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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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41,234Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 3647

$837K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 373 out of 3647

1,287 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,287 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 1,287 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 39,737 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

$20 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 1,804 1,748 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,162 1,132 2 1
LOVASTATIN 1,148 1,126 3 21
METFORMIN HCL 1,112 1,072 4 6
ATENOLOL 1,016 982 5 10
LISINOPRIL 988 950 6 4
VIAGRA 926 909 10 7 69
FOLIC ACID 857 820 8 95
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 856 826 9 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 813 794 10 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 811 774 11 13
TEMAZEPAM 737 736 12 47
ALPRAZOLAM 715 692 13 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 710 689 14 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 671 652 15 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 651 628 16 2
GABAPENTIN 571 539 17 17
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 549 537 18 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 528 527 19 28
GLIPIZIDE 527 520 20 41
LORATADINE 521 513 21 109
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 500 488 22 35
RANITIDINE HCL 499 496 23 29
RENAL CAPS 475 448 24 119
FINASTERIDE 473 473 25 66
GLYBURIDE 470 450 R 26 54
FUROSEMIDE 461 448 27 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 452 419 28 7
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 448 424 29 48
LEVOXYL 425 418 30 125
LORAZEPAM 418 399 31 73
WARFARIN SODIUM 381 338 32 15
FAMOTIDINE 373 352 33 61
IBUPROFEN 366 349 34 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 356 356 35 30
SYNTHROID 336 334 36 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 318 317 37 23
BENICAR 308 308 38 114
VENTOLIN HFA 295 282 39 88
CLOPIDOGREL 282 264 40 26
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 274 274 41 164
CITALOPRAM HBR 265 256 42 25
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 260 260 43 84
CARVEDILOL 242 234 44 20
VOLTAREN 242 238 44 102
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238 223 46 36
AMMONIUM LACTATE 232 221 47 141
CIALIS 216 199 48 179
KETOCONAZOLE 214 210 49 132
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 212 198 50 188
BENICAR HCT 209 208 51 165
PAROXETINE HCL 203 203 52 60
TRAMADOL HCL 201 195 53 22
LANSOPRAZOLE 200 190 54 116
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 199 189 R 55 94
KLOR-CON 10 186 185 56 106
DIOVAN 180 180 57 40
PLAVIX 176 149 58 39
PENTOXIFYLLINE 156 156 59 180
JANUVIA 153 149 60 72
ALLOPURINOL 152 147 61 37
PROCTOZONE-HC 151 146 62 216
MELOXICAM 150 150 63 33
LACTULOSE 148 139 64 128
SURE COMFORT 145 136 65 161
SERTRALINE HCL 142 138 66 27
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 142 142 66 200
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 138 136 68 86
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134 119 S3 69 12
MI ACID 134 132 69 263
LANOXIN 132 119 71 231
CLONAZEPAM 132 126 71 146
NIFEDIPINE ER 129 129 73 67
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 128 128 74 38
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 127 120 75 135
CICLOPIROX 126 126 76 176
LOPERAMIDE 125 122 77 271
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 124 113 78 124
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 124 124 78 56
FLUNISOLIDE 122 119 80 284
NAPROXEN 122 111 80 70
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 120 104 82 16
LEVITRA 119 107 83 304
CETIRIZINE HCL 115 115 84 213
FENOFIBRATE 112 107 85 50
CILOSTAZOL 110 99 86 168
GLIPIZIDE XL 108 98 87 190
VERAPAMIL ER 108 108 87 99
MEGESTROL ACETATE 107 107 R 89 138
MUPIROCIN 106 103 90 137
VITAMIN D2 104 96 91 100
ACTOS 102 97 92 148
DICYCLOMINE HCL 101 94 93 194
NAMENDA 101 101 93 49
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 98 98 95 58
ADVAIR DISKUS 97 92 96 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96 94 97 32
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 95 90 98 201
BENZONATATE 95 91 98 326
GEMFIBROZIL 92 84 100 82
FELODIPINE ER 92 92 100 186
PRILOSEC OTC 91 91 102 285
METFORMIN HCL ER 87 83 103 92
LIDODERM 87 87 103 108
LYRICA 87 75 103 120
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86 86 106 65
DIOVAN HCT 84 84 107 80
AFEDITAB CR 84 84 107 237
AVODART 84 84 107 173
SINGULAIR 84 83 107 90
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 79 74 111 136
NASONEX 79 79 111 220
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 76 76 R 113 290
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73 73 114 160
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72 71 R 115 105
NYSTATIN 71 60 116 195
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 71 71 116 276
TRAZODONE HCL 70 63 118 64
LANTUS 70 66 118 59
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 70 68 118 365
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 68 68 121 171
ACTONEL 68 68 121 196
MECLIZINE HCL 67 67 123 85
CRESTOR 66 61 124 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64 64 125 74
SYMBICORT 64 64 125 153
TERAZOSIN HCL 62 62 127 103
NYSTOP 61 59 128 323
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60 59 129 53
COMBIVENT 58 58 130 170
Q-TUSSIN DM 57 53 131 299
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55 55 132 81
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 54 132 152
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 54 42 R 134 382
UREA 54 50 134 524
GLIMEPIRIDE 54 54 134 45
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 54 54 134 5
PREDNISONE 53 52 138 43
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52 52 139 78
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 51 51 140 248
LUNESTA 51 51 140 328
CLONIDINE HCL 51 51 140 46
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 51 51 140 386
NITROSTAT 51 51 140 206
DETROL LA 51 51 140 292
TRADJENTA 50 50 146 367
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 40 146 68
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.