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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,539Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 103 out of 3647

$907K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 297 out of 3647

763 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
35% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 763 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 24,517 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,846 1,790 10 1 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,172 1,125 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,136 1,105 3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,099 1,058 4 13
OMEPRAZOLE 1,082 1,041 5 3
SIMVASTATIN 885 835 6 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 871 859 7 18
LISINOPRIL 665 621 8 4
CRESTOR 655 640 9 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 645 623 10 38
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 483 482 11 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 477 458 12 48
TEMAZEPAM 466 453 13 47
ALPRAZOLAM 460 455 14 31
FUROSEMIDE 416 406 15 8
LORAZEPAM 410 399 16 73
CARVEDILOL 400 385 17 20
METFORMIN HCL 399 384 18 6
RANITIDINE HCL 388 351 19 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 342 318 20 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 334 314 21 45
ATENOLOL 331 314 22 10
VIAGRA 318 304 23 69
CLOPIDOGREL 318 305 23 26
PLAVIX 254 245 25 39
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 229 229 26 57
FENOFIBRATE 226 211 27 50
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 222 209 28 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 216 194 29 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 210 206 30 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 208 200 31 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 195 186 32 30
GABAPENTIN 190 179 33 17
FINASTERIDE 178 178 34 66
ALLOPURINOL 164 164 35 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 162 162 36 16
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 160 160 37 35
JANUVIA 152 152 38 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 140 138 39 32
CLONIDINE HCL 138 137 40 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133 120 41 9
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 130 121 42 56
CICLOPIROX 129 126 43 176
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 128 44 183
LATANOPROST 116 114 45 218
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 112 110 46 84
DIGOXIN 107 107 47 51
PRADAXA 107 107 47 258
MECLIZINE HCL 105 91 49 85
VENTOLIN HFA 95 88 50 88
IRBESARTAN 94 81 51 232
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89 89 52 14
BENAZEPRIL HCL 84 84 53 71
PAROXETINE HCL 83 83 54 60
AZITHROMYCIN 82 77 55 34
NAMENDA 81 81 56 49
BENICAR HCT 77 77 57 165
GALANTAMINE HBR 74 74 58 245
SINGULAIR 73 57 59 90
AVAPRO 69 63 60 315
LEVEMIR 68 68 61 187
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 65 53 62 58
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65 65 62 155
EASY TOUCH 65 65 62 279
NOVOLOG 65 65 62 123
FAMOTIDINE 64 64 66 61
FELODIPINE ER 64 64 66 186
CHLORTHALIDONE 64 64 66 208
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 63 69 36
TRAMADOL HCL 59 59 70 22
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 52 71 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57 47 72 81
VESICARE 57 57 72 209
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 56 56 74 261
VERAPAMIL ER 55 55 75 99
BENICAR 55 54 75 114
AMMONIUM LACTATE 52 52 77 141
SERTRALINE HCL 52 52 77 27
BYSTOLIC 52 52 77 158
LOVAZA 51 35 80 117
MELOXICAM 50 40 81 33
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. 25, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.