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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,063Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 440 out of 3647

$722K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 516 out of 3647

729 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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

9% of this provider’s 729 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 729 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 12,731 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
OMEPRAZOLE 541 509 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 523 457 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 519 490 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 469 434 4 2
METFORMIN HCL 452 367 5 6
LISINOPRIL 382 335 6 4
ATENOLOL 317 292 7 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 281 281 8 23
ALPRAZOLAM 273 251 9 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 271 229 10 7
TEMAZEPAM 251 224 11 47
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 244 162 S3 12 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 243 188 13 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 234 170 14 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229 200 15 9
AZITHROMYCIN 210 168 16 34
LOVASTATIN 193 163 17 21
GLIPIZIDE 181 141 18 41
GABAPENTIN 164 123 19 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 153 112 20 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 143 124 21 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 141 121 22 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140 140 23 28
TRAMADOL HCL 133 132 24 22
SYNTHROID 128 122 25 42
FUROSEMIDE 128 107 25 8
GLYBURIDE 127 104 R 27 54
DIOVAN 124 105 28 40
MELOXICAM 116 105 29 33
CRESTOR 109 102 30 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 107 107 31 30
RANITIDINE HCL 102 89 32 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 102 96 32 24
NEXIUM 100 92 34 44
CLOPIDOGREL 100 75 34 26
ALLOPURINOL 99 84 36 37
PLAVIX 92 84 37 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92 77 37 38
OXYCODONE HCL 91 15 S2 39 75
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91 67 39 16
LORAZEPAM 89 89 41 73
GEMFIBROZIL 86 74 42 82
CARVEDILOL 85 80 43 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 78 44 48
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 82 67 45 58
VIAGRA 80 60 46 69
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78 61 47 53
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76 76 R 48 105
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 75 75 49 57
CLONIDINE HCL 74 52 50 46
JANUVIA 73 60 51 72
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 71 71 52 18
NABUMETONE 70 70 53 262
RAMIPRIL 70 70 53 101
LANSOPRAZOLE 69 69 55 116
CITALOPRAM HBR 69 66 55 25
SERTRALINE HCL 67 59 57 27
INSULIN SYRINGE 63 63 58 76
FLUOXETINE HCL 62 56 59 68
TRAZODONE HCL 60 41 60 64
GLIMEPIRIDE 59 56 61 45
SINGULAIR 58 50 62 90
IBUPROFEN 58 51 62 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57 57 64 74
CALCITRIOL 57 41 64 265
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56 53 66 156
NAPROXEN 56 51 66 70
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55 54 68 223
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 54 46 R 69 94
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53 40 70 35
QUINAPRIL HCL 53 41 70 212
TORSEMIDE 53 53 70 215
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 27 S2 73 91
NIFEDIPINE ER 51 45 73 67
FINASTERIDE 50 39 75 66
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 Dec. 10, 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.