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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,113Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 174 out of 3647

$621K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 718 out of 3647

801 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
19% 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

5% of this provider’s 801 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 801 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 17,779 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$29 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
LEVOXYL 1,129 1,001 10 1 125
SIMVASTATIN 996 858 2 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 974 863 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 788 641 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 737 710 5 2
LISINOPRIL 678 633 6 4
LOVASTATIN 636 568 7 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 622 539 8 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 487 442 9 35
FUROSEMIDE 464 413 10 8
GABAPENTIN 445 369 11 17
K-TAB 445 401 10 11 319
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 441 300 S3 13 12
METFORMIN HCL 418 372 14 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 373 351 15 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 372 312 16 16
TRAMADOL HCL 366 279 17 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 365 353 18 9
CARISOPRODOL 363 231 R 19 115
FLUOXETINE HCL 297 244 20 68
ATENOLOL 281 237 21 10
RANITIDINE HCL 263 234 22 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 220 220 23 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 212 186 24 15
PREDNISONE 211 192 25 43
GLIPIZIDE 211 175 25 41
CLONIDINE HCL 210 182 27 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 199 169 28 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 181 151 29 25
VENTOLIN HFA 180 154 30 88
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 165 145 31 13
CLOPIDOGREL 147 147 32 26
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 147 130 32 53
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 146 146 34 155
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 141 68 S2 35 91
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 130 95 36 5
TRICOR 124 113 37 144
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 122 92 38 58
LANOXIN 121 99 39 231
BUSPIRONE HCL 115 65 40 162
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 111 111 41 107
BENAZEPRIL HCL 110 87 42 71
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 106 48 R 43 98
VERAPAMIL ER 102 96 44 99
NIFEDIPINE ER 99 97 45 67
TERAZOSIN HCL 98 66 46 103
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97 73 47 32
SERTRALINE HCL 95 78 48 27
MELOXICAM 95 71 48 33
GLYBURIDE 94 93 R 50 54
GLIMEPIRIDE 91 85 51 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90 90 52 38
NAMENDA 89 89 53 49
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 84 12 S2 54 163
LANTUS 84 57 54 59
HYDRALAZINE HCL 81 81 56 81
ESTRADIOL 80 38 R 57 236
ZOSTAVAX 79 72 58 178
PLAVIX 78 77 59 39
IBUPROFEN 77 42 60 55
TRAZODONE HCL 77 52 60 64
ALLOPURINOL 75 67 62 37
METHADONE HCL 72 20 S2 63 174
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72 72 63 56
ZETIA 70 59 65 96
AZITHROMYCIN 68 53 66 34
PAROXETINE HCL 64 61 67 60
SPIRIVA 63 61 68 93
ADACEL 63 53 68 530
GALANTAMINE HBR 62 55 70 245
BUPROPION HCL SR 61 41 71 249
LEVEMIR 60 57 72 187
ACYCLOVIR 60 51 72 259
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60 59 R 72 105
PROMETHAZINE HCL 60 25 R 72 182
HYDROXYZINE HCL 57 41 R 76 244
CRESTOR 56 53 77 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 42 78 77
ROPINIROLE HCL 53 44 79 151
CARVEDILOL 53 53 79 20
BUMETANIDE 50 49 81 134
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 2, 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.