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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,084Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 502 out of 3647

$737K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 492 out of 3647

507 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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

3% of this provider’s 507 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 507 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 13,321 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 745 730 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 535 508 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 504 465 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 464 447 4 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 459 415 5 18
CRESTOR 387 380 6 19
LISINOPRIL 374 366 7 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 343 316 8 11
ATENOLOL 270 264 9 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 263 248 10 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 253 236 11 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 229 216 12 38
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 221 212 13 23
SYNTHROID 213 213 14 42
METFORMIN HCL ER 182 175 15 92
ALPRAZOLAM 174 161 16 31
CLOPIDOGREL 173 165 17 26
FUROSEMIDE 173 169 17 8
LOVASTATIN 162 159 19 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 158 156 20 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 150 121 21 68
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 147 124 22 7
PLAVIX 146 139 23 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 145 135 24 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 145 145 24 28
DIOVAN 140 136 26 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 136 130 27 32
FELODIPINE ER 125 125 28 186
DIOVAN HCT 123 123 29 80
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 119 110 30 57
METFORMIN HCL 116 116 31 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 110 105 32 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103 97 33 14
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 97 90 34 86
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 97 97 34 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 90 36 48
TEMAZEPAM 94 86 37 47
FENOFIBRATE 93 80 38 50
ALLOPURINOL 93 88 38 37
SPIRIVA 92 80 40 93
NEXIUM 92 92 40 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 90 42 36
CARVEDILOL 84 84 43 20
SERTRALINE HCL 82 74 44 27
ADVAIR DISKUS 81 64 45 52
RANITIDINE HCL 79 76 46 29
GLYBURIDE 78 77 R 47 54
SINGULAIR 77 72 48 90
RAMIPRIL 77 77 48 101
PROAIR HFA 75 75 50 62
JANUVIA 75 75 50 72
VIAGRA 75 71 50 69
AZITHROMYCIN 74 70 53 34
MELOXICAM 69 68 54 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69 69 54 65
AVODART 69 69 54 173
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68 56 57 74
NAMENDA 67 67 58 49
PAROXETINE HCL 67 67 58 60
INSULIN SYRINGE 65 56 60 76
LANSOPRAZOLE 65 53 60 116
CARTIA XT 64 52 62 242
ONGLYZA 61 61 63 238
ZETIA 59 49 64 96
EVISTA 58 58 65 184
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58 58 65 181
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58 47 65 164
FINASTERIDE 54 54 68 66
BYSTOLIC 54 54 68 158
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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.