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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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44,336Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 3647

$2.93M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 3647

1,117 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

12% of this provider’s 1,117 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 1,117 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 35,760 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

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 1,536 1,247 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,417 1,194 2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,322 1,141 3 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,242 948 4 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,131 971 5 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,093 1,065 6 30
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 965 832 7 5
OMEPRAZOLE 921 743 8 3
FUROSEMIDE 892 768 9 8
METFORMIN HCL 707 560 10 6
NAMENDA 595 573 11 49
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 585 525 12 89
RISPERIDONE 564 472 13 83
CITALOPRAM HBR 558 480 14 25
NOVOLIN R 552 434 15 139
TAMSULOSIN HCL 536 475 16 28
LANTUS 524 420 17 59
MIRTAZAPINE 515 448 18 63
TRAMADOL HCL 511 391 19 22
GABAPENTIN 489 348 20 17
SERTRALINE HCL 485 405 21 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 464 394 22 13
CARVEDILOL 432 373 23 20
CLONIDINE HCL 424 291 24 46
DIOVAN 419 323 25 40
NOVOLOG 416 352 26 123
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 397 330 27 24
CLOPIDOGREL 369 311 28 26
MUPIROCIN 362 288 29 137
FAMOTIDINE 349 282 30 61
DIGOXIN 317 277 31 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 305 247 32 14
LEVETIRACETAM 304 208 33 122
RANITIDINE HCL 303 261 34 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 294 279 35 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 293 240 36 9
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 288 270 37 127
KLOR-CON M10 287 234 38 227
BACLOFEN 282 172 39 97
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 282 245 39 157
KLOR-CON M20 279 229 41 121
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 271 202 S2 42 91
CYMBALTA 264 192 43 79
SEROQUEL 262 226 44 185
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 261 193 S3 45 12
PLAVIX 245 215 46 39
JANUVIA 245 180 46 72
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 242 202 48 11
ATENOLOL 239 212 49 10
TRAZODONE HCL 230 162 50 64
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 228 185 51 150
SANTYL 226 183 52 233
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 219 195 53 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 218 174 54 38
PREDNISONE 205 145 55 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 205 143 55 65
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 204 164 57 169
AMIODARONE HCL 192 171 58 211
OLANZAPINE 191 122 59 240
AZITHROMYCIN 189 158 60 34
FENTANYL 184 154 S2 61 147
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 181 137 62 131
FLUOXETINE HCL 178 124 63 68
HYDRALAZINE HCL 172 150 64 81
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 172 153 64 210
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 172 144 64 84
ADVAIR DISKUS 168 151 67 52
FINASTERIDE 162 145 68 66
EXELON 162 146 68 129
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 162 100 R 68 222
GLIPIZIDE 159 149 71 41
FENOFIBRATE 156 130 72 50
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 154 115 73 268
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 152 121 74 275
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 152 143 74 56
MELOXICAM 151 127 76 33
OXYCODONE HCL 149 18 S2 77 75
HUMALOG 149 133 77 239
LEVOFLOXACIN 146 121 79 87
BUMETANIDE 142 120 80 134
NIFEDIPINE ER 135 101 81 67
SEROQUEL XR 133 111 82 252
CRESTOR 133 77 82 19
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 124 118 84 35
GENERLAC 120 82 85 278
LIDODERM 119 100 86 108
SPIRONOLACTONE 115 83 87 77
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 115 80 87 135
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 115 108 87 201
MEGESTROL ACETATE 114 100 R 90 138
ARANESP 114 108 10 90 499
GLYBURIDE 112 105 R 92 54
LATANOPROST 111 90 93 218
ALLOPURINOL 109 96 94 37
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 109 89 94 110
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108 69 96 16
PAROXETINE HCL 103 55 97 60
NOVOLIN 70-30 101 60 98 130
IBUPROFEN 100 77 99 55
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 99 75 100 118
NIASPAN 99 96 100 175
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 97 95 102 124
NEXIUM 97 77 102 44
TRAVATAN Z 97 85 102 293
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92 87 105 32
NYSTATIN 92 81 105 195
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 91 68 107 57
ACTOS 91 81 107 148
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 90 71 109 107
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 90 34 S2 109 104
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 89 49 R 111 98
SPIRIVA 89 62 111 93
PROCRIT 89 88 111 398
LYRICA 88 56 114 120
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88 74 114 18
AMITIZA 87 77 116 347
SINGULAIR 86 74 117 90
RENVELA 86 40 117 337
KETOCONAZOLE 83 69 119 132
CEPHALEXIN 82 71 120 142
GLIMEPIRIDE 81 77 121 45
VALPROIC ACID 81 58 121 331
VANCOMYCIN HCL 81 56 121 329
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 78 71 124 78
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 77 57 125 361
NOVOLIN N 77 67 125 320
LOVAZA 76 54 127 117
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 75 58 128 143
LEXAPRO 74 56 129 177
KIONEX 73 71 10 130 543
HUMULIN R 72 45 131 370
RAMIPRIL 71 62 132 101
ABILIFY 71 45 132 205
MIDODRINE HCL 70 59 134 399
SUCRALFATE 70 61 134 219
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 67 67 136 203
METHADONE HCL 67 23 S2 136 174
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 66 58 138 243
METRONIDAZOLE 65 50 139 247
MEGACE ES 65 59 R 139 405
SENSIPAR 62 45 141 377
NYSTOP 62 27 141 323
FLUCONAZOLE 61 39 143 226
PHENYTOIN 61 40 143 378
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 61 48 143 145
NITROFURANTOIN 60 44 146 295
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60 59 146 155
NORVIR 60 13 146 154
ZEMPLAR 59 59 149 450
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 59 47 149 519
BUDESONIDE 57 42 151 395
PREVACID 57 42 151 503
SODIUM CHLORIDE 56 50 153 341
LAMOTRIGINE 55 35 154 266
LEVEMIR 55 49 154 187
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 55 52 154 334
CALCIUM ACETATE 55 17 154 422
LACTULOSE 55 18 154 128
AMMONIUM LACTATE 54 51 159 141
TOPIRAMATE 54 32 159 254
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54 41 159 199
ENULOSE 54 39 159 407
PEN NEEDLE 54 52 159 166
LABETALOL HCL 53 29 164 172
CALCITRIOL 52 52 165 265
ONDANSETRON HCL 51 43 166 383
LIPITOR 51 42 166 113
MINOXIDIL 50 39 168 442
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 11, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.