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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,676Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 3647

$1.7M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 3647

1,240 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 1,240 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 1,240 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 22,154 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
LISINOPRIL 957 744 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 885 679 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 832 609 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 811 620 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 742 606 5 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 602 435 S3 6 12
NAMENDA 582 519 7 49
FUROSEMIDE 572 469 8 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 475 318 9 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 473 411 10 7
METFORMIN HCL 454 332 11 6
CARVEDILOL 440 344 12 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 422 389 13 30
GABAPENTIN 395 278 14 17
JANTOVEN 376 327 15 140
LEVOFLOXACIN 370 269 16 87
WARFARIN SODIUM 348 310 17 15
TRAMADOL HCL 319 213 18 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 312 173 19 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 310 262 20 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 289 199 21 16
MIRTAZAPINE 288 246 22 63
RISPERIDONE 287 221 23 83
CLONIDINE HCL 268 192 24 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259 198 25 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 253 232 26 65
MELOXICAM 250 179 27 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 245 205 28 13
ATENOLOL 244 161 29 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 243 212 30 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 227 183 31 28
GLIPIZIDE 216 155 32 41
PREDNISONE 207 148 33 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203 139 34 36
CLOPIDOGREL 193 179 35 26
LANTUS 184 151 36 59
DIOVAN 183 167 37 40
LACTULOSE 183 140 37 128
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 181 112 39 131
ALLOPURINOL 178 125 40 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 178 156 40 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 175 161 42 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 173 93 43 32
NOVOLIN R 168 155 44 139
TRAZODONE HCL 167 63 45 64
PLAVIX 157 141 46 39
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 157 110 46 53
DIGOXIN 155 138 48 51
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 153 139 49 150
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 150 103 50 84
ADVAIR DISKUS 150 106 50 52
LOVASTATIN 149 117 52 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 146 124 53 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 144 95 54 89
SERTRALINE HCL 140 99 55 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 129 88 56 38
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 126 81 R 57 98
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 121 59 58 86
EXELON 119 119 59 129
CRESTOR 118 64 60 19
BUSPIRONE HCL 116 98 61 162
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 115 73 62 118
CARISOPRODOL 114 37 R 63 115
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 114 81 S2 63 91
LIPITOR 112 79 65 113
RANITIDINE HCL 112 98 65 29
LEXAPRO 109 94 67 177
FLUOXETINE HCL 105 69 68 68
FENOFIBRATE 105 75 68 50
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 69 70 48
NOVOLIN 70-30 104 86 70 130
SODIUM CHLORIDE 101 92 72 341
FINASTERIDE 99 89 73 66
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 99 86 73 127
PAROXETINE HCL 98 73 75 60
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 96 89 76 35
PROAIR HFA 95 65 77 62
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 95 70 77 78
MUPIROCIN 92 76 79 137
GLYBURIDE 91 71 R 80 54
FAMOTIDINE 90 84 81 61
SPIRONOLACTONE 90 69 81 77
GEMFIBROZIL 90 70 81 82
SPIRIVA 89 61 84 93
GLIMEPIRIDE 87 77 85 45
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 86 70 86 110
LEVETIRACETAM 85 37 87 122
ROPINIROLE HCL 84 68 88 151
SEROQUEL 84 61 88 185
OLANZAPINE 84 47 88 240
LYRICA 84 53 88 120
VENTOLIN HFA 83 42 92 88
SINGULAIR 82 44 93 90
JANUVIA 79 68 94 72
LIDOCAINE HCL 77 59 95 353
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 76 68 S2 96 163
METRONIDAZOLE 76 49 96 247
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 75 50 R 98 94
AZITHROMYCIN 73 57 99 34
CEFTRIAXONE 73 59 99 305
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 73 61 99 203
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72 63 102 71
HYDRALAZINE HCL 72 45 102 81
KETOCONAZOLE 71 39 104 132
TOPIRAMATE 70 21 105 254
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69 50 106 74
BUMETANIDE 68 60 107 134
CYMBALTA 68 49 107 79
INSULIN SYRINGE 67 36 109 76
NEXIUM 66 40 110 44
PROMETHAZINE HCL 66 57 R 110 182
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65 30 112 107
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 64 26 113 289
ABILIFY 63 40 114 205
PEN NEEDLE 62 43 115 166
GLIPIZIDE ER 62 55 115 112
TERBINAFINE HCL 62 41 115 415
IBUPROFEN 59 32 118 55
NITROFURANTOIN 59 55 118 295
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58 30 120 160
KLOR-CON 10 58 41 120 106
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 58 44 120 363
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 58 50 120 334
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57 40 124 169
AMMONIUM LACTATE 56 49 125 141
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 54 48 126 274
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53 32 127 135
NATEGLINIDE 53 53 127 339
TEMAZEPAM 53 48 127 47
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53 33 127 145
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53 25 R 127 105
MECLIZINE HCL 52 43 132 85
ALPRAZOLAM 52 43 132 31
LAMOTRIGINE 52 0 132 266
MEGESTROL ACETATE 52 47 R 132 138
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 34 132 183
FLUCONAZOLE 50 33 137 226
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 34 137 136
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 23 137 156
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50 45 S3 137 149
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 Dec. 1, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.