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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,524Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 75 out of 3647

$1.65M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 58 out of 3647

739 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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 27,661 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
LISINOPRIL 1,315 1,220 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 1,139 1,106 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,104 1,022 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 989 908 4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 969 893 5 5
METFORMIN HCL 620 564 6 6
ATENOLOL 610 595 7 10
CLOPIDOGREL 549 521 8 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 538 501 9 23
FUROSEMIDE 498 485 10 8
CRESTOR 496 474 11 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 460 442 12 7
FAMOTIDINE 446 427 13 61
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 446 414 13 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 441 413 15 11
RANITIDINE HCL 420 410 16 29
LOVASTATIN 406 359 17 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 379 338 18 13
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 372 361 10 19 243
IBUPROFEN 371 323 20 55
TRAMADOL HCL 359 313 21 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 355 350 22 24
PLAVIX 349 337 23 39
LANTUS 310 273 24 59
MEGESTROL ACETATE 294 285 R 25 138
LACTULOSE 289 285 26 128
GABAPENTIN 288 258 27 17
CARVEDILOL 288 265 27 20
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 283 263 29 118
NEXIUM 273 241 30 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 256 249 31 28
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 251 243 32 57
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 245 217 33 84
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 244 244 34 127
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 235 226 35 18
INSULIN SYRINGE 226 185 36 76
ADVAIR DISKUS 222 209 37 52
NOVOLIN R 216 189 38 139
DIOVAN 205 188 39 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 201 180 40 143
THERMAZENE 201 199 10 40 507
KETOCONAZOLE 196 195 42 132
SURE COMFORT 183 181 43 161
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 178 170 44 53
FORTEO 175 175 45 390
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 174 163 46 35
SERTRALINE HCL 166 144 47 27
NAMENDA 165 161 48 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 162 161 49 30
LIDODERM 160 153 50 108
GLYBURIDE 152 130 R 51 54
LEVOFLOXACIN 151 143 52 87
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149 141 53 14
ALPRAZOLAM 148 144 54 31
SINGULAIR 147 147 55 90
GLIPIZIDE 143 131 56 41
DIGOXIN 142 136 57 51
AMMONIUM LACTATE 138 134 58 141
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 131 59 48
SSD 131 112 60 310
NOVOLIN 70-30 128 111 61 130
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 128 128 61 38
TEMAZEPAM 123 122 63 47
WARFARIN SODIUM 116 116 64 15
FENOFIBRATE 115 105 65 50
DEXILANT 108 108 66 207
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 106 98 67 110
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 103 93 68 86
LANSOPRAZOLE 102 88 69 116
FINASTERIDE 100 100 70 66
MUPIROCIN 99 98 71 137
VOLTAREN 97 89 72 102
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96 83 73 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96 83 73 65
AGGRENOX 95 85 75 267
LOVAZA 93 89 76 117
TRICOR 91 91 77 144
PAROXETINE HCL 90 82 78 60
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87 85 79 160
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 87 78 79 276
SPIRIVA 86 83 81 93
FOLIC ACID 85 85 82 95
ALLOPURINOL 83 78 83 37
ACTOS 82 82 84 148
BENICAR 81 81 85 114
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 81 79 85 155
SENSIPAR 81 72 85 377
AVODART 80 80 88 173
BONIVA 77 74 89 352
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 76 75 90 78
LEVETIRACETAM 76 65 90 122
RISPERIDONE 76 67 90 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75 75 93 56
CLONIDINE HCL 74 53 94 46
RESTASIS 72 68 95 362
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72 60 95 199
BUMETANIDE 71 71 97 134
PROAIR HFA 70 70 98 62
NIFEDIPINE ER 68 63 99 67
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 68 67 99 203
CELEBREX 67 67 101 111
EXELON 66 65 102 129
CITALOPRAM HBR 63 57 103 25
NAPROXEN 62 61 104 70
MECLIZINE HCL 62 61 104 85
TERBINAFINE HCL 61 61 106 415
PRADAXA 61 54 106 258
LATANOPROST 59 57 108 218
SEROQUEL 57 57 109 185
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 56 49 110 311
NABUMETONE 56 55 110 262
SYNTHROID 56 42 110 42
LIPITOR 55 44 113 113
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52 40 114 81
DIOVAN HCT 52 50 114 80
CLONAZEPAM 51 42 116 146
LEXAPRO 50 45 117 177
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50 33 117 194
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 Aug. 2, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.