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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,915Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 218 out of 3647

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 182 out of 3647

904 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

8% of this provider’s 904 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 904 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 15,214 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 858 716 1 2
LISINOPRIL 830 672 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 634 518 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 593 467 4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 528 402 5 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 506 399 6 9
FUROSEMIDE 494 429 7 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 460 335 S3 8 12
CARVEDILOL 405 333 9 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 399 310 10 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 396 341 11 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 387 314 12 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 361 326 13 16
GABAPENTIN 271 201 14 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 271 164 14 14
CLONIDINE HCL 269 233 16 46
METFORMIN HCL 261 189 17 6
LOVASTATIN 246 221 18 21
NEXIUM 221 149 19 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 218 192 20 13
CRESTOR 216 141 21 19
RANITIDINE HCL 192 140 22 29
CLOPIDOGREL 190 148 23 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 185 155 24 24
AZITHROMYCIN 183 135 25 34
TRAMADOL HCL 183 119 25 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 177 154 27 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 170 152 28 77
CITALOPRAM HBR 168 123 29 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 162 135 30 23
SYNTHROID 155 129 31 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 149 90 32 68
DIOVAN 143 124 33 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 141 124 34 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137 115 35 28
PLAVIX 136 99 36 39
PROAIR HFA 133 90 37 62
ADVAIR DISKUS 132 111 38 52
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 128 93 S3 39 149
ALLOPURINOL 126 110 40 37
MELOXICAM 125 93 41 33
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 122 69 42 124
DONEPEZIL HCL 118 118 43 30
METFORMIN HCL ER 117 109 44 92
PREDNISONE 117 94 44 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 98 46 36
LANTUS 105 80 47 59
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 104 102 48 74
NIFEDIPINE ER 103 96 49 67
HYDRALAZINE HCL 101 96 50 81
SERTRALINE HCL 99 53 51 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96 66 52 32
TERAZOSIN HCL 95 95 53 103
PEN NEEDLE 94 52 54 166
VERAPAMIL ER 93 75 55 99
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 90 20 S2 56 104
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 90 32 56 230
GLIMEPIRIDE 90 84 56 45
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88 75 S2 59 91
CYMBALTA 83 49 60 79
NIASPAN 83 59 60 175
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80 33 R 62 98
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 80 71 62 152
INSULIN SYRINGE 77 61 64 76
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 61 65 48
NAMENDA 76 76 65 49
ATENOLOL 74 56 67 10
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 69 61 68 57
MIRTAZAPINE 68 54 69 63
JANTOVEN 66 33 70 140
OXYCODONE HCL 65 39 S2 71 75
TRAZODONE HCL 64 27 72 64
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 29 73 58
GLYBURIDE 62 42 R 74 54
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62 30 74 65
JANUVIA 60 43 76 72
IBUPROFEN 59 19 77 55
HUMALOG 57 33 78 239
RAMIPRIL 57 42 78 101
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 56 21 80 246
ACTOS 56 43 80 148
DIGOXIN 55 48 82 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53 46 83 56
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53 37 83 135
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 41 83 155
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 39 R 86 105
VENTOLIN HFA 51 39 86 88
KLOR-CON 10 51 46 86 106
LYRICA 51 22 86 120
ACTONEL 50 50 90 196
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.