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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,147Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 205 out of 3647

$410K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1475 out of 3647

665 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
35% 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

6% of this provider’s 665 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 665 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 16,919 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$20 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
LISINOPRIL 1,293 1,088 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 1,195 1,052 2 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 754 636 3 16
OMEPRAZOLE 714 576 4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 645 587 5 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 584 482 6 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 582 551 7 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 581 475 8 5
RANITIDINE HCL 573 454 9 29
FUROSEMIDE 567 543 10 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 554 448 S3 11 12
ALPRAZOLAM 498 408 12 31
METFORMIN HCL 489 393 13 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 471 436 14 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 465 396 15 11
GLIPIZIDE 459 397 16 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 382 362 17 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 361 282 18 9
BENAZEPRIL HCL 348 320 19 71
CARVEDILOL 305 273 20 20
VENTOLIN HFA 304 246 21 88
GABAPENTIN 274 190 22 17
TRAZODONE HCL 264 213 23 64
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 257 240 24 24
SERTRALINE HCL 213 149 25 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 207 185 26 28
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 198 189 27 35
LEVOTHROID 171 135 28 403
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 171 120 S2 28 91
PREDNISONE 167 148 30 43
MELOXICAM 161 120 31 33
PROAIR HFA 154 119 32 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 150 132 33 56
ATENOLOL 148 118 34 10
BACLOFEN 140 73 35 97
ALLOPURINOL 136 136 36 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 125 90 37 13
LOVASTATIN 124 115 38 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 122 122 39 30
CRESTOR 113 113 40 19
AMOXICILLIN 113 75 40 133
NOVOLIN N 112 94 42 320
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 112 98 42 169
CLONIDINE HCL 106 83 44 46
AZITHROMYCIN 104 92 45 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102 84 46 14
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95 85 47 53
CAPTOPRIL 91 58 48 193
DIGOXIN 89 86 49 51
TEMAZEPAM 83 82 50 47
LORAZEPAM 82 66 51 73
METOLAZONE 73 66 52 251
INSULIN SYRINGE 70 53 53 76
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 69 61 54 241
VERAPAMIL ER 68 68 55 99
KLOR-CON 10 67 60 56 106
KETOCONAZOLE 66 50 57 132
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62 59 58 57
OXYCODONE HCL 61 25 S2 59 75
TRAMADOL HCL 59 53 60 22
PAROXETINE HCL 57 46 61 60
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 46 62 110
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 40 63 107
ASMANEX 53 49 64 579
NOVOLIN R 53 35 64 139
HUMULIN R 51 34 66 370
CLOPIDOGREL 51 38 66 26
NICARDIPINE HCL 50 50 68 671
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 May 14, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.