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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,953Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 94 out of 3647

$923K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 283 out of 3647

2,880 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%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

6% of this provider’s 2,880 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 2,880 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 21,434 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

9 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 1,214 1,052 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,161 957 2 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,141 770 S3 3 12
OMEPRAZOLE 1,048 874 4 3
ATENOLOL 803 667 5 10
LISINOPRIL 747 645 6 4
FUROSEMIDE 725 625 7 8
LOVASTATIN 671 576 8 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 665 483 9 14
METFORMIN HCL 601 465 10 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 597 524 11 2
ALPRAZOLAM 586 416 12 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 564 493 13 7
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 473 405 14 35
MELOXICAM 471 378 15 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 460 395 16 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 451 388 17 15
TEMAZEPAM 402 345 18 47
TRAMADOL HCL 370 320 19 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 330 238 20 25
GLYBURIDE 298 250 R 21 54
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 292 258 22 24
GABAPENTIN 287 200 23 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 277 221 24 56
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 224 200 25 23
CARVEDILOL 210 204 26 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 203 186 27 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 196 177 28 28
GLIPIZIDE 191 156 29 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 187 158 30 11
ALLOPURINOL 184 180 31 37
OXYCODONE HCL 181 110 S2 32 75
CLOPIDOGREL 178 156 33 26
SERTRALINE HCL 172 111 34 27
GEMFIBROZIL 172 110 34 82
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163 141 36 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 156 122 37 53
CARISOPRODOL 155 36 R 38 115
PLAVIX 154 135 39 39
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 141 90 S2 40 91
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 138 97 41 32
NIFEDIPINE ER 137 130 42 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 136 102 43 68
DIGOXIN 136 136 43 51
TERAZOSIN HCL 133 96 45 103
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 132 106 46 145
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130 113 47 16
LORATADINE 124 94 48 109
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 123 100 49 58
RANITIDINE HCL 118 91 50 29
TIZANIDINE HCL 116 62 51 126
CLONAZEPAM 112 87 52 146
GLIMEPIRIDE 112 91 52 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 110 87 54 52
PREDNISONE 110 81 54 43
LORAZEPAM 109 108 56 73
JANTOVEN 106 105 57 140
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 104 86 58 107
PAROXETINE HCL 100 79 59 60
MECLIZINE HCL 99 89 60 85
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 98 82 61 57
INSULIN SYRINGE 97 71 62 76
DONEPEZIL HCL 94 92 63 30
CLONIDINE HCL 93 74 64 46
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 92 76 65 78
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86 60 R 66 105
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 83 52 S3 67 280
VENLAFAXINE HCL 78 47 68 272
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 77 62 S3 69 149
TRAZODONE HCL 76 64 70 64
DILTIAZEM ER 74 53 71 167
AZITHROMYCIN 74 55 71 34
LANTUS 73 69 73 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 71 61 74 13
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68 58 75 110
HUMULIN 70-30 66 48 76 192
EVISTA 66 60 76 184
FINASTERIDE 66 64 76 66
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 65 40 79 118
VENTOLIN HFA 65 34 79 88
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65 59 79 136
NEXIUM 64 14 82 44
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 32 S2 83 104
VERAPAMIL HCL 62 62 83 432
KETOCONAZOLE 59 48 85 132
NAPROXEN 58 52 86 70
COMBIVENT 58 43 86 170
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56 24 88 86
METRONIDAZOLE 55 43 89 247
VIAGRA 53 35 90 69
FENTANYL 52 28 S2 91 147
ESTRADIOL 52 43 R 91 236
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51 36 93 38
NITROSTAT 50 37 94 206
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 Dec. 13, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.