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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,543Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 3647

$1.58M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 3647

1,434 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

7% of this provider’s 1,434 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 1,434 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 18,596 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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 1,408 908 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,169 794 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 1,076 571 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 924 377 S3 4 12
TRAMADOL HCL 746 456 5 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 727 504 6 5
FUROSEMIDE 691 437 7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 654 416 8 2
LOVASTATIN 626 402 9 21
METFORMIN HCL 575 320 10 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 495 314 11 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 493 241 12 14
CARVEDILOL 468 335 13 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 431 296 14 74
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 431 299 14 24
GABAPENTIN 429 223 16 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 377 315 17 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 303 217 18 9
AZITHROMYCIN 282 179 19 34
CLOPIDOGREL 258 173 20 26
MELOXICAM 250 170 21 33
LANTUS 246 116 22 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 244 140 23 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 240 195 24 28
GLYBURIDE 239 134 R 25 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 238 225 26 30
CLONIDINE HCL 238 145 26 46
NIFEDIPINE ER 233 162 28 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227 135 29 36
SERTRALINE HCL 218 109 30 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 216 119 31 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 206 129 32 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205 167 33 18
GLIPIZIDE 201 125 34 41
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 198 119 S3 35 417
ATENOLOL 188 128 36 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 187 131 37 38
MIRTAZAPINE 182 140 38 63
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 181 113 39 84
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 180 114 40 56
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 179 116 41 58
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 176 135 42 23
IBUPROFEN 175 73 43 55
VENTOLIN HFA 172 79 44 88
PLAVIX 171 106 45 39
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 169 89 46 135
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 164 86 S2 47 91
BACLOFEN 164 57 47 97
PROAIR HFA 164 66 47 62
LIDODERM 161 113 50 108
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 160 112 51 13
LEVOFLOXACIN 156 104 52 87
NAMENDA 153 149 53 49
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 151 38 R 54 98
TRAZODONE HCL 151 59 54 64
INSULIN SYRINGE 151 69 54 76
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 150 72 57 35
PREDNISONE 145 87 58 43
HYDRALAZINE HCL 142 95 59 81
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 141 92 R 60 94
CARISOPRODOL 140 26 R 61 115
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 140 91 61 65
FAMOTIDINE 140 94 61 61
NAPROXEN 139 61 64 70
FENOFIBRATE 139 71 64 50
ALLOPURINOL 137 73 66 37
RANITIDINE HCL 133 71 67 29
LYRICA 131 61 68 120
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 129 88 69 16
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 127 76 70 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 126 86 71 89
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 118 74 72 78
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 117 73 73 131
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 117 62 73 124
PROMETHAZINE HCL 116 41 R 75 182
COMBIVENT 108 46 76 170
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 108 42 76 118
RISPERIDONE 107 79 78 83
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 106 41 S2 79 104
DIOVAN 105 92 80 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 102 70 81 143
PAROXETINE HCL 102 63 81 60
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 94 29 R 83 105
DIGOXIN 93 74 84 51
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 91 50 85 157
CELEBREX 90 49 86 111
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 89 31 S3 87 149
CYMBALTA 87 21 88 79
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 86 64 89 11
JANTOVEN 86 48 89 140
BUMETANIDE 86 66 89 134
GEMFIBROZIL 85 43 92 82
SPIRIVA 84 64 93 93
HUMALOG 77 36 94 239
NEXIUM 77 42 94 44
SINGULAIR 74 37 96 90
NOVOLOG 72 55 97 123
PEN NEEDLE 72 27 97 166
SANTYL 67 46 99 233
JANUVIA 64 31 100 72
DILTIAZEM HCL 64 27 100 253
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 23 100 77
LEVETIRACETAM 63 37 103 122
DICYCLOMINE HCL 63 33 103 194
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 62 28 105 210
NOVOLIN 70-30 62 58 105 130
KLOR-CON M20 62 43 105 121
CRESTOR 62 45 105 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 61 14 109 68
SEROQUEL 61 53 109 185
MECLIZINE HCL 61 42 109 85
AMOXICILLIN 61 21 109 133
PREMARIN 60 42 R 113 217
DILTIAZEM ER 60 48 113 167
VENLAFAXINE HCL 59 51 115 272
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 59 26 115 246
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59 41 115 136
PRADAXA 57 40 118 258
LANSOPRAZOLE 57 36 118 116
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56 40 120 199
ZETIA 56 30 120 96
FINASTERIDE 55 55 122 66
NOVOLIN R 54 46 123 139
VERAPAMIL ER 53 51 124 99
NYSTATIN 53 37 124 195
SYMBICORT 52 21 126 153
NYSTOP 52 33 126 323
FLUCONAZOLE 52 20 126 226
CEPHALEXIN 52 37 126 142
GLIMEPIRIDE 51 51 130 45
HYDROXYZINE HCL 51 26 R 130 244
ACTOS 51 28 130 148
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 23 130 110
CALCITRIOL 50 50 134 265
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 29, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.