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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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62,908Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 3647

$5.89M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 3647

1,261 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 1,261 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 54,998 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

46% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$94 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 2,256 2,074 10 1 18
ATENOLOL 1,867 1,669 10 2 10
LIDODERM 1,850 1,486 10 3 108
CLOPIDOGREL 1,623 1,481 10 4 26
CRESTOR 1,426 1,238 5 19
OMEPRAZOLE 1,368 1,238 6 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,280 1,141 7 13
SIMVASTATIN 1,265 1,197 8 1
PLAVIX 1,167 1,017 10 9 39
JANUMET 1,140 945 10 10 202
FUROSEMIDE 1,107 992 11 8
NEXIUM 1,078 854 12 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,012 995 13 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 961 918 14 11
IBUPROFEN 944 826 15 55
VOLTAREN 933 796 10 16 102
NAMENDA 913 814 17 49
ADVAIR DISKUS 892 662 18 52
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 887 828 10 19 183
GABAPENTIN 883 766 20 17
COMBIVENT 786 619 10 21 170
EXELON 761 690 22 129
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 691 591 23 152
AMIODARONE HCL 690 665 10 24 211
DIOVAN HCT 690 602 24 80
SINGULAIR 688 554 26 90
RANITIDINE HCL 674 618 27 29
DIOVAN 669 593 28 40
DIGOXIN 663 637 29 51
EXFORGE 628 532 10 30 198
LOVAZA 619 459 31 117
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 615 505 32 14
DEXILANT 609 492 33 207
CELEBREX 605 483 34 111
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 588 526 35 5
LISINOPRIL 586 545 36 4
ALLOPURINOL 581 493 37 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 542 466 38 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 513 463 39 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 510 473 40 32
TRAZODONE HCL 480 456 41 64
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 444 334 42 124
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 444 430 42 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 441 435 44 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 437 397 45 74
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 415 372 46 188
LANTUS 404 367 47 59
JANUVIA 397 363 48 72
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 383 348 10 49 171
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 375 338 50 65
SPIRIVA 375 320 50 93
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 346 283 52 86
LIPITOR 343 277 53 113
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 334 304 54 56
NAPROXEN 325 258 55 70
LYRICA 318 263 56 120
BYSTOLIC 307 267 57 158
INSULIN SYRINGE 288 231 58 76
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 282 247 59 160
CILOSTAZOL 280 260 60 168
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 274 254 61 135
PENTOXIFYLLINE 274 232 61 180
TRICOR 269 210 63 144
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 265 226 64 58
CYMBALTA 265 215 64 79
METFORMIN HCL ER 258 223 66 92
ATELVIA 258 212 66 302
PEN NEEDLE 256 202 68 166
MECLIZINE HCL 251 223 69 85
AZITHROMYCIN 247 212 70 34
MUPIROCIN 246 215 71 137
AVODART 246 219 71 173
KETOCONAZOLE 243 164 73 132
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 243 186 73 84
VESICARE 241 209 75 209
FLOVENT HFA 232 187 76 345
NITROSTAT 230 188 77 206
SURE COMFORT 230 214 77 161
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226 216 79 36
CARVEDILOL 224 204 80 20
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 222 222 81 57
GLIPIZIDE ER 222 212 81 112
LEXAPRO 201 183 83 177
WARFARIN SODIUM 200 172 84 15
EXFORGE HCT 194 194 85 342
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 193 172 86 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 191 191 87 16
FENOFIBRATE 187 166 88 50
ZETIA 183 163 89 96
MEGESTROL ACETATE 179 169 R 90 138
METFORMIN HCL 175 167 91 6
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 170 151 92 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167 138 93 9
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 164 128 94 35
SYMBICORT 161 107 95 153
AMMONIUM LACTATE 153 148 96 141
SERTRALINE HCL 152 130 97 27
DICYCLOMINE HCL 150 114 98 194
LACTULOSE 150 124 98 128
NASONEX 147 138 100 220
PROAIR HFA 146 121 101 62
SOTALOL AF 142 138 10 102 549
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 142 123 102 89
FINASTERIDE 141 135 104 66
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 141 114 R 104 94
BONIVA 137 119 106 352
SPIRONOLACTONE 135 111 107 77
TRAMADOL HCL 132 111 108 22
BUMETANIDE 131 126 109 134
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123 101 110 23
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 122 76 R 111 98
ENABLEX 122 116 111 388
PROCTOZONE-HC 117 93 113 216
RESTASIS 115 94 114 362
NOVOLIN 70-30 110 99 115 130
BUSPIRONE HCL 107 101 116 162
HUMALOG 107 81 116 239
PRADAXA 103 102 118 258
ONGLYZA 101 97 119 238
TRILIPIX 101 85 119 277
GLIPIZIDE XL 99 94 121 190
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 96 43 122 230
ABILIFY 94 59 123 205
SUCRALFATE 94 74 123 219
SEROQUEL 94 75 123 185
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89 83 S3 126 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 88 75 127 143
SOTALOL 87 87 128 281
VERAPAMIL ER 84 84 129 99
MULTAQ 81 81 130 516
NOVOLOG 80 74 131 123
FAMOTIDINE 80 70 131 61
ZOVIRAX 80 61 131 406
KOMBIGLYZE XR 74 62 134 469
DOVONEX 74 57 134 400
MELOXICAM 73 47 136 33
CLONIDINE HCL 73 68 136 46
ACTOPLUS MET 72 72 138 453
ACTOS 70 59 139 148
COLCRYS 69 62 140 313
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 68 51 141 155
LANSOPRAZOLE 67 64 142 116
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66 65 143 136
SOLARAZE 66 51 143 426
CICLOPIROX 64 55 145 176
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 64 64 145 256
VENTOLIN HFA 62 57 147 88
PREDNISONE 62 57 147 43
TEKTURNA 61 57 149 316
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60 59 150 38
GLIMEPIRIDE 60 60 150 45
HUMULIN 70-30 60 59 150 192
TEMAZEPAM 60 47 150 47
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 59 51 154 78
FEXOFENADINE HCL 58 58 155 380
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 53 46 156 436
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 53 49 156 276
CHOLESTYRAMINE LIGHT 52 52 10 158 656
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 52 51 158 201
PAROXETINE HCL 51 41 160 60
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 38 R 161 244
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 50 35 161 451
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 25, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.