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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,940Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 301 out of 3647

$677K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 608 out of 3647

1,085 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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

5% of this provider’s 1,085 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 1,085 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 15,658 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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 1,113 990 1 1
LISINOPRIL 812 687 2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 793 718 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 620 535 4 3
METFORMIN HCL 578 523 5 6
ATENOLOL 477 433 6 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 429 377 7 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 397 364 8 7
FUROSEMIDE 391 344 9 8
GABAPENTIN 367 320 10 17
GLYBURIDE 352 334 R 11 54
WARFARIN SODIUM 318 280 12 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 301 274 13 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 293 278 14 5
NIFEDIPINE ER 264 223 15 67
INSULIN SYRINGE 223 181 16 76
CLONIDINE HCL 216 170 17 46
ALPRAZOLAM 199 187 18 31
TRAMADOL HCL 186 162 19 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 176 157 20 23
VERAPAMIL ER 173 162 21 99
LANTUS 167 139 22 59
VIAGRA 151 136 23 69
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 148 129 S3 24 12
IBUPROFEN 131 117 25 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 103 25 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 130 107 27 24
CARVEDILOL 129 99 28 20
LOVASTATIN 122 113 29 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 117 96 30 18
RANITIDINE HCL 117 115 30 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117 96 30 32
AZITHROMYCIN 116 92 33 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 106 34 48
LABETALOL HCL 112 67 35 172
NOVOLIN 70-30 110 89 36 130
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 110 101 36 53
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 110 107 36 58
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 109 108 39 57
SPIRONOLACTONE 108 97 40 77
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100 99 41 28
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 100 92 41 223
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 100 100 R 41 94
NAPROXEN 99 90 44 70
GLIPIZIDE 95 89 45 41
CRESTOR 94 86 46 19
CLOPIDOGREL 92 79 47 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 92 74 47 81
NIFEDICAL XL 90 76 49 221
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89 86 50 56
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 89 83 50 201
CAPTOPRIL 89 83 50 193
PLAVIX 89 83 50 39
TEMAZEPAM 88 73 54 47
ACTOS 88 85 54 148
PAROXETINE HCL 87 77 56 60
ALLOPURINOL 86 65 57 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86 74 S2 57 91
BENAZEPRIL HCL 85 70 59 71
DIGOXIN 84 84 60 51
CEPHALEXIN 82 69 61 142
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 80 80 62 74
FINASTERIDE 79 79 63 66
NEXIUM 78 70 64 44
VENTOLIN HFA 77 47 65 88
MECLIZINE HCL 75 64 66 85
BACLOFEN 75 44 66 97
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 66 36 68 135
PEN NEEDLE 65 36 69 166
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 64 62 70 241
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64 61 70 107
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63 60 72 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62 32 73 14
PROAIR HFA 62 49 73 62
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 61 46 75 13
LORAZEPAM 60 55 76 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 52 77 52
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 57 R 78 105
MEGESTROL ACETATE 57 57 R 79 138
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 51 79 110
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56 33 81 124
DIOVAN 53 46 82 40
PREDNISONE 53 39 82 43
MELOXICAM 53 50 82 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51 50 85 38
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 50 50 86 171
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 March 21, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.