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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,887Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 591 out of 3647

$806K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 407 out of 3647

364 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

24% of this provider’s 364 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 364 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 8,705 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 557 326 S3 1 12
SIMVASTATIN 512 399 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 512 400 2 3
CRESTOR 370 253 4 19
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 321 109 S2 5 104
LISINOPRIL 319 205 6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 296 241 7 2
CARVEDILOL 292 219 8 20
METFORMIN HCL 289 181 9 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 261 156 10 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 247 183 11 16
DIOVAN 238 206 12 40
PROAIR HFA 219 143 13 62
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 204 139 14 13
CARISOPRODOL 196 18 R 15 115
GABAPENTIN 193 134 16 17
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 188 115 17 118
ATENOLOL 184 139 18 10
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 180 55 S2 19 163
JANUVIA 176 154 20 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 169 122 21 32
NEXIUM 164 107 22 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 164 136 22 45
FENOFIBRATE 157 107 24 50
MELOXICAM 146 90 25 33
CLONIDINE HCL 133 90 26 46
TOPIRAMATE 130 25 27 254
ADVAIR DISKUS 129 93 28 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 127 124 29 23
CLOPIDOGREL 126 100 30 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 122 95 31 28
TRICOR 122 70 31 144
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 121 99 33 18
NAMENDA 119 119 34 49
SINGULAIR 113 79 35 90
CELEBREX 111 80 36 111
FUROSEMIDE 109 73 37 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 106 106 38 30
PREDNISONE 99 59 39 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97 61 40 11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 89 57 41 110
NIFEDIPINE ER 89 75 41 67
PLAVIX 86 63 43 39
ACTOS 85 80 44 148
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 83 61 45 24
SPIRIVA 77 36 46 93
NIASPAN 73 42 47 175
CEFDINIR 72 47 48 330
LYRICA 71 53 49 120
PEN NEEDLE 70 45 50 166
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 68 39 R 51 94
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65 45 52 160
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65 42 52 81
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 34 54 9
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 41 54 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63 41 56 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 18 S2 57 91
MECLIZINE HCL 61 46 57 85
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 61 47 57 230
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 59 51 60 171
ENDOCET 58 28 S2 61 269
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 55 61 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 37 63 124
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55 36 64 359
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 34 64 56
LIPITOR 54 49 66 113
TRAZODONE HCL 50 29 67 64
BACLOFEN 50 25 67 97
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 Dec. 28, 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.