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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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61,099Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 3647

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 181 out of 3647

2,991 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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

1% of this provider’s 2,991 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 2,991 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 58,672 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

$18 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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 2,903 2,811 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 2,545 2,462 2 3
LISINOPRIL 1,934 1,852 3 4
VITAMIN D2 1,879 1,795 10 4 100
TEMAZEPAM 1,424 1,384 10 5 47
METFORMIN HCL 1,363 1,326 6 6
SYNTHROID 1,306 1,263 7 42
FOLIC ACID 1,304 1,263 10 8 95
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,263 1,243 9 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,216 1,187 10 7
LOVASTATIN 1,184 1,183 11 21
LORATADINE 1,133 1,083 10 12 109
ATENOLOL 1,119 1,114 13 10
RANITIDINE HCL 1,115 1,025 14 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,100 1,082 15 2
ALPRAZOLAM 1,020 981 16 31
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 842 804 17 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 812 800 18 18
VIAGRA 811 779 10 19 69
TAMSULOSIN HCL 698 688 20 28
IBUPROFEN 667 639 21 55
FUROSEMIDE 643 627 22 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 596 596 23 23
RENAL CAPS 583 551 24 119
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 578 544 25 11
GABAPENTIN 564 537 26 17
GLIPIZIDE 556 556 27 41
GLYBURIDE 528 487 R 28 54
AMMONIUM LACTATE 525 512 29 141
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 510 501 10 30 200
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 507 507 31 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 452 416 32 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 437 435 33 30
LIDODERM 436 398 34 108
VOLTAREN 417 398 35 102
FINASTERIDE 406 395 36 66
WARFARIN SODIUM 397 397 37 15
KETOCONAZOLE 394 364 38 132
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 389 377 39 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 379 356 40 36
CICLOPIROX 365 321 41 176
FOLBIC 346 329 10 42 255
BENICAR 343 343 43 114
CARVEDILOL 337 317 44 20
LEVOXYL 335 324 45 125
CLOPIDOGREL 329 310 46 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 321 310 S3 47 12
TRAMADOL HCL 314 304 48 22
LORAZEPAM 311 299 49 73
GEMFIBROZIL 293 249 50 82
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 290 276 51 13
PAROXETINE HCL 288 273 52 60
CIALIS 288 273 52 179
ALLOPURINOL 282 282 54 37
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 281 270 55 152
CLONAZEPAM 277 262 56 146
PLAVIX 277 263 56 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 277 273 56 25
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 272 256 59 86
LANSOPRAZOLE 268 235 60 116
AZITHROMYCIN 266 238 61 34
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 262 262 62 164
MELOXICAM 262 244 62 33
CETIRIZINE HCL 251 218 64 213
FAMOTIDINE 248 236 65 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 243 226 66 56
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 231 222 67 53
LANOXIN 231 230 10 67 231
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 230 209 69 32
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 228 214 70 84
KLOR-CON 10 225 214 71 106
SURE COMFORT 225 216 71 161
NAPROXEN 200 185 73 70
PROCTOZONE-HC 195 189 74 216
AVODART 194 194 75 173
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 193 185 76 171
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192 186 77 48
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 189 179 78 248
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 189 181 R 78 94
VENTOLIN HFA 183 172 80 88
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 182 171 81 188
DICYCLOMINE HCL 182 171 81 194
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 176 176 83 58
PREDNISONE 172 171 84 43
CILOSTAZOL 169 169 85 168
SERTRALINE HCL 168 159 86 27
BENICAR HCT 165 165 87 165
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 165 158 10 87 386
NIFEDIPINE ER 163 163 89 67
CRESTOR 157 157 90 19
ADVAIR DISKUS 154 144 91 52
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 151 131 92 107
MI ACID 145 135 93 263
PRILOSEC OTC 145 145 10 93 285
MECLIZINE HCL 141 133 95 85
LEVITRA 134 129 96 304
SINGULAIR 134 133 96 90
DIOVAN HCT 133 133 98 80
NEXIUM 132 129 99 44
DIOVAN 131 127 100 40
CHERATUSSIN AC 131 125 100 286
FELODIPINE ER 128 128 102 186
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 128 118 102 136
SPIRONOLACTONE 122 117 104 77
ESTAZOLAM 121 121 105 324
NAMENDA 121 121 105 49
CLONIDINE HCL 121 121 105 46
KLOR-CON M20 115 112 108 121
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 112 107 109 74
MUPIROCIN 110 106 110 137
NITROSTAT 110 98 110 206
LOPERAMIDE 107 107 112 271
FENOFIBRATE 107 107 112 50
AFEDITAB CR 105 105 114 237
VERAPAMIL ER 105 105 114 99
ATACAND 104 104 116 373
GALANTAMINE HBR 103 92 117 245
VESICARE 102 102 118 209
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 101 87 119 124
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 101 88 R 119 290
GLIPIZIDE XL 101 99 119 190
PRANDIN 100 91 122 348
LACTULOSE 99 78 123 128
FLUOXETINE HCL 97 92 124 68
TERAZOSIN HCL 97 95 124 103
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 96 90 126 201
LYRICA 90 87 127 120
ACTOS 90 88 127 148
NITROFURANTOIN 90 86 127 295
BENZONATATE 90 89 127 326
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88 79 131 16
PROMETHAZINE-CODEINE 86 85 R 132 368
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84 79 R 133 105
SOTALOL 84 71 133 281
BENAZEPRIL HCL 83 83 135 71
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 82 80 136 135
NYSTATIN 79 72 137 195
PENTOXIFYLLINE 79 73 137 180
JANUVIA 78 71 139 72
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78 72 139 65
HYDROMET 78 73 10 139 439
LANTUS 78 78 139 59
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 71 143 183
MOMETASONE FUROATE 77 64 143 321
FLUNISOLIDE 75 66 145 284
NASONEX 75 75 145 220
HYDRALAZINE HCL 74 67 147 81
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 74 72 R 147 322
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 73 69 149 261
QVAR 73 64 149 294
HYDROCORTISONE 72 72 151 354
PHENAZOPYRIDINE HCL 72 68 151 370
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71 71 153 160
ZOVIRAX 68 64 154 406
DESONIDE 66 64 155 381
LEVOFLOXACIN 65 62 156 87
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 59 S2 157 91
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 63 52 158 365
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 59 159 423
LABETALOL HCL 62 62 159 172
Q-TUSSIN DM 61 58 161 299
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 60 50 162 243
ALFUZOSIN HCL 58 58 163 522
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 58 47 S3 163 149
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 56 163 110
HUMULIN 70-30 57 57 166 192
ONDANSETRON ODT 54 52 167 519
VYTORIN 54 54 167 191
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 53 53 169 5
DETROL LA 53 53 169 292
HYDROXYZINE HCL 53 53 R 169 244
GOLYTELY 52 46 172 364
ZETIA 52 47 172 96
CEPHALEXIN 51 48 174 142
TIZANIDINE HCL 50 48 175 126
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.