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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,569Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 112 out of 3647

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 79 out of 3647

601 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

42% of this provider’s 601 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 601 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 12,727 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

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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
OXYCODONE HCL 1,438 437 S2 1 75
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,029 538 S3 2 12
GABAPENTIN 687 319 3 17
LISINOPRIL 666 460 4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 522 315 5 5
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 493 228 S2 6 104
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 454 195 7 14
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 451 91 S2 8 163
FUROSEMIDE 437 249 9 8
SIMVASTATIN 433 314 10 1
OMEPRAZOLE 405 201 11 3
BACLOFEN 393 124 12 97
PREDNISONE 379 173 13 43
CARISOPRODOL 377 0 R 14 115
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 349 69 R 15 98
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 345 244 16 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 341 156 17 16
FENTANYL 334 129 S2 18 147
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 321 239 19 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 318 209 20 15
TOPIRAMATE 314 54 21 254
METFORMIN HCL 304 192 22 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 292 222 23 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 265 180 24 25
CARVEDILOL 265 174 24 20
OXYCONTIN 261 41 S2 26 234
RANITIDINE HCL 236 123 27 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 219 162 28 11
CYMBALTA 210 85 29 79
ATENOLOL 209 103 30 10
LEVOFLOXACIN 198 96 31 87
CEFUROXIME 197 85 32 228
SYMBICORT 192 79 33 153
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 183 76 34 32
PROAIR HFA 176 54 35 62
TRAMADOL HCL 171 103 36 22
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 148 86 S2 37 91
NAMENDA 145 145 38 49
SPIRIVA 145 68 38 93
LYRICA 144 81 40 120
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144 102 40 9
LIDOCAINE HCL 137 67 42 353
DONEPEZIL HCL 135 124 43 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 134 91 44 89
AZITHROMYCIN 129 62 45 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 125 92 46 65
CLOPIDOGREL 123 48 47 26
LEVETIRACETAM 123 29 47 122
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123 89 47 18
CLONIDINE HCL 122 95 50 46
FAMOTIDINE 120 82 51 61
LANTUS 120 87 51 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 118 87 53 28
METHADONE HCL 115 13 S2 54 174
NEXIUM 112 57 55 44
CEPHALEXIN 110 61 56 142
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105 82 57 23
TIZANIDINE HCL 104 24 58 126
GLIPIZIDE 104 65 58 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 102 58 60 53
SINGULAIR 101 33 61 90
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 98 46 62 58
PLAVIX 98 52 62 39
TRAZODONE HCL 97 31 64 64
LOVASTATIN 97 63 64 21
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95 52 66 110
HYDRALAZINE HCL 94 83 67 81
MIRTAZAPINE 94 65 67 63
SERTRALINE HCL 94 60 67 27
LIDODERM 93 67 70 108
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 89 63 71 150
DIGOXIN 82 72 72 51
COMBIVENT 79 62 73 170
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78 26 74 38
ALLOPURINOL 77 38 75 37
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 76 52 76 155
KLOR-CON 10 75 54 77 106
NOVOLIN R 74 40 78 139
VENTOLIN HFA 74 20 78 88
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71 17 80 160
DOXEPIN HCL 70 42 81 282
FLUCONAZOLE 69 44 82 226
NOVOLOG 69 44 82 123
SYNTHROID 68 45 84 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68 59 84 143
LIDOCAINE 67 29 86 346
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65 42 87 136
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 53 87 77
PROMETHAZINE HCL 65 20 R 87 182
SEROQUEL 59 48 90 185
VOLTAREN 58 31 91 102
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58 47 91 107
SAVELLA 57 0 93 570
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57 39 R 93 105
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 56 39 95 333
MECLIZINE HCL 56 29 95 85
IBUPROFEN 56 31 95 55
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54 16 98 181
COLESTIPOL HCL 53 29 99 476
ALPRAZOLAM 53 27 99 31
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 31 101 52
TERAZOSIN HCL 51 39 102 103
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 51 44 102 13
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. 3, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.