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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,014Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 118 out of 3647

$615K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 740 out of 3647

833 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
17% 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

3% of this provider’s 833 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 833 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 22,754 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$26 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,340 1,263 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,179 1,078 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,155 1,104 3 2
LISINOPRIL 875 822 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 794 773 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 662 628 6 8
METFORMIN HCL 589 545 7 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 555 537 8 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 535 506 9 11
ATENOLOL 528 512 10 10
TEMAZEPAM 486 446 11 47
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 426 380 S3 12 12
LOVASTATIN 394 385 13 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 387 371 14 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 351 338 15 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 338 328 16 23
AZITHROMYCIN 294 282 17 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 291 278 18 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 289 289 19 15
MELOXICAM 285 276 20 33
GLIPIZIDE 281 258 21 41
LORAZEPAM 271 262 22 73
TAMSULOSIN HCL 270 270 23 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 265 257 24 16
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 258 249 25 78
CARVEDILOL 258 255 25 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 254 238 27 25
KLOR-CON 10 242 237 28 106
RANITIDINE HCL 240 239 29 29
SERTRALINE HCL 237 219 30 27
ALPRAZOLAM 215 170 31 31
BENAZEPRIL HCL 210 202 32 71
PAROXETINE HCL 194 192 33 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 188 179 34 56
TRAMADOL HCL 187 187 35 22
GABAPENTIN 183 178 36 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 181 172 37 18
ALLOPURINOL 177 165 38 37
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 170 157 S3 39 149
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 165 164 40 57
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 164 140 41 35
SYNTHROID 159 159 42 42
IBUPROFEN 146 126 43 55
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 144 137 44 53
PREDNISONE 138 133 45 43
DIGOXIN 135 135 46 51
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 134 124 47 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 131 120 48 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 128 128 49 30
MECLIZINE HCL 126 126 50 85
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 126 119 50 32
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 123 111 52 136
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 118 115 53 14
FINASTERIDE 116 116 54 66
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 115 108 55 58
FENOFIBRATE 115 92 55 50
TERAZOSIN HCL 114 103 57 103
PROAIR HFA 112 105 58 62
GEMFIBROZIL 108 108 59 82
HYDRALAZINE HCL 106 106 60 81
AMOXICILLIN 106 98 60 133
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 104 104 62 107
CLOPIDOGREL 102 93 63 26
PLAVIX 97 92 64 39
METFORMIN HCL ER 96 95 65 92
CRESTOR 89 86 66 19
JANTOVEN 88 78 67 140
GLYBURIDE 85 85 R 68 54
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82 82 R 69 105
VIAGRA 82 68 69 69
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 77 75 71 84
CEPHALEXIN 76 67 72 142
INSULIN SYRINGE 76 74 72 76
SPIRONOLACTONE 76 76 72 77
NAPROXEN 75 75 75 70
DIAZEPAM 71 62 76 214
NIFEDIPINE ER 70 68 77 67
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 65 78 270
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67 66 79 86
GLIPIZIDE ER 66 60 80 112
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 60 80 110
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 64 64 82 241
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64 64 82 156
PHENAZOPYRIDINE HCL 63 59 84 370
METOLAZONE 63 63 84 251
MEGESTROL ACETATE 63 63 R 84 138
ADVAIR DISKUS 61 59 87 52
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 59 54 88 201
SPIRIVA 58 52 89 93
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56 54 90 38
EVISTA 53 53 91 184
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 51 92 68
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 Feb. 22, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.