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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,082Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 45 out of 3647

$1.73M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 3647

1,216 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,216 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 32,736 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,678 1,605 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,504 1,452 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,491 1,447 3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,023 995 4 13
FENOFIBRATE 977 907 10 5 50
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 929 915 6 5
ALPRAZOLAM 916 869 7 31
RANITIDINE HCL 807 780 8 29
ATENOLOL 762 745 9 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 762 739 9 18
LISINOPRIL 708 685 11 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 699 668 12 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 682 662 13 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 582 574 14 23
DIOVAN 549 538 15 40
METFORMIN HCL 541 527 16 6
TEMAZEPAM 508 485 17 47
FUROSEMIDE 468 448 18 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 431 419 19 15
CLOPIDOGREL 428 425 20 26
CRESTOR 421 380 21 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 410 393 22 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 405 387 23 38
DIOVAN HCT 371 370 24 80
LOVASTATIN 360 343 25 21
PLAVIX 349 335 26 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 314 314 27 30
FOLIC ACID 302 286 28 95
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 285 272 29 14
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 282 256 R 30 94
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 282 279 30 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 271 266 32 74
NIFEDIPINE ER 250 250 33 67
BENAZEPRIL HCL 240 218 34 71
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 238 226 35 84
IBUPROFEN 237 209 36 55
SYNTHROID 227 221 37 42
GLIMEPIRIDE 226 226 38 45
MELOXICAM 220 213 39 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 218 214 40 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 217 198 41 25
JANUVIA 213 207 42 72
CARVEDILOL 208 201 43 20
CLONIDINE HCL 207 198 44 46
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 207 207 44 200
DIGOXIN 205 199 46 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 201 201 47 28
LORAZEPAM 199 195 48 73
ZENPEP 197 184 49 478
ALLOPURINOL 194 185 50 37
GABAPENTIN 192 186 51 17
AZITHROMYCIN 186 173 52 34
BENICAR 183 180 53 114
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 177 168 54 56
VERAPAMIL ER 158 151 55 99
BUSPIRONE HCL 157 146 56 162
NITROSTAT 153 145 57 206
ACTONEL 151 145 58 196
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 150 150 59 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 146 142 60 65
NEXIUM 144 111 61 44
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 135 62 48
EXFORGE 134 134 63 198
NIFEDICAL XL 126 125 64 221
SULINDAC 120 120 65 356
SERTRALINE HCL 119 119 66 27
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 111 102 67 58
MECLIZINE HCL 110 106 68 85
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108 106 69 32
BUMETANIDE 107 107 70 134
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104 102 71 53
CLONAZEPAM 102 102 72 146
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100 98 73 16
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 99 97 74 86
NAMENDA 98 95 75 49
FELODIPINE ER 95 95 76 186
CARTIA XT 93 83 77 242
LANSOPRAZOLE 93 91 77 116
VIAGRA 93 88 77 69
CILOSTAZOL 93 93 77 168
PAROXETINE HCL 93 89 77 60
SPIRONOLACTONE 91 77 82 77
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 87 83 423
PENTOXIFYLLINE 85 85 84 180
ACTOS 82 78 85 148
DILTIAZEM ER 81 81 86 167
LOVAZA 80 80 87 117
EVISTA 77 77 88 184
GLYBURIDE 77 77 R 88 54
SOTALOL 75 72 90 281
NAPROXEN 75 75 90 70
BENICAR HCT 74 71 92 165
MICARDIS HCT 74 74 92 311
CAPTOPRIL 70 60 94 193
ZETIA 70 68 94 96
CELEBREX 69 68 96 111
AVAPRO 66 59 97 315
INSULIN SYRINGE 66 62 97 76
VOLTAREN 65 61 99 102
TRAMADOL HCL 64 61 100 22
CICLOPIROX 64 62 100 176
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 52 102 52
FINASTERIDE 62 62 103 66
MICARDIS 61 61 104 309
INDAPAMIDE 60 60 105 296
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 60 60 105 275
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 58 57 107 276
SINGULAIR 57 51 108 90
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 57 54 108 118
AVODART 57 57 108 173
LIPITOR 52 52 111 113
FAMOTIDINE 52 52 111 61
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.