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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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70,128Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 3647

$4.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 3647

2,469 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 2,469 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 2,469 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 59,389 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 2,358 2,048 1 1
LISINOPRIL 2,252 2,027 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 2,152 1,906 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 2,081 1,848 4 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,970 1,791 5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,723 1,574 6 2
TRAMADOL HCL 1,556 1,401 10 7 22
MIRTAZAPINE 1,554 1,490 10 8 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,513 1,476 9 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,496 1,234 10 15
NAMENDA 1,178 1,169 11 49
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,155 1,036 12 24
GABAPENTIN 1,149 873 13 17
OMEPRAZOLE 1,128 878 14 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,043 909 15 25
METFORMIN HCL 970 773 16 6
TRAZODONE HCL 966 799 17 64
EXELON 909 879 18 129
SERTRALINE HCL 798 728 19 27
CARVEDILOL 668 622 20 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 654 596 21 131
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 647 548 22 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 634 575 23 56
NOVOLOG 581 471 24 123
CLOPIDOGREL 567 505 25 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 563 404 S3 26 12
CYMBALTA 554 393 27 79
RISPERIDONE 535 473 28 83
CLONIDINE HCL 523 468 29 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 474 393 30 9
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 472 439 31 127
DIGOXIN 468 434 32 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 468 417 32 65
LEVETIRACETAM 458 333 34 122
TAMSULOSIN HCL 455 390 35 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 454 394 36 81
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 453 398 37 89
LANTUS 447 337 38 59
TIZANIDINE HCL 445 321 39 126
PLAVIX 436 401 40 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 427 357 41 151
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 415 365 42 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 405 353 43 53
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 393 374 44 150
RANITIDINE HCL 381 328 45 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 355 264 46 32
MELOXICAM 352 315 47 33
ATENOLOL 348 308 48 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 346 308 49 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 338 271 50 77
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 336 296 51 13
BACLOFEN 334 154 52 97
METHADONE HCL 327 178 S2 53 174
ADVAIR DISKUS 326 245 54 52
MUPIROCIN 324 264 55 137
ALLOPURINOL 322 299 56 37
PREDNISONE 321 257 57 43
KLOR-CON M20 321 273 57 121
PAROXETINE HCL 319 298 59 60
LEVOFLOXACIN 313 278 60 87
SANTYL 270 227 61 233
NOVOLIN R 267 217 62 139
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 266 247 63 11
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 265 217 64 261
GLIMEPIRIDE 264 237 65 45
GLIPIZIDE 264 223 65 41
LYRICA 263 144 67 120
DIOVAN 263 237 67 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 261 242 69 23
BUPROPION HCL SR 257 215 70 249
PROMETHAZINE HCL 254 168 R 71 182
CRESTOR 253 164 72 19
BUMETANIDE 250 229 73 134
JANTOVEN 246 239 74 140
RAMIPRIL 245 217 75 101
FLUOXETINE HCL 243 189 76 68
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 238 213 77 155
LEVEMIR 237 187 78 187
LIDODERM 206 181 79 108
NOVOLIN 70-30 201 134 80 130
BUSPIRONE HCL 196 170 81 162
SEROQUEL 195 163 82 185
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 191 157 83 110
KLOR-CON 10 191 163 83 106
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 191 181 83 157
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 187 167 86 35
NIASPAN 178 111 87 175
JANUVIA 171 146 88 72
AZITHROMYCIN 169 141 89 34
OXYCODONE HCL 161 77 S2 90 75
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 158 131 91 199
SPIRIVA 156 142 92 93
HYDROXYZINE HCL 155 108 R 93 244
GALANTAMINE HBR 153 153 94 245
FENTANYL 149 74 S2 95 147
LEXAPRO 148 136 96 177
GEMFIBROZIL 148 120 96 82
