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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,510Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 104 out of 3647

$882K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 319 out of 3647

1,317 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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

3% of this provider’s 1,317 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 1,317 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 23,784 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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 1,168 1,074 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,158 1,069 2 3
LISINOPRIL 889 824 3 4
ATENOLOL 867 844 4 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 744 693 5 5
METFORMIN HCL 722 658 6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 692 644 7 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 523 489 8 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 518 486 9 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 493 468 10 14
ALPRAZOLAM 493 469 10 31
LOVASTATIN 486 443 12 21
FUROSEMIDE 393 355 13 8
RANITIDINE HCL 359 331 14 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 357 324 15 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 345 345 16 23
TEMAZEPAM 326 316 17 47
AZITHROMYCIN 317 286 18 34
IBUPROFEN 316 281 19 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 313 285 20 30
NIFEDIPINE ER 282 272 21 67
GABAPENTIN 276 243 22 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 265 263 23 11
GLIPIZIDE 262 245 24 41
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 260 253 S3 25 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257 249 26 36
SERTRALINE HCL 253 247 27 27
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 245 242 28 57
CRESTOR 230 230 29 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 229 217 30 15
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 213 198 31 53
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 198 183 32 35
VIAGRA 197 191 33 69
FENOFIBRATE 186 179 34 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 182 182 35 13
CLONIDINE HCL 181 181 36 46
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 180 173 37 84
FINASTERIDE 179 172 38 66
NAPROXEN 178 151 39 70
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 178 173 39 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 178 164 39 74
GLIPIZIDE ER 177 176 42 112
MELOXICAM 174 164 43 33
BACLOFEN 162 143 44 97
PLAVIX 154 133 45 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152 142 46 48
CARVEDILOL 151 137 47 20
GLYBURIDE 148 148 R 48 54
CLOPIDOGREL 148 133 48 26
LORAZEPAM 148 135 48 73
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 145 135 R 51 94
TRAMADOL HCL 141 126 52 22
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 128 127 S3 53 149
BENAZEPRIL HCL 125 120 54 71
MECLIZINE HCL 121 121 55 85
LANTUS 120 99 56 59
DIGOXIN 117 117 57 51
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 117 112 57 136
INSULIN SYRINGE 117 97 57 76
GEMFIBROZIL 109 96 60 82
MEGESTROL ACETATE 108 101 R 61 138
ALLOPURINOL 104 104 62 37
PAROXETINE HCL 102 87 63 60
SYNTHROID 100 99 64 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99 95 65 56
NEXIUM 97 97 66 44
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 97 85 66 86
AMOXICILLIN 96 86 68 133
SPIRONOLACTONE 94 91 69 77
VERAPAMIL ER 94 94 69 99
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 86 84 71 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 79 70 72 28
NAMENDA 77 77 73 49
NIFEDICAL XL 75 75 74 221
VENTOLIN HFA 75 70 74 88
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73 61 R 76 105
PREDNISONE 72 68 77 43
GALANTAMINE HBR 67 67 78 245
LACTULOSE 64 64 79 128
GLIMEPIRIDE 63 63 80 45
CAPTOPRIL 62 62 81 193
DIOVAN 61 61 82 40
FAMOTIDINE 60 56 83 61
LABETALOL HCL 60 60 83 172
GENERLAC 59 51 85 278
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 59 49 85 118
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 58 S2 85 91
COLCRYS 59 56 85 313
TRAZODONE HCL 58 31 89 64
DETROL LA 57 57 90 292
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 57 57 90 58
SYMBICORT 57 53 90 153
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55 44 93 107
KLOR-CON 10 55 55 93 106
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53 51 95 38
MUPIROCIN 52 46 96 137
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 51 97 81
ADVAIR DISKUS 50 50 98 52
DILTIAZEM ER 50 50 98 167
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 Nov. 18, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.