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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,451Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 106 out of 3647

$2.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 3647

549 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

4% of this provider’s 549 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 549 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 21,109 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

40% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$81 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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 824 694 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 692 584 2 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 661 557 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 600 481 4 1
LISINOPRIL 583 506 5 4
LIDODERM 570 442 6 108
IBUPROFEN 543 411 7 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 519 432 8 52
CLOPIDOGREL 481 380 9 26
NEXIUM 470 385 10 44
NAMENDA 469 442 11 49
METFORMIN HCL 405 308 12 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 387 363 13 23
FAMOTIDINE 386 357 14 61
GLIPIZIDE 381 345 15 41
PLAVIX 369 303 16 39
GABAPENTIN 360 282 17 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 358 317 18 7
CRESTOR 351 292 19 19
VOLTAREN 348 283 20 102
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 344 283 21 5
DIOVAN 343 294 22 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 323 317 23 30
NOVOLIN 70-30 316 281 24 130
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 310 265 25 84
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 286 239 26 203
SINGULAIR 277 217 27 90
TRICOR 268 195 28 144
ATENOLOL 264 224 29 10
PROAIR HFA 254 208 30 62
CARVEDILOL 238 164 31 20
MECLIZINE HCL 232 193 32 85
DEXILANT 229 198 33 207
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 225 183 34 65
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 214 170 35 86
DIGOXIN 194 166 36 51
LYRICA 192 148 37 120
AZITHROMYCIN 187 160 38 34
BENICAR 178 155 39 114
CELEBREX 175 156 40 111
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 174 118 41 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166 116 42 9
NAPROXEN 163 154 43 70
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 160 126 44 24
RANITIDINE HCL 153 110 45 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 150 115 46 160
PENTOXIFYLLINE 148 124 47 180
SURE COMFORT 145 126 48 161
INSULIN SYRINGE 144 111 49 76
HUMULIN 70-30 143 114 50 192
TRAMADOL HCL 138 113 51 22
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 138 108 51 53
MEGESTROL ACETATE 138 131 R 51 138
EXELON 137 116 54 129
NASONEX 136 117 55 220
WARFARIN SODIUM 132 113 56 15
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 129 127 R 57 94
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123 121 58 28
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 122 104 59 261
DIOVAN HCT 120 102 60 80
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 114 87 61 35
COMBIVENT 112 75 62 170
SERTRALINE HCL 107 105 63 27
LANSOPRAZOLE 105 70 64 116
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 104 90 65 89
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 103 100 66 13
LANTUS 103 72 66 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100 85 68 38
PAROXETINE HCL 100 80 68 60
SUCRALFATE 100 95 68 219
CLONIDINE HCL 95 84 71 46
LACTULOSE 95 94 71 128
NIFEDIPINE ER 89 77 73 67
FENOFIBRATE 89 78 73 50
MUPIROCIN 86 76 75 137
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 85 77 76 135
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84 77 77 32
DICYCLOMINE HCL 82 56 78 194
LEXAPRO 82 69 78 177
AZOR 80 74 80 301
PREDNISONE 80 65 80 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79 64 82 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 78 55 83 18
VESICARE 74 74 84 209
NOVOLOG 72 46 85 123
WELCHOL 68 67 86 306
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68 47 86 124
VENTOLIN HFA 66 65 88 88
ALLOPURINOL 65 61 89 37
PEN NEEDLE 65 51 89 166
TEKTURNA 64 50 91 316
GLYBURIDE 63 39 R 92 54
VERAPAMIL ER 63 63 92 99
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 62 26 94 199
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62 61 94 11
KETOCONAZOLE 61 33 96 132
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 60 50 97 74
SPIRIVA 59 46 98 93
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58 50 99 155
SEROQUEL 56 37 100 185
JANUVIA 56 48 100 72
RISPERIDONE 55 43 102 83
TRAZODONE HCL 55 30 102 64
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 55 46 102 276
SOTALOL 55 55 102 281
MELOXICAM 54 54 106 33
AMITIZA 53 46 107 347
ZETIA 53 35 107 96
ABILIFY 52 36 109 205
LOVAZA 52 47 109 117
CYMBALTA 50 44 111 79
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. 19, 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.