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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,127Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 3647

$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 107 out of 3647

1,819 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

7% of this provider’s 1,819 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 1,819 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 23,435 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,619 1,087 S3 1 12
SIMVASTATIN 1,709 1,248 2 1
LISINOPRIL 1,456 999 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 1,245 736 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 987 722 5 2
FUROSEMIDE 985 680 6 8
MELOXICAM 959 660 7 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 935 677 8 7
GABAPENTIN 908 441 9 17
METFORMIN HCL 891 512 10 6
TRAMADOL HCL 774 472 11 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 747 390 12 25
PREDNISONE 743 447 13 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 701 473 14 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 660 468 15 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 556 386 16 24
CEFUROXIME 545 306 10 17 228
RANITIDINE HCL 534 385 18 29
MIRTAZAPINE 406 279 19 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 387 231 20 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 383 283 21 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 382 283 22 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 362 292 23 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 352 202 24 18
VENTOLIN HFA 335 181 25 88
INSULIN SYRINGE 311 177 26 76
MECLIZINE HCL 308 235 27 85
CLOPIDOGREL 307 208 28 26
LEVOFLOXACIN 299 197 29 87
CARVEDILOL 297 208 30 20
ATENOLOL 283 235 31 10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 277 237 32 56
LOVASTATIN 273 200 33 21
CLONIDINE HCL 272 205 34 46
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 261 164 35 13
GLIPIZIDE 258 178 36 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 244 182 37 45
PLAVIX 228 147 38 39
BUSPIRONE HCL 224 106 39 162
TRAZODONE HCL 223 86 40 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 217 165 41 16
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 211 104 R 42 105
HYDRALAZINE HCL 207 136 43 81
CHLORTHALIDONE 207 119 43 208
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 207 111 43 110
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 199 117 46 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 198 106 47 35
LANTUS 197 119 48 59
SERTRALINE HCL 192 125 49 27
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 192 87 S2 49 104
OXYCODONE HCL 192 82 S2 49 75
LEVETIRACETAM 185 94 52 122
DONEPEZIL HCL 176 163 53 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 164 143 54 23
DIGOXIN 164 131 54 51
PROAIR HFA 161 45 56 62
SUCRALFATE 146 84 57 219
GLIPIZIDE ER 145 108 58 112
SINGLE USE SWAB 144 94 59 317
AZITHROMYCIN 143 83 60 34
GEMFIBROZIL 143 74 60 82
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 141 70 62 86
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139 87 63 11
VERAPAMIL ER 138 104 64 99
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 134 22 R 65 98
NOVOLOG 133 100 66 123
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 132 45 S2 67 163
RISPERIDONE 129 77 68 83
FLUCONAZOLE 128 61 69 226
FENOFIBRATE 126 79 70 50
RAMIPRIL 126 85 70 101
HUMULIN 70-30 125 51 72 192
COMBIVENT 122 55 73 170
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 122 100 73 107
BACLOFEN 115 28 75 97
METRONIDAZOLE 114 66 76 247
LABETALOL HCL 110 66 77 172
IBUPROFEN 109 37 78 55
GLYBURIDE 108 81 R 79 54
CILOSTAZOL 103 81 80 168
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102 47 81 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 102 41 81 68
BUPROPION HCL SR 102 54 81 249
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 99 60 84 199
SPIRONOLACTONE 97 83 85 77
NOVOLIN 70-30 97 13 85 130
PAROXETINE HCL 95 21 87 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 95 48 87 52
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 93 46 89 145
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 93 80 89 57
LEVEMIR 91 57 91 187
NAMENDA 91 91 91 49
NITROSTAT 87 57 93 206
METHOCARBAMOL 84 16 R 94 250
TERAZOSIN HCL 78 77 95 103
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77 57 96 89
NIFEDIPINE ER 76 59 97 67
TOPIRAMATE 76 17 97 254
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 75 44 S3 99 149
PEN NEEDLE 73 28 100 166
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 73 58 100 58
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 71 32 R 102 94
PROPRANOLOL HCL 70 27 103 156
DIOVAN 70 44 103 40
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67 54 105 155
ALLOPURINOL 66 39 106 37
CRESTOR 63 43 107 19
FINASTERIDE 61 50 108 66
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 61 40 108 307
LIPITOR 60 37 110 113
ROPINIROLE HCL 60 18 110 151
KLOR-CON M10 60 60 110 227
NAPROXEN 58 21 113 70
KLOR-CON 10 58 38 113 106
NEXIUM 57 23 115 44
ALPRAZOLAM 56 36 116 31
HUMALOG 55 44 117 239
PROMETHAZINE HCL 55 14 R 117 182
FAMOTIDINE 55 29 117 61
ESTRADIOL 53 25 R 120 236
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53 34 120 135
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52 12 122 71
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 37 122 65
AMIODARONE HCL 51 49 124 211
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51 43 124 127
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 44 126 48
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. 7, 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.