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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,794Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 524 out of 3647

$918K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 287 out of 3647

349 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 12,453 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

36% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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 886 794 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 581 540 2 3
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 452 401 3 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 450 414 4 5
CRESTOR 402 337 5 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 363 361 6 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 349 344 7 30
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 328 318 8 203
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 270 255 9 18
BENICAR 268 241 10 114
NEXIUM 255 229 11 44
NAMENDA 224 224 12 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 224 208 12 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 221 200 14 7
DIOVAN 220 204 15 40
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 212 180 R 16 94
FAMOTIDINE 206 197 17 61
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 187 157 18 74
NAPROXEN 167 136 19 70
JANUVIA 167 162 19 72
NIASPAN 158 133 21 175
ATELVIA 152 148 22 302
TEMAZEPAM 147 141 23 47
LISINOPRIL 144 117 24 4
EXELON 132 132 25 129
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120 114 26 56
DIOVAN HCT 118 105 27 80
ATENOLOL 116 99 28 10
CLOPIDOGREL 116 94 28 26
RANITIDINE HCL 115 88 30 29
ALPRAZOLAM 113 94 31 31
FUROSEMIDE 113 99 31 8
DIGOXIN 110 99 33 51
METFORMIN HCL 110 99 33 6
CARVEDILOL 109 102 35 20
PLAVIX 106 98 36 39
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 101 91 37 13
BENICAR HCT 100 93 38 165
SYNTHROID 97 91 39 42
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 95 95 40 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 90 83 41 25
IBUPROFEN 89 80 42 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87 69 43 38
LOVASTATIN 85 66 44 21
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 80 80 45 57
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 78 67 46 118
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78 55 46 65
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77 72 48 28
LANSOPRAZOLE 72 58 49 116
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68 62 50 127
SINGULAIR 67 42 51 90
WARFARIN SODIUM 67 67 51 15
TEKTURNA 67 67 51 316
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 57 54 48
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65 45 54 89
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 64 46 56 157
TRILIPIX 63 56 57 277
FINASTERIDE 62 62 58 66
TRAZODONE HCL 60 60 59 64
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60 60 59 71
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60 48 59 11
SERTRALINE HCL 58 56 62 27
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57 57 63 86
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 57 53 63 84
GLIPIZIDE ER 55 55 65 112
AVODART 55 55 65 173
AZITHROMYCIN 55 50 65 34
ALLOPURINOL 54 48 68 37
VOLTAREN 52 48 69 102
EVISTA 51 51 70 184
NIFEDIPINE ER 50 45 71 67
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.