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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,567Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 317 out of 3647

$691K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 578 out of 3647

750 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
17% 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

5% of this provider’s 750 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 750 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 16,752 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% 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

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 1,011 946 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 812 765 2 3
LISINOPRIL 689 663 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 540 520 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 522 516 5 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 489 485 6 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 469 461 7 11
FUROSEMIDE 419 415 8 8
LOVASTATIN 406 398 9 21
ALPRAZOLAM 354 337 10 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 336 314 S3 11 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 282 274 12 28
METFORMIN HCL 266 240 13 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 257 252 14 24
MELOXICAM 256 238 15 33
TRAMADOL HCL 254 227 16 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246 240 17 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240 231 18 36
ATENOLOL 222 216 19 10
TEMAZEPAM 213 211 20 47
CARVEDILOL 190 168 21 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185 177 22 18
SERTRALINE HCL 165 157 23 27
GLIPIZIDE 157 157 24 41
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 157 152 24 35
CRESTOR 134 127 26 19
CLOPIDOGREL 131 119 27 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 128 116 28 52
BYSTOLIC 127 126 29 158
SYNTHROID 127 120 29 42
GABAPENTIN 123 114 31 17
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 121 116 32 58
CITALOPRAM HBR 120 120 33 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115 104 34 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 115 112 34 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108 104 36 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 107 107 37 56
CARTIA XT 106 106 38 242
ACTOS 103 103 39 148
ALLOPURINOL 103 98 39 37
PLAVIX 102 99 41 39
JANTOVEN 102 102 41 140
BENAZEPRIL HCL 99 99 43 71
GLIPIZIDE XL 98 87 44 190
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 96 94 45 53
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 94 86 46 13
VIAGRA 92 92 47 69
KLOR-CON 10 91 91 48 106
DIOVAN 90 90 49 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87 87 50 23
LEXAPRO 87 83 50 177
FLUOXETINE HCL 87 79 50 68
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85 77 53 65
IBUPROFEN 84 80 54 55
GLIPIZIDE ER 83 80 55 112
RANITIDINE HCL 81 81 56 29
RAMIPRIL 75 75 57 101
OXYCODONE HCL 74 72 S2 58 75
DIGOXIN 72 72 59 51
METFORMIN HCL ER 72 72 59 92
GLYBURIDE 71 71 R 61 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70 70 62 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70 63 62 14
NIFEDIPINE ER 70 70 62 67
SOTALOL 69 69 65 281
LANTUS 64 64 66 59
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64 63 66 57
DIOVAN HCT 60 57 68 80
INSULIN SYRINGE 60 53 68 76
JANUVIA 58 57 70 72
DILTIAZEM ER 58 58 70 167
DONEPEZIL HCL 57 46 72 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 45 73 48
NAPROXEN 56 55 73 70
QUINAPRIL HCL 56 56 73 212
NAMENDA 55 44 76 49
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 55 55 S2 76 235
TRAZODONE HCL 54 54 78 64
FINASTERIDE 53 53 79 66
LORAZEPAM 53 53 79 73
MECLIZINE HCL 51 48 81 85
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 April 18, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.