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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,815Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 3647

$679K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 605 out of 3647

1,358 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,358 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 1,358 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 35,929 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$18 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
SIMVASTATIN 2,431 2,301 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,927 1,833 2 3
LISINOPRIL 1,828 1,760 3 4
SYNTHROID 1,203 1,167 4 42
METFORMIN HCL 988 914 5 6
TEMAZEPAM 969 948 6 47
RANITIDINE HCL 944 870 7 29
ALPRAZOLAM 811 783 8 31
RENAL CAPS 726 719 9 119
ATENOLOL 721 700 10 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 688 684 11 2
LOVASTATIN 664 664 12 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 654 603 13 9
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 602 600 14 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 581 560 15 7
GABAPENTIN 564 531 16 17
IBUPROFEN 523 457 17 55
VIAGRA 514 485 18 69
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 494 479 19 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 468 450 20 11
FUROSEMIDE 429 415 21 8
GLYBURIDE 400 388 R 22 54
FOLIC ACID 394 368 23 95
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 393 391 24 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 390 390 25 28
LORATADINE 381 364 26 109
LIDODERM 350 332 27 108
CARVEDILOL 337 331 28 20
VOLTAREN 321 304 29 102
LANSOPRAZOLE 321 321 29 116
FINASTERIDE 312 312 31 66
GLIPIZIDE 307 295 32 41
LEVOXYL 279 279 33 125
AMMONIUM LACTATE 279 270 33 141
WARFARIN SODIUM 277 270 35 15
LANOXIN 265 259 10 36 231
GEMFIBROZIL 264 225 37 82
CLOPIDOGREL 240 222 38 26
PAROXETINE HCL 230 230 39 60
IRBESARTAN 230 218 39 232
LORAZEPAM 228 225 41 73
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 218 193 42 14
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 213 195 43 84
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 207 193 44 164
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 206 187 45 124
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 200 200 46 57
CICLOPIROX 194 182 47 176
SURE COMFORT 189 173 48 161
FAMOTIDINE 187 177 49 61
PLAVIX 173 164 50 39
SERTRALINE HCL 170 162 51 27
PROCTOZONE-HC 164 149 52 216
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 157 155 53 13
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 155 155 54 200
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 151 151 55 56
GLIPIZIDE XL 147 147 56 190
ADVAIR DISKUS 146 140 57 52
DIOVAN 144 142 58 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 142 142 59 30
CALCITRIOL 141 133 60 265
DICYCLOMINE HCL 138 113 61 194
NAPROXEN 135 124 62 70
ALLOPURINOL 133 133 63 37
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 127 113 64 201
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 126 121 65 188
FENOFIBRATE 124 90 66 50
VITAMIN D2 119 110 67 100
MELOXICAM 117 102 68 33
CIALIS 111 99 69 179
VERAPAMIL ER 111 111 69 99
MUPIROCIN 110 106 71 137
NIFEDIPINE ER 109 109 72 67
BENICAR 108 108 73 114
KETOCONAZOLE 107 103 74 132
MI ACID 104 98 75 263
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 103 92 S3 76 149
HUMULIN 70-30 98 88 77 192
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 97 95 78 86
CLONAZEPAM 94 87 79 146
CITALOPRAM HBR 93 86 80 25
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 93 83 80 248
FLUNISOLIDE 92 77 82 284
PREDNISONE 92 83 82 43
ULTICARE 91 85 84 387
GALANTAMINE HBR 90 90 85 245
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 84 86 36
JANUVIA 88 87 87 72
CLONIDINE HCL 87 86 88 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87 80 88 38
MECLIZINE HCL 84 82 90 85
ATACAND 84 84 90 373
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 84 81 90 136
LYRICA 81 76 93 120
DETROL LA 79 79 94 292
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 77 73 R 95 290
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77 68 95 32
CETIRIZINE HCL 76 76 97 213
LOPERAMIDE 75 75 98 271
NITROSTAT 73 69 99 206
FLUOXETINE HCL 73 68 99 68
LANTUS 71 63 101 59
NAMENDA 70 62 102 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 55 103 48
PRILOSEC OTC 68 68 104 285
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 51 S3 105 12
VENTOLIN HFA 66 65 106 88
CRESTOR 65 54 107 19
KLOR-CON M20 65 65 107 121
VITAL-D RX 65 52 107 197
GOLYTELY 65 60 107 364
QUINAPRIL HCL 63 63 111 212
SOTALOL 62 62 112 281
TRAMADOL HCL 61 54 113 22
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 60 114 58
GLIMEPIRIDE 59 59 115 45
CILOSTAZOL 58 58 116 168
COLCRYS 58 58 116 313
TRAZODONE HCL 57 41 118 64
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57 45 R 118 105
LOVAZA 56 56 120 117
TRADJENTA 56 51 120 367
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 56 54 120 118
FELODIPINE ER 56 56 120 186
SINGULAIR 54 47 124 90
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54 54 124 71
LACTULOSE 53 51 126 128
MEGESTROL ACETATE 53 53 R 126 138
AZITHROMYCIN 53 48 126 34
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51 48 129 160
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.