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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,175Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 84 out of 3647

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 201 out of 3647

1,241 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

1% of this provider’s 1,241 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 22,996 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,380 1,126 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,334 1,183 2 1
LISINOPRIL 1,191 894 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 1,083 905 4 3
METFORMIN HCL 1,023 809 5 6
FUROSEMIDE 859 710 6 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 683 589 7 5
NIFEDIPINE ER 659 602 10 8 67
CARVEDILOL 589 482 9 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 567 486 10 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 566 498 11 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 564 470 12 7
GABAPENTIN 499 354 13 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 492 407 14 11
ATENOLOL 492 457 14 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 490 374 16 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 463 427 17 36
LOVASTATIN 428 352 18 21
GLIPIZIDE 408 347 19 41
FENOFIBRATE 385 299 20 50
TRAMADOL HCL 355 267 21 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 350 269 22 13
ALLOPURINOL 343 290 23 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 326 274 24 56
CLOPIDOGREL 325 267 25 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 247 211 26 24
LANTUS 247 169 26 59
NIFEDICAL XL 213 192 28 221
CLONIDINE HCL 206 154 29 46
FAMOTIDINE 200 172 30 61
GLIMEPIRIDE 198 186 31 45
GLYBURIDE 198 172 R 31 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 195 157 33 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 194 161 34 38
LIPITOR 194 157 34 113
PLAVIX 190 160 36 39
CRESTOR 184 148 37 19
TIZANIDINE HCL 181 140 38 126
RANITIDINE HCL 180 160 39 29
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 174 165 40 58
VENTOLIN HFA 171 110 41 88
BENAZEPRIL HCL 170 170 42 71
KLOR-CON 10 161 149 43 106
HYDRALAZINE HCL 159 138 44 81
DIOVAN 147 106 45 40
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 146 89 46 118
DONEPEZIL HCL 145 142 47 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 145 122 47 23
DIGOXIN 144 128 49 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133 115 50 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 132 108 51 28
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 128 110 52 164
MELOXICAM 125 97 53 33
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 125 113 53 57
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 118 86 55 53
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 116 109 56 107
NAMENDA 115 106 57 49
GLIPIZIDE ER 110 87 58 112
IBUPROFEN 110 73 58 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99 90 60 14
HUMULIN 70-30 99 99 60 192
FINASTERIDE 98 90 62 66
SERTRALINE HCL 95 64 63 27
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 94 63 R 64 105
ADVAIR DISKUS 93 73 65 52
NITROSTAT 93 71 65 206
JANUVIA 86 69 67 72
PREDNISONE 84 54 68 43
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84 59 68 124
INSULIN SYRINGE 82 50 70 76
RISPERIDONE 79 74 71 83
AMOXICILLIN 78 63 72 133
SPIRONOLACTONE 77 47 73 77
CITALOPRAM HBR 77 68 73 25
CALCITRIOL 77 68 73 265
LEVETIRACETAM 76 65 76 122
FLUOXETINE HCL 75 66 77 68
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 74 73 78 74
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 71 79 270
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 71 59 79 256
NIFEDIAC CC 68 61 81 325
HYDROXYZINE HCL 66 59 R 82 244
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 41 83 199
DILTIAZEM HCL 64 60 84 253
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 60 85 35
CARBAMAZEPINE 61 21 86 308
HUMULIN R 60 33 87 370
CHLORTHALIDONE 60 58 87 208
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 46 89 48
VERAPAMIL ER 59 59 89 99
CAPTOPRIL 59 59 89 193
EASY TOUCH 58 30 92 279
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 57 57 93 157
MECLIZINE HCL 57 41 93 85
SINGULAIR 56 34 95 90
SYNTHROID 55 48 96 42
ULORIC 55 48 96 496
QUINAPRIL HCL 54 41 98 212
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54 42 98 65
DILTIAZEM ER 53 40 100 167
BUMETANIDE 53 45 100 134
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 53 40 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 Dec. 22, 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.