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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,850Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 456 out of 3647

$956K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 259 out of 3647

353 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 353 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 353 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 12,130 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

40% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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
CRESTOR 571 474 1 19
LIDODERM 426 334 2 108
METFORMIN HCL 418 341 3 6
RANITIDINE HCL 414 338 4 29
LISINOPRIL 390 354 5 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 374 292 6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 346 300 7 3
NOVOLIN 70-30 332 301 10 8 130
NEXIUM 318 233 9 44
GABAPENTIN 303 216 10 17
SIMVASTATIN 294 253 11 1
VOLTAREN 287 228 12 102
INSULIN SYRINGE 284 253 13 76
KETOCONAZOLE 277 216 14 132
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 272 245 15 5
LANTUS 255 198 16 59
ATENOLOL 246 201 17 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 224 176 18 2
IBUPROFEN 205 156 19 55
SINGULAIR 187 169 20 90
DIOVAN 185 148 21 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 177 158 22 52
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 174 138 23 86
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 173 173 24 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 173 154 24 14
NAMENDA 168 158 26 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 124 27 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 163 163 28 30
SURE COMFORT 161 131 29 161
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 153 108 30 7
FUROSEMIDE 153 118 30 8
GLIPIZIDE 151 137 32 41
CARVEDILOL 142 123 33 20
DIOVAN HCT 137 128 34 80
CLOPIDOGREL 135 115 35 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 135 101 35 18
PROAIR HFA 135 108 35 62
TERAZOSIN HCL 130 104 38 103
CELEBREX 126 94 39 111
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122 111 40 65
PLAVIX 120 104 41 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105 105 42 28
LYRICA 104 92 43 120
NIFEDIPINE ER 104 68 43 67
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 102 81 R 45 94
NOVOLOG 98 42 46 123
AZITHROMYCIN 96 79 47 34
JANUVIA 96 77 47 72
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 91 79 49 160
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81 78 50 32
MUPIROCIN 78 49 51 137
DIGOXIN 78 74 51 51
ONGLYZA 74 62 53 238
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 71 17 S2 54 104
LANSOPRAZOLE 71 48 54 116
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70 58 56 11
MECLIZINE HCL 65 60 57 85
MELOXICAM 65 55 57 33
GLYBURIDE 65 56 R 57 54
MEGESTROL ACETATE 65 65 R 57 138
BENICAR 60 35 61 114
HUMALOG 59 39 62 239
HUMULIN 70-30 57 51 63 192
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 55 64 56
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55 52 64 135
COMBIVENT 54 35 66 170
GLIMEPIRIDE 54 38 66 45
TRAMADOL HCL 54 40 66 22
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54 33 66 35
DESONIDE 53 44 70 381
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 52 43 71 201
SPIRIVA 51 45 72 93
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51 21 R 72 98
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. 20, 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.