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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,667Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 124 out of 3647

$960K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 254 out of 3647

601 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 601 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 22,291 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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
LISINOPRIL 1,112 1,039 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 725 672 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 714 703 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 680 630 4 2
METFORMIN HCL 552 513 5 6
LOVASTATIN 542 514 6 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 540 534 7 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 487 461 8 13
CRESTOR 466 434 9 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 446 436 10 7
RANITIDINE HCL 444 431 11 29
CLOPIDOGREL 426 404 12 26
GABAPENTIN 416 386 13 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 386 370 14 5
ATENOLOL 358 354 15 10
NAMENDA 328 328 16 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 324 319 17 14
BACLOFEN 321 287 18 97
CARVEDILOL 320 304 19 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 309 302 20 11
FUROSEMIDE 283 269 21 8
PLAVIX 281 265 22 39
LANSOPRAZOLE 279 243 23 116
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 277 263 24 9
DIOVAN 272 261 25 40
FAMOTIDINE 242 242 26 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230 199 27 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 229 209 28 18
DIOVAN HCT 228 213 29 80
TEMAZEPAM 227 211 30 47
GLYBURIDE 220 202 R 31 54
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 204 182 32 84
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 201 185 33 32
VIAGRA 188 163 34 69
TRAMADOL HCL 188 179 34 22
VENTOLIN HFA 184 166 36 88
GLIPIZIDE 179 177 37 41
BENICAR 177 177 38 114
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 175 151 39 57
SERTRALINE HCL 164 163 40 27
ALPRAZOLAM 154 142 41 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 146 136 42 38
LORAZEPAM 145 137 43 73
MUPIROCIN 143 134 44 137
INSULIN SYRINGE 142 141 45 76
VITAMIN D2 140 127 46 100
TRICOR 140 137 46 144
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 140 138 46 35
NOVOLIN 70-30 139 139 49 130
KETOCONAZOLE 137 113 50 132
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 136 136 51 89
NEXIUM 134 121 52 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 132 129 53 52
DIGOXIN 130 130 54 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 128 122 55 65
WARFARIN SODIUM 128 127 55 15
AZITHROMYCIN 127 118 57 34
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 126 118 58 276
MECLIZINE HCL 125 125 59 85
PAROXETINE HCL 125 125 59 60
CIALIS 123 95 61 179
ACTONEL 121 121 62 196
LANTUS 120 114 63 59
FINASTERIDE 113 108 64 66
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111 93 65 28
CLONAZEPAM 104 87 66 146
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 103 102 67 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 90 67 48
ALLOPURINOL 97 92 69 37
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 96 86 70 136
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95 76 71 56
CLONIDINE HCL 94 94 72 46
LACTULOSE 93 89 73 128
SINGULAIR 85 78 74 90
DEXILANT 81 72 75 207
IBUPROFEN 79 69 76 55
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 74 74 77 171
SSD 72 69 78 310
LEVETIRACETAM 70 60 79 122
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 69 64 80 135
FLUOXETINE HCL 69 58 80 68
AMMONIUM LACTATE 69 65 80 141
BONIVA 68 68 83 352
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 66 84 53
LEXAPRO 67 61 84 177
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 66 61 86 188
MIRTAZAPINE 66 66 86 63
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66 66 86 74
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 64 58 R 89 94
PREDNISONE 63 63 90 43
CEPHALEXIN 62 55 91 142
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61 58 92 23
VESICARE 58 58 93 209
MEGESTROL ACETATE 58 58 R 93 138
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 57 95 71
EXELON 57 57 95 129
PENTOXIFYLLINE 57 57 95 180
LEVOFLOXACIN 56 50 98 87
SURE COMFORT 56 56 98 161
NAPROXEN 55 47 100 70
AVODART 55 55 100 173
BENICAR HCT 53 48 102 165
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52 52 103 107
VOLTAREN 52 50 103 102
SEROQUEL 50 50 105 185
PROAIR HFA 50 50 105 62
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 Oct. 24, 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.