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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,574Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 3647

$1.81M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 3647

1,568 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
30% 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

5% of this provider’s 1,568 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 1,568 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 27,025 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
LISINOPRIL 1,158 999 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 921 788 2 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 894 762 3 16
GABAPENTIN 886 640 4 17
SIMVASTATIN 876 769 5 1
BACLOFEN 742 556 6 97
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 712 606 7 5
METFORMIN HCL 640 535 8 6
ATENOLOL 612 521 9 10
HYDRALAZINE HCL 607 537 10 81
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 605 521 11 2
TRAMADOL HCL 604 485 12 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 589 492 13 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 582 426 14 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 533 454 15 9
PREDNISONE 520 439 16 43
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 469 378 17 24
LOVASTATIN 456 405 18 21
FUROSEMIDE 434 367 19 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 421 320 20 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 407 285 S3 21 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 396 341 22 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 394 322 23 32
LIDOCAINE 358 263 24 346
WARFARIN SODIUM 344 305 25 15
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 342 320 26 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 324 288 27 11
SUCRALFATE 321 252 28 219
CARVEDILOL 302 261 29 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 294 266 30 23
AZITHROMYCIN 288 242 31 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 280 239 32 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 267 234 33 28
RANITIDINE HCL 250 189 34 29
DIGOXIN 247 178 35 51
GLIPIZIDE 246 203 36 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 244 205 37 38
AMOXICILLIN 244 197 37 133
CLOPIDOGREL 238 206 39 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 237 213 40 13
TRAZODONE HCL 236 167 41 64
CEPHALEXIN 231 180 42 142
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231 201 42 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 230 188 44 52
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 224 165 45 110
ALLOPURINOL 197 165 46 37
PLAVIX 196 168 47 39
FLUOCINONIDE 181 137 48 369
MELOXICAM 177 153 49 33
MECLIZINE HCL 166 122 50 85
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 156 139 51 56
METHOCARBAMOL 154 99 R 52 250
KLOR-CON M20 153 121 53 121
SYNTHROID 150 132 54 42
PROAIR HFA 147 99 55 62
ROPINIROLE HCL 145 111 56 151
BUMETANIDE 145 109 56 134
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 144 85 R 58 105
GLYBURIDE 138 131 R 59 54
METRONIDAZOLE 129 99 60 247
VENLAFAXINE HCL 128 91 61 272
TIZANIDINE HCL 126 94 62 126
FINASTERIDE 126 113 62 66
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 124 82 R 64 98
GEMFIBROZIL 121 113 65 82
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 119 90 66 127
DONEPEZIL HCL 117 114 67 30
CRESTOR 113 88 68 19
TEMAZEPAM 110 87 69 47
DILTIAZEM HCL 109 90 70 253
LANTUS 106 87 71 59
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 105 90 72 145
CLONIDINE HCL 104 63 73 46
DIOVAN 103 96 74 40
CYMBALTA 102 68 75 79
GLIPIZIDE ER 102 79 75 112
CALCITONIN-SALMON 101 92 77 297
MIDODRINE HCL 100 78 78 399
SPIRIVA 96 75 79 93
INSULIN SYRINGE 95 60 80 76
GLIMEPIRIDE 93 74 81 45
GLIPIZIDE XL 91 80 82 190
COMBIVENT 91 66 82 170
DICYCLOMINE HCL 91 62 82 194
FENOFIBRATE 90 71 85 50
METHOTREXATE 87 60 86 224
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 85 87 48
SERTRALINE HCL 85 63 87 27
PREMARIN 85 79 R 87 217
RISPERIDONE 85 53 87 83
NEXIUM 84 70 91 44
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82 52 92 35
OXYCODONE HCL 82 32 S2 92 75
FLUOXETINE HCL 80 60 94 68
BUPROPION HCL 80 36 94 335
FLUCONAZOLE 79 59 96 226
TOPIRAMATE 79 24 96 254
ALPRAZOLAM 78 55 98 31
ZETIA 77 64 99 96
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 76 68 100 164
DEXAMETHASONE 76 60 100 467
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 76 60 100 436
PAROXETINE HCL 75 46 103 60
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 75 56 103 458
TERAZOSIN HCL 74 72 105 103
NAMENDA 73 73 106 49
VOLTAREN 73 44 106 102
ESTRADIOL 72 44 R 108 236
QVAR 72 56 108 294
NIFEDIPINE ER 72 60 108 67
HYDROCORTISONE 71 63 111 354
VESICARE 71 56 111 209
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 71 62 111 210
HYDROXYZINE HCL 69 47 R 114 244
CHOLESTYRAMINE 69 53 114 430
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68 46 116 89
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 67 63 117 58
CARISOPRODOL 66 33 R 118 115
CARTIA XT 65 47 119 242
VERAPAMIL ER 64 64 120 99
BENAZEPRIL HCL 64 62 120 71
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 61 40 122 246
VENTOLIN HFA 60 41 123 88
QUINAPRIL HCL 59 45 124 212
EXELON 59 54 124 129
PRIMIDONE 57 55 126 288
NIASPAN 57 52 126 175
TRICOR 56 49 128 144
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55 44 129 155
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 55 40 129 273
ACYCLOVIR 55 45 129 259
CLOTRIMAZOLE 54 37 132 375
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54 40 132 181
FOLIC ACID 53 51 134 95
PEN NEEDLE 51 25 135 166
BUSPIRONE HCL 51 38 135 162
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 44 135 136
JANTOVEN 50 32 138 140
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 2, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.