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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,045Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 3647

$2.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 3647

1,058 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

13% of this provider’s 1,058 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 1,058 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 32,768 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,542 1,376 1 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,322 1,266 2 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,215 1,032 3 5
LISINOPRIL 1,063 949 4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 910 822 5 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 901 811 6 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 822 763 7 24
OMEPRAZOLE 805 641 8 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 802 641 S3 9 12
SIMVASTATIN 780 731 10 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 656 645 11 30
TRAMADOL HCL 646 548 12 22
METFORMIN HCL 587 477 13 6
MIRTAZAPINE 561 554 14 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 556 533 15 25
TRAZODONE HCL 528 443 16 64
NAMENDA 523 519 17 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 479 317 18 14
GABAPENTIN 473 362 19 17
LOVASTATIN 455 380 20 21
GLIPIZIDE 414 363 21 41
DIGOXIN 392 382 22 51
CLOPIDOGREL 382 324 23 26
NOVOLIN R 374 321 24 139
SERTRALINE HCL 367 320 25 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 359 304 26 89
LEVOFLOXACIN 334 284 27 87
CARVEDILOL 327 300 28 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 304 267 29 11
RISPERIDONE 302 283 30 83
TAMSULOSIN HCL 296 270 31 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 288 183 32 65
BACLOFEN 277 147 33 97
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 275 200 S2 34 91
CLONIDINE HCL 275 206 34 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 267 205 36 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 261 253 37 38
PLAVIX 259 223 38 39
AZITHROMYCIN 256 218 39 34
NYSTATIN 255 175 40 195
LEVEMIR 247 161 41 187
ATENOLOL 243 209 42 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 242 219 43 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 235 201 44 53
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 217 164 45 143
LANTUS 212 191 46 59
FAMOTIDINE 208 167 47 61
DIOVAN 207 182 48 40
RANITIDINE HCL 205 168 49 29
LEVETIRACETAM 204 115 50 122
ADVAIR DISKUS 196 162 51 52
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 194 171 52 110
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 193 101 S2 53 163
OXYCODONE HCL 186 90 S2 54 75
GLIMEPIRIDE 181 149 55 45
KLOR-CON M20 178 133 56 121
KLOR-CON M10 176 151 57 227
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 171 149 58 127
GLIPIZIDE ER 166 122 59 112
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161 148 60 9
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 161 153 60 35
ALLOPURINOL 160 127 62 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 155 155 63 23
HYDRALAZINE HCL 155 120 63 81
NOVOLOG 153 139 65 123
SEROQUEL 151 128 66 185
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 150 136 67 157
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 148 123 68 13
CRESTOR 147 136 69 19
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 147 135 69 150
FENTANYL 147 143 S2 69 147
PROMETHAZINE HCL 137 91 R 72 182
EXELON 133 133 73 129
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 132 107 74 107
CEPHALEXIN 129 102 75 142
PREDNISONE 128 96 76 43
SPIRONOLACTONE 127 98 77 77
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 125 121 78 56
CYMBALTA 120 90 79 79
LIDOCAINE HCL 118 104 80 353
KETOCONAZOLE 117 88 81 132
ROPINIROLE HCL 115 80 82 151
NITROFURANTOIN 113 78 83 295
VANCOMYCIN HCL 112 108 84 329
GEMFIBROZIL 111 77 85 82
FENOFIBRATE 109 91 86 50
TRICOR 108 73 87 144
NYSTOP 108 94 87 323
ALPRAZOLAM 105 90 89 31
FLUCONAZOLE 104 82 90 226
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 103 89 91 145
MELOXICAM 103 93 91 33
METRONIDAZOLE 99 88 93 247
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 99 87 93 136
SPIRIVA 98 84 95 93
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 95 86 96 334
PAROXETINE HCL 95 95 96 60
METHADONE HCL 92 82 S2 98 174
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 92 66 98 131
SODIUM CHLORIDE 90 85 100 341
CEFTRIAXONE 87 79 101 305
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87 48 101 32
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 87 40 S2 101 104
SINGULAIR 86 61 104 90
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 86 79 104 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 85 56 R 106 98
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 85 79 106 268
METOLAZONE 85 77 106 251
NEXIUM 83 65 109 44
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 82 70 110 169
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 81 64 111 199
JANUVIA 81 52 111 72
LOVAZA 78 60 113 117
FINASTERIDE 78 78 113 66
DILTIAZEM HCL 78 77 113 253
AMOXICILLIN 77 53 116 133
GLIPIZIDE XL 77 64 116 190
LEXAPRO 77 47 116 177
PROAIR HFA 76 35 119 62
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 74 69 120 78
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 74 59 120 210
IBUPROFEN 73 50 122 55
NOVOLIN 70-30 73 70 122 130
FLUOXETINE HCL 73 56 122 68
ABILIFY 73 42 122 205
LATANOPROST 71 64 126 218
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70 61 R 127 105
LYRICA 69 64 128 120
METHOCARBAMOL 69 29 R 128 250
LIDODERM 67 45 130 108
HYDROXYZINE HCL 62 35 R 131 244
TIMOLOL MALEATE 62 62 131 327
TEMAZEPAM 62 48 131 47
TERAZOSIN HCL 59 36 134 103
SANTYL 59 54 134 233
GLYBURIDE 59 59 R 134 54
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 59 56 134 243
SYNTHROID 57 35 138 42
PRIMIDONE 57 57 138 288
INVANZ 54 48 140 582
MUPIROCIN 54 48 140 137
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 53 34 142 261
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52 47 143 84
LACTULOSE 52 52 143 128
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 44 145 36
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 1, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.