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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,910Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 391 out of 3647

$501K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1093 out of 3647

401 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 401 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 401 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 13,741 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$31 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
OMEPRAZOLE 739 614 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 674 586 2 1
ALPRAZOLAM 667 549 3 31
VIAGRA 611 493 4 69
LISINOPRIL 527 475 5 4
METFORMIN HCL 398 343 6 6
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 331 307 7 35
RANITIDINE HCL 301 262 8 29
IBUPROFEN 269 211 9 55
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 264 232 10 5
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 261 234 11 57
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 259 194 12 74
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 254 216 13 2
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 249 186 14 86
ATENOLOL 238 197 15 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 234 197 16 14
TEMAZEPAM 232 191 17 47
FUROSEMIDE 231 217 18 8
LOVASTATIN 222 196 19 21
CIALIS 215 169 20 179
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196 156 21 9
LACTULOSE 188 168 22 128
PROAIR HFA 187 155 23 62
CARVEDILOL 183 183 24 20
NEXIUM 179 171 25 44
NIFEDICAL XL 173 154 26 221
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 165 165 27 23
VERAPAMIL ER 159 146 28 99
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150 148 29 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 149 144 30 11
PENTOXIFYLLINE 141 138 31 180
CLOPIDOGREL 140 105 32 26
NAPROXEN 140 129 32 70
BYSTOLIC 137 124 34 158
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 136 110 R 35 94
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130 116 36 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 130 106 36 15
MELOXICAM 116 106 38 33
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 112 112 39 58
LANSOPRAZOLE 112 76 39 116
CLONIDINE HCL 110 95 41 46
PLAVIX 103 80 42 39
DIOVAN 102 102 43 40
PAROXETINE HCL 100 100 44 60
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 100 86 44 188
ALLOPURINOL 95 72 46 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93 84 47 28
LUMIGAN 90 89 48 291
BUMETANIDE 90 77 48 134
ESTAZOLAM 88 85 50 324
MECLIZINE HCL 86 81 51 85
DONEPEZIL HCL 83 83 52 30
CRESTOR 82 69 53 19
NIFEDIPINE ER 81 74 54 67
TRAMADOL HCL 77 68 55 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75 72 56 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 74 62 57 68
DILTIAZEM ER 71 71 58 167
ACTONEL 69 59 59 196
FOLIC ACID 69 69 59 95
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 69 55 59 84
INSULIN SYRINGE 67 46 62 76
SINGULAIR 64 64 63 90
MICARDIS 63 63 64 309
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 60 65 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61 36 65 38
GABAPENTIN 59 34 67 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 53 68 52
GLIPIZIDE 57 52 69 41
ALPHAGAN P 56 56 70 444
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 45 71 36
AVODART 54 54 72 173
KLOR-CON M20 54 54 72 121
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 53 51 74 376
AZITHROMYCIN 50 41 75 34
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 Jan. 25, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.