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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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57,632Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 3647

$3.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 3647

1,575 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
36% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,575 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 1,575 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 52,968 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
OMEPRAZOLE 2,252 2,105 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,900 1,840 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,570 1,446 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,321 1,203 4 5
MELOXICAM 1,285 1,194 10 5 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,200 1,150 6 13
BENAZEPRIL HCL 1,018 918 10 7 71
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 945 878 8 18
METFORMIN HCL 890 813 9 6
LISINOPRIL 885 845 10 4
ATENOLOL 858 835 11 10
FENOFIBRATE 834 739 12 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 772 702 13 32
ALPRAZOLAM 756 716 14 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 733 713 15 9
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 712 692 10 16 58
CRESTOR 691 625 17 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 689 636 18 38
BUMETANIDE 682 636 10 19 134
SERTRALINE HCL 628 598 20 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 607 572 10 21 74
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 603 564 22 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 569 557 23 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 565 529 24 7
EVISTA 556 507 25 184
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 507 493 26 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 493 463 27 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 491 470 28 45
ALLOPURINOL 445 422 29 37
GABAPENTIN 438 371 30 17
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 431 399 31 183
LOVASTATIN 429 429 32 21
TRAMADOL HCL 422 393 33 22
TEMAZEPAM 418 407 34 47
SYNTHROID 413 374 35 42
FUROSEMIDE 409 391 36 8
CARVEDILOL 400 379 37 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 396 373 38 68
PREDNISONE 386 354 39 43
METHOTREXATE 373 319 40 224
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 368 319 41 14
CLONIDINE 365 364 10 42 338
CLONIDINE HCL 342 311 43 46
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 338 338 44 57
MIRTAZAPINE 337 313 45 63
CLOPIDOGREL 335 325 46 26
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 325 312 10 47 270
NEXIUM 315 251 48 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 312 255 49 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 311 305 50 30
BENICAR 296 279 51 114
DIOVAN 280 279 52 40
ZETIA 278 268 53 96
FOLIC ACID 276 259 54 95
PLAVIX 276 261 54 39
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 273 254 56 171
CYMBALTA 266 183 57 79
RANITIDINE HCL 262 232 58 29
CYANOCOBALAMIN INJECTION 262 239 10 58 384
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250 250 60 48
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 247 243 61 200
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 245 231 62 23
ZEMPLAR 237 217 63 450
ONGLYZA 234 230 64 238
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 227 195 R 65 94
ACTONEL 223 223 66 196
IBUPROFEN 222 201 67 55
TRAZODONE HCL 217 202 68 64
GLYBURIDE 216 215 R 69 54
AVODART 213 206 70 173
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 210 203 71 136
AZITHROMYCIN 209 189 72 34
PAROXETINE HCL 205 195 73 60
IRBESARTAN 204 203 74 232
DIGOXIN 203 185 75 51
TORSEMIDE 201 190 76 215
DIOVAN HCT 199 197 77 80
RAMIPRIL 185 176 78 101
NAMENDA 184 184 79 49
AZOR 181 166 80 301
NAPROXEN 175 152 81 70
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175 163 81 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL 175 167 81 81
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 172 152 84 84
SPIRONOLACTONE 170 163 85 77
GLIPIZIDE 168 142 86 41
CITALOPRAM HBR 163 126 87 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 161 121 S3 88 12
ADVAIR DISKUS 160 132 89 52
CLONAZEPAM 158 148 90 146
DOXEPIN HCL 157 113 91 282
NABUMETONE 156 154 92 262
AMMONIUM LACTATE 155 141 93 141
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 154 148 94 276
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 151 150 95 256
COLCRYS 151 135 95 313
VOLTAREN 145 142 97 102
KETOCONAZOLE 144 107 98 132
INSULIN SYRINGE 143 109 99 76
ACTOS 142 132 100 148
FELODIPINE ER 141 129 101 186
METOLAZONE 140 132 102 251
CELEBREX 140 119 102 111
LORAZEPAM 140 124 102 73
PRADAXA 136 136 105 258
VIAGRA 136 123 105 69
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 133 132 107 65
MECLIZINE HCL 131 131 108 85
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 130 127 109 143
LIVALO 128 114 110 454
BENICAR HCT 127 105 111 165
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126 118 10 112 493
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 125 100 113 86
SULINDAC 125 106 113 356
LIPITOR 125 121 113 113
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 124 123 116 188
SINGULAIR 117 92 117 90
LYRICA 117 93 117 120
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 113 103 119 169
LOVAZA 111 100 120 117
SPIRIVA 109 100 121 93
PROCTOZONE-HC 107 96 122 216
NIFEDIPINE ER 107 101 122 67
PEN NEEDLE 106 101 124 166
NIASPAN 105 101 125 175
BUPROPION XL 104 76 126 229
PROAIR HFA 100 97 127 62
NADOLOL 99 98 128 372
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 99 99 128 107
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 98 83 130 124
CILOSTAZOL 98 88 130 168
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 98 95 130 35
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 97 84 133 273
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96 61 S2 134 91
LIDODERM 95 65 135 108
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 95 39 S2 135 104
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 95 76 R 135 98
FAMOTIDINE 94 88 138 61
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93 85 139 181
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 93 67 139 110
BONIVA 92 85 141 352
OXYCONTIN 91 57 S2 142 234
PRANDIN 90 81 143 348
EXELON 89 89 144 129
MUPIROCIN 89 70 144 137
LEVOFLOXACIN 89 83 144 87
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 88 66 147 230
LANSOPRAZOLE 87 67 148 116
NASONEX 86 75 149 220
JANUVIA 86 86 149 72
FINASTERIDE 84 84 151 66
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83 76 152 89
QUINAPRIL HCL 83 75 152 212
GLIPIZIDE ER 83 78 152 112
CIALIS 79 61 155 179
VYTORIN 77 77 156 191
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77 65 156 160
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 75 54 158 274
LANTUS 75 59 158 59
PROPRANOLOL HCL 74 74 160 156
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72 70 161 56
LABETALOL HCL 71 71 162 172
GENERLAC 71 69 162 278
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 71 69 S3 162 149
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 70 35 165 622
LEXAPRO 70 51 165 177
TERAZOSIN HCL 69 69 167 103
BUSPIRONE HCL 68 68 168 162
METOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 68 168 413
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 40 R 170 105
EXFORGE 67 67 170 198
CICLOPIROX 66 52 172 176
DICYCLOMINE HCL 66 60 172 194
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65 61 174 53
LACTULOSE 65 60 174 128
ACIPHEX 64 62 176 554
TEKTURNA 64 64 176 316
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 57 178 152
PREMARIN 63 49 R 178 217
LORATADINE 63 56 178 109
CEFUROXIME 62 54 181 228
NIFEDICAL XL 60 60 182 221
METFORMIN HCL ER 59 59 183 92
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 58 50 184 638
VESICARE 57 57 185 209
VERAPAMIL ER 57 57 185 99
NOVOLOG 57 36 185 123
AMIODARONE HCL 56 56 188 211
SYMBICORT 55 46 189 153
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 55 47 189 268
MEGESTROL ACETATE 55 55 R 189 138
FENOFIBRIC ACID 55 55 10 189 649
DILTIAZEM ER 55 46 189 167
BYSTOLIC 54 44 194 158
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 53 53 195 203
LATANOPROST 53 53 195 218
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 52 27 R 197 322
VALACYCLOVIR 52 27 197 336
ENBREL 51 41 199 428
HUMALOG 50 39 200 239
ATELVIA 50 50 200 302
KLOR-CON 10 50 50 200 106
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 16, 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.