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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,740Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 111 out of 3647

$8.92M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 3647

401 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
9%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

17% of this provider’s 401 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 401 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 1,199 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

52% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$361 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

62 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
TRUVADA 1,335 50 10 1 158
NORVIR 1,293 21 10 2 154
ISENTRESS 763 18 10 3 189
REYATAZ 716 34 10 4 225
EPZICOM 645 54 10 5 260
CRESTOR 620 59 6 19
PREZISTA 588 0 10 7 204
ACYCLOVIR 555 48 10 8 259
OMEPRAZOLE 424 0 9 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 377 0 10 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 364 0 S3 11 12
FLUCONAZOLE 323 0 10 12 226
NEXIUM 318 22 13 44
VIRAMUNE XR 317 28 10 14 413
LISINOPRIL 313 16 15 4
ATRIPLA 313 26 15 257
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 309 15 17 110
VIREAD 301 26 10 18 300
KALETRA 294 12 10 19 298
DRONABINOL 286 0 10 20 350
LEVOCARNITINE 285 0 10 21 462
GABAPENTIN 279 11 22 17
NAPROXEN 240 0 23 70
PROAIR HFA 234 0 24 62
TRICOR 203 0 25 144
DOXEPIN HCL 199 0 26 282
CITALOPRAM HBR 198 0 27 25
LEXIVA 187 0 10 28 404
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 14 29 36
LOVAZA 181 0 30 117
TAMSULOSIN HCL 178 34 31 28
LAMIVUDINE 175 23 10 32 452
ZIAGEN 175 13 10 32 434
MIRTAZAPINE 169 0 34 63
SERTRALINE HCL 167 0 35 27
VIRAMUNE 166 28 10 36 458
IBUPROFEN 162 0 37 55
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 162 23 37 5
SINGULAIR 160 0 39 90
SUSTIVA 157 25 40 420
RANITIDINE HCL 154 15 41 29
CYMBALTA 148 0 42 79
MELOXICAM 144 0 43 33
FENOFIBRATE 141 0 44 50
SELZENTRY 141 0 10 44 408
LOPERAMIDE 141 22 44 271
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 138 0 S3 47 280
OXYCODONE HCL 136 0 S2 48 75
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 130 0 R 49 98
RISPERIDONE 128 0 50 83
FUROSEMIDE 124 0 51 8
ATENOLOL 121 0 52 10
BUPROPION HCL SR 119 0 53 249
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 113 0 54 448
METHADONE HCL 113 0 S2 54 174
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 112 0 56 131
INTELENCE 111 0 57 287
TRAZODONE HCL 109 0 58 64
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 109 0 58 32
TRAMADOL HCL 99 0 60 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 98 22 61 77
CARISOPRODOL 97 0 R 62 115
ESTRADIOL 96 0 R 63 236
LYRICA 94 0 64 120
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 94 25 64 2
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93 0 66 181
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91 12 67 16
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 87 11 68 471
PAROXETINE HCL 86 0 69 60
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 82 16 70 13
BUPROPION XL 81 0 71 229
COMBIVENT 80 0 72 170
SIMVASTATIN 80 0 72 1
ANDROGEL 79 0 S3 74 318
FINASTERIDE 78 0 75 66
EMTRIVA 78 0 75 541
PROMETHAZINE HCL 73 0 R 77 182
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72 0 78 24
OXYCONTIN 72 0 S2 78 234
OXANDROLONE 72 0 78 465
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 71 0 81 619
NIASPAN 70 11 82 175
PLAVIX 69 0 83 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 69 0 83 68
CEPHALEXIN 69 0 83 142
METFORMIN HCL 68 0 86 6
TRIZIVIR 68 12 86 625
LEXAPRO 67 0 88 177
TIZANIDINE HCL 67 0 88 126
ANDRODERM 66 0 S3 10 90 628
FAMOTIDINE 66 0 90 61
ZETIA 65 0 92 96
VENTOLIN HFA 65 0 92 88
NASONEX 64 0 94 220
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 64 0 94 84
ROPINIROLE HCL 64 0 94 151
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 64 0 S2 94 163
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 12 S2 98 104
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 60 0 99 171
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 59 0 100 58
TERBINAFINE HCL 58 0 101 415
CHANTIX 57 0 102 641
VALACYCLOVIR 57 0 102 336
DAPSONE 57 0 102 505
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 55 0 R 105 416
CARVEDILOL 55 0 105 20
TESTIM 55 0 105 482
GLYBURIDE 54 0 R 108 54
EGRIFTA 54 0 108 562
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51 0 110 160
METFORMIN HCL ER 50 13 111 92
CLOPIDOGREL 50 0 111 26
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 Feb. 18, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.