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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,530Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 542 out of 3647

$807K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 404 out of 3647

479 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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

16% of this provider’s 479 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

39% of this provider’s 479 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 8,377 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

$60 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,325 514 S3 1 12
CARISOPRODOL 419 48 R 2 115
SIMVASTATIN 391 304 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 384 319 4 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 296 210 5 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 263 198 6 24
LISINOPRIL 248 168 7 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 241 116 8 14
METHADONE HCL 233 50 S2 9 174
NEXIUM 220 133 10 44
GABAPENTIN 204 125 11 17
FUROSEMIDE 203 136 12 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 193 169 13 2
METFORMIN HCL 189 150 14 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 186 133 15 38
OMEPRAZOLE 183 124 16 3
TRAMADOL HCL 167 107 17 22
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 157 77 R 18 105
CITALOPRAM HBR 153 95 19 25
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 146 123 20 241
CYMBALTA 146 63 20 79
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 144 80 22 58
CLONIDINE HCL 139 63 23 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137 124 24 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134 113 25 9
NAMENDA 128 123 26 49
ATENOLOL 127 94 27 10
ZETIA 123 110 28 96
PROAIR HFA 122 64 29 62
SPIRIVA 119 71 30 93
CLOPIDOGREL 115 102 31 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 113 94 32 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 111 86 33 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 109 96 34 30
MELOXICAM 106 43 35 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 101 87 36 7
LEVOFLOXACIN 97 61 37 87
FENTANYL 96 85 S2 38 147
LYRICA 95 35 39 120
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 75 40 36
CARVEDILOL 89 71 41 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87 48 42 28
JANUVIA 82 70 43 72
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78 64 44 56
VOLTAREN 74 58 45 102
PROMETHAZINE HCL 73 20 R 46 182
BUPROPION XL 70 19 47 229
ADVAIR DISKUS 70 48 47 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70 68 47 23
PLAVIX 69 64 50 39
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65 60 51 71
ALLOPURINOL 62 36 52 37
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60 23 53 181
AZITHROMYCIN 58 26 54 34
OXYCONTIN 54 0 S2 55 234
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 11 R 55 98
NIFEDIPINE ER 54 24 55 67
ENABLEX 53 45 58 388
VYTORIN 52 43 59 191
GLIMEPIRIDE 52 30 59 45
SYNTHROID 51 46 61 42
PREMARIN 51 33 R 61 217
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 May 6, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.