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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,680Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 3647

$605K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 766 out of 3647

1,517 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,517 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 1,517 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 34,686 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$16 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 2,548 2,443 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,925 1,811 2 3
LISINOPRIL 1,364 1,297 3 4
METFORMIN HCL 1,031 996 4 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 921 906 5 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 902 877 6 23
RANITIDINE HCL 878 809 7 29
ATENOLOL 839 812 8 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 809 800 9 2
LORATADINE 784 738 10 109
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 770 759 11 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 643 616 12 11
SYNTHROID 641 598 13 42
FOLIC ACID 631 574 14 95
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 532 505 15 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 514 467 16 13
VITAMIN D2 491 460 17 100
FAMOTIDINE 457 452 18 61
TEMAZEPAM 436 430 19 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 427 405 20 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 398 364 21 32
VOLTAREN 397 376 22 102
ALPRAZOLAM 372 359 23 31
RENAL CAPS 356 339 24 119
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 348 315 25 38
CLOPIDOGREL 319 302 26 26
VIAGRA 317 297 27 69
LOVASTATIN 317 317 27 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 300 280 29 15
GABAPENTIN 294 280 30 17
GLIPIZIDE 285 260 31 41
FUROSEMIDE 270 249 32 8
GLYBURIDE 265 263 R 33 54
IBUPROFEN 261 252 34 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 256 234 35 14
LANSOPRAZOLE 252 248 36 116
TAMSULOSIN HCL 251 210 37 28
KLOR-CON M20 243 242 38 121
CETIRIZINE HCL 242 222 39 213
CARVEDILOL 241 234 40 20
AMMONIUM LACTATE 236 230 41 141
FENOFIBRATE 236 209 41 50
PLAVIX 229 219 43 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 197 197 44 30
PAROXETINE HCL 196 192 45 60
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 192 180 46 86
CLONAZEPAM 192 177 46 146
SURE COMFORT 182 166 48 161
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 180 156 49 84
SERTRALINE HCL 179 174 50 27
GLIPIZIDE XL 171 162 51 190
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 166 157 52 200
CICLOPIROX 158 151 53 176
KETOCONAZOLE 157 153 54 132
VENTOLIN HFA 157 148 54 88
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150 141 56 16
LEVOXYL 147 146 57 125
FINASTERIDE 144 144 58 66
KLOR-CON 10 144 133 58 106
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144 130 58 36
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 143 137 S3 61 12
SINGULAIR 142 133 62 90
NAPROXEN 138 124 63 70
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 136 111 S3 64 149
CRESTOR 135 122 65 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 134 126 66 5
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 134 134 66 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133 129 68 56
CHERATUSSIN AC 130 127 69 286
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 128 116 70 74
TRAMADOL HCL 128 117 70 22
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 128 124 70 164
MECLIZINE HCL 116 114 73 85
ALLOPURINOL 116 105 73 37
AFEDITAB CR 114 109 75 237
QVAR 111 111 76 294
PROCTOZONE-HC 107 102 77 216
HYDROCORTISONE 107 96 77 354
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 104 98 79 188
NIFEDIPINE ER 104 95 79 67
CITALOPRAM HBR 102 85 81 25
LIDODERM 101 94 82 108
AZITHROMYCIN 101 95 82 34
FLUNISOLIDE 100 95 84 284
DIOVAN 98 86 85 40
MELOXICAM 97 83 86 33
LORAZEPAM 95 94 87 73
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 93 88 88 201
BENICAR 93 93 88 114
GALANTAMINE HBR 90 90 90 245
SYMBICORT 86 84 91 153
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84 80 92 53
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 84 84 92 171
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 83 73 94 58
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 83 73 94 136
NAMENDA 81 81 96 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 78 97 48
LANOXIN 77 76 98 231
TERAZOSIN HCL 77 77 98 103
MI ACID 75 62 100 263
JANUVIA 75 69 100 72
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73 73 R 102 98
LANTUS 72 66 103 59
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 71 61 104 365
VERAPAMIL ER 71 60 104 99
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70 70 106 124
LOPERAMIDE 70 68 106 271
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 69 69 108 276
MUPIROCIN 69 63 108 137
PREDNISONE 68 65 110 43
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67 62 111 143
CIALIS 67 63 111 179
CLONIDINE HCL 65 65 113 46
KLOR-CON 8 64 64 114 264
LIDOCAINE HCL 63 63 115 353
GEMFIBROZIL 63 61 115 82
PRILOSEC OTC 63 63 115 285
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62 56 R 118 105
NATEGLINIDE 62 62 118 339
DICYCLOMINE HCL 62 58 118 194
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61 59 121 135
NEXIUM 61 61 121 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 60 60 123 52
NYSTATIN 59 52 124 195
FOLBIC 57 57 125 255
GOLYTELY 56 51 126 364
CILOSTAZOL 55 39 127 168
HUMULIN 70-30 54 54 128 192
VITAL-D RX 54 42 128 197
BUMETANIDE 53 53 130 134
AVODART 52 52 131 173
DIOVAN HCT 52 52 131 80
MOMETASONE FUROATE 51 47 133 321
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50 33 134 24
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.