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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,800Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 95 out of 3647

$899K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 304 out of 3647

1,095 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,095 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 1,095 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 21,967 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,329 916 S3 1 12
LISINOPRIL 1,147 989 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 1,111 914 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,036 903 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,021 889 5 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 993 887 6 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 668 563 7 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 637 506 8 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 622 532 9 7
FUROSEMIDE 576 476 10 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 541 492 11 15
LOVASTATIN 530 505 12 21
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 514 434 13 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 509 427 14 23
METFORMIN HCL 406 346 15 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 371 345 16 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 360 319 17 13
AZITHROMYCIN 329 250 18 34
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 320 259 19 58
ATENOLOL 294 272 20 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 283 232 21 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 278 246 22 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 277 209 23 25
KLOR-CON 10 267 236 24 106
CLONIDINE HCL 263 164 25 46
GABAPENTIN 258 202 26 17
GLIPIZIDE 253 215 27 41
PREDNISONE 238 206 28 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 237 203 29 28
CARVEDILOL 234 179 30 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218 170 31 36
RANITIDINE HCL 218 148 31 29
MELOXICAM 208 128 33 33
FENOFIBRATE 205 151 34 50
TRAMADOL HCL 199 165 35 22
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 195 173 36 53
CLOPIDOGREL 195 172 36 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 193 193 38 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 190 157 39 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 186 154 40 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 182 111 41 32
DIGOXIN 174 156 42 51
BACLOFEN 168 95 43 97
ALLOPURINOL 162 150 44 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 149 135 45 56
TIZANIDINE HCL 140 86 46 126
PLAVIX 139 128 47 39
BUMETANIDE 136 104 48 134
PROAIR HFA 136 75 48 62
TERAZOSIN HCL 133 131 50 103
SERTRALINE HCL 133 107 50 27
LEVOFLOXACIN 132 110 52 87
GLYBURIDE 132 125 R 52 54
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 125 105 54 84
GLIMEPIRIDE 123 114 55 45
NIFEDIPINE ER 116 92 56 67
DILTIAZEM ER 110 103 57 167
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 85 58 48
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 102 42 S2 58 104
VERAPAMIL ER 98 83 60 99
CALCITRIOL 98 93 60 265
PAROXETINE HCL 97 64 62 60
FINASTERIDE 92 92 63 66
CAPTOPRIL 91 85 64 193
MECLIZINE HCL 87 84 65 85
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 85 63 66 57
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 85 67 66 110
JANUVIA 84 78 68 72
INSULIN SYRINGE 81 71 69 76
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80 66 70 136
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 79 74 71 164
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 76 74 72 155
LIPITOR 75 74 73 113
SYMBICORT 73 51 74 153
NAPROXEN 73 47 74 70
SYNTHROID 70 67 76 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 70 44 76 68
PRADAXA 69 67 78 258
ADVAIR DISKUS 69 51 78 52
CARTIA XT 69 69 78 242
CRESTOR 66 47 81 19
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65 57 82 71
LANTUS 64 51 83 59
SUCRALFATE 64 52 83 219
NAMENDA 62 62 85 49
VENTOLIN HFA 61 56 86 88
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 56 87 124
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 47 S2 88 91
JANTOVEN 56 35 89 140
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55 54 S3 90 149
MIRTAZAPINE 55 55 90 63
NEXIUM 55 42 90 44
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 54 43 93 118
LANSOPRAZOLE 54 34 93 116
RAMIPRIL 53 44 95 101
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 41 95 199
ESTRADIOL 52 36 R 97 236
AMOXICILLIN 50 31 98 133
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. 14, 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.