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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,077Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 3647

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 144 out of 3647

1,087 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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

14% of this provider’s 1,087 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 1,087 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 24,722 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 1,846 1,415 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,480 896 S3 2 12
METFORMIN HCL 791 672 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 772 618 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 771 583 5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 763 652 6 2
OMEPRAZOLE 747 543 7 3
ALPRAZOLAM 741 507 8 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 670 549 9 45
LISINOPRIL 621 405 10 4
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 501 391 11 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 495 337 12 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 484 385 13 38
PROAIR HFA 472 281 14 62
GABAPENTIN 469 242 15 17
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 459 281 16 86
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 448 352 17 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 420 261 18 14
PREDNISONE 403 330 19 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 381 291 20 13
FEXOFENADINE HCL 371 278 10 21 380
ATENOLOL 370 284 22 10
TRAMADOL HCL 356 257 23 22
CARVEDILOL 347 295 24 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 331 276 25 28
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 327 272 26 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 303 293 27 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 284 176 28 15
OXYCODONE HCL 281 85 S2 29 75
RANITIDINE HCL 277 215 30 29
SERTRALINE HCL 272 216 31 27
FAMOTIDINE 265 211 32 61
CITALOPRAM HBR 249 168 33 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 246 150 34 32
NAPROXEN 245 188 35 70
LEVOFLOXACIN 224 155 36 87
CLOPIDOGREL 222 176 37 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 211 161 38 74
NIFEDIPINE ER 209 165 39 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 197 186 40 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 195 157 41 18
LOVASTATIN 192 167 42 21
IBUPROFEN 180 121 43 55
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 179 145 44 11
GEMFIBROZIL 177 112 45 82
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 175 117 46 359
TEMAZEPAM 169 127 47 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 167 167 48 30
GLYBURIDE 164 150 R 49 54
METFORMIN HCL ER 158 132 50 92
PLAVIX 157 124 51 39
CARTIA XT 154 124 10 52 242
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151 115 53 9
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 149 118 54 143
DIOVAN HCT 148 105 55 80
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 147 112 56 58
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146 115 57 48
MEGESTROL ACETATE 144 141 R 58 138
VENTOLIN HFA 144 87 58 88
CLONIDINE HCL 144 81 58 46
EXFORGE 143 125 61 198
SURE COMFORT 143 80 61 161
ENDOCET 142 68 S2 63 269
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 138 100 64 84
LORAZEPAM 133 112 65 73
VIAGRA 131 85 66 69
PROPRANOLOL HCL 129 78 67 156
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 128 99 68 136
CARISOPRODOL 120 21 R 69 115
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 117 21 S2 70 104
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 113 24 S2 71 235
AMMONIUM LACTATE 113 102 71 141
MELOXICAM 110 83 73 33
INDOMETHACIN 107 80 R 74 355
ROPINIROLE HCL 107 82 74 151
NOVOLIN 70-30 106 86 76 130
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103 95 77 16
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 103 64 77 78
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 102 73 79 135
INSULIN SYRINGE 101 75 80 76
TRAZODONE HCL 101 72 80 64
ADVAIR DISKUS 100 62 82 52
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 100 79 82 110
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 99 78 R 84 94
HUMULIN 70-30 99 55 84 192
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 98 91 86 57
TERAZOSIN HCL 97 65 87 103
GLIPIZIDE ER 94 82 88 112
PAROXETINE HCL 94 51 88 60
RISPERIDONE 94 77 88 83
ALLOPURINOL 93 74 91 37
VERAPAMIL ER 92 85 92 99
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91 71 S2 93 91
BACLOFEN 89 37 94 97
GLIPIZIDE 89 88 94 41
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 87 82 96 169
ETODOLAC 87 42 96 283
BENAZEPRIL HCL 85 75 98 71
HYDRALAZINE HCL 85 77 98 81
FENOFIBRATE 85 70 98 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 85 60 R 98 105
TIZANIDINE HCL 84 33 102 126
DIGOXIN 84 60 102 51
DIAZEPAM 83 36 104 214
PENTOXIFYLLINE 83 80 104 180
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 83 47 S2 104 163
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 83 46 104 199
METHADONE HCL 82 13 S2 108 174
CRESTOR 82 63 108 19
DIOVAN 78 59 110 40
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 78 75 110 127
MECLIZINE HCL 78 66 110 85
CELEBREX 75 43 113 111
METOLAZONE 75 49 113 251
COLCRYS 75 71 113 313
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74 64 116 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74 51 116 65
MORPHINE SULFATE 71 28 S2 118 314
AZITHROMYCIN 68 42 119 34
FLUCONAZOLE 68 36 119 226
DILTIAZEM ER 65 42 121 167
NAMENDA 64 64 122 49
FELODIPINE ER 64 62 122 186
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64 51 122 89
METHOTREXATE 62 41 125 224
FLUOXETINE HCL 61 41 126 68
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 61 46 126 246
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 43 128 124
LEVEMIR 59 46 129 187
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58 45 130 181
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 57 33 131 171
CEPHALEXIN 57 29 131 142
NEXIUM 57 19 131 44
ESTRADIOL 57 34 R 131 236
AMIODARONE HCL 56 41 135 211
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 56 36 135 118
KLOR-CON 10 55 48 137 106
CYMBALTA 54 34 138 79
TRICOR 54 47 138 144
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53 31 140 107
RAMIPRIL 52 52 141 101
PEN NEEDLE 52 49 141 166
MUPIROCIN 51 39 143 137
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 51 27 143 458
ONDANSETRON HCL 50 40 145 383
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.