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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,489Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 152 out of 3647

$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 80 out of 3647

764 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
11% 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

5% of this provider’s 764 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 764 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 20,898 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 1,195 1,110 1 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 838 785 2 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 744 709 3 2
LISINOPRIL 698 669 4 4
CRESTOR 623 574 5 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 595 551 6 16
NEXIUM 539 498 7 44
ATENOLOL 502 482 8 10
RANITIDINE HCL 453 391 9 29
SYNTHROID 452 405 10 42
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 433 411 11 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 372 368 12 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 371 318 13 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 338 322 14 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 319 293 15 11
OMEPRAZOLE 274 252 16 3
FUROSEMIDE 274 270 16 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 257 236 18 15
SERTRALINE HCL 248 237 19 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 234 234 20 30
METFORMIN HCL 233 212 21 6
DIOVAN 213 202 22 40
PLAVIX 208 206 23 39
CLOPIDOGREL 204 191 24 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 202 194 25 24
DIGOXIN 199 194 26 51
IRBESARTAN 198 197 27 232
AZITHROMYCIN 192 167 28 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 189 181 29 38
RAMIPRIL 188 178 30 101
METFORMIN HCL ER 179 160 31 92
CITALOPRAM HBR 176 168 32 25
LYRICA 169 153 33 120
GABAPENTIN 168 160 34 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 168 168 34 74
TORSEMIDE 166 158 36 215
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 162 162 37 65
NAMENDA 158 158 38 49
BENICAR 157 156 39 114
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 145 105 S3 40 12
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 138 136 41 58
ZETIA 138 138 41 96
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135 135 43 28
PAROXETINE HCL 134 133 44 60
MELOXICAM 133 130 45 33
VYTORIN 133 133 45 191
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 127 126 47 56
ALLOPURINOL 123 120 48 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 123 48 9
FAMOTIDINE 123 100 48 61
TRAMADOL HCL 120 120 51 22
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 117 76 52 152
CYMBALTA 115 90 53 79
COUMADIN 115 115 53 343
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 110 105 55 23
PREDNISONE 105 91 56 43
KLOR-CON M20 104 103 57 121
BUPROPION XL 104 90 57 229
AVAPRO 102 100 59 315
FLUOXETINE HCL 102 96 59 68
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 101 95 61 53
JANUVIA 100 99 62 72
TRAZODONE HCL 98 89 63 64
LANSOPRAZOLE 95 92 64 116
PREMARIN 95 84 R 64 217
MICARDIS 94 82 66 309
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92 80 67 32
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90 85 R 68 105
ADVAIR DISKUS 88 87 69 52
TEKTURNA 87 87 70 316
GLYBURIDE 85 84 R 71 54
VESICARE 85 78 71 209
CELEBREX 84 75 73 111
NADOLOL 84 84 73 372
TIZANIDINE HCL 83 63 75 126
CARVEDILOL 83 83 75 20
ESTRADIOL 83 79 R 75 236
JANTOVEN 82 82 78 140
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 77 73 79 57
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77 71 79 181
SOTALOL 73 62 81 281
SPIRIVA 71 70 82 93
JANUMET 68 56 83 202
LIPITOR 68 66 83 113
GALANTAMINE HBR 67 67 85 245
LEXAPRO 66 53 86 177
LOVAZA 65 65 87 117
GLIMEPIRIDE 65 65 87 45
TOPROL XL 64 51 89 460
CEFUROXIME 62 57 90 228
EXFORGE 62 50 90 198
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 60 60 92 307
FINASTERIDE 58 58 93 66
NITROSTAT 56 54 94 206
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 55 55 95 276
LANTUS 55 47 95 59
CLONIDINE HCL 54 48 97 46
ZOSTAVAX 53 50 98 178
ACTOS 52 52 99 148
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 50 46 R 100 94
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 Nov. 30, 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.