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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,904Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 221 out of 3647

$972K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 242 out of 3647

752 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

5% of this provider’s 752 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 752 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 17,192 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 838 744 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 794 672 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 739 668 3 8
OMEPRAZOLE 737 662 4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 735 656 5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 596 532 6 2
LISINOPRIL 577 434 7 4
METFORMIN HCL 401 323 8 6
TRAMADOL HCL 365 316 9 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 363 331 10 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 355 290 11 16
CARVEDILOL 300 264 12 20
ATENOLOL 285 246 13 10
ALLOPURINOL 282 259 14 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 278 228 15 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 277 218 S3 16 12
GABAPENTIN 270 226 17 17
DIGOXIN 253 218 18 51
SERTRALINE HCL 241 210 19 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 232 220 20 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 220 191 21 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 217 209 22 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 213 169 23 56
LOVASTATIN 210 176 24 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 204 196 25 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 198 170 26 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191 160 27 9
AZITHROMYCIN 186 167 28 34
CRESTOR 181 136 29 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180 157 30 24
FLUOXETINE HCL 174 157 31 68
PREDNISONE 169 157 32 43
DIOVAN 163 163 33 40
CLOPIDOGREL 161 123 34 26
LANTUS 158 118 35 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 156 141 36 28
NEXIUM 148 80 37 44
CLONIDINE HCL 129 127 38 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124 115 39 32
JANUVIA 124 94 39 72
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 123 115 41 53
GLIPIZIDE 120 85 42 41
NAMENDA 120 120 42 49
TRAZODONE HCL 116 103 44 64
RAMIPRIL 110 93 45 101
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 75 46 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109 81 46 65
PLAVIX 108 76 48 39
HYDRALAZINE HCL 104 87 49 81
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 94 92 50 84
LEVEMIR 88 88 51 187
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 88 80 S2 51 104
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 87 73 53 246
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 86 64 54 35
GEMFIBROZIL 81 61 55 82
BENICAR 81 69 55 114
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80 71 R 57 105
ADVAIR DISKUS 80 44 57 52
LEVOFLOXACIN 79 66 59 87
SYNTHROID 79 79 59 42
RANITIDINE HCL 77 59 61 29
MIRTAZAPINE 76 76 62 63
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 75 62 63 89
PAROXETINE HCL 75 70 63 60
PROAIR HFA 74 44 65 62
CITALOPRAM HBR 74 59 65 25
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73 61 67 110
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71 67 68 38
JANTOVEN 70 69 69 140
TRILIPIX 68 68 70 277
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67 67 71 155
ROPINIROLE HCL 64 64 72 151
METRONIDAZOLE 63 62 73 247
CEPHALEXIN 63 59 73 142
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62 60 75 107
TRICOR 62 53 75 144
PEN NEEDLE 61 60 77 166
RISPERIDONE 61 40 77 83
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59 59 79 71
INSULIN SYRINGE 59 57 79 76
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 58 58 81 150
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 57 56 82 230
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57 56 82 127
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 43 82 156
KLOR-CON 10 56 47 85 106
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 56 47 85 78
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 48 87 77
FENOFIBRATE 53 47 87 50
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 52 36 R 89 94
BENICAR HCT 52 52 89 165
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51 44 91 124
MELOXICAM 51 49 91 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 50 93 74
FENTANYL 50 48 S2 93 147
FAMOTIDINE 50 34 93 61
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 Aug. 1, 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.