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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,869Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 518 out of 3647

$366K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1660 out of 3647

597 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
26% 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 597 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 597 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 11,666 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

$26 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 928 823 1 1
LISINOPRIL 651 541 2 4
METFORMIN HCL 532 439 3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 462 380 4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 447 418 5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 428 412 6 2
ATENOLOL 343 319 7 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 337 309 8 11
MELOXICAM 306 243 9 33
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 302 202 S3 10 12
DILTIAZEM ER 268 210 10 11 167
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 245 213 12 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 224 188 13 23
FUROSEMIDE 219 215 14 8
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 212 180 15 58
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 205 182 16 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 202 176 17 7
ALPRAZOLAM 189 154 18 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 188 169 19 15
CRESTOR 182 153 20 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 167 133 21 14
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 161 158 22 57
CARVEDILOL 157 146 23 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151 136 24 9
GABAPENTIN 149 125 25 17
VENTOLIN HFA 143 109 26 88
CITALOPRAM HBR 142 109 27 25
FENOFIBRATE 131 93 28 50
FINASTERIDE 128 115 29 66
VIAGRA 123 84 30 69
RANITIDINE HCL 113 85 31 29
TRAMADOL HCL 113 90 31 22
GLIPIZIDE 113 102 31 41
GLYBURIDE 111 98 R 34 54
SERTRALINE HCL 107 89 35 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102 85 36 38
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 97 94 37 35
OXYCODONE HCL 97 84 S2 37 75
GEMFIBROZIL 95 74 39 82
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 86 75 40 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85 83 41 56
TIZANIDINE HCL 85 33 41 126
NAPROXEN 83 61 43 70
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81 73 44 32
GLIPIZIDE ER 77 75 45 112
ALLOPURINOL 77 75 45 37
CLONIDINE HCL 74 63 47 46
PROAIR HFA 74 40 47 62
NOVOLIN 70-30 67 42 49 130
LEVOXYL 66 45 50 125
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 53 51 77
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64 64 51 107
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 56 53 36
PREDNISONE 59 53 54 43
PAROXETINE HCL 59 59 54 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 57 45 56 68
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 48 57 53
MECLIZINE HCL 56 44 57 85
SPIRIVA 55 46 59 93
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54 33 60 156
DONEPEZIL HCL 53 53 61 30
DIGOXIN 53 45 61 51
ADVAIR DISKUS 53 41 61 52
JALYN 53 47 61 332
IBUPROFEN 51 34 65 55
AZITHROMYCIN 51 41 65 34
TEMAZEPAM 50 34 67 47
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 Oct. 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.