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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,694Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1101 out of 3647

$229K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2364 out of 3647

355 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
38% 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

9% of this provider’s 355 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 6,625 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$26 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
LOVASTATIN 754 610 1 21
OMEPRAZOLE 488 348 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 433 347 3 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 393 333 4 7
LISINOPRIL 336 283 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 265 219 6 8
METFORMIN HCL 254 187 7 6
CAPTOPRIL 221 207 8 193
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 211 183 9 2
GABAPENTIN 191 116 10 17
GLIPIZIDE 165 147 11 41
GEMFIBROZIL 157 141 12 82
ATENOLOL 157 132 12 10
MELOXICAM 154 99 14 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 139 103 15 24
ALLOPURINOL 110 98 16 37
CLONIDINE HCL 105 93 17 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105 79 17 11
RANITIDINE HCL 99 67 19 29
GLYBURIDE 91 73 R 20 54
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 88 68 21 107
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 67 22 9
KLOR-CON 8 74 55 23 264
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 69 65 24 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66 65 25 56
CARVEDILOL 65 39 26 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 48 27 48
VENTOLIN HFA 62 31 28 88
MECLIZINE HCL 62 54 28 85
SIMVASTATIN 61 57 30 1
IBUPROFEN 60 33 31 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60 41 31 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 57 56 33 15
LIDOCAINE 55 28 34 346
ALPRAZOLAM 52 43 35 31
KLOR-CON 10 51 36 36 106
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51 50 36 57
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 37 38 53
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, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.