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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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47,728Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 3647

$2.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 3647

1,633 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,633 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 1,633 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 43,846 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

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 2,382 2,222 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 2,005 1,900 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,913 1,834 3 2
LISINOPRIL 1,742 1,633 4 4
METFORMIN HCL 1,417 1,335 5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,296 1,192 6 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,081 1,026 7 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 957 912 8 7
LOVASTATIN 942 872 9 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 923 821 10 14
ATENOLOL 840 810 11 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 788 741 12 23
ALPRAZOLAM 730 693 13 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 728 654 14 13
MELOXICAM 666 606 15 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 642 618 16 9
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 616 552 17 48
CRESTOR 603 542 18 19
FUROSEMIDE 544 481 19 8
CARVEDILOL 518 505 20 20
GABAPENTIN 503 442 21 17
SYNTHROID 497 428 22 42
SERTRALINE HCL 474 431 23 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 451 443 24 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 450 425 25 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 442 418 26 15
TEMAZEPAM 438 427 27 47
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 433 393 28 36
RANITIDINE HCL 413 381 29 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 404 376 30 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 396 382 31 18
FENOFIBRATE 380 367 32 50
CLOPIDOGREL 376 348 33 26
AZITHROMYCIN 373 329 34 34
GLIPIZIDE 370 341 35 41
BENAZEPRIL HCL 364 345 36 71
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 363 335 37 32
PLAVIX 362 335 38 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 320 290 39 74
NEXIUM 318 286 40 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 308 308 41 30
VIAGRA 305 302 42 69
NIFEDIPINE ER 303 289 43 67
TRAMADOL HCL 303 253 43 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 302 227 S3 45 12
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 296 274 46 53
GLIPIZIDE ER 295 267 47 112
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 290 279 48 35
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 288 273 R 49 94
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 281 259 50 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 280 259 51 45
MECLIZINE HCL 257 247 52 85
METFORMIN HCL ER 246 234 53 92
BACLOFEN 237 189 54 97
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 224 191 55 24
GLYBURIDE 211 185 R 56 54
RAMIPRIL 200 181 57 101
IBUPROFEN 197 127 58 55
FINASTERIDE 184 184 59 66
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 184 169 59 86
DIOVAN 183 159 61 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 181 140 62 52
JANUVIA 179 177 63 72
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 178 153 64 124
LANSOPRAZOLE 177 162 65 116
LOVAZA 171 145 66 117
LANTUS 161 149 67 59
SINGULAIR 157 124 68 90
VITAMIN D2 155 129 69 100
TRAZODONE HCL 152 124 70 64
DIGOXIN 152 152 70 51
BENICAR 151 149 72 114
FLUOXETINE HCL 151 144 72 68
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 149 130 74 84
PROPRANOLOL HCL 149 132 74 156
PAROXETINE HCL 148 127 76 60
DIOVAN HCT 148 116 76 80
LYRICA 145 117 78 120
INSULIN SYRINGE 139 127 79 76
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 138 135 80 57
PEN NEEDLE 137 123 81 166
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 137 125 81 58
PROAIR HFA 136 105 83 62
VERAPAMIL ER 135 132 84 99
CLONIDINE HCL 135 118 84 46
ALLOPURINOL 133 110 86 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 133 121 86 65
ACTOS 124 124 88 148
BENICAR HCT 124 124 88 165
NAMENDA 122 115 90 49
PREDNISONE 117 70 91 43
HYDRALAZINE HCL 113 113 92 81
JANTOVEN 108 108 93 140
CELEBREX 105 87 94 111
NAPROXEN 104 82 95 70
CARTIA XT 101 89 96 242
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 101 92 96 136
JANUMET 100 94 98 202
LORAZEPAM 98 86 99 73
TERAZOSIN HCL 98 98 99 103
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97 97 101 56
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 95 89 102 143
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94 77 103 160
LIPITOR 93 82 104 113
BUSPIRONE HCL 93 93 104 162
KETOCONAZOLE 91 84 106 132
GEMFIBROZIL 88 88 107 82
AGGRENOX 85 85 108 267
ACTONEL 85 70 108 196
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 84 84 110 374
SPIRIVA 83 71 111 93
CLONAZEPAM 83 61 111 146
DEXILANT 81 55 113 207
CIALIS 73 73 114 179
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72 52 115 135
GLIPIZIDE XL 71 71 116 190
DILTIAZEM ER 70 68 117 167
KLOR-CON 10 70 56 117 106
CAPTOPRIL 70 70 117 193
TRICOR 68 55 120 144
ZALEPLON 67 62 121 489
CEPHALEXIN 66 57 122 142
NIFEDICAL XL 66 65 122 221
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 52 122 77
BUPROPION XL 64 58 125 229
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63 63 126 169
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63 46 126 110
AVAPRO 60 60 128 315
NIASPAN 60 43 128 175
ZETIA 60 60 128 96
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 59 52 131 311
SYMBICORT 58 54 132 153
DICYCLOMINE HCL 58 55 132 194
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57 56 R 134 105
CICLOPIROX 56 55 135 176
LEXAPRO 56 50 135 177
VYTORIN 56 54 135 191
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 40 138 270
MEGESTROL ACETATE 52 43 R 138 138
VENTOLIN HFA 52 48 138 88
AVODART 51 51 141 173
FAMOTIDINE 51 50 141 61
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 32 S2 141 104
QUINAPRIL HCL 50 50 144 212
PRADAXA 50 43 144 258
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 50 45 144 171
LORATADINE 50 48 144 109
LEVOFLOXACIN 50 48 144 87
CYMBALTA 50 36 144 79
IRBESARTAN 50 50 144 232
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 May 8, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.