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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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40,070Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 3647

$839K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 366 out of 3647

1,514 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,514 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 1,514 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 39,198 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$21 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 1,780 1,725 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,773 1,739 2 3
LISINOPRIL 1,293 1,231 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,205 1,174 4 2
ALPRAZOLAM 1,082 1,071 5 31
ATENOLOL 1,000 984 6 10
METFORMIN HCL 860 841 7 6
SYNTHROID 817 814 8 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 715 689 9 13
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 679 666 10 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 669 650 11 23
RANITIDINE HCL 644 641 12 29
TEMAZEPAM 639 636 13 47
FUROSEMIDE 636 617 14 8
FOLIC ACID 588 588 15 95
VOLTAREN 513 500 16 102
LANSOPRAZOLE 470 457 17 116
BENICAR 466 464 18 114
VITAMIN D2 447 425 19 100
RENAL CAPS 440 432 20 119
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 432 421 21 7
LORAZEPAM 432 431 21 73
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 428 423 23 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 426 426 24 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 422 415 25 18
LORATADINE 415 401 26 109
IBUPROFEN 403 388 27 55
WARFARIN SODIUM 396 366 28 15
CLOPIDOGREL 379 374 29 26
GLIPIZIDE 366 363 30 41
VIAGRA 354 353 31 69
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 347 343 32 11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 339 339 10 33 164
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 315 306 34 14
AMMONIUM LACTATE 313 299 35 141
GABAPENTIN 307 298 36 17
NAPROXEN 304 290 37 70
PLAVIX 302 294 38 39
CARVEDILOL 297 285 39 20
PAROXETINE HCL 288 284 40 60
QUINAPRIL HCL 282 278 41 212
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 275 267 42 84
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 264 262 10 43 200
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 262 262 44 57
GLYBURIDE 251 251 R 45 54
CICLOPIROX 248 230 46 176
FINASTERIDE 247 227 47 66
LOVASTATIN 239 239 48 21
DIOVAN 232 221 49 40
GALANTAMINE HBR 223 223 50 245
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 219 218 51 86
LEVOXYL 218 218 52 125
FAMOTIDINE 213 213 53 61
BENZONATATE 213 208 10 53 326
TRAMADOL HCL 211 201 55 22
MI ACID 197 194 10 56 263
Q-TUSSIN DM 197 195 10 56 299
GEMFIBROZIL 196 196 58 82
KETOCONAZOLE 190 190 59 132
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 178 177 60 136
VENTOLIN HFA 176 170 61 88
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 171 171 62 38
CLONAZEPAM 171 163 62 146
SERTRALINE HCL 163 163 64 27
NAMENDA 161 161 65 49
LIDODERM 160 156 66 108
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 157 157 67 56
AZITHROMYCIN 155 152 68 34
LANOXIN 154 144 69 231
CLONIDINE HCL 153 153 70 46
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 152 152 R 71 290
PRILOSEC OTC 151 151 10 72 285
PROCTOZONE-HC 146 140 73 216
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 146 146 73 135
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 144 143 75 248
GLIPIZIDE XL 140 140 76 190
NYSTATIN 139 136 77 195
SINGULAIR 137 136 78 90
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 137 135 78 201
LACTULOSE 136 136 80 128
CRESTOR 135 134 81 19
FELODIPINE ER 127 127 82 186
CILOSTAZOL 125 125 83 168
FLUNISOLIDE 124 123 84 284
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 121 119 85 188
SURE COMFORT 120 117 86 161
KLOR-CON 10 120 120 86 106
VITAL-D RX 120 108 86 197
CETIRIZINE HCL 116 114 89 213
MELOXICAM 108 105 90 33
LOPERAMIDE 108 108 90 271
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106 94 92 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 106 104 92 25
ALLOPURINOL 104 99 94 37
MUPIROCIN 101 99 95 137
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 101 100 S3 95 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 98 95 36
DICYCLOMINE HCL 96 94 98 194
SOTALOL 96 96 98 281
PENTOXIFYLLINE 95 95 100 180
NEXIUM 94 94 101 44
FLUOXETINE HCL 93 90 102 68
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 92 92 103 160
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 91 91 104 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 88 88 105 30
NIFEDIPINE ER 86 86 106 67
FENOFIBRATE 85 85 107 50
BENAZEPRIL HCL 81 81 108 71
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80 76 R 109 98
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 78 110 52
BENICAR HCT 78 78 110 165
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 75 112 53
HYDRALAZINE HCL 75 74 112 81
PROPRANOLOL HCL 74 74 114 156
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74 74 R 114 105
CIALIS 73 65 116 179
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72 72 117 65
PREDNISONE 69 68 118 43
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 66 65 119 152
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66 66 119 169
NITROSTAT 65 64 121 206
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 65 63 121 5
ATACAND 65 65 121 373
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64 64 124 107
LANTUS 60 60 125 59
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 60 55 125 203
GOLYTELY 60 55 125 364
PANCRELIPASE 5,000 59 59 10 128 392
AMIODARONE HCL 58 58 129 211
NYSTOP 58 58 129 323
DIOVAN HCT 56 56 131 80
MECLIZINE HCL 56 56 131 85
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 54 54 133 171
DETROL LA 53 53 134 292
KLOR-CON 8 51 51 135 264
AFEDITAB CR 51 51 135 237
JANUVIA 50 50 137 72
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.