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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,786Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 163 out of 3647

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 122 out of 3647

751 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

2% of this provider’s 751 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 19,840 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 818 746 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 593 556 2 1
LISINOPRIL 574 522 3 4
METFORMIN HCL 539 509 4 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 505 474 5 7
RANITIDINE HCL 501 448 6 29
CRESTOR 442 394 7 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 440 404 8 2
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 380 354 9 86
CLOPIDOGREL 352 333 10 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 348 325 11 23
TEMAZEPAM 342 332 12 47
ATENOLOL 321 281 13 10
NEXIUM 317 287 14 44
ALLOPURINOL 305 285 15 37
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 297 267 16 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 296 266 17 16
PLAVIX 269 265 18 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 268 254 19 28
GLIPIZIDE 264 250 20 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 232 215 21 65
GEMFIBROZIL 227 205 22 82
NAMENDA 227 226 22 49
MECLIZINE HCL 220 191 24 85
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 216 214 25 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 210 210 26 30
DIOVAN 204 200 27 40
DIOVAN HCT 192 185 28 80
ALPRAZOLAM 186 186 29 31
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 174 164 30 84
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 173 167 31 35
CLONIDINE HCL 170 166 32 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170 162 32 11
FENOFIBRATE 168 158 34 50
GABAPENTIN 168 158 34 17
EXELON 162 155 36 129
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155 154 37 18
CARVEDILOL 153 141 38 20
LANTUS 151 119 39 59
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150 141 40 9
FINASTERIDE 150 144 40 66
LORAZEPAM 148 130 42 73
PENTOXIFYLLINE 147 138 43 180
FUROSEMIDE 146 137 44 8
CELEBREX 144 114 45 111
PAROXETINE HCL 141 126 46 60
VOLTAREN 133 129 47 102
SINGULAIR 132 128 48 90
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131 126 49 24
ADVAIR DISKUS 126 111 50 52
TRAMADOL HCL 124 103 51 22
DIGOXIN 121 121 52 51
PROAIR HFA 120 112 53 62
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 116 104 54 203
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 111 105 R 55 94
VIAGRA 109 108 56 69
MELOXICAM 109 107 56 33
GLIMEPIRIDE 107 107 58 45
LIDODERM 103 99 59 108
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103 80 59 14
IBUPROFEN 103 93 59 55
BENICAR HCT 102 89 62 165
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 101 93 63 13
SURE COMFORT 98 78 64 161
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98 89 64 56
LUMIGAN 97 97 66 291
BENICAR 96 82 67 114
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 89 82 68 311
ACTONEL 89 87 68 196
GLYBURIDE 88 86 R 70 54
CILOSTAZOL 88 87 70 168
LEXAPRO 87 83 72 177
INSULIN SYRINGE 82 65 73 76
LANSOPRAZOLE 80 64 74 116
CEPHALEXIN 79 64 75 142
LACTULOSE 78 66 76 128
VERAPAMIL ER 77 71 77 99
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 67 78 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71 64 79 32
NASONEX 71 59 79 220
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 68 65 81 188
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 68 81 48
TRICOR 68 66 81 144
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 64 81 53
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68 68 81 74
WARFARIN SODIUM 67 48 86 15
LOVAZA 67 62 86 117
CYMBALTA 67 67 86 79
NOVOLIN 70-30 65 54 89 130
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 65 53 89 58
VESICARE 64 45 91 209
AZITHROMYCIN 64 51 91 34
KETOCONAZOLE 63 51 93 132
JANUVIA 62 62 94 72
NIFEDICAL XL 60 49 95 221
MEGESTROL ACETATE 59 55 R 96 138
LYRICA 59 49 96 120
AVODART 58 58 98 173
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 57 57 99 135
FOLIC ACID 55 55 100 95
CAPTOPRIL 55 55 100 193
NITROSTAT 54 49 102 206
LATANOPROST 53 53 103 218
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53 45 103 89
CIALIS 52 37 105 179
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 44 105 36
TRAZODONE HCL 51 42 107 64
EXFORGE 51 27 107 198
ACTOS 51 41 107 148
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50 47 R 110 98
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 Aug. 30, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.