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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,328Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 240 out of 3647

$370K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1635 out of 3647

687 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
18% 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

8% of this provider’s 687 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 687 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 18,541 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$19 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,339 1,306 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,094 1,066 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,025 994 3 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 923 891 4 7
LISINOPRIL 730 720 5 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 493 482 6 14
ATENOLOL 443 409 7 10
TEMAZEPAM 430 430 8 47
FUROSEMIDE 411 394 9 8
GLIPIZIDE 394 388 10 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 363 349 11 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 354 343 12 11
ALPRAZOLAM 333 331 13 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 327 327 14 23
METFORMIN HCL 318 289 15 6
LOVASTATIN 315 313 16 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 298 289 17 2
FLUOXETINE HCL 294 278 18 68
SERTRALINE HCL 284 270 19 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 239 213 20 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237 216 21 36
GABAPENTIN 233 203 22 17
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 209 209 23 107
TAMSULOSIN HCL 208 207 24 28
FINASTERIDE 196 196 25 66
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 193 193 26 35
JANTOVEN 192 192 27 140
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 185 168 S3 28 12
PREDNISONE 185 184 28 43
KLOR-CON M10 174 174 30 227
RANITIDINE HCL 170 161 31 29
NOVOLIN 70-30 170 152 31 130
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 160 33 9
MECLIZINE HCL 158 158 34 85
NIFEDIPINE ER 157 144 35 67
TRAMADOL HCL 151 143 36 22
DIGOXIN 148 138 37 51
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 146 137 38 57
ALLOPURINOL 136 119 39 37
CAPTOPRIL 127 125 40 193
KLOR-CON 10 125 124 41 106
DIAZEPAM 124 90 42 214
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 123 118 S2 43 91
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 112 105 44 171
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 106 103 45 53
TERAZOSIN HCL 103 103 46 103
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 102 47 48
VIAGRA 101 93 48 69
DILTIAZEM ER 101 101 48 167
INSULIN SYRINGE 97 87 50 76
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 96 96 51 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91 86 52 56
SURE COMFORT 85 76 53 161
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 84 84 54 201
ESTRADIOL 82 70 R 55 236
HYDRALAZINE HCL 74 74 56 81
CITALOPRAM HBR 73 72 57 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73 72 57 32
CLOPIDOGREL 73 73 57 26
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72 69 R 60 105
SUCRALFATE 72 59 60 219
SYNTHROID 72 72 60 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 66 66 63 30
CARVEDILOL 65 65 64 20
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 65 63 64 118
GEMFIBROZIL 63 57 66 82
AMIODARONE HCL 62 62 67 211
AFEDITAB CR 61 61 68 237
TORSEMIDE 59 59 69 215
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 58 58 70 363
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 57 55 71 78
CLONIDINE HCL 55 42 72 46
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53 44 73 136
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 50 74 77
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 May 1, 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.