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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,005Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 447 out of 3647

$649K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 652 out of 3647

734 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 14,209 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% 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

20 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 863 822 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 741 707 2 2
LISINOPRIL 601 576 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 573 539 4 3
METFORMIN HCL 514 483 5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 433 404 6 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 375 365 7 11
ATENOLOL 310 296 8 10
RANITIDINE HCL 309 279 9 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 277 259 10 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 270 261 11 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 263 248 12 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253 245 13 9
ALPRAZOLAM 222 213 14 31
CRESTOR 209 209 15 19
PLAVIX 207 196 16 39
FENOFIBRATE 204 202 17 50
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 197 196 18 57
LOVASTATIN 191 184 19 21
CLOPIDOGREL 184 183 20 26
NEXIUM 180 156 21 44
VIAGRA 166 166 22 69
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 165 137 23 32
CARVEDILOL 158 155 24 20
SERTRALINE HCL 135 122 25 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 131 120 26 18
VERAPAMIL ER 119 116 27 99
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 115 103 28 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 113 112 29 15
EVISTA 112 112 30 184
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 111 110 31 14
GLYBURIDE 111 111 R 31 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 110 109 33 28
NAPROXEN 108 102 34 70
MELOXICAM 107 105 35 33
FUROSEMIDE 103 90 36 8
LANSOPRAZOLE 100 100 37 116
NIFEDIPINE ER 96 83 38 67
BENICAR 96 96 38 114
ALLOPURINOL 91 85 40 37
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 90 90 41 86
IRBESARTAN 89 89 42 232
DIOVAN 86 71 43 40
GABAPENTIN 81 65 44 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 79 68 45 30
DIGOXIN 78 78 46 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 76 75 47 25
TEMAZEPAM 76 76 47 47
ACTOS 76 76 47 148
ADVAIR DISKUS 76 64 47 52
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73 73 51 35
ACTONEL 68 56 52 196
CELEBREX 67 67 53 111
MECLIZINE HCL 66 61 54 85
INSULIN SYRINGE 66 62 54 76
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65 56 56 53
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64 64 57 81
TRAMADOL HCL 63 52 58 22
SYNTHROID 62 59 59 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61 61 60 38
DILTIAZEM ER 61 61 60 167
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59 59 62 56
FINASTERIDE 58 58 63 66
IBUPROFEN 57 46 64 55
PROAIR HFA 56 56 65 62
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 56 44 65 58
JANUVIA 54 48 67 72
LORAZEPAM 54 54 67 73
FELODIPINE ER 53 53 69 186
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 51 51 R 70 360
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 51 50 70 24
AZITHROMYCIN 50 43 72 34
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 July 8, 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.