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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,789Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 188 out of 3647

$549K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 936 out of 3647

536 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
31% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 536 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 20,265 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$26 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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 1,564 1,538 1 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 961 939 2 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 927 904 3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 862 836 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 706 683 5 2
TEMAZEPAM 617 604 6 47
LISINOPRIL 575 560 7 4
METFORMIN HCL 565 538 8 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 552 552 9 7
ALPRAZOLAM 520 520 10 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 500 500 11 23
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 460 460 12 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 456 448 13 11
LOVASTATIN 455 453 14 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 347 346 15 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 332 332 16 15
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 321 321 17 57
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 315 301 18 18
GLYBURIDE 310 307 R 19 54
CRESTOR 296 283 20 19
FUROSEMIDE 284 284 21 8
LABETALOL HCL 282 274 22 172
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 258 245 23 13
MELOXICAM 233 222 24 33
ATENOLOL 233 223 24 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 220 215 26 45
RANITIDINE HCL 216 210 27 29
CARVEDILOL 198 193 28 20
LOVAZA 191 178 29 117
SERTRALINE HCL 188 185 30 27
VERAPAMIL ER 187 187 31 99
NAPROXEN 175 169 32 70
NIFEDIPINE ER 174 174 33 67
LORAZEPAM 163 153 34 73
IBUPROFEN 151 150 35 55
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 144 144 36 24
CLONIDINE HCL 144 131 36 46
CAPTOPRIL 141 141 38 193
AZITHROMYCIN 139 135 39 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 136 132 40 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135 131 41 28
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 133 131 S3 42 149
CLOPIDOGREL 132 132 43 26
NAMENDA 117 117 44 49
DIOVAN 116 116 45 40
VYTORIN 106 106 46 191
INSULIN SYRINGE 105 105 47 76
BENAZEPRIL HCL 105 92 47 71
METFORMIN HCL ER 102 102 49 92
PLAVIX 97 95 50 39
VIAGRA 92 92 51 69
CEPHALEXIN 92 89 51 142
QUINAPRIL HCL 91 91 53 212
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 88 87 54 84
GABAPENTIN 83 72 55 17
MECLIZINE HCL 83 82 55 85
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80 73 57 38
KLOR-CON 10 80 80 57 106
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77 77 59 16
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 74 69 60 78
RAMIPRIL 73 73 61 101
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68 68 62 164
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66 61 63 56
GLIPIZIDE ER 66 66 63 112
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65 64 65 65
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64 64 66 156
DIGOXIN 63 63 67 51
LEVEMIR 61 61 68 187
JANTOVEN 60 60 69 140
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 59 R 70 105
GEMFIBROZIL 57 57 71 82
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57 54 71 199
CARTIA XT 53 41 73 242
GLIPIZIDE 52 41 74 41
NIFEDIAC CC 50 50 75 325
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 31, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.