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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,280Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 327 out of 3647

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 103 out of 3647

400 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
99% 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

8% of this provider’s 400 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 14,579 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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
CRESTOR 1,063 909 1 19
OMEPRAZOLE 735 615 2 3
IBUPROFEN 570 475 3 55
VOLTAREN 482 436 4 102
METFORMIN HCL 477 419 5 6
LIDODERM 397 322 6 108
LISINOPRIL 340 240 7 4
PROAIR HFA 296 232 8 62
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 291 266 9 2
RANITIDINE HCL 272 269 10 29
SIMVASTATIN 269 222 11 1
GABAPENTIN 263 214 12 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 252 222 13 5
NEXIUM 247 194 14 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 240 201 15 7
CLOPIDOGREL 234 204 16 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 232 227 17 30
NAPROXEN 219 201 18 70
ATENOLOL 207 186 19 10
SPIRIVA 201 152 20 93
CELEBREX 199 163 21 111
DIOVAN 197 172 22 40
TRICOR 197 154 22 144
TRAMADOL HCL 196 163 24 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 190 180 25 23
CILOSTAZOL 182 173 26 168
ADVAIR DISKUS 173 145 27 52
SINGULAIR 170 139 28 90
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167 146 29 18
FUROSEMIDE 165 145 30 8
PLAVIX 157 136 31 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 150 130 32 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 150 122 32 13
LANTUS 144 118 34 59
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144 104 34 36
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 140 125 36 35
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 138 108 R 37 98
LACTULOSE 138 124 37 128
FLUOXETINE HCL 133 106 39 68
KETOCONAZOLE 128 110 40 132
PENTOXIFYLLINE 128 105 40 180
DIOVAN HCT 127 127 42 80
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 119 114 43 86
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 119 99 43 160
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115 103 45 65
SYMBICORT 114 83 46 153
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114 109 46 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 88 48 9
INSULIN SYRINGE 107 74 49 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101 89 50 32
NAMENDA 99 98 51 49
LANSOPRAZOLE 95 93 52 116
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 90 69 53 135
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88 58 S2 54 91
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 87 87 R 55 94
FINASTERIDE 87 87 55 66
CARVEDILOL 84 52 57 20
PAROXETINE HCL 83 83 58 60
SUCRALFATE 80 58 59 219
GLYBURIDE 79 71 R 60 54
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 78 53 61 136
LOVASTATIN 77 77 62 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 74 73 63 74
MELOXICAM 71 57 64 33
MECLIZINE HCL 71 67 64 85
LYRICA 70 59 66 120
AZITHROMYCIN 68 54 67 34
GLIPIZIDE 68 51 67 41
ONGLYZA 67 63 69 238
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65 49 70 110
FAMOTIDINE 64 62 71 61
DIGOXIN 62 50 72 51
TERAZOSIN HCL 62 48 72 103
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 59 48 74 84
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 57 53 75 24
MIRTAZAPINE 55 35 76 63
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 53 39 77 118
AVODART 51 51 78 173
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51 42 78 78
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50 46 80 11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50 44 80 107
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50 50 80 56
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 21, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.