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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,084Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 3647

$2.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 3647

1,046 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

14% of this provider’s 1,046 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 1,046 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 21,314 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

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 985 818 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 960 667 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 892 694 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 764 643 4 2
LISINOPRIL 709 585 5 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 678 454 S3 6 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 643 481 7 32
FUROSEMIDE 548 377 8 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 461 335 9 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 428 371 10 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 381 285 11 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 381 336 11 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 373 265 13 24
GABAPENTIN 365 261 14 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 356 294 15 25
OXYCODONE HCL 338 132 S2 16 75
WARFARIN SODIUM 336 310 17 15
SERTRALINE HCL 307 258 18 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 293 205 19 9
ALPRAZOLAM 270 147 20 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 267 194 21 45
METFORMIN HCL 265 173 22 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 261 228 23 28
ATENOLOL 259 204 24 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 240 201 25 11
MELOXICAM 238 194 26 33
CYMBALTA 232 140 27 79
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 228 162 28 143
CARISOPRODOL 217 44 R 29 115
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 216 100 R 30 98
CLOPIDOGREL 213 182 31 26
RISPERIDONE 210 139 32 83
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 201 152 33 53
LYRICA 200 91 34 120
CRESTOR 199 127 35 19
AZITHROMYCIN 198 136 36 34
CARVEDILOL 195 171 37 20
TRAMADOL HCL 184 124 38 22
NAPROXEN 179 134 39 70
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 177 144 40 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 175 175 41 30
NEXIUM 175 105 41 44
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 174 78 S2 43 104
RANITIDINE HCL 173 133 44 29
SPIRIVA 169 128 45 93
TRAZODONE HCL 167 73 46 64
PLAVIX 166 141 47 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 157 143 48 23
PREDNISONE 156 108 49 43
ALLOPURINOL 148 103 50 37
CELEBREX 147 110 51 111
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 126 52 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 135 110 53 65
FENOFIBRATE 134 78 54 50
BUPROPION XL 128 101 55 229
TOPIRAMATE 128 42 55 254
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 127 73 57 38
SINGULAIR 123 76 58 90
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 121 20 S2 59 163
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119 104 60 56
LORAZEPAM 119 87 60 73
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 116 99 62 35
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 116 86 62 136
ADVAIR DISKUS 115 80 64 52
MIRTAZAPINE 111 98 65 63
LEVETIRACETAM 107 45 66 122
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 86 66 48
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 106 92 R 68 94
PAROXETINE HCL 106 82 68 60
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 106 80 68 89
FLUOXETINE HCL 103 53 71 68
LOVASTATIN 98 74 72 21
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 97 68 73 78
FAMOTIDINE 96 92 74 61
CEFUROXIME 94 67 75 228
BYSTOLIC 94 63 75 158
DIOVAN 93 68 77 40
OXYCONTIN 92 55 S2 78 234
BENAZEPRIL HCL 92 58 78 71
IBUPROFEN 90 61 80 55
PROMETHAZINE HCL 88 52 R 81 182
NITROFURANTOIN 86 86 82 295
METFORMIN HCL ER 85 77 83 92
PROAIR HFA 85 53 83 62
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85 44 83 160
KLOR-CON 10 83 53 86 106
TERAZOSIN HCL 82 82 87 103
BACLOFEN 82 44 87 97
CLONIDINE HCL 81 71 89 46
DIAZEPAM 81 37 89 214
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 81 31 S3 89 280
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 81 57 89 84
JANUMET 79 62 93 202
HYDROXYZINE HCL 78 63 R 94 244
DIOVAN HCT 76 55 95 80
AMITIZA 76 32 95 347
DEXILANT 75 44 97 207
AMOXICILLIN 75 51 97 133
LAMOTRIGINE 74 0 99 266
LOVAZA 74 50 99 117
FINASTERIDE 73 73 101 66
ROPINIROLE HCL 73 71 101 151
RAMIPRIL 72 68 103 101
INSULIN SYRINGE 72 42 103 76
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 69 0 105 135
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 69 57 105 57
NIASPAN 68 22 107 175
METOLAZONE 68 34 107 251
LANSOPRAZOLE 67 37 109 116
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 67 38 109 246
TIZANIDINE HCL 65 30 111 126
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64 51 112 74
ULORIC 64 23 112 496
JANUVIA 64 52 112 72
LIDODERM 63 44 115 108
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 63 53 115 268
CIALIS 62 38 117 179
DIGOXIN 62 60 117 51
PEN NEEDLE 62 36 117 166
NIFEDIPINE ER 62 22 117 67
SEROQUEL XR 62 24 117 252
CLONAZEPAM 62 47 117 146
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 61 31 123 118
PRIMIDONE 61 56 123 288
PREMARIN 61 44 R 123 217
SYMBICORT 61 53 123 153
VENTOLIN HFA 61 44 123 88
LEVEMIR 60 47 128 187
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 60 19 S2 128 235
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59 41 130 110
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 29 131 77
OLANZAPINE 58 37 131 240
NASONEX 58 16 131 220
SAVELLA 58 11 131 570
ANDROGEL 58 42 S3 131 318
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 40 136 124
COMBIVENT 56 36 137 170
FENTANYL 56 44 S2 137 147
EXFORGE 54 25 139 198
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 54 14 139 451
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53 48 141 145
CALCITONIN-SALMON 53 45 141 297
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 16 141 181
NITROSTAT 51 45 144 206
ERYTHROMYCIN 51 22 144 666
CLOZAPINE 51 0 144 385
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 51 44 144 274
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 38 R 144 105
BUMETANIDE 50 41 149 134
ZOSTAVAX 50 47 149 178
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 June 17, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.