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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,556Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 88 out of 3647

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 145 out of 3647

933 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 933 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 933 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 24,990 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 1,393 1,277 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,155 1,039 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,096 1,057 3 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 904 840 4 11
METFORMIN HCL 836 764 5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 834 778 6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 699 674 7 7
FUROSEMIDE 656 616 8 8
LISINOPRIL 600 563 9 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 551 532 10 9
ALPRAZOLAM 507 464 11 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 485 450 12 16
ATENOLOL 475 439 13 10
GABAPENTIN 453 415 14 17
FENOFIBRATE 410 356 15 50
SYNTHROID 367 332 16 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 365 311 17 14
TEMAZEPAM 323 318 18 47
CARVEDILOL 313 293 19 20
PLAVIX 286 264 20 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 284 269 21 18
CLOPIDOGREL 267 259 22 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 262 232 23 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 258 231 24 38
ALLOPURINOL 249 235 25 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 243 243 26 30
SERTRALINE HCL 237 230 27 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 216 209 28 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 205 166 29 32
JANUVIA 200 171 30 72
BACLOFEN 191 161 31 97
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 190 164 S3 32 12
AZITHROMYCIN 188 167 33 34
LOVASTATIN 183 178 34 21
IBUPROFEN 182 128 35 55
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 182 178 35 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 181 148 37 35
NIFEDIPINE ER 180 180 38 67
TRAMADOL HCL 176 156 39 22
CLONIDINE HCL 173 140 40 46
RANITIDINE HCL 169 169 41 29
GLYBURIDE 169 157 R 41 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 166 149 43 53
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 159 44 48
VIAGRA 160 124 45 69
MELOXICAM 158 137 46 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 148 142 47 23
ADVAIR DISKUS 148 143 47 52
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 146 146 49 57
NEXIUM 145 123 50 44
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 136 134 51 152
NAPROXEN 135 119 52 70
NAMENDA 134 134 53 49
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 132 132 54 58
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 127 124 55 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 124 124 56 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113 105 57 65
LANTUS 113 102 57 59
DIGOXIN 112 101 59 51
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 111 101 60 84
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108 108 61 28
DIOVAN 107 91 62 40
BENAZEPRIL HCL 96 96 63 71
INSULIN SYRINGE 93 79 64 76
EVISTA 93 84 64 184
PROAIR HFA 90 75 66 62
PAROXETINE HCL 89 77 67 60
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 89 82 67 110
MUPIROCIN 88 66 69 137
CITALOPRAM HBR 87 68 70 25
FINASTERIDE 85 81 71 66
DIOVAN HCT 85 79 71 80
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 82 62 S2 73 104
CRESTOR 81 79 74 19
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 80 76 75 118
RAMIPRIL 79 60 76 101
GLIPIZIDE 72 69 77 41
LEVEMIR 72 62 77 187
LOVAZA 72 58 77 117
SINGULAIR 71 45 80 90
LORAZEPAM 71 66 80 73
LANSOPRAZOLE 70 56 82 116
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69 49 R 83 105
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 67 58 R 84 94
BUSPIRONE HCL 67 67 84 162
MECLIZINE HCL 66 63 86 85
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64 64 87 74
PROCTOZONE-HC 63 58 88 216
DIAZEPAM 61 54 89 214
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 40 90 36
CELEBREX 60 49 90 111
MEGESTROL ACETATE 59 43 R 92 138
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 58 52 93 78
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 57 94 124
METRONIDAZOLE 57 52 94 247
KLOR-CON 10 56 42 96 106
NIFEDICAL XL 56 53 96 221
TRICOR 56 56 96 144
INDAPAMIDE 55 55 99 296
GEMFIBROZIL 54 54 100 82
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 53 101 155
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52 52 102 156
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 42 103 107
ONGLYZA 51 51 103 238
CARTIA XT 51 39 103 242
VERAPAMIL ER 50 50 106 99
CAPTOPRIL 50 50 106 193
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 Nov. 18, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.