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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,550Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 280 out of 3647

$501K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1096 out of 3647

661 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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
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this specialty
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 661 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 661 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 15,384 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$27 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 1,276 1,015 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,260 1,054 2 4
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 931 842 3 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 765 642 4 5
METFORMIN HCL 656 562 5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 570 460 6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 554 488 7 2
NAPROXEN 400 326 8 70
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 338 292 9 7
GLYBURIDE 323 268 R 10 54
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 316 271 11 11
RANITIDINE HCL 306 242 12 29
ALPRAZOLAM 299 256 13 31
CARVEDILOL 265 237 14 20
FUROSEMIDE 261 212 15 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 258 241 16 9
GLIPIZIDE 248 172 17 41
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 245 206 18 110
BACLOFEN 245 191 18 97
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 222 161 S3 20 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 222 180 20 32
PROAIR HFA 207 150 22 62
CITALOPRAM HBR 190 148 23 25
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 188 165 24 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 178 165 25 28
LOVASTATIN 173 167 26 21
GLIPIZIDE ER 169 151 27 112
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 164 136 28 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 163 151 29 24
HUMULIN 70-30 162 117 30 192
FLUOXETINE HCL 160 130 31 68
ATENOLOL 159 146 32 10
GABAPENTIN 155 129 33 17
LORAZEPAM 150 139 34 73
INSULIN SYRINGE 137 91 35 76
TRAMADOL HCL 133 98 36 22
TEMAZEPAM 133 116 36 47
VENTOLIN HFA 128 109 38 88
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 127 101 39 201
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127 106 39 16
IBUPROFEN 110 75 41 55
MECLIZINE HCL 102 89 42 85
WARFARIN SODIUM 102 102 42 15
NOVOLIN 70-30 101 68 44 130
CLOPIDOGREL 98 84 45 26
VIAGRA 95 55 46 69
CEPHALEXIN 93 68 47 142
SERTRALINE HCL 93 82 47 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88 78 49 56
VERAPAMIL ER 87 84 50 99
AMOXICILLIN 87 67 50 133
MELOXICAM 87 67 50 33
FENOFIBRATE 81 68 53 50
PLAVIX 77 65 54 39
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74 73 55 57
CLONIDINE HCL 73 53 56 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 56 56 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70 70 58 18
PREDNISONE 65 50 59 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65 56 R 59 105
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 64 44 61 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61 51 62 53
DILTIAZEM ER 60 58 63 167
NIFEDIPINE ER 60 49 63 67
LEVOTHROID 60 56 63 403
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 55 39 66 13
ALLOPURINOL 55 41 66 37
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 54 46 68 118
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 46 69 36
AZITHROMYCIN 51 44 70 34
METHOTREXATE 51 41 70 224
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 50 48 72 256
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 June 24, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.