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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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116,852Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 3647

$7.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 3647

3,202 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

11% of this provider’s 3,202 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 3,202 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 78,127 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

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 3,458 2,361 1 1
LISINOPRIL 3,157 2,106 10 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 2,997 2,170 10 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 2,976 2,369 10 4 8
OMEPRAZOLE 2,931 1,806 10 5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,822 2,089 10 6 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 2,310 2,190 10 7 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 2,219 1,691 8 15
GABAPENTIN 2,206 1,201 10 9 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 2,197 1,647 10 10 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 2,072 1,595 10 11 24
MIRTAZAPINE 1,908 1,619 10 12 63
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,845 1,322 S3 13 12
RISPERIDONE 1,635 970 14 83
NAMENDA 1,624 1,511 15 49
TRAMADOL HCL 1,551 1,077 10 16 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,527 1,035 17 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 1,498 945 10 18 131
METFORMIN HCL 1,425 860 19 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 1,166 866 10 20 65
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 1,124 729 21 14
LEVETIRACETAM 1,116 669 10 22 122
TRAZODONE HCL 1,020 625 23 64
FAMOTIDINE 1,020 693 10 23 61
CARVEDILOL 992 737 25 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 902 570 26 9
DIGOXIN 867 707 10 27 51
SERTRALINE HCL 863 656 28 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 833 475 29 89
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 811 318 R 30 222
CLOPIDOGREL 750 605 31 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 726 515 32 28
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 703 396 S2 33 91
CLONIDINE HCL 698 393 34 46
NOVOLIN R 692 509 10 35 139
ADVAIR DISKUS 687 385 36 52
ATENOLOL 666 546 37 10
OXYCODONE HCL 641 198 S2 38 75
OLANZAPINE 625 342 39 240
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 620 520 40 150
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 620 397 40 32
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 599 449 42 53
AZITHROMYCIN 559 395 43 34
RANITIDINE HCL 548 370 44 29
NEXIUM 546 317 45 44
PROAIR HFA 540 184 46 62
PREDNISONE 533 402 47 43
MUPIROCIN 529 374 48 137
CYMBALTA 528 353 49 79
DIOVAN 527 435 50 40
PLAVIX 513 412 51 39
LIDODERM 509 410 52 108
IBUPROFEN 507 174 53 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 505 354 54 18
MELOXICAM 502 309 55 33
BUSPIRONE HCL 490 332 56 162
SPIRONOLACTONE 484 298 57 77
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 480 219 R 58 98
CRESTOR 476 310 59 19
PAROXETINE HCL 470 300 60 60
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 468 329 61 143
ABILIFY 468 248 61 205
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 465 243 63 289
LAMOTRIGINE 462 178 64 266
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 458 383 65 56
GLIPIZIDE 450 299 66 41
LANTUS 449 311 67 59
FLUOXETINE HCL 444 262 68 68
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 440 314 69 23
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 439 257 70 135
BACLOFEN 430 138 71 97
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 426 268 72 107
LACTULOSE 425 243 73 128
SEROQUEL XR 420 141 74 252
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 418 338 75 38
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 418 375 75 127
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 409 132 10 77 199
SPIRIVA 404 229 78 93
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 403 290 79 13
LOVASTATIN 401 270 80 21
SANTYL 392 254 10 81 233
EXELON 391 391 82 129
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 388 259 83 35
LEXAPRO 381 282 84 177
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 378 233 85 110
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 373 284 86 16
LEVOFLOXACIN 368 272 87 87
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 365 172 88 396
SINGULAIR 364 234 89 90
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 344 273 90 268
PROMETHAZINE HCL 344 174 R 90 182
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 340 278 92 11
NYSTATIN 338 233 93 195
LYRICA 333 230 94 120
COMBIVENT 331 104 95 170
INSULIN SYRINGE 321 191 96 76
GEMFIBROZIL 320 138 97 82
FENTANYL 316 226 S2 98 147
SEROQUEL 316 181 98 185
RAMIPRIL 316 245 98 101
CLOZAPINE 314 24 101 385
CARBAMAZEPINE 309 102 102 308
GLYBURIDE 309 182 R 102 54
NIFEDIPINE ER 306 237 104 67
SINGLE USE SWAB 301 211 10 105 317
FINASTERIDE 296 254 106 66
HYDRALAZINE HCL 295 185 107 81
NAPROXEN 290 159 108 70
MEGESTROL ACETATE 273 234 R 109 138
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 273 244 109 155
ROPINIROLE HCL 273 205 109 151
LEVEMIR 271 188 112 187
NOVOLOG 257 173 113 123
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 253 144 114 145
ACTOS 245 135 115 148
KLOR-CON M20 240 213 116 121
LATANOPROST 236 203 117 218
BUMETANIDE 234 189 118 134
KLOR-CON M10 234 223 118 227
SYMBICORT 232 121 120 153
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 231 155 121 169
FENOFIBRATE 230 137 122 50
CEFTRIAXONE 229 166 123 305
ALLOPURINOL 225 164 124 37
VALPROIC ACID 222 142 125 331
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 215 150 126 84
JANUVIA 210 161 127 72
