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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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50,068Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 3647

$840K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 365 out of 3647

1,589 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%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
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Florida
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

1% of this provider’s 1,589 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 1,589 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 47,809 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$17 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 2,787 2,695 1 1
FOLBIC 2,265 2,158 10 2 255
OMEPRAZOLE 1,854 1,722 3 3
RENAL CAPS 1,478 1,421 10 4 119
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,478 1,398 4 23
LISINOPRIL 1,363 1,323 6 4
METFORMIN HCL 1,165 1,123 7 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,072 996 8 2
VITAMIN D2 1,012 929 9 100
SYNTHROID 1,000 972 10 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 994 948 11 13
FOLIC ACID 922 871 12 95
ATENOLOL 875 820 13 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 841 825 14 11
RANITIDINE HCL 760 732 15 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 685 642 16 9
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 668 656 17 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 664 639 18 25
LOVASTATIN 657 630 19 21
LORAZEPAM 644 624 10 20 73
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 639 625 21 7
TEMAZEPAM 604 583 22 47
LORATADINE 581 551 23 109
ALPRAZOLAM 568 554 24 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 546 538 25 18
LEVOXYL 522 510 26 125
GABAPENTIN 513 471 27 17
HEMAX 464 451 10 28 412
DONEPEZIL HCL 455 455 29 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 444 429 30 15
AMMONIUM LACTATE 408 405 31 141
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 405 401 32 48
MELOXICAM 390 357 33 33
GEMFIBROZIL 381 359 34 82
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 376 374 35 74
FUROSEMIDE 364 362 36 8
CARVEDILOL 336 326 37 20
LANSOPRAZOLE 333 315 38 116
PANCRELIPASE 5,000 316 309 10 39 392
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 312 312 10 40 164
TIZANIDINE HCL 310 283 41 126
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 304 295 42 14
KETOCONAZOLE 281 258 43 132
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 270 267 44 36
FENOFIBRATE 267 264 45 50
VIAGRA 267 267 45 69
ALLOPURINOL 266 266 47 37
FINASTERIDE 263 263 48 66
SERTRALINE HCL 260 245 49 27
VYTORIN 252 240 50 191
CLOPIDOGREL 245 245 51 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 243 207 S3 52 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 240 222 53 38
CICLOPIROX 239 236 54 176
TAMSULOSIN HCL 238 234 55 28
IBUPROFEN 216 184 56 55
VOLTAREN 211 206 57 102
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 210 210 58 57
GLIPIZIDE 199 196 59 41
JANUVIA 194 194 60 72
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 193 193 R 61 94
PLAVIX 188 186 62 39
CILOSTAZOL 187 183 63 168
FABB 173 159 10 64 523
FAMOTIDINE 171 156 65 61
LIDODERM 158 148 66 108
GLYBURIDE 158 158 R 66 54
KLOR-CON 8 155 155 68 264
PROCTOZONE-HC 154 143 69 216
VITAL-D RX 149 144 70 197
CLONAZEPAM 147 123 71 146
LACTULOSE 146 138 72 128
BENICAR HCT 146 146 72 165
SURE COMFORT 146 146 72 161
DIOVAN 145 145 75 40
SPIRONOLACTONE 145 145 75 77
FELODIPINE ER 144 144 77 186
CETIRIZINE HCL 144 141 77 213
BENICAR 142 142 79 114
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 142 141 79 56
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 140 130 81 58
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 139 129 82 65
METFORMIN HCL ER 137 137 83 92
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 136 136 84 171
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 135 122 85 152
TRAMADOL HCL 132 132 86 22
FLUNISOLIDE 128 123 87 284
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 127 127 88 143
ADVAIR DISKUS 126 116 89 52
SINGULAIR 124 116 90 90
PENTOXIFYLLINE 122 116 91 180
DIOVAN HCT 121 113 92 80
PAROXETINE HCL 120 107 93 60
ACTONEL 120 98 93 196
VENTOLIN HFA 117 112 95 88
NIFEDIPINE ER 110 110 96 67
BENZONATATE 109 106 97 326
MI ACID 108 102 98 263
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 105 94 99 84
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 103 100 100 200
QUINAPRIL HCL 103 94 100 212
MECLIZINE HCL 101 99 102 85
LANOXIN 101 101 102 231
GLIPIZIDE XL 99 98 104 190
NAMENDA 98 86 105 49
TERAZOSIN HCL 97 97 106 103
CIALIS 97 88 106 179
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 96 78 S3 108 149
AFEDITAB CR 94 94 109 237
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 94 93 109 107
IRBESARTAN 87 87 111 232
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 87 84 111 248
NAPROXEN 84 80 113 70
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 83 81 114 135
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 83 75 114 201
HYDRALAZINE HCL 82 82 116 81
VERAPAMIL ER 82 70 116 99
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82 74 116 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 82 116 68
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 81 81 120 127
CRESTOR 77 74 121 19
KLOR-CON 10 77 68 121 106
GLIMEPIRIDE 77 77 121 45
BUPROPION HCL 76 76 124 335
BENAZEPRIL HCL 75 65 125 71
LYRICA 75 70 125 120
LEVETIRACETAM 74 42 127 122
LEVITRA 73 69 128 304
NYSTATIN 72 69 129 195
NEXIUM 70 62 130 44
RENO CAPS 69 62 10 131 564
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68 60 132 136
DILTIAZEM ER 66 65 133 167
ACTOS 66 66 133 148
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 66 62 133 188
RAMIPRIL 66 66 133 101
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65 62 137 160
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62 57 R 138 105
PRILOSEC OTC 62 62 138 285
DICYCLOMINE HCL 62 56 138 194
NITROSTAT 61 60 141 206
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 60 52 142 379
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59 59 143 124
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57 57 144 86
DETROL LA 55 53 145 292
LANTUS 55 55 145 59
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 52 50 R 147 290
LOPERAMIDE 51 48 148 271
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.