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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,568Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 3647

$1.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 72 out of 3647

2,545 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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

10% of this provider’s 2,545 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 2,545 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 31,869 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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 2,058 1,758 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,227 1,033 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,112 950 3 5
LISINOPRIL 1,099 967 4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,055 924 5 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,039 953 6 7
METFORMIN HCL 1,008 828 7 6
FUROSEMIDE 724 616 8 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 723 655 9 9
ALPRAZOLAM 667 438 10 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 637 477 S3 11 12
ATENOLOL 592 533 12 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 585 518 13 11
LOVASTATIN 567 529 14 21
TEMAZEPAM 552 464 15 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 547 520 16 23
GLIPIZIDE 533 459 17 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 525 451 18 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 444 373 19 15
GABAPENTIN 426 332 20 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 402 327 21 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 370 299 22 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 362 334 23 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 359 313 24 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 358 314 25 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 350 318 26 45
CLOPIDOGREL 345 294 27 26
PREDNISONE 324 273 28 43
CARVEDILOL 307 279 29 20
LORAZEPAM 292 245 30 73
PLAVIX 288 254 31 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 283 240 32 16
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 278 129 S2 33 104
TAMSULOSIN HCL 274 258 34 28
NIFEDIPINE ER 271 243 35 67
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261 234 36 48
RANITIDINE HCL 256 199 37 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 251 201 38 56
FENOFIBRATE 246 217 39 50
VIAGRA 243 196 40 69
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 235 189 41 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 234 202 42 32
VERAPAMIL ER 226 215 43 99
PAROXETINE HCL 226 197 43 60
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 225 186 45 35
GLIPIZIDE ER 224 190 46 112
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 219 208 47 57
AZITHROMYCIN 218 163 48 34
INSULIN SYRINGE 214 167 49 76
ALLOPURINOL 209 207 50 37
GEMFIBROZIL 205 138 51 82
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 204 132 S2 52 91
CLONIDINE HCL 199 180 53 46
TRAMADOL HCL 192 144 54 22
IBUPROFEN 190 161 55 55
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 179 117 56 13
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 177 128 R 57 105
CRESTOR 175 131 58 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 174 154 59 65
PROAIR HFA 174 145 59 62
DIGOXIN 174 167 59 51
MELOXICAM 169 169 62 33
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164 150 63 183
ADVAIR DISKUS 163 150 64 52
VENTOLIN HFA 159 145 65 88
METFORMIN HCL ER 151 142 66 92
FINASTERIDE 150 150 67 66
SYNTHROID 149 131 68 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 142 118 69 68
METHOTREXATE 140 124 70 224
FENTANYL 135 70 S2 71 147
DONEPEZIL HCL 134 121 72 30
NAPROXEN 133 129 73 70
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 126 114 74 169
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 124 112 75 86
SERTRALINE HCL 123 93 76 27
CARTIA XT 121 100 77 242
CARISOPRODOL 119 25 R 78 115
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 119 98 78 118
BACLOFEN 117 85 80 97
LANTUS 116 91 81 59
HYDRALAZINE HCL 116 95 81 81
DIAZEPAM 115 55 83 214
GLYBURIDE 110 91 R 84 54
BUMETANIDE 107 89 85 134
NOVOLIN 70-30 104 70 86 130
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 103 84 87 84
METRONIDAZOLE 99 85 88 247
MECLIZINE HCL 97 92 89 85
MEGESTROL ACETATE 95 68 R 90 138
TRAZODONE HCL 94 59 91 64
DILTIAZEM HCL 92 84 92 253
CIMETIDINE 88 67 93 465
METOLAZONE 87 75 94 251
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 86 79 95 127
GENERLAC 85 67 96 278
HUMULIN 70-30 84 46 97 192
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 83 73 98 58
RAMIPRIL 83 61 98 101
ENDOCET 82 37 S2 100 269
PENTOXIFYLLINE 80 78 101 180
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 80 66 101 78
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80 58 101 110
AVELOX 78 67 104 448
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 76 62 105 107
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 75 0 S2 106 235
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 75 75 106 164
CAPTOPRIL 74 64 108 193
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 74 57 108 74
OXYCODONE HCL 73 0 S2 110 75
BUSPIRONE HCL 73 58 110 162
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 72 46 S3 112 149
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 71 61 113 275
PEN NEEDLE 70 51 114 166
MIRTAZAPINE 70 64 114 63
NEXIUM 70 53 114 44
BENICAR 69 68 117 114
KLOR-CON 10 69 67 117 106
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68 53 119 136
LEVETIRACETAM 68 40 119 122
SPIRIVA 67 53 121 93
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 66 65 R 122 94
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 65 34 123 374
AMOXICILLIN 63 45 124 133
EASY TOUCH 63 42 124 279
FELODIPINE ER 61 61 126 186
JANTOVEN 60 60 127 140
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 60 52 127 333
CLONAZEPAM 59 47 129 146
DOXEPIN HCL 59 38 129 282
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59 21 R 129 98
CEPHALEXIN 59 46 129 142
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 58 49 133 261
CILOSTAZOL 57 50 134 168
LEVOFLOXACIN 56 45 135 87
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56 32 135 135
ROPINIROLE HCL 53 47 137 151
DIOVAN 52 46 138 40
INDOMETHACIN 52 43 R 138 355
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 52 32 S3 138 417
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 42 141 156
COMBIVENT 51 38 141 170
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50 50 143 71
AMIODARONE HCL 50 38 143 211
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 April 18, 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.