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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,762Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 144 out of 3647

$786K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 437 out of 3647

713 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
44% 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 713 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 21,552 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 1,229 1,161 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,226 1,162 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 853 819 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 808 782 4 2
METFORMIN HCL 738 704 5 6
LISINOPRIL 726 697 6 4
ALPRAZOLAM 601 590 7 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 600 579 8 18
RANITIDINE HCL 564 548 9 29
ATENOLOL 547 530 10 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 376 374 11 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 364 351 12 7
FUROSEMIDE 335 333 13 8
CLOPIDOGREL 296 293 14 26
PLAVIX 291 289 15 39
LOVASTATIN 260 257 16 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257 247 17 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 243 229 18 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 235 212 19 14
CARVEDILOL 232 232 20 20
GLYBURIDE 227 220 R 21 54
GLIPIZIDE 224 218 22 41
IBUPROFEN 220 200 23 55
TEMAZEPAM 214 214 24 47
NIFEDIPINE ER 198 185 25 67
TAMSULOSIN HCL 195 195 26 28
GABAPENTIN 192 153 27 17
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 187 162 28 84
DIGOXIN 178 178 29 51
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 177 171 30 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175 163 31 36
NEXIUM 174 157 32 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 171 154 33 53
CLONIDINE HCL 170 164 34 46
DIOVAN 164 145 35 40
NAPROXEN 162 141 36 70
BENAZEPRIL HCL 159 159 37 71
SERTRALINE HCL 159 140 37 27
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 156 134 39 35
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 155 155 40 57
MECLIZINE HCL 150 148 41 85
CRESTOR 150 141 41 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 149 149 43 74
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 145 141 44 86
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 137 134 45 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 134 125 46 32
MELOXICAM 128 127 47 33
FENOFIBRATE 123 95 48 50
VERAPAMIL ER 121 121 49 99
GLIPIZIDE ER 117 116 50 112
VIAGRA 113 113 51 69
SYNTHROID 112 87 52 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 102 53 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 109 96 53 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 109 101 53 81
NAMENDA 103 103 56 49
FINASTERIDE 103 103 56 66
AVODART 101 101 58 173
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101 101 58 23
LORAZEPAM 100 97 60 73
PROAIR HFA 99 89 61 62
TRAMADOL HCL 97 85 62 22
PENTOXIFYLLINE 94 83 63 180
ADVAIR DISKUS 94 94 63 52
ALLOPURINOL 93 85 65 37
PAROXETINE HCL 92 92 66 60
AZITHROMYCIN 90 83 67 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88 88 68 16
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 82 80 69 58
GEMFIBROZIL 81 71 70 82
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80 70 71 65
PREDNISONE 75 71 72 43
LANTUS 75 70 72 59
SYMBICORT 74 74 74 153
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 69 69 75 135
BENICAR 68 68 76 114
GLIPIZIDE XL 67 64 77 190
WARFARIN SODIUM 67 67 77 15
INSULIN SYRINGE 65 62 79 76
NABUMETONE 64 57 80 262
NOVOLIN 70-30 63 63 81 130
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63 58 81 164
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 61 61 R 83 94
DIOVAN HCT 57 50 84 80
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 22 R 85 105
DETROL LA 56 56 85 292
GLIMEPIRIDE 56 56 85 45
SURE COMFORT 56 50 85 161
JANUVIA 54 54 89 72
LANSOPRAZOLE 54 54 89 116
CELEBREX 53 52 91 111
BENICAR HCT 52 52 92 165
FAMOTIDINE 52 51 92 61
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 51 94 270
BYSTOLIC 51 47 94 158
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 Oct. 20, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.