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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,067Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 140 out of 3647

$859K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 339 out of 3647

844 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
39% 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

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 22,045 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 2,119 2,006 1 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,387 1,341 2 11
OMEPRAZOLE 1,053 982 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,051 1,011 4 5
LISINOPRIL 813 743 5 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 765 754 6 18
CARVEDILOL 679 665 7 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 657 637 8 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 547 529 9 23
CRESTOR 488 468 10 19
RANITIDINE HCL 451 438 11 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 402 378 12 14
ALPRAZOLAM 391 389 13 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 386 378 14 7
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 369 369 15 48
LOVAZA 368 333 16 117
METFORMIN HCL 350 323 17 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 334 325 18 28
FUROSEMIDE 321 318 19 8
FENOFIBRATE 318 292 20 50
ATENOLOL 302 278 21 10
FINASTERIDE 278 278 22 66
CLOPIDOGREL 265 263 23 26
VOLTAREN 263 244 24 102
PLAVIX 253 253 25 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 252 233 26 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 242 231 27 25
TEMAZEPAM 213 198 28 47
ALLOPURINOL 188 186 29 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 181 180 30 15
METFORMIN HCL ER 180 170 31 92
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 173 173 32 57
MELOXICAM 168 164 33 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 161 153 34 13
BENICAR 149 136 35 114
DONEPEZIL HCL 149 149 35 30
AZOR 139 127 37 301
MECLIZINE HCL 133 127 38 85
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122 103 39 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117 117 40 56
PAROXETINE HCL 115 115 41 60
DIGOXIN 113 111 42 51
CICLOPIROX 110 103 43 176
VIAGRA 109 97 44 69
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 106 104 45 24
ATELVIA 106 106 45 302
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 106 96 45 65
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 100 96 48 84
JANUVIA 99 88 49 72
VENTOLIN HFA 95 95 50 88
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93 92 51 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 79 52 9
AZITHROMYCIN 89 85 53 34
TRAMADOL HCL 89 86 53 22
LATANOPROST 88 85 55 218
SPIRONOLACTONE 87 87 56 77
GABAPENTIN 77 65 57 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 77 57 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 71 59 52
PROCTOZONE-HC 73 58 59 216
DIOVAN HCT 72 72 61 80
SERTRALINE HCL 72 72 61 27
SYNTHROID 71 67 63 42
LORAZEPAM 71 66 63 73
NAMENDA 70 70 65 49
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 70 64 R 65 94
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 67 67 67 203
BYSTOLIC 66 66 68 158
CILOSTAZOL 65 65 69 168
AVODART 62 62 70 173
EASY TOUCH 61 49 71 279
TRICOR 60 55 72 144
IRBESARTAN 59 59 73 232
CLONIDINE HCL 57 56 74 46
BENICAR HCT 54 54 75 165
VERAPAMIL ER 51 51 76 99
AMIODARONE HCL 50 50 77 211
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.