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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,960Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 388 out of 3647

$860K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 335 out of 3647

933 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 15,259 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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 940 900 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 736 706 2 1
LISINOPRIL 723 673 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 601 564 4 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 541 519 5 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 468 448 6 15
METFORMIN HCL 407 394 7 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 372 354 8 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 314 302 9 11
ALPRAZOLAM 298 293 10 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 293 281 11 23
ATENOLOL 290 264 12 10
RANITIDINE HCL 287 271 13 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 278 272 14 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 260 253 15 7
VIAGRA 254 243 16 69
JANUVIA 252 238 17 72
CRESTOR 241 215 18 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 232 214 19 2
GABAPENTIN 218 197 20 17
FENOFIBRATE 162 161 21 50
IBUPROFEN 157 146 22 55
FUROSEMIDE 155 155 23 8
GLYBURIDE 151 151 R 24 54
PLAVIX 150 148 25 39
CARVEDILOL 148 138 26 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 147 139 27 18
MECLIZINE HCL 142 138 28 85
FAMOTIDINE 139 136 29 61
LACTULOSE 136 136 30 128
DIOVAN 134 128 31 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132 130 32 38
CLONIDINE HCL 127 125 33 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 123 114 34 52
VOLTAREN 114 114 35 102
NIFEDIPINE ER 114 110 35 67
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 110 106 37 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 108 107 38 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 107 101 39 24
NEXIUM 105 100 40 44
LOVASTATIN 103 101 41 21
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 103 103 41 86
KETOCONAZOLE 102 98 43 132
GLIPIZIDE 101 87 44 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 99 94 45 68
VENTOLIN HFA 97 94 46 88
TEMAZEPAM 93 93 47 47
TRAMADOL HCL 89 85 48 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 85 85 49 25
CLOPIDOGREL 82 78 50 26
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 79 75 10 51 386
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 77 52 36
NAMENDA 77 77 52 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 72 52 48
BENICAR 76 76 55 114
EASY TOUCH 75 73 56 279
PAROXETINE HCL 75 75 56 60
DIGOXIN 74 74 58 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72 71 59 56
BACLOFEN 72 71 59 97
NAPROXEN 69 68 61 70
VERAPAMIL ER 68 68 62 99
FINASTERIDE 65 65 63 66
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64 64 64 57
DILTIAZEM ER 60 60 65 167
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 58 66 152
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 58 58 67 58
FELODIPINE ER 56 43 68 186
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56 51 68 74
SYNTHROID 56 56 68 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 55 55 71 28
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 45 72 136
TERAZOSIN HCL 50 50 72 103
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. 10, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.