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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,998Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 448 out of 3647

$728K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 503 out of 3647

734 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

5% of this provider’s 734 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 12,248 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 789 702 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 527 440 2 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 409 355 3 11
METFORMIN HCL 394 323 4 6
TRAMADOL HCL 391 305 5 22
LISINOPRIL 372 300 6 4
SIMVASTATIN 364 275 7 1
MELOXICAM 348 298 8 33
TIZANIDINE HCL 309 253 9 126
LOVASTATIN 286 244 10 21
ATENOLOL 275 237 11 10
PROAIR HFA 259 212 12 62
FUROSEMIDE 233 180 13 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 228 180 14 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 222 193 15 45
ALLOPURINOL 222 194 15 37
NIFEDIPINE ER 213 175 17 67
GABAPENTIN 196 135 18 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 193 185 19 23
IBUPROFEN 180 134 20 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 176 137 21 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163 123 22 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 163 141 22 16
INSULIN SYRINGE 159 152 24 76
CARVEDILOL 148 124 25 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134 105 26 9
METOLAZONE 132 95 27 251
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 118 108 28 273
NIFEDICAL XL 113 77 29 221
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 109 86 30 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109 90 30 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106 56 32 18
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 106 65 R 32 94
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 106 104 32 57
DIOVAN 104 94 35 40
NOVOLIN 70-30 104 100 35 130
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 102 92 37 7
LANTUS 102 87 37 59
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 102 84 37 84
PLAVIX 100 87 40 39
ALPRAZOLAM 99 75 41 31
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 98 82 42 107
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 98 91 S3 42 149
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 96 75 44 58
CLOPIDOGREL 96 87 44 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 95 72 46 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93 72 47 38
CRESTOR 91 62 48 19
AFEDITAB CR 90 83 49 237
LUMIGAN 86 86 50 291
SINGULAIR 75 59 51 90
RANITIDINE HCL 71 32 52 29
MECLIZINE HCL 71 68 52 85
DONEPEZIL HCL 70 64 54 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 69 57 55 81
CLONIDINE HCL 69 63 55 46
BYSTOLIC 68 68 57 158
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 68 62 57 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67 51 59 24
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 65 60 60 363
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 57 61 53
IRBESARTAN 64 64 61 232
SPIRONOLACTONE 63 51 63 77
LEVEMIR 63 59 63 187
TEMAZEPAM 63 57 63 47
TRAVATAN Z 63 49 63 293
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 62 60 67 74
NAMENDA 62 55 67 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60 44 69 143
VIAGRA 60 52 69 69
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 43 69 48
WARFARIN SODIUM 59 51 72 15
NEXIUM 59 39 72 44
FELODIPINE ER 58 58 74 186
SPIRIVA 58 44 74 93
AZITHROMYCIN 55 44 76 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 39 76 68
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 51 78 156
GALANTAMINE HBR 50 41 79 245
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.