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 208 144 128 136
LABETALOL HCL 208 142 128 172
RISPERDAL CONSTA 207 73 130 433
TRICOR 207 85 130 144
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 206 116 132 181
GLIMEPIRIDE 205 137 133 45
LITHIUM CARBONATE 205 29 133 427
HYDROXYZINE HCL 205 144 R 133 244
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 204 118 136 160
DILTIAZEM HCL 203 163 137 253
NASONEX 201 98 138 220
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 198 148 139 157
CEPHALEXIN 198 149 139 142
LIDOCAINE HCL 194 140 141 353
CELEBREX 193 132 142 111
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 192 65 143 446
BUPROPION HCL SR 188 75 144 249
VENLAFAXINE HCL 185 59 145 272
LOPERAMIDE 184 150 146 271
CARISOPRODOL 183 43 R 147 115
NITROSTAT 179 115 148 206
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 176 132 149 118
KETOCONAZOLE 174 115 150 132
BUPROPION XL 172 93 151 229
VANCOMYCIN HCL 172 141 151 329
NOVOLIN 70-30 170 115 153 130
GENERLAC 167 99 154 278
ONDANSETRON HCL 166 101 155 383
MORPHINE SULFATE 162 146 S2 156 314
TRAVATAN Z 161 140 157 293
PERPHENAZINE 159 67 158 474
NITROFURANTOIN 159 132 158 295
HUMULIN R 154 93 160 370
VENTOLIN HFA 152 92 161 88
AGGRENOX 150 123 162 267
TIMOLOL MALEATE 146 124 163 327
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146 80 163 36
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 146 74 S2 163 163
FLUCONAZOLE 144 104 166 226
METHADONE HCL 136 56 S2 167 174
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 135 104 168 210
AMIODARONE HCL 132 101 169 211
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 132 115 169 361
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 131 24 R 171 416
ENULOSE 130 86 172 407
TERAZOSIN HCL 128 101 173 103
HALOPERIDOL 128 19 173 358
METHOCARBAMOL 126 52 R 175 250
AMMONIUM LACTATE 125 94 176 141
DILTIAZEM ER 125 76 176 167
TOPIRAMATE 124 20 178 254
PRIMIDONE 124 99 178 288
INVEGA 123 53 180 559
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 122 44 R 181 105
NUEDEXTA 122 55 181 419
MECLIZINE HCL 120 107 183 85
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 120 107 183 391
ZETIA 119 89 185 96
BUPROPION HCL 116 59 186 335
LOVAZA 116 56 186 117
KLOR-CON 10 113 105 188 106
POLYMYXIN B SULFATE 113 68 10 188 574
GEODON 112 49 190 498
PREMARIN 112 50 R 190 217
CLONIDINE 112 79 190 338
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 111 41 R 193 528
VESICARE 110 93 194 209
NYSTOP 110 96 194 323
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 109 64 196 164
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 108 71 197 78
NIASPAN 107 45 198 175
METRONIDAZOLE 107 66 198 247
GLUCAGEN 104 95 200 425
VERAPAMIL ER 103 87 201 99
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 103 61 201 57
PROPRANOLOL HCL 100 61 203 156
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 100 65 203 334
OLANZAPINE ODT 97 68 205 590
CILOSTAZOL 97 75 205 168
DETROL LA 97 88 205 292
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 96 17 S2 208 235
OXCARBAZEPINE 94 29 209 410
AMANTADINE 93 46 210 539
RENVELA 93 50 210 337
TIZANIDINE HCL 92 29 212 126
LIPITOR 91 78 213 113
CHOLESTYRAMINE 88 65 214 430
AMOXICILLIN 87 61 215 133
SODIUM CHLORIDE 87 69 215 341
VOLTAREN 86 67 217 102
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 86 39 S2 217 104
PHENYTOIN 86 32 217 378
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 85 45 220 456
BUDESONIDE 85 54 220 395
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 85 68 220 74
VIREAD 84 17 223 300
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 84 54 223 275
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 84 48 223 86
DICYCLOMINE HCL 82 27 226 194
PATANOL 81 57 227 488
PEN NEEDLE 81 34 227 166
DRONABINOL 80 47 229 350
EVISTA 80 80 229 184
CREON 79 47 231 460
RANEXA 79 59 231 443
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 78 75 233 543
ADVAIR HFA 78 41 233 457
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 77 40 R 235 360
KALETRA 76 22 236 298
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 75 74 237 188
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 75 74 237 518
ALPRAZOLAM 74 62 239 31
METOLAZONE 73 65 240 251
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 72 52 241 256
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72 48 241 71
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 72 46 R 241 94
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 71 48 244 201
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 71 51 244 448
TEMAZEPAM 70 50 246 47
LUMIGAN 69 54 247 291
GLIPIZIDE ER 68 41 248 112
CARTIA XT 67 42 249 242
ETODOLAC 66 27 250 283
SOTALOL 64 64 251 281
HUMALOG 64 35 251 239
LANSOPRAZOLE 64 26 251 116
SUCRALFATE 64 43 251 219
METHOTREXATE 63 45 255 224
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62 20 256 124
DIOVAN HCT 61 50 257 80
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 61 43 257 274
ACYCLOVIR 61 31 257 259
GALANTAMINE HBR 61 61 257 245
AVODART 59 53 261 173
RIVASTIGMINE 58 58 262 483
ACARBOSE 58 41 262 437
PROCRIT 58 54 262 398
TRUVADA 57 0 265 158
CAPTOPRIL 57 49 265 193
ZONISAMIDE 56 0 267 512
HUMULIN 70-30 56 33 267 192
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55 38 S3 269 149
NOVOLIN N 54 44 270 320
ZYPREXA 53 19 271 513
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 53 24 271 243
LORAZEPAM 53 44 271 73
SUSTIVA 52 13 274 420
ENABLEX 52 39 274 388
COMBIGAN 51 46 276 401
SYNTHROID 51 37 276 42
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50 30 278 307
DOXEPIN HCL 50 29 278 282
HYDROCORTISONE 50 16 278 354
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 March 24, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.