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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,059Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 210 out of 3647

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 101 out of 3647

675 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
27% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 675 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 675 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 17,883 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$67 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,032 962 1 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 852 825 2 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 638 601 3 2
LISINOPRIL 558 525 4 4
LEVOXYL 480 447 5 125
SIMVASTATIN 471 441 6 1
FUROSEMIDE 450 395 7 8
CRESTOR 406 383 8 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 392 353 9 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 384 353 10 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 357 357 11 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 336 255 12 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 334 316 13 5
CARVEDILOL 330 322 14 20
TEMAZEPAM 310 291 15 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 264 220 16 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 259 198 17 32
FINASTERIDE 253 227 18 66
GLIMEPIRIDE 251 235 19 45
PREDNISONE 240 210 20 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 210 172 21 25
ATENOLOL 206 203 22 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 201 178 23 30
BYSTOLIC 200 193 24 158
FAMOTIDINE 198 188 25 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197 179 26 48
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 180 162 S3 27 12
SPIRIVA 179 174 28 93
GABAPENTIN 179 141 28 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 176 143 30 38
IBUPROFEN 174 159 31 55
JALYN 174 157 31 332
METFORMIN HCL 172 143 33 6
FENOFIBRATE 167 155 34 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165 156 35 18
CLOPIDOGREL 155 152 36 26
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 147 135 37 53
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 146 128 38 110
NAMENDA 138 113 39 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 137 126 40 65
ALPRAZOLAM 128 118 41 31
AVODART 126 111 42 173
INSULIN SYRINGE 124 111 43 76
JANTOVEN 121 113 44 140
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 117 103 45 118
TRAMADOL HCL 116 76 46 22
CALCITRIOL 114 98 47 265
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 113 94 48 57
PLAVIX 110 109 49 39
CYMBALTA 107 81 50 79
AZITHROMYCIN 105 99 51 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 100 84 52 24
VIAGRA 94 70 53 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 93 70 54 52
MELOXICAM 93 77 54 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 92 92 56 15
LANTUS 92 90 56 59
ATELVIA 92 77 56 302
NEXIUM 90 62 59 44
ALLOPURINOL 89 77 60 37
ZETIA 88 54 61 96
EXELON 83 71 62 129
JANUVIA 83 83 62 72
FORTEO 81 70 64 390
METHYLDOPA 80 76 R 65 525
BUMETANIDE 79 77 66 134
TIZANIDINE HCL 79 45 66 126
PEN NEEDLE 74 61 68 166
SYMBICORT 74 73 68 153
DEXILANT 73 46 70 207
EVISTA 72 72 71 184
LOVAZA 71 59 72 117
LORAZEPAM 71 70 72 73
NATEGLINIDE 71 71 72 339
ACTONEL 70 62 75 196
SERTRALINE HCL 68 54 76 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 65 77 9
LEVEMIR 64 54 78 187
HUMALOG 62 59 79 239
DIGOXIN 61 59 80 51
TRAZODONE HCL 60 50 81 64
CELEBREX 60 32 81 111
CEFUROXIME 59 56 83 228
LEVOFLOXACIN 55 51 84 87
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 53 53 85 210
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 49 S2 86 91
RAMIPRIL 51 47 87 101
VYTORIN 50 44 88 191
NASONEX 50 38 88 220
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.