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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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55,058Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 3647

$900K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 302 out of 3647

1,701 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 1,701 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 1,701 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 53,228 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$16 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 2,526 2,487 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 2,168 2,138 2 3
LISINOPRIL 2,050 1,987 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,610 1,549 4 2
METFORMIN HCL 1,326 1,286 5 6
RENAL CAPS 1,263 1,248 10 6 119
RANITIDINE HCL 1,197 1,166 7 29
LORATADINE 1,178 1,144 10 8 109
ALPRAZOLAM 1,050 984 9 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 874 856 10 18
ATENOLOL 867 856 11 10
VIAGRA 861 840 10 12 69
TAMSULOSIN HCL 860 843 13 28
TEMAZEPAM 808 806 14 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 791 777 15 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 781 742 16 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 772 755 17 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 768 741 18 13
FOLIC ACID 744 699 19 95
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 731 714 20 35
SERTRALINE HCL 725 693 21 27
LOVASTATIN 715 704 22 21
GABAPENTIN 695 660 23 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 670 638 24 7
IBUPROFEN 632 611 25 55
GLYBURIDE 624 621 R 10 26 54
AMMONIUM LACTATE 607 580 27 141
FUROSEMIDE 588 573 28 8
SYNTHROID 573 567 29 42
VITAMIN D2 554 520 30 100
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 526 492 10 31 84
WARFARIN SODIUM 520 520 32 15
GLIPIZIDE 519 509 33 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 464 434 34 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 450 419 35 32
CLOPIDOGREL 419 402 36 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 407 407 37 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 388 374 38 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 386 385 39 23
CARVEDILOL 380 377 40 20
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 377 377 41 57
CICLOPIROX 363 345 42 176
LORAZEPAM 355 334 43 73
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 344 340 S3 44 12
MELOXICAM 336 295 45 33
LEVOXYL 319 319 46 125
PLAVIX 311 297 47 39
CLONIDINE HCL 295 294 48 46
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 290 272 49 86
FENOFIBRATE 286 271 50 50
AFEDITAB CR 278 278 10 51 237
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 276 269 52 164
PAROXETINE HCL 268 255 53 60
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 266 256 10 54 248
KETOCONAZOLE 262 259 55 132
ESTAZOLAM 262 240 10 55 324
TERAZOSIN HCL 258 248 57 103
FAMOTIDINE 258 243 57 61
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 257 247 59 136
VOLTAREN 257 248 59 102
LACTULOSE 248 246 61 128
ALLOPURINOL 246 240 62 37
SURE COMFORT 242 226 63 161
CIALIS 223 223 64 179
PROCTOZONE-HC 218 205 65 216
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213 213 66 48
FINASTERIDE 211 210 67 66
LANSOPRAZOLE 210 183 68 116
CITALOPRAM HBR 210 196 68 25
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 210 188 68 188
TRAMADOL HCL 210 200 68 22
AVODART 208 208 72 173
GALANTAMINE HBR 193 193 73 245
NIFEDIPINE ER 192 189 74 67
BENICAR 191 178 75 114
GEMFIBROZIL 190 177 76 82
VENTOLIN HFA 183 179 77 88
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 180 180 78 58
LANOXIN 177 177 79 231
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 175 175 80 56
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 173 171 81 152
PRILOSEC OTC 171 164 10 82 285
LOPERAMIDE 169 164 83 271
VERAPAMIL ER 169 167 83 99
FELODIPINE ER 162 161 85 186
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 158 158 86 135
CETIRIZINE HCL 155 153 87 213
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152 152 88 36
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 151 150 89 124
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 150 150 90 200
JANUVIA 146 146 91 72
NAPROXEN 143 143 92 70
ATACAND 140 140 10 93 373
CLONAZEPAM 139 136 94 146
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 137 124 95 74
MI ACID 135 135 96 263
CILOSTAZOL 135 134 96 168
ADVAIR DISKUS 130 130 98 52
LEVITRA 127 117 99 304
NOVOLIN 70-30 124 110 100 130
BUSPIRONE HCL 123 117 101 162
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 122 118 102 53
LIDODERM 117 108 103 108
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 115 113 104 201
FLUNISOLIDE 114 109 105 284
MUPIROCIN 114 97 105 137
PENTOXIFYLLINE 110 104 107 180
QVAR 109 101 108 294
TIZANIDINE HCL 103 86 109 126
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 103 96 R 109 290
DICYCLOMINE HCL 102 99 111 194
HUMULIN 70-30 101 96 112 192
DIOVAN 99 94 113 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 96 96 114 68
BUPROPION HCL SR 96 91 114 249
AZITHROMYCIN 91 84 116 34
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 90 89 R 117 94
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 89 89 118 107
CHLORTHALIDONE 88 88 119 208
SPIRONOLACTONE 87 87 120 77
DESONIDE 82 74 121 381
GLIPIZIDE XL 80 80 122 190
TRADJENTA 80 80 122 367
BENAZEPRIL HCL 79 79 124 71
KLOR-CON 10 78 78 125 106
VITAL-D RX 77 72 126 197
GOLYTELY 75 69 127 364
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74 39 S2 128 91
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 74 68 128 5
AMIODARONE HCL 74 74 128 211
Q-TUSSIN DM 74 71 128 299
PROPRANOLOL HCL 73 73 132 156
MOMETASONE FUROATE 72 70 133 321
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 71 58 134 243
NAMENDA 71 71 134 49
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 67 R 136 105
HYDROXYZINE HCL 67 58 R 136 244
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 50 138 199
NEXIUM 63 56 139 44
NYSTOP 63 63 139 323
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 61 53 141 365
MECLIZINE HCL 60 59 142 85
ULTICARE 60 60 142 387
TRAZODONE HCL 58 51 144 64
SINGULAIR 56 56 145 90
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 56 48 R 145 322
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 52 147 110
GLIMEPIRIDE 55 55 147 45
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55 55 147 127
CELEBREX 55 55 147 111
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55 53 S3 147 149
NITROSTAT 54 54 152 206
PANCRELIPASE 5,000 54 54 10 152 392
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, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.