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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,391Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 133 out of 3647

$800K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 414 out of 3647

622 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
39% 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

1% of this provider’s 22,281 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

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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 2,008 1,920 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,803 1,722 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,324 1,287 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 931 888 4 5
LISINOPRIL 915 859 5 4
ALPRAZOLAM 837 820 6 31
ATENOLOL 586 569 7 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 566 557 8 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 559 513 9 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 544 524 10 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 515 490 11 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 481 455 12 9
METFORMIN HCL 422 377 13 6
CRESTOR 407 352 14 19
FUROSEMIDE 390 372 15 8
CLOPIDOGREL 365 343 16 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 360 336 17 32
DIOVAN 359 349 18 40
PLAVIX 320 304 19 39
CARVEDILOL 294 260 20 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 289 289 21 25
BENAZEPRIL HCL 289 263 21 71
TAMSULOSIN HCL 245 242 23 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 238 226 24 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 237 224 25 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 236 231 26 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 227 213 27 13
IRBESARTAN 226 218 28 232
DONEPEZIL HCL 219 219 29 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 212 191 30 56
VIAGRA 207 193 31 69
METFORMIN HCL ER 206 193 32 92
DIOVAN HCT 202 196 33 80
AVODART 195 195 34 173
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188 180 35 48
DIGOXIN 188 188 35 51
RANITIDINE HCL 180 180 37 29
AVAPRO 166 157 38 315
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 153 153 R 39 94
TEMAZEPAM 144 138 40 47
SYNTHROID 131 127 41 42
MELOXICAM 129 120 42 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122 106 43 65
AZITHROMYCIN 113 105 44 34
ALLOPURINOL 110 105 45 37
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 99 98 46 84
FAMOTIDINE 97 97 47 61
GLIPIZIDE 97 93 47 41
FINASTERIDE 94 83 49 66
KLOR-CON 10 90 90 50 106
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90 88 50 38
GABAPENTIN 89 78 52 17
LOVASTATIN 85 85 53 21
NEXIUM 84 84 54 44
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 81 81 55 57
MECLIZINE HCL 80 80 56 85
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 69 68 57 86
PRADAXA 66 66 58 258
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 65 59 36
VYTORIN 64 64 60 191
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 61 61 61 58
VESICARE 61 51 61 209
BENICAR 60 60 63 114
GLIPIZIDE XL 60 60 63 190
LABETALOL HCL 58 58 65 172
JANUVIA 56 55 66 72
LEXAPRO 56 52 66 177
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56 56 66 35
VERAPAMIL ER 55 43 69 99
GLIPIZIDE ER 53 53 70 112
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 50 71 53
EXELON 51 51 71 129
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.