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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,606Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 168 out of 3647

$1.79M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 3647

1,207 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,207 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 1,207 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 18,597 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

48% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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 866 741 1 19
LUMIGAN 778 739 2 291
FUROSEMIDE 450 387 3 8
SIMVASTATIN 446 385 4 1
METFORMIN HCL 423 354 5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 418 351 6 3
LISINOPRIL 418 329 6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 408 358 8 2
COMBIGAN 407 388 9 401
GABAPENTIN 405 331 10 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 403 352 11 14
ADVAIR DISKUS 387 315 12 52
NAMENDA 386 364 13 49
LIDODERM 367 295 14 108
CARVEDILOL 362 329 15 20
TRAVATAN Z 340 308 16 293
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 331 304 17 7
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 306 301 18 391
CLOPIDOGREL 301 255 19 26
FAMOTIDINE 297 260 20 61
PLAVIX 296 258 21 39
ALPHAGAN P 295 273 22 444
DIOVAN 288 241 23 40
NEXIUM 286 226 24 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 261 246 25 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 253 235 26 5
VOLTAREN 230 202 27 102
SINGULAIR 221 178 28 90
DONEPEZIL HCL 219 202 29 30
TIMOLOL MALEATE 215 192 30 327
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210 189 31 9
LANTUS 208 164 32 59
RANITIDINE HCL 206 166 33 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 204 168 34 18
CELEBREX 187 146 35 111
CYMBALTA 177 146 36 79
INSULIN SYRINGE 174 137 37 76
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 167 142 38 35
GLYBURIDE 164 146 R 39 54
TRICOR 161 132 40 144
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 161 147 40 65
SPIRIVA 149 126 42 93
TAMSULOSIN HCL 148 148 43 28
DIGOXIN 147 127 44 51
IBUPROFEN 143 130 45 55
NOVOLIN 70-30 141 116 46 130
LYRICA 132 122 47 120
LEXAPRO 129 105 48 177
LATANOPROST 126 124 49 218
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 125 115 50 261
WARFARIN SODIUM 122 80 51 15
AZOPT 120 118 52 563
DIOVAN HCT 109 81 53 80
PENTOXIFYLLINE 107 75 54 180
SURE COMFORT 105 83 55 161
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 104 95 56 518
JANUVIA 104 100 56 72
LOVAZA 103 75 58 117
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102 100 59 11
NIFEDIPINE ER 102 74 59 67
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 99 83 61 86
LACTULOSE 99 92 61 128
EXELON 97 86 63 129
NOVOLOG 96 74 64 123
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 95 94 65 74
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 84 77 66 13
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83 73 67 160
BENAZEPRIL HCL 82 74 68 71
DEXILANT 81 63 69 207
SPIRONOLACTONE 79 51 70 77
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74 65 71 32
BENICAR 73 61 72 114
ZETIA 73 67 72 96
GLIPIZIDE 72 68 74 41
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 72 62 74 84
ATENOLOL 71 70 76 10
MECLIZINE HCL 69 59 77 85
SERTRALINE HCL 66 66 78 27
MUPIROCIN 65 51 79 137
LOTEMAX 64 63 80 631
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 64 64 R 80 94
LEVOFLOXACIN 63 51 82 87
DETROL LA 63 60 82 292
AMMONIUM LACTATE 63 50 82 141
SEROQUEL XR 63 57 82 252
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 57 86 56
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61 53 87 124
CLONIDINE HCL 61 55 87 46
CILOSTAZOL 60 57 89 168
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60 46 R 89 98
AZITHROMYCIN 58 49 91 34
KETOCONAZOLE 57 37 92 132
SEROQUEL 55 42 93 185
LANSOPRAZOLE 52 52 94 116
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50 28 95 38
NASONEX 50 37 95 220
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50 45 95 24
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 17, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.