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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,025Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 68 out of 3647

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 111 out of 3647

1,055 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,055 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 27,892 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% 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

28 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 1,566 1,456 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,243 1,142 2 3
LISINOPRIL 1,240 1,133 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,050 974 4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 863 838 5 5
ATENOLOL 827 765 6 10
ALPRAZOLAM 688 678 7 31
METFORMIN HCL ER 608 552 8 92
METFORMIN HCL 569 528 9 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 491 457 10 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 489 466 11 14
RANITIDINE HCL 488 464 12 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 477 445 13 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 440 420 14 7
CRESTOR 423 394 15 19
TEMAZEPAM 402 395 16 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 384 358 17 74
SYNTHROID 358 324 18 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 355 322 19 13
SERTRALINE HCL 353 320 20 27
FENOFIBRATE 353 336 20 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 351 319 22 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 333 306 23 23
LOVASTATIN 328 316 24 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 316 296 25 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 303 299 26 30
GABAPENTIN 284 266 27 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 284 247 27 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 280 273 29 16
DIOVAN 265 264 30 40
NEXIUM 264 241 31 44
CARVEDILOL 259 246 32 20
CLOPIDOGREL 249 233 33 26
PLAVIX 245 234 34 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 240 203 35 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239 237 36 48
IBUPROFEN 237 207 37 55
GLYBURIDE 222 194 R 38 54
GLIPIZIDE ER 213 179 39 112
TAMSULOSIN HCL 212 196 40 28
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 212 210 40 35
BENICAR 209 209 42 114
CITALOPRAM HBR 208 200 43 25
FAMOTIDINE 205 200 44 61
FUROSEMIDE 203 190 45 8
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 199 199 46 57
NIFEDIPINE ER 198 182 47 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183 183 48 36
CLONIDINE HCL 182 170 49 46
TRAMADOL HCL 168 150 50 22
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 165 150 51 86
GLIPIZIDE 149 136 52 41
VIAGRA 144 126 53 69
LORAZEPAM 143 135 54 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 139 133 55 52
DIOVAN HCT 139 132 55 80
BENICAR HCT 139 139 55 165
PAROXETINE HCL 139 135 55 60
NAPROXEN 133 119 59 70
ALLOPURINOL 129 120 60 37
CLONAZEPAM 129 110 60 146
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126 116 62 56
AZITHROMYCIN 126 112 62 34
MELOXICAM 122 103 64 33
MECLIZINE HCL 121 114 65 85
LANSOPRAZOLE 120 112 66 116
NAMENDA 116 116 67 49
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 114 103 R 68 94
BENAZEPRIL HCL 113 113 69 71
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 113 103 69 53
SINGULAIR 111 86 71 90
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 109 94 72 84
INSULIN SYRINGE 105 92 73 76
ACTONEL 104 88 74 196
GLIPIZIDE XL 101 101 75 190
DIGOXIN 98 86 76 51
CARTIA XT 93 93 77 242
FINASTERIDE 92 92 78 66
RAMIPRIL 92 64 78 101
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91 81 80 65
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 89 89 81 58
VOLTAREN 88 71 82 102
TRICOR 87 66 83 144
VYTORIN 80 79 84 191
AVODART 78 78 85 173
LYRICA 76 63 86 120
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 68 87 152
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 69 69 88 311
LEXAPRO 66 63 89 177
GLIMEPIRIDE 64 59 90 45
ACTOS 62 49 91 148
DICYCLOMINE HCL 62 48 91 194
TERAZOSIN HCL 61 61 93 103
VENTOLIN HFA 59 59 94 88
PEN NEEDLE 58 49 95 166
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58 58 95 155
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 58 53 95 24
LABETALOL HCL 57 47 98 172
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56 40 99 160
JANUVIA 56 54 99 72
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55 55 101 164
PROCTOZONE-HC 54 50 102 216
LANTUS 54 48 102 59
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 49 104 68
JANTOVEN 51 51 105 140
VERAPAMIL ER 51 51 105 99
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 41 107 136
FOLIC ACID 50 41 107 95
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 Jan. 12, 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.