AGGRENOX 148 113 96 267
FINASTERIDE 147 137 99 66
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 143 51 S2 100 163
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 141 128 101 136
DILTIAZEM HCL 141 128 101 253
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 140 131 S2 103 91
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 138 93 104 135
GLYBURIDE 138 132 R 104 54
COUMADIN 138 122 104 343
MEGESTROL ACETATE 137 123 R 107 138
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 137 128 107 169
FENOFIBRATE 135 112 109 50
NYSTATIN 135 116 109 195
AMOXICILLIN 132 110 111 133
BUPROPION XL 131 86 112 229
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 128 114 113 145
PRIMIDONE 127 110 114 288
CELEBREX 127 111 114 111
OLANZAPINE 125 99 116 240
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 123 80 R 117 98
INSULIN SYRINGE 122 72 118 76
FAMOTIDINE 121 117 119 61
MIDODRINE HCL 120 81 120 399
SUCRALFATE 120 114 120 219
VANCOMYCIN HCL 119 81 122 329
METRONIDAZOLE 118 100 123 247
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 118 106 123 334
CEPHALEXIN 115 100 125 142
MECLIZINE HCL 114 80 126 85
KLOR-CON M10 108 99 127 227
ABILIFY 108 93 127 205
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 108 105 127 361
TOPIRAMATE 107 34 130 254
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 106 93 131 107
GLUCAGEN 106 83 131 425
CEFTRIAXONE 106 93 131 305
LATANOPROST 105 85 134 218
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 104 83 135 143
VENLAFAXINE HCL 103 90 136 272
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 103 16 S2 136 104
SINGULAIR 102 80 138 90
NEXIUM 102 61 138 44
PROAIR HFA 102 60 138 62
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 100 85 141 118
DETROL LA 100 99 141 292
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 100 61 141 289
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 79 144 36
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 99 83 144 188
METOLAZONE 98 90 146 251
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 97 92 147 210
FLUCONAZOLE 97 68 147 226
AMIODARONE HCL 95 93 149 211
TRAVATAN Z 94 86 150 293
PERMETHRIN 93 83 151 429
KETOCONAZOLE 93 80 151 132
PROCRIT 93 93 151 398
BENAZEPRIL HCL 91 72 154 71
LABETALOL HCL 90 62 155 172
CILOSTAZOL 88 88 156 168
CARBAMAZEPINE 88 77 156 308
DIOVAN HCT 88 77 156 80
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 87 87 159 363
ACTOS 87 59 159 148
LAMOTRIGINE 87 50 159 266
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86 34 R 162 105
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 83 66 163 84
PRISTIQ ER 82 70 164 394
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80 59 165 14
LOVASTATIN 80 63 165 21
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 80 77 165 58
TERAZOSIN HCL 79 75 168 103
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 79 65 168 268
NYSTOP 79 67 168 323
LIDOCAINE HCL 78 72 171 353
DILANTIN 77 64 172 477
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 77 54 172 307
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73 62 174 181
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 70 51 175 391
TIMOLOL MALEATE 69 59 176 327
CARISOPRODOL 66 0 R 177 115
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 66 61 177 78
VENTOLIN HFA 65 42 179 88
LACTULOSE 65 44 179 128
FLOVENT HFA 65 49 179 345
LIPITOR 65 50 179 113
IBUPROFEN 64 30 183 55
NITROSTAT 64 58 183 206
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 63 63 185 203
OXCARBAZEPINE 63 34 185 410
CHOLESTYRAMINE 61 56 187 430
DILTIAZEM ER 61 44 187 167
MEGACE ES 59 55 R 189 405
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 59 44 189 86
SODIUM CHLORIDE 59 55 189 341
VALPROIC ACID 59 49 189 331
PHENYTOIN 58 45 193 378
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 56 193 48
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 58 46 193 243
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58 45 193 74
SOTALOL 57 48 197 281
NOVOLIN N 57 44 197 320
VERAPAMIL ER 55 50 199 99
NIFEDIPINE ER 55 42 199 67
INVANZ 53 43 201 582
ENABLEX 52 52 202 388
FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 43 202 656
NITROFURANTOIN 51 45 204 295
HYDROCORTISONE 51 44 204 354
VESICARE 50 43 206 209
RENVELA 50 44 206 337
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. 21, 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.