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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,009Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 53 out of 3647

$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 3647

864 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

48% of this provider’s 864 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 864 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 13,797 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,716 695 S3 1 12
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,485 299 S2 10 2 104
LISINOPRIL 1,342 759 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 1,340 888 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,175 610 5 3
BACLOFEN 928 236 10 6 97
METHADONE HCL 851 90 S2 7 174
GABAPENTIN 783 283 8 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 771 312 9 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 754 519 10 2
OXYCODONE HCL 684 58 S2 11 75
FUROSEMIDE 661 345 12 8
TIZANIDINE HCL 604 94 13 126
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 562 291 14 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 469 271 15 7
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 418 207 S2 16 91
FENTANYL 414 115 S2 17 147
CARVEDILOL 403 250 18 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 382 266 19 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 348 181 20 24
ENDOCET 338 95 S2 21 269
MELOXICAM 312 143 22 33
ALPRAZOLAM 308 143 23 31
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 295 19 S2 24 163
TAMSULOSIN HCL 294 204 25 28
AZITHROMYCIN 293 111 26 34
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 286 145 27 58
CARISOPRODOL 281 25 R 28 115
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 271 120 29 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 266 106 30 52
TRAMADOL HCL 264 97 31 22
ATENOLOL 254 167 32 10
PROAIR HFA 251 68 33 62
PREDNISONE 250 92 34 43
METFORMIN HCL 249 119 35 6
FENOFIBRATE 244 131 36 50
ALLOPURINOL 216 136 37 37
VENTOLIN HFA 212 103 38 88
KLOR-CON 8 199 108 39 264
CLONIDINE HCL 198 122 40 46
SERTRALINE HCL 189 45 41 27
NEXIUM 180 76 42 44
FLUOXETINE HCL 172 52 43 68
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 172 75 43 38
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 171 117 45 23
OXYCONTIN 170 25 S2 46 234
DIGOXIN 169 148 47 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 161 90 48 32
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 156 131 R 49 94
CRESTOR 155 66 50 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148 103 51 11
PAROXETINE HCL 146 30 52 60
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 145 79 53 16
DIAZEPAM 142 39 54 214
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137 58 55 9
LYRICA 135 24 56 120
CLONAZEPAM 130 65 57 146
CITALOPRAM HBR 129 58 58 25
SPIRIVA 128 36 59 93
SYMBICORT 124 32 60 153
DIOVAN 119 81 61 40
KLOR-CON 10 116 56 62 106
PROMETHAZINE HCL 114 11 R 63 182
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 111 35 64 110
NIFEDIPINE ER 108 79 65 67
TRICOR 104 51 66 144
CYMBALTA 103 49 67 79
COMBIVENT 101 15 68 170
BUPROPION HCL 99 32 69 335
TEMAZEPAM 98 73 70 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96 52 71 56
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92 38 72 143
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 90 50 73 53
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 88 50 74 13
ROPINIROLE HCL 88 35 74 151
SPIRONOLACTONE 87 59 76 77
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 84 32 77 118
TERAZOSIN HCL 82 51 78 103
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82 46 R 78 105
RANITIDINE HCL 82 25 78 29
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 80 41 81 107
PEN NEEDLE 75 46 82 166
SINGULAIR 73 19 83 90
GEMFIBROZIL 71 20 84 82
CLOPIDOGREL 69 36 85 26
GLIPIZIDE 67 33 86 41
JANUVIA 65 44 87 72
MIRTAZAPINE 65 0 87 63
CEPHALEXIN 63 14 89 142
METFORMIN HCL ER 63 34 89 92
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 63 29 89 246
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 62 56 S3 92 149
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 61 0 S3 93 280
LIDODERM 60 0 94 108
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59 40 95 136
PLAVIX 59 37 95 39
BUMETANIDE 57 36 97 134
CIALIS 56 13 98 179
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 56 13 R 98 322
TRAZODONE HCL 55 18 100 64
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 27 101 36
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53 0 R 101 98
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52 33 103 164
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 23 103 35
GLIMEPIRIDE 51 33 105 45
LEVETIRACETAM 50 29 106 122
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 19 106 124
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 June 30, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.