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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,461Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 105 out of 3647

$783K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 441 out of 3647

1,061 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
13% 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

6% of this provider’s 1,061 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 1,061 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 21,544 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$31 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 1,360 1,171 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,156 982 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,071 923 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 1,013 907 4 8
ATENOLOL 938 824 5 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 722 551 S3 6 12
LOVASTATIN 716 670 7 21
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 581 536 8 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 574 511 9 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 548 474 10 7
GLYBURIDE 525 450 R 11 54
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 485 395 12 24
LISINOPRIL 461 398 13 4
IBUPROFEN 443 303 14 55
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 436 386 15 78
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 424 399 16 23
PAROXETINE HCL 379 279 17 60
METFORMIN HCL 365 311 18 6
ALLOPURINOL 341 336 19 37
ALPRAZOLAM 327 292 20 31
GABAPENTIN 309 247 21 17
PREDNISONE 276 262 22 43
INDOMETHACIN 259 187 R 10 23 355
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 258 238 24 56
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 247 233 25 2
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 235 184 26 53
DIGOXIN 234 211 27 51
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 211 202 28 57
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 207 180 29 110
TAMSULOSIN HCL 203 189 30 28
GEMFIBROZIL 196 182 31 82
WARFARIN SODIUM 191 166 32 15
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 188 164 R 33 105
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 183 128 34 14
KLOR-CON M20 179 162 35 121
TRAMADOL HCL 179 137 35 22
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 177 150 37 107
MECLIZINE HCL 162 152 38 85
TEMAZEPAM 158 121 39 47
DIAZEPAM 157 107 40 214
RANITIDINE HCL 145 126 41 29
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 143 114 42 118
METOLAZONE 141 97 43 251
CITALOPRAM HBR 128 94 44 25
PLAVIX 127 118 45 39
HUMULIN 70-30 125 68 46 192
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125 124 46 18
NIFEDIPINE ER 116 98 48 67
NADOLOL 116 79 48 372
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 114 99 50 145
CLOPIDOGREL 113 105 51 26
ZETIA 112 108 52 96
GLIPIZIDE 107 103 53 41
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 107 86 53 84
SOTALOL 107 99 53 281
PIROXICAM 100 94 56 402
TERAZOSIN HCL 100 89 56 103
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 90 58 36
NAPROXEN 94 91 59 70
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 93 63 S2 60 91
SERTRALINE HCL 93 63 60 27
MELOXICAM 92 91 62 33
CARVEDILOL 92 82 62 20
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 88 64 340
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 89 74 64 135
CARISOPRODOL 83 12 R 66 115
VERAPAMIL ER 82 70 67 99
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81 70 68 11
CLONIDINE HCL 81 76 68 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 79 79 70 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78 73 71 16
KLOR-CON 10 75 75 72 106
LORAZEPAM 73 63 73 73
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73 73 73 81
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 64 73 52
FINASTERIDE 68 55 76 66
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 67 65 77 58
INSULIN SYRINGE 67 42 77 76
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66 60 79 223
VENTOLIN HFA 65 53 80 88
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 64 40 S3 81 149
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 51 82 77
FELODIPINE ER 59 59 83 186
BUMETANIDE 58 21 84 134
OXYCODONE HCL 58 24 S2 84 75
CHOLESTYRAMINE 58 51 84 430
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 55 55 87 13
PRIMIDONE 55 49 87 288
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 24 S2 89 104
FOLIC ACID 53 26 90 95
NOVOLIN 70-30 53 33 90 130
PREMARIN 53 53 R 90 217
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 48 93 199
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52 36 93 156
NAMENDA 50 50 95 49
METHOTREXATE 50 16 95 224
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 Dec. 28, 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.