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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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41,017Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 3647

$3.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 3647

1,083 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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 1,083 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 1,083 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 35,493 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 1,761 1,524 1 3
CRESTOR 1,302 1,129 2 19
LISINOPRIL 1,103 903 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 1,052 926 4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 877 763 5 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 698 630 6 5
CARVEDILOL 693 612 7 20
METFORMIN HCL 646 534 8 6
FAMOTIDINE 644 571 9 61
CLOPIDOGREL 629 557 10 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 585 569 11 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 545 496 12 11
NAMENDA 535 529 13 49
ADVAIR DISKUS 532 431 14 52
GABAPENTIN 515 450 15 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 459 424 16 18
VOLTAREN 451 408 17 102
LIDODERM 440 355 18 108
NEXIUM 437 366 19 44
PLAVIX 424 381 20 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 421 372 21 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 415 375 22 65
RANITIDINE HCL 400 342 23 29
IBUPROFEN 393 317 24 55
ATENOLOL 377 311 25 10
FUROSEMIDE 374 327 26 8
SINGULAIR 373 313 27 90
TAMSULOSIN HCL 357 324 28 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 356 288 29 14
DIOVAN 337 329 30 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 330 308 31 23
SURE COMFORT 318 275 32 161
DIOVAN HCT 302 281 33 80
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 283 258 34 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 277 243 35 9
EXELON 265 263 36 129
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 264 239 37 24
LANTUS 262 208 38 59
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 262 219 38 86
ALLOPURINOL 261 237 40 37
SERTRALINE HCL 257 246 41 27
NOVOLIN 70-30 255 239 42 130
GEMFIBROZIL 253 215 43 82
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 251 207 R 44 94
WARFARIN SODIUM 248 199 45 15
AZITHROMYCIN 244 198 46 34
GLIPIZIDE 243 209 47 41
LOVAZA 242 204 48 117
JANUMET 240 196 49 202
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 234 213 50 32
MUPIROCIN 232 214 51 137
TEMAZEPAM 230 192 52 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 222 193 53 13
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 218 183 54 160
CELEBREX 216 183 55 111
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 209 166 56 38
MEGESTROL ACETATE 209 198 R 56 138
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 208 193 58 89
SYNTHROID 207 168 59 42
SPIRIVA 203 171 60 93
LACTULOSE 203 169 60 128
DIGOXIN 200 176 62 51
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 199 178 63 243
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196 164 64 48
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 193 170 65 74
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 191 173 66 84
FINASTERIDE 185 178 67 66
SYMBICORT 184 143 68 153
CITALOPRAM HBR 181 177 69 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 178 150 70 87
ALPRAZOLAM 176 159 71 31
PROAIR HFA 173 125 72 62
SEROQUEL XR 169 151 73 252
INSULIN SYRINGE 169 147 73 76
ABILIFY 169 138 73 205
SEROQUEL 165 159 76 185
BUMETANIDE 162 135 77 134
COREG CR 153 137 78 536
AMMONIUM LACTATE 152 147 79 141
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 151 146 80 56
VIAGRA 151 125 80 69
AVODART 150 133 82 173
TRAZODONE HCL 142 105 83 64
LYRICA 132 100 84 120
BENICAR 131 120 85 114
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 82 86 36
LORAZEPAM 126 109 87 73
LANSOPRAZOLE 123 91 88 116
VESICARE 122 90 89 209
JANUVIA 122 104 89 72
TRAMADOL HCL 121 104 91 22
DEXILANT 120 101 92 207
PENTOXIFYLLINE 119 106 93 180
LEXAPRO 118 108 94 177
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 112 101 95 78
MECLIZINE HCL 111 104 96 85
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 111 110 96 171
PREDNISONE 110 92 98 43
ACTONEL 108 100 99 196
FOLIC ACID 108 94 99 95
DICYCLOMINE HCL 108 85 99 194
LOVASTATIN 103 92 102 21
FEXOFENADINE HCL 99 99 103 380
BYSTOLIC 99 88 103 158
BENAZEPRIL HCL 98 98 105 71
NAPROXEN 97 63 106 70
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 96 66 107 124
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 92 92 108 276
PRADAXA 89 89 109 258
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 89 71 109 57
CYMBALTA 89 60 109 79
LEVETIRACETAM 88 70 112 122
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 86 78 113 188
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 85 76 R 114 105
ALCOHOL SWABS 85 72 114 472
MELOXICAM 84 75 116 33
BENICAR HCT 84 82 116 165
ADVAIR HFA 84 74 116 457
ONGLYZA 83 78 119 238
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 80 56 120 127
METFORMIN HCL ER 80 71 120 92
LIPITOR 79 73 122 113
PAROXETINE HCL 79 77 122 60
HUMULIN 70-30 79 63 122 192
AMITIZA 76 59 125 347
LATANOPROST 76 76 125 218
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 76 50 R 125 98
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 73 60 128 365
DOVONEX 73 60 128 400
RESTASIS 72 64 130 362
KETOCONAZOLE 71 58 131 132
BONIVA 71 69 131 352
CLONIDINE HCL 70 58 133 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 70 53 133 45
RAMIPRIL 70 70 133 101
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 69 67 136 376
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 69 52 136 118
AMIODARONE HCL 68 68 138 211
TERAZOSIN HCL 68 68 138 103
PEN NEEDLE 68 51 138 166
COMBIVENT 67 54 141 170
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67 63 141 135
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65 57 143 16
NIFEDIPINE ER 65 62 143 67
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 65 59 143 200
ACTOS 63 46 146 148
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62 34 147 156
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 62 51 147 268
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 62 62 147 201
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 51 S2 150 91
FORTEO 61 61 150 390
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61 61 150 81
CIALIS 60 56 153 179
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 59 59 154 203
GLYBURIDE 59 49 R 154 54
NOVOLOG 58 32 156 123
CYANOCOBALAMIN INJECTION 57 49 157 384
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 57 49 157 519
MIRTAZAPINE 57 46 157 63
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56 41 160 199
CLOTRIMAZOLE 55 35 161 375
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55 47 161 53
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 54 163 107
TRIBENZOR 53 50 164 424
PROCTOZONE-HC 53 53 164 216
GLIPIZIDE ER 53 51 164 112
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 49 167 155
ZOVIRAX 52 43 167 406
LUMIGAN 51 51 169 291
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 Oct. 31, 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.