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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,623Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 72 out of 3647

$1.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 63 out of 3647

475 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 475 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 475 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 20,882 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

62 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 909 661 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 888 633 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 884 626 3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 883 559 S3 4 12
LISINOPRIL 809 619 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 674 529 6 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 551 417 7 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 547 453 8 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 493 366 9 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 457 421 10 30
GABAPENTIN 426 283 11 17
METFORMIN HCL 421 245 12 6
CARVEDILOL 395 300 13 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 394 252 14 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 363 264 15 15
TRAZODONE HCL 355 201 16 64
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 308 256 17 334
RISPERIDONE 306 194 18 83
GLIPIZIDE 305 247 19 41
LACTULOSE 302 250 20 128
PAROXETINE HCL 296 242 21 60
CLONIDINE HCL 291 227 22 46
NYSTATIN 283 238 23 195
PENTOXIFYLLINE 273 232 24 180
VOLTAREN 270 205 25 102
CEPHALEXIN 270 187 25 142
CLOPIDOGREL 263 240 27 26
NAMENDA 262 249 28 49
MEGESTROL ACETATE 250 243 R 29 138
DEXILANT 238 171 30 207
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 232 150 31 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 230 200 32 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 224 169 33 32
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 222 182 34 110
CITALOPRAM HBR 220 148 35 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 215 169 36 143
LOPERAMIDE 215 138 10 36 271
CYMBALTA 211 107 38 79
SERTRALINE HCL 209 170 39 27
PROAIR HFA 206 103 40 62
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 188 161 41 23
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 178 28 S2 42 163
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 176 152 43 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 176 116 43 68
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 176 95 43 131
PLAVIX 176 153 43 39
PROMETHAZINE HCL 171 83 R 47 182
MIRTAZAPINE 165 145 48 63
IBUPROFEN 155 70 49 55
LEVOFLOXACIN 154 107 50 87
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 151 123 51 107
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 150 109 52 89
ADVAIR DISKUS 149 112 53 52
PREDNISONE 146 95 54 43
COMBIVENT 142 79 55 170
NYSTOP 142 115 55 323
JANUVIA 138 95 57 72
OXYCODONE HCL 137 0 S2 58 75
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 130 74 R 59 222
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 126 72 60 135
SINGULAIR 126 93 60 90
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 125 92 62 35
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 123 114 63 268
FAMOTIDINE 123 89 63 61
NIFEDIPINE ER 121 81 65 67
METHOCARBAMOL 121 36 R 65 250
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 120 103 67 201
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 118 97 68 56
RANITIDINE HCL 116 72 69 29
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 115 85 70 136
ABILIFY 115 50 70 205
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 115 95 70 118
ROPINIROLE HCL 114 105 73 151
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 112 72 74 289
AZITHROMYCIN 111 83 75 34
AMMONIUM LACTATE 106 80 76 141
VESICARE 106 100 76 209
SEROQUEL 104 80 78 185
INSULIN SYRINGE 104 98 78 76
CARISOPRODOL 103 41 R 80 115
HYDRALAZINE HCL 103 97 80 81
KETOCONAZOLE 102 50 82 132
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102 85 82 11
ATENOLOL 102 89 82 10
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 102 78 82 349
ALLOPURINOL 99 49 86 37
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 96 46 S2 87 104
FINASTERIDE 95 79 88 66
LANTUS 95 78 88 59
DIOVAN 93 80 90 40
MUPIROCIN 91 73 91 137
METHOTREXATE 88 47 92 224
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 83 68 93 58
FEXOFENADINE HCL 82 57 94 380
PEN NEEDLE 81 41 95 166
DIGOXIN 81 81 95 51
OXYCONTIN 79 16 S2 97 234
LEVETIRACETAM 79 26 97 122
FLUCONAZOLE 76 64 99 226
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76 56 99 160
TRAMADOL HCL 74 53 101 22
DICYCLOMINE HCL 72 33 102 194
SPIRIVA 71 48 103 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 58 104 53
FENTANYL 66 52 S2 105 147
CRESTOR 66 54 105 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65 22 S2 107 91
MELOXICAM 65 51 107 33
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65 37 107 156
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64 27 110 181
NEXIUM 63 27 111 44
FENOFIBRATE 63 31 111 50
METRONIDAZOLE 62 49 113 247
LYRICA 61 27 114 120
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60 27 115 199
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 60 34 115 13
HYDROCORTISONE 59 30 117 354
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 59 52 117 365
ENABLEX 57 57 119 388
LOVAZA 56 27 120 117
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 56 36 120 456
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56 52 120 16
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 55 28 123 261
VENTOLIN HFA 55 43 123 88
QUINAPRIL HCL 53 29 125 212
EXELON 53 53 125 129
ZONISAMIDE 52 0 127 512
GENTAK 52 38 127 656
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 52 0 S2 127 235
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51 46 130 127
BACLOFEN 51 17 130 97
HYDROXYZINE HCL 51 27 R 130 244
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 10, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.