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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,166Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 173 out of 3647

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 138 out of 3647

430 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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

14% of this provider’s 430 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

37% of this provider’s 430 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 18,821 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 954 822 S3 1 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 768 625 2 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 699 645 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 678 640 4 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 661 610 5 24
LISINOPRIL 572 521 6 4
SIMVASTATIN 541 466 7 1
MIRTAZAPINE 444 422 8 63
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 403 361 9 7
GABAPENTIN 357 292 10 17
TRAMADOL HCL 348 310 11 22
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 348 314 11 230
OMEPRAZOLE 344 317 13 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 338 327 14 30
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 290 250 15 124
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 283 279 16 150
SERTRALINE HCL 281 267 17 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 271 242 18 2
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 257 229 19 65
NAMENDA 256 256 20 49
CYMBALTA 220 180 21 79
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 208 166 22 89
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 206 206 23 18
CARVEDILOL 204 192 24 20
LANTUS 194 163 25 59
PEN NEEDLE 176 155 26 166
METFORMIN HCL 168 145 27 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 167 162 28 25
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 161 123 29 157
LIDODERM 157 88 30 108
FENTANYL 155 132 S2 31 147
NOVOLOG 149 134 32 123
PROMETHAZINE HCL 147 124 R 33 182
CLOPIDOGREL 147 133 33 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140 139 35 11
KLOR-CON M20 139 130 36 121
PAROXETINE HCL 138 123 37 60
PREDNISONE 136 133 38 43
EXELON 135 135 39 129
LEVETIRACETAM 134 121 40 122
RISPERIDONE 133 121 41 83
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 133 131 41 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 133 133 41 52
PLAVIX 125 115 44 39
BUSPIRONE HCL 115 103 45 162
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113 97 46 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 112 104 47 13
CLONIDINE HCL 112 93 47 46
DIOVAN 108 108 49 40
SEROQUEL 104 85 50 185
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 104 104 50 16
CEFTRIAXONE 100 92 52 305
LEVOFLOXACIN 95 90 53 87
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95 63 53 32
DIGOXIN 91 83 55 51
METHOCARBAMOL 90 51 R 56 250
NYSTATIN 88 84 57 195
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 88 57 9
ALLOPURINOL 88 87 57 37
MELOXICAM 87 80 60 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL 86 86 61 272
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 86 86 61 210
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85 85 63 56
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83 65 64 181
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 81 71 65 131
LEXAPRO 80 74 66 177
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 79 72 67 110
BACLOFEN 79 78 67 97
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 79 68 67 35
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 78 69 70 203
FLUOXETINE HCL 76 46 71 68
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 65 72 53
ABILIFY 74 51 73 205
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 72 67 74 145
TRAZODONE HCL 71 45 75 64
SUCRALFATE 71 54 75 219
FAMOTIDINE 71 46 75 61
MEGESTROL ACETATE 70 60 R 78 138
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 68 67 79 135
NITROFURANTOIN 67 54 80 295
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 66 38 81 199
METHADONE HCL 65 30 S2 82 174
PATANOL 63 48 83 488
NOVOLIN R 63 56 83 139
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63 56 R 83 98
BUMETANIDE 62 53 86 134
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61 61 87 23
SPIRIVA 61 51 87 93
SPIRONOLACTONE 61 50 87 77
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59 49 90 107
METOLAZONE 58 57 91 251
ZETIA 58 46 91 96
NYSTOP 56 46 93 323
TAMSULOSIN HCL 55 55 94 28
JANUVIA 54 54 95 72
LACTULOSE 53 50 96 128
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 40 96 127
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 53 49 96 118
DILANTIN 53 40 96 477
LIDOCAINE HCL 52 47 100 353
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 51 41 101 361
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 51 47 101 201
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50 50 103 81
ATENOLOL 50 47 103 10
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 July 9, 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.