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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,174Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 3647

$1.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 3647

730 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 730 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 730 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 31,778 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,551 1,387 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,026 955 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 955 893 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 903 850 4 5
METFORMIN HCL 845 757 5 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 777 728 6 7
FUROSEMIDE 696 638 7 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 648 587 8 11
CLOPIDOGREL 648 610 8 26
LISINOPRIL 587 555 10 4
LOVASTATIN 527 525 11 21
CARVEDILOL 523 485 12 20
CRESTOR 497 403 13 19
IBUPROFEN 477 392 14 55
RANITIDINE HCL 474 402 15 29
PENTOXIFYLLINE 436 396 16 180
NEXIUM 432 374 17 44
ATENOLOL 417 391 18 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 409 389 19 24
PLAVIX 408 383 20 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 404 398 21 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 385 369 22 9
GABAPENTIN 384 347 23 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 369 338 24 23
TEMAZEPAM 367 325 25 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 364 348 26 25
FENOFIBRATE 349 286 27 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 333 284 28 14
ADVAIR DISKUS 315 289 29 52
DIOVAN 293 262 30 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 273 239 31 32
LANTUS 270 242 32 59
DEXILANT 268 250 33 207
GLIPIZIDE 263 222 34 41
ALPRAZOLAM 263 245 34 31
MELOXICAM 261 230 36 33
MEGESTROL ACETATE 251 236 R 37 138
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 249 229 38 84
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 244 236 39 35
MECLIZINE HCL 235 232 40 85
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 223 209 41 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 222 212 42 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 221 221 43 30
LIDODERM 216 164 44 108
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 213 210 45 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 200 183 46 53
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 196 188 47 86
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194 179 48 28
CILOSTAZOL 191 163 49 168
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191 152 49 18
CELEBREX 185 156 51 111
TRICOR 185 150 51 144
ALLOPURINOL 181 151 53 37
INSULIN SYRINGE 173 157 54 76
LACTULOSE 173 153 54 128
SPIRIVA 165 135 56 93
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164 138 57 38
SYNTHROID 163 153 58 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 163 142 58 89
TRAMADOL HCL 163 125 58 22
AMMONIUM LACTATE 161 125 61 141
VOLTAREN 160 143 62 102
DICYCLOMINE HCL 158 116 63 194
CYMBALTA 157 126 64 79
NAMENDA 157 156 64 49
MUPIROCIN 155 144 66 137
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 154 154 67 243
DIGOXIN 149 140 68 51
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 145 145 69 127
SYMBICORT 138 120 70 153
TRAZODONE HCL 135 128 71 64
DIOVAN HCT 133 121 72 80
VITAMIN D2 133 121 72 100
WARFARIN SODIUM 131 124 74 15
PREDNISONE 128 128 75 43
SINGULAIR 126 119 76 90
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 122 115 77 110
GLYBURIDE 121 106 R 78 54
LYRICA 113 93 79 120
NASONEX 113 101 79 220
HYDROCORTISONE 113 105 79 354
NIFEDIPINE ER 111 110 82 67
SURE COMFORT 108 91 83 161
CLONIDINE HCL 107 106 84 46
PAROXETINE HCL 105 99 85 60
LEVOFLOXACIN 105 91 85 87
NAPROXEN 102 87 87 70
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100 78 88 160
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 100 65 88 188
FLUOXETINE HCL 100 91 88 68
SEROQUEL XR 99 95 91 252
SERTRALINE HCL 99 93 91 27
EXELON 98 94 93 129
NOVOLIN 70-30 98 72 93 130
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 97 97 R 95 94
CLONAZEPAM 97 85 95 146
JANUVIA 95 75 97 72
ZETIA 94 90 98 96
AMITIZA 94 93 98 347
KETOCONAZOLE 93 83 100 132
MIRTAZAPINE 87 80 101 63
LANSOPRAZOLE 86 73 102 116
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 86 82 102 199
PROCTOZONE-HC 86 79 102 216
FOLIC ACID 85 80 105 95
LEXAPRO 85 80 105 177
FAMOTIDINE 85 82 105 61
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 84 78 108 57
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84 72 108 124
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 83 83 110 58
AZITHROMYCIN 83 69 110 34
ONGLYZA 83 83 110 238
AVODART 80 80 113 173
LORAZEPAM 80 69 113 73
RISPERIDONE 79 69 115 83
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 70 116 45
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 77 77 117 203
FINASTERIDE 77 64 117 66
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 76 51 R 119 98
PROAIR HFA 75 68 120 62
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 75 75 120 74
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 74 54 122 118
BENICAR 72 72 123 114
VERAPAMIL ER 71 64 124 99
DETROL LA 69 68 125 292
BENICAR HCT 66 66 126 165
GLIPIZIDE ER 64 64 127 112
COMBIVENT 63 56 128 170
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62 56 129 78
EVISTA 61 61 130 184
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 59 50 131 135
BYSTOLIC 59 59 131 158
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 57 57 133 276
TERAZOSIN HCL 57 57 133 103
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56 55 135 71
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 56 43 R 135 222
LATANOPROST 55 43 137 218
NOVOLOG 54 42 138 123
SEROQUEL 52 43 139 185
SSD 51 46 140 310
AGGRENOX 51 50 140 267
VIAGRA 50 50 142 69
LOVAZA 50 49 142 117
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 4, 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.