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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,501Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 3647

$1.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 3647

821 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

5% of this provider’s 821 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 30,999 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,473 1,320 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,277 1,154 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,031 943 3 2
LISINOPRIL 1,007 869 4 4
METFORMIN HCL 910 856 5 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 753 665 6 7
FUROSEMIDE 663 597 7 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 649 588 8 5
RANITIDINE HCL 616 573 9 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 589 541 10 24
DIOVAN 571 534 11 40
ATENOLOL 537 462 12 10
CRESTOR 513 463 13 19
VOLTAREN 511 481 14 102
CLOPIDOGREL 462 423 15 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 450 431 16 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 418 354 17 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 410 400 18 28
KETOCONAZOLE 373 363 19 132
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 350 318 20 14
LACTULOSE 344 331 21 128
GABAPENTIN 340 274 22 17
NEXIUM 332 247 23 44
IBUPROFEN 329 267 24 55
CITALOPRAM HBR 317 261 25 25
CARVEDILOL 314 261 26 20
SSD 311 302 10 27 310
MECLIZINE HCL 307 268 28 85
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 299 294 29 11
PLAVIX 290 279 30 39
DIGOXIN 285 241 31 51
MELOXICAM 279 268 32 33
AMMONIUM LACTATE 277 253 33 141
MEGESTROL ACETATE 262 253 R 34 138
LANTUS 246 213 35 59
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 245 241 36 243
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 243 209 37 32
NAMENDA 241 239 38 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 237 226 39 30
VIAGRA 225 208 40 69
JANUVIA 224 219 41 72
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 224 216 41 86
DIOVAN HCT 219 208 43 80
MUPIROCIN 217 204 44 137
CILOSTAZOL 217 200 44 168
FENOFIBRATE 213 192 46 50
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 212 197 47 84
INSULIN SYRINGE 208 189 48 76
ALPRAZOLAM 204 173 49 31
AZITHROMYCIN 202 177 50 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 201 177 51 56
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 196 180 52 152
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194 172 53 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 190 137 54 15
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 186 165 55 35
SINGULAIR 185 168 56 90
ADVAIR DISKUS 180 149 57 52
BENICAR 176 160 58 114
TEMAZEPAM 174 160 59 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170 154 60 18
ALLOPURINOL 168 159 61 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 160 153 62 89
NOVOLIN 70-30 158 127 63 130
LANSOPRAZOLE 157 145 64 116
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156 148 65 38
SURE COMFORT 156 132 65 161
LEVOFLOXACIN 153 138 67 87
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 140 140 68 74
GLYBURIDE 139 135 R 69 54
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 138 124 R 70 94
LIDODERM 137 116 71 108
FOLIC ACID 134 128 72 95
DICYCLOMINE HCL 132 107 73 194
FINASTERIDE 127 127 74 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 125 117 75 53
CICLOPIROX 124 123 76 176
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 124 111 76 160
CLONIDINE HCL 123 115 78 46
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 121 119 79 135
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 119 119 80 127
FAMOTIDINE 116 97 81 61
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 112 107 82 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112 103 82 65
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 110 110 84 261
PREDNISONE 109 99 85 43
LATANOPROST 104 94 86 218
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 103 103 87 13
SERTRALINE HCL 98 87 88 27
LOVASTATIN 96 94 89 21
CLOTRIMAZOLE 95 85 90 375
SYMBICORT 94 79 91 153
NOVOLOG 94 79 91 123
PROAIR HFA 91 80 93 62
LOVAZA 86 58 94 117
VENTOLIN HFA 85 63 95 88
RISPERIDONE 84 70 96 83
HYDRALAZINE HCL 83 76 97 81
CELEBREX 83 64 97 111
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 82 99 48
AVODART 82 82 99 173
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 81 70 101 199
NIFEDIPINE ER 79 66 102 67
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 77 69 103 136
TRICOR 73 58 104 144
CEPHALEXIN 72 66 105 142
NITROFURANTOIN 71 68 106 295
SUCRALFATE 71 71 106 219
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 71 71 106 157
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 71 59 106 118
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 70 62 110 311
TRAZODONE HCL 70 43 110 64
ACTONEL 69 60 112 196
BACLOFEN 68 58 113 97
ZAFIRLUKAST 64 59 114 366
METRONIDAZOLE 63 59 115 247
CIALIS 63 63 115 179
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62 38 117 124
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62 45 117 169
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 61 45 S3 119 149
LYRICA 59 55 120 120
RESTASIS 59 59 120 362
IRBESARTAN 58 47 122 232
EXELON 58 58 122 129
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58 54 122 107
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 56 43 125 361
PENTOXIFYLLINE 56 55 125 180
NAPROXEN 56 56 125 70
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 54 54 128 188
GALANTAMINE HBR 54 54 128 245
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 53 53 130 203
CLONAZEPAM 53 51 130 146
SANTYL 52 44 132 233
TRAVATAN Z 52 52 132 293
TRAMADOL HCL 52 49 132 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51 35 135 131
TEKTURNA 51 49 135 316
VENLAFAXINE HCL 50 38 137 272
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. 19, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.