 575 6 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 674 664 7 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 603 507 8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 517 448 9 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 463 407 10 24
TRAMADOL HCL 451 374 11 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 433 301 12 25
GABAPENTIN 410 275 13 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 400 317 14 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 396 293 15 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 355 308 16 30
METFORMIN HCL 345 284 17 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 338 266 18 23
MELOXICAM 330 286 19 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 304 251 20 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 299 265 21 16
MIRTAZAPINE 282 264 22 63
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 278 254 23 11
CYMBALTA 264 171 24 79
ATENOLOL 261 224 25 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 254 197 26 13
CRESTOR 252 126 27 19
NAMENDA 233 197 28 49
LOVASTATIN 224 201 29 21
ALLOPURINOL 214 165 30 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 212 187 31 18
PLAVIX 210 180 32 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209 194 33 48
LEVEMIR 193 167 34 187
SERTRALINE HCL 188 154 35 27
ADVAIR DISKUS 178 122 36 52
CLOPIDOGREL 178 150 36 26
DIGOXIN 167 150 38 51
DIOVAN 163 134 39 40
TRAZODONE HCL 161 99 40 64
ALPRAZOLAM 159 109 41 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 142 42 9
CARISOPRODOL 153 45 R 43 115
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 153 112 43 53
CARVEDILOL 151 140 45 20
BUSPIRONE HCL 148 113 46 162
PREDNISONE 140 112 47 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 136 102 48 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136 116 48 38
FENOFIBRATE 135 99 50 50
SPIRIVA 133 116 51 93
FLUOXETINE HCL 132 75 52 68
RANITIDINE HCL 130 86 53 29
AZITHROMYCIN 130 97 53 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 127 103 55 77
NEXIUM 127 77 55 44
FINASTERIDE 124 121 57 66
IBUPROFEN 122 71 58 55
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 121 88 59 131
LYRICA 121 71 59 120
PROAIR HFA 120 61 61 62
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 119 98 62 89
FAMOTIDINE 118 114 63 61
FENTANYL 117 115 S2 64 147
GLIMEPIRIDE 116 100 65 45
RISPERIDONE 115 79 66 83
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 114 55 R 67 98
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 114 74 67 136
CELEBREX 113 85 69 111
LANTUS 111 101 70 59
SINGULAIR 110 81 71 90
LOVAZA 106 89 72 117
EXELON 105 88 73 129
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 105 96 73 35
METFORMIN HCL ER 104 88 75 92
LEVOFLOXACIN 104 76 75 87
BACLOFEN 103 73 77 97
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 101 83 78 110
SEROQUEL XR 100 40 79 252
GLIPIZIDE 98 84 80 41
CLONIDINE HCL 98 87 80 46
ROPINIROLE HCL 95 75 82 151
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 94 86 83 164
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 76 84 32
DIOVAN HCT 90 79 85 80
NOVOLOG 89 71 86 123
CEPHALEXIN 89 59 86 142
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 87 54 88 145
PRIMIDONE 87 84 88 288
DOXEPIN HCL 86 42 90 282
KLOR-CON M20 86 85 90 121
ABILIFY 84 80 92 205
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 84 68 92 169
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84 72 92 127
JANUVIA 83 65 95 72
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 83 21 S2 95 163
NOVOLIN R 82 73 97 139
TORSEMIDE 80 75 98 215
TERAZOSIN HCL 79 74 99 103
LAMOTRIGINE 77 35 100 266
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77 43 R 100 105
LEXAPRO 77 52 100 177
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 76 36 S2 103 104
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76 68 103 56
NUEDEXTA 76 59 103 419
OXYCODONE HCL 75 34 S2 106 75
JANTOVEN 73 73 107 140
EXFORGE 73 52 107 198
COMBIVENT 71 55 109 170
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 71 69 109 150
HYDROXYZINE HCL 70 25 R 111 244
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 36 S2 111 91
GLYBURIDE 70 64 R 111 54
PROPRANOLOL HCL 68 35 114 156
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 68 44 114 246
SYMBICORT 66 50 116 153
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66 59 116 181
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66 42 116 160
MECLIZINE HCL 66 63 116 85
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 24 120 199
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64 64 121 57
CILOSTAZOL 63 58 122 168
LEVETIRACETAM 63 33 122 122
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 32 122 58
LIPITOR 63 35 122 113
DETROL LA 63 63 122 292
AMOXICILLIN 63 45 122 133
BUPROPION XL 62 23 128 229
PRISTIQ ER 61 26 129 394
WELCHOL 60 56 130 306
NASONEX 60 35 130 220
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 60 42 130 171
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 58 42 133 78
GLIPIZIDE ER 58 54 133 112
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 40 135 76
NYSTATIN 57 41 135 195
NYSTOP 57 56 135 323
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57 30 135 143
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 43 135 71
LORAZEPAM 56 43 140 73
LIDODERM 56 46 140 108
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 55 35 142 84
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55 48 142 155
VESICARE 53 47 144 209
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 53 50 144 203
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53 49 144 107
KLOR-CON M10 53 51 144 227
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52 27 R 148 182
PEN NEEDLE 51 43 149 166
JANUMET 51 36 149 202
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 51 48 149 210
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 March 6, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.