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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,538Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 614 out of 3647

$846K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 355 out of 3647

477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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 477 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 477 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 12,149 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 527 505 1 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 338 337 2 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 333 330 3 15
SIMVASTATIN 316 301 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 306 293 5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 290 276 6 3
NAMENDA 238 238 7 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 233 233 8 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 220 207 9 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 216 216 10 2
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 201 201 11 65
TRAMADOL HCL 199 184 12 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 195 183 S3 13 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 177 177 14 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 165 165 15 14
DIOVAN 154 150 16 40
METFORMIN HCL 154 152 16 6
ATENOLOL 147 147 18 10
LISINOPRIL 139 134 19 4
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 131 131 20 58
MIRTAZAPINE 127 116 21 63
NEXIUM 126 125 22 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 120 106 23 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 118 108 24 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109 109 25 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107 103 26 18
GABAPENTIN 100 100 27 17
AMOXICILLIN 99 93 28 133
SINGULAIR 98 98 29 90
CELEBREX 95 95 30 111
CARVEDILOL 95 95 30 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 91 91 32 45
LUNESTA 90 90 33 328
ALLOPURINOL 89 89 34 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89 87 34 53
CLONIDINE HCL 87 78 36 46
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 86 83 37 84
DEXILANT 82 79 38 207
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82 82 38 16
EXELON 75 75 40 129
LYRICA 74 74 41 120
CYMBALTA 73 73 42 79
KLOR-CON M20 69 61 43 121
LEXAPRO 67 67 44 177
SYNTHROID 66 66 45 42
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 66 66 45 157
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 65 65 47 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 65 47 9
METRONIDAZOLE 64 58 49 247
DIGOXIN 64 64 49 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63 63 51 11
NIASPAN 63 63 51 175
ONGLYZA 61 61 53 238
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58 58 54 131
WELCHOL 57 57 55 306
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56 56 56 145
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55 55 57 143
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52 51 R 58 182
TRAZODONE HCL 51 51 59 64
SPIRIVA 50 50 60 93
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 March 27, 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.