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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,927Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 143 out of 3647

$481K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1171 out of 3647

979 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
23% 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

3% of this provider’s 979 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 979 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 20,722 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$21 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,545 1,428 1 5
LISINOPRIL 1,047 926 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 1,020 960 3 1
LOVASTATIN 1,013 941 4 21
OMEPRAZOLE 977 873 5 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 824 787 6 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 795 759 7 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 695 650 8 2
FUROSEMIDE 610 574 9 8
METFORMIN HCL 541 450 10 6
CARVEDILOL 445 420 11 20
TEMAZEPAM 440 421 12 47
TRAMADOL HCL 432 379 13 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 399 387 14 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 345 333 15 7
ATENOLOL 276 238 16 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 274 261 17 30
ALPRAZOLAM 265 218 18 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 259 236 19 15
DILTIAZEM ER 255 240 20 167
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246 208 21 9
ALLOPURINOL 236 231 22 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 228 210 23 25
GABAPENTIN 207 196 24 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 207 198 24 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 205 198 26 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 204 188 27 13
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 196 196 28 57
JANTOVEN 190 190 29 140
GLIPIZIDE 186 177 30 41
CLOPIDOGREL 185 177 31 26
GLYBURIDE 183 155 R 32 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 169 147 33 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 162 143 34 28
SERTRALINE HCL 159 135 35 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 155 131 36 16
HYDRALAZINE HCL 149 149 37 81
PREDNISONE 149 130 37 43
VIAGRA 145 140 39 69
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 139 137 40 56
RANITIDINE HCL 135 115 41 29
LORAZEPAM 134 115 42 73
PAROXETINE HCL 130 93 43 60
CRESTOR 119 95 44 19
DIGOXIN 117 117 45 51
PLAVIX 112 103 46 39
PROAIR HFA 104 94 47 62
NAMENDA 101 101 48 49
LANTUS 101 78 48 59
CLONIDINE HCL 100 81 50 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97 87 51 32
KLOR-CON M10 96 95 52 227
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 88 79 53 24
AZITHROMYCIN 88 69 53 34
GLIPIZIDE ER 86 57 55 112
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 86 79 55 110
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 85 75 57 118
GEMFIBROZIL 84 52 58 82
GLIMEPIRIDE 81 77 59 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 74 60 53
BENAZEPRIL HCL 79 68 60 71
FINASTERIDE 77 77 62 66
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 74 60 63 107
FLUCONAZOLE 71 61 64 226
KLOR-CON M20 67 63 65 121
INSULIN SYRINGE 66 53 66 76
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 64 42 67 84
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62 61 68 38
TERAZOSIN HCL 60 60 69 103
NAPROXEN 60 38 69 70
VENTOLIN HFA 59 55 71 88
TRAZODONE HCL 57 33 72 64
AVAPRO 57 47 72 315
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57 45 S3 72 149
VERAPAMIL ER 57 57 72 99
NITROSTAT 56 34 76 206
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 55 77 156
SURE COMFORT 55 49 77 161
BYSTOLIC 52 50 79 158
IBUPROFEN 51 45 80 55
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 44 80 152
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 32 80 52
MIRTAZAPINE 50 50 83 63
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 31 S3 83 12
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 19, 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.