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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,960Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 339 out of 3647

$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 76 out of 3647

641 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

2% of this provider’s 641 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 641 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 13,410 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$88 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 596 523 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 526 441 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 394 295 3 3
LISINOPRIL 368 289 4 4
METFORMIN HCL 350 293 5 6
GLIMEPIRIDE 345 303 6 45
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 336 271 7 183
FENOFIBRATE 330 272 8 50
AZITHROMYCIN 266 186 9 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 256 165 10 14
ALLOPURINOL 253 207 11 37
CLOPIDOGREL 234 214 12 26
FUROSEMIDE 233 214 13 8
IBUPROFEN 232 165 14 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224 197 15 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 222 212 16 15
CRESTOR 220 178 17 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 220 187 17 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 195 158 19 5
RANITIDINE HCL 189 138 20 29
NIFEDIPINE ER 189 140 20 67
PLAVIX 184 167 22 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 181 164 23 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172 127 24 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 172 105 24 16
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 163 109 26 152
CLONIDINE HCL 161 137 27 46
FAMOTIDINE 160 125 28 61
TORSEMIDE 157 119 29 215
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 155 144 30 23
ATENOLOL 151 136 31 10
NAPROXEN 136 96 32 70
JANUVIA 135 122 33 72
GABAPENTIN 135 95 33 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 127 110 35 13
INSULIN SYRINGE 125 92 36 76
BUMETANIDE 122 82 37 134
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121 106 38 24
ALPRAZOLAM 115 80 39 31
BACLOFEN 115 65 39 97
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 113 94 41 53
SINGULAIR 112 83 42 90
SPIRONOLACTONE 112 100 42 77
CARVEDILOL 108 107 44 20
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 102 87 45 86
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 100 87 46 57
AZELASTINE HCL 98 85 47 389
PROAIR HFA 98 64 47 62
ACTOS 95 77 49 148
LOVAZA 94 67 50 117
SERTRALINE HCL 90 63 51 27
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 90 68 51 110
TEMAZEPAM 89 84 53 47
EVISTA 88 77 54 184
GENERLAC 87 83 55 278
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 69 56 48
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 83 58 57 74
FOLIC ACID 82 78 58 95
GLYBURIDE 82 80 R 58 54
DIOVAN 81 74 60 40
VIAGRA 81 72 60 69
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81 78 60 56
ZETIA 81 81 60 96
TRAMADOL HCL 80 52 64 22
NIASPAN 79 74 65 175
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78 38 66 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 58 66 52
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 78 62 66 7
NEXIUM 77 44 69 44
NIFEDICAL XL 76 59 70 221
MUPIROCIN 76 58 70 137
CELEBREX 76 58 70 111
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 75 64 73 84
PEN NEEDLE 75 61 73 166
MELOXICAM 73 49 75 33
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 73 58 75 118
DONEPEZIL HCL 72 62 77 30
VERAPAMIL ER 70 70 78 99
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68 62 79 28
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 66 55 80 246
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 64 46 81 201
KLOR-CON 10 64 60 81 106
DIOVAN HCT 64 62 81 80
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61 51 84 38
LANTUS 60 55 85 59
LACTULOSE 60 40 85 128
GLIPIZIDE 59 48 87 41
NOVOLIN 70-30 58 45 88 130
FINASTERIDE 57 49 89 66
CIALIS 54 33 90 179
LANSOPRAZOLE 54 32 90 116
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 53 51 92 58
VOLTAREN 53 41 92 102
DIGOXIN 53 53 92 51
NABUMETONE 53 48 92 262
SPIRIVA 51 37 96 93
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.