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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,201Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 90 out of 3647

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 223 out of 3647

966 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
22% 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

5% of this provider’s 966 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 966 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 23,375 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 1,105 963 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,020 918 2 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 912 816 3 16
FAMOTIDINE 908 757 4 61
LISINOPRIL 888 759 5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 884 763 6 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 792 721 7 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 635 574 8 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 607 460 S3 9 12
ATENOLOL 514 474 10 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 484 409 11 24
METFORMIN HCL 478 402 12 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 465 450 13 15
ALPRAZOLAM 454 420 14 31
FUROSEMIDE 442 412 15 8
TRAMADOL HCL 423 371 16 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 411 355 17 18
BACLOFEN 350 285 18 97
CITALOPRAM HBR 326 284 19 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 294 246 20 9
PROAIR HFA 288 233 21 62
PAROXETINE HCL 279 237 22 60
PREDNISONE 275 247 23 43
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 271 247 24 35
ALLOPURINOL 267 235 25 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 266 261 26 56
TEMAZEPAM 265 241 27 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 254 235 28 32
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 249 220 29 53
GLYBURIDE 245 225 R 30 54
MECLIZINE HCL 244 213 31 85
GABAPENTIN 244 193 31 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 241 201 33 13
LOVASTATIN 236 225 34 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 234 208 35 14
FENOFIBRATE 230 160 36 50
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 224 178 37 118
MIRTAZAPINE 221 179 38 63
KLOR-CON 10 209 199 39 106
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 207 201 40 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 202 184 41 45
VERAPAMIL ER 201 165 42 99
BUMETANIDE 194 171 43 134
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 193 182 44 107
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190 183 45 36
DIGOXIN 187 174 46 51
NAPROXEN 186 149 47 70
LORAZEPAM 170 143 48 73
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 170 153 48 58
CLOPIDOGREL 165 126 50 26
INSULIN SYRINGE 163 140 51 76
TIZANIDINE HCL 161 115 52 126
CRESTOR 149 127 53 19
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 145 114 54 143
SERTRALINE HCL 144 130 55 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140 126 56 28
VENTOLIN HFA 139 104 57 88
HUMULIN 70-30 137 110 58 192
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 135 112 59 78
SPIRONOLACTONE 126 102 60 77
PLAVIX 107 91 61 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 105 67 62 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104 97 63 23
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99 75 S2 64 91
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 97 93 65 57
AZITHROMYCIN 96 83 66 34
CLONIDINE HCL 95 75 67 46
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 90 82 68 110
LANTUS 89 83 69 59
MELOXICAM 85 59 70 33
LEVOFLOXACIN 84 74 71 87
VENLAFAXINE HCL 81 76 72 272
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 81 75 72 223
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81 73 72 65
GEMFIBROZIL 80 75 75 82
VERAPAMIL HCL 79 79 76 432
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 77 61 77 86
NOVOLIN 70-30 74 69 78 130
EVISTA 74 74 78 184
KLOR-CON M20 73 66 80 121
SUCRALFATE 70 69 81 219
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65 57 82 156
FLUOXETINE HCL 65 49 82 68
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64 64 84 81
VESICARE 63 44 85 209
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 61 53 86 201
RAMIPRIL 61 53 86 101
SPIRIVA 61 44 86 93
SOTALOL 58 54 89 281
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 37 S2 90 104
DIOVAN 53 53 91 40
CYMBALTA 53 32 91 79
NEXIUM 53 40 91 44
CILOSTAZOL 53 53 91 168
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53 30 R 91 105
AMOXICILLIN 53 49 91 133
AGGRENOX 51 51 97 267
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 Aug. 1, 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.