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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,293Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 488 out of 3647

$614K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 744 out of 3647

687 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

7% of this provider’s 687 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 687 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 13,207 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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 745 691 1 1
LISINOPRIL 662 632 2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 661 633 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 578 558 4 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 411 381 5 7
NAMENDA 362 362 6 49
ATENOLOL 307 300 7 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 297 284 8 30
METFORMIN HCL 288 246 9 6
FUROSEMIDE 279 257 10 8
OMEPRAZOLE 276 253 11 3
CARVEDILOL 271 244 12 20
GLIPIZIDE 267 235 13 41
TRAMADOL HCL 266 238 14 22
MIRTAZAPINE 232 232 15 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 212 178 16 25
LOVASTATIN 207 196 17 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200 181 18 9
CLONIDINE HCL 157 151 19 46
PREDNISONE 151 129 20 43
RISPERIDONE 149 149 21 83
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 141 131 22 89
LANTUS 132 120 23 59
WARFARIN SODIUM 129 115 24 15
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 125 117 25 53
ALLOPURINOL 123 112 26 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 123 100 26 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 122 110 28 14
AMOXICILLIN 117 104 29 133
NOVOLIN R 116 114 30 139
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115 115 31 65
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 107 31 36
TRAZODONE HCL 103 99 33 64
NIFEDIPINE ER 99 99 34 67
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99 75 S2 34 91
FLUOXETINE HCL 97 73 36 68
CLOPIDOGREL 90 73 37 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 68 S3 38 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83 78 38 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 81 40 23
DIGOXIN 82 73 40 51
GLIPIZIDE ER 81 80 42 112
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81 79 42 56
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80 75 44 16
MUPIROCIN 79 78 45 137
GLIMEPIRIDE 77 76 46 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 76 67 47 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76 44 47 11
FINASTERIDE 76 76 47 66
VERAPAMIL ER 75 75 50 99
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 73 63 51 78
HYDRALAZINE HCL 69 67 52 81
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69 51 52 38
EXELON 66 66 54 129
TRAVATAN Z 65 65 55 293
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65 65 55 131
RANITIDINE HCL 64 63 57 29
HUMULIN 70-30 64 61 57 192
TERAZOSIN HCL 62 62 59 103
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 59 51 60 13
INSULIN SYRINGE 58 54 61 76
KLOR-CON 10 56 56 62 106
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56 55 62 57
SERTRALINE HCL 52 43 64 27
SEROQUEL 52 49 64 185
VENTOLIN HFA 51 50 66 88
PLAVIX 50 46 67 39
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 May 2, 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.