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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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50,275Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 3647

$709K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 538 out of 3647

1,587 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,587 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 1,587 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 48,296 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$14 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 3,797 3,629 10 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 2,367 2,271 2 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,773 1,683 10 3 9
LISINOPRIL 1,704 1,657 4 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,623 1,594 10 5 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,344 1,290 6 2
RANITIDINE HCL 1,342 1,300 7 29
LORATADINE 1,086 1,055 10 8 109
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,084 1,034 9 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,072 1,050 10 18
METFORMIN HCL 986 933 11 6
TEMAZEPAM 981 952 12 47
ATENOLOL 961 916 13 10
SYNTHROID 872 847 14 42
RENAL CAPS 870 849 15 119
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 729 723 16 23
ALPRAZOLAM 709 696 17 31
GLYBURIDE 688 685 R 10 18 54
FUROSEMIDE 685 677 19 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 644 618 20 28
FOLIC ACID 640 623 21 95
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 603 560 22 7
LANSOPRAZOLE 547 515 10 23 116
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 537 504 24 38
LEVOXYL 492 485 25 125
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 488 479 26 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 472 446 27 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 460 450 28 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 451 426 29 25
PAROXETINE HCL 446 446 30 60
CLOPIDOGREL 442 438 31 26
GABAPENTIN 438 410 32 17
VITAMIN D2 431 399 33 100
SERTRALINE HCL 403 387 34 27
VIAGRA 382 366 35 69
AMMONIUM LACTATE 358 344 36 141
WARFARIN SODIUM 349 342 37 15
FENOFIBRATE 342 342 38 50
CARVEDILOL 341 315 39 20
FINASTERIDE 338 326 40 66
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 331 326 41 36
PLAVIX 319 310 42 39
VITAL-D RX 316 289 10 43 197
GLIPIZIDE 312 289 44 41
LOVASTATIN 307 307 45 21
IBUPROFEN 305 276 46 55
VENTOLIN HFA 288 267 47 88
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 279 279 48 164
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 275 264 49 32
CETIRIZINE HCL 275 249 49 213
FAMOTIDINE 266 260 51 61
QVAR 264 249 52 294
LORAZEPAM 264 250 52 73
FELODIPINE ER 257 257 54 186
ALLOPURINOL 233 228 55 37
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 229 211 56 143
AFEDITAB CR 216 210 10 57 237
VOLTAREN 212 199 58 102
CLONAZEPAM 210 196 59 146
SURE COMFORT 204 201 60 161
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197 197 61 48
LANOXIN 197 197 61 231
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 192 177 63 152
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 189 180 64 84
TRAMADOL HCL 181 167 65 22
MELOXICAM 169 153 66 33
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 165 149 67 86
NIFEDIPINE ER 165 165 67 67
BUSPIRONE HCL 161 161 69 162
NATEGLINIDE 160 151 70 339
CIALIS 160 154 70 179
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 158 158 72 57
PROCTOZONE-HC 157 152 73 216
LACTULOSE 150 148 74 128
KETOCONAZOLE 150 143 74 132
LANTUS 147 147 76 59
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 140 136 S3 77 12
HUMULIN 70-30 140 140 77 192
ATACAND 139 127 10 79 373
CILOSTAZOL 134 134 80 168
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 133 109 81 124
VERAPAMIL ER 132 122 82 99
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 132 131 82 201
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 131 131 84 135
ADVAIR DISKUS 131 119 84 52
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 121 108 86 58
CICLOPIROX 120 110 87 176
FLUOXETINE HCL 113 113 88 68
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110 106 89 56
KLOR-CON 10 109 95 90 106
CLONIDINE HCL 107 94 91 46
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 106 93 92 136
SYMBICORT 106 103 92 153
TIZANIDINE HCL 106 100 92 126
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 106 98 92 188
LIDODERM 105 87 96 108
GOLYTELY 104 97 97 364
BENICAR 98 96 98 114
MECLIZINE HCL 96 95 99 85
GLIMEPIRIDE 96 96 99 45
MI ACID 94 94 101 263
HYDRALAZINE HCL 92 83 102 81
JANUVIA 87 76 103 72
ZETIA 87 87 103 96
PRILOSEC OTC 86 80 105 285
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 85 85 106 127
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 83 83 107 78
NAPROXEN 80 73 108 70
BENAZEPRIL HCL 76 66 109 71
Q-TUSSIN DM 74 73 110 299
NITROSTAT 72 72 111 206
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 71 67 R 112 322
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 70 60 R 113 94
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69 66 114 53
SOTALOL 68 68 115 281
BENICAR HCT 67 67 116 165
KLOR-CON M20 63 63 117 121
DICYCLOMINE HCL 62 57 118 194
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61 61 119 107
PROPRANOLOL HCL 60 60 120 156
MIRTAZAPINE 57 57 121 63
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 56 121 77
TRADJENTA 57 53 121 367
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57 52 121 160
PREDNISONE 57 56 121 43
AVODART 56 56 126 173
IRBESARTAN 55 51 127 232
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 53 53 128 200
NYSTATIN 50 49 129 195
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50 47 S3 129 149
FLUNISOLIDE 50 41 129 284
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.