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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,255Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 156 out of 3647

$756K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 472 out of 3647

767 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

7% of this provider’s 767 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 15,838 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$34 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,039 804 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 979 674 2 3
LISINOPRIL 957 666 3 4
LOVASTATIN 876 648 4 21
FUROSEMIDE 805 613 5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 801 593 6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 685 486 7 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 591 478 8 23
METFORMIN HCL 589 354 9 6
ATENOLOL 514 427 10 10
GABAPENTIN 462 253 11 17
CARVEDILOL 437 280 12 20
GLIPIZIDE 434 266 13 41
CLONIDINE HCL 402 321 14 46
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 397 305 15 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 341 229 16 9
HYDRALAZINE HCL 315 188 17 81
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 303 212 18 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 274 206 19 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 257 205 20 24
TRAMADOL HCL 256 134 21 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 255 200 22 15
GEMFIBROZIL 231 162 23 82
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 215 144 24 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 207 134 25 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 198 141 26 74
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 190 88 27 13
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 187 134 28 53
GLIPIZIDE ER 184 139 29 112
KLOR-CON 10 180 150 30 106
LANTUS 179 101 31 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 177 150 32 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 175 96 33 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 164 131 34 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 162 108 35 52
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161 131 36 36
CLOPIDOGREL 159 131 37 26
VENTOLIN HFA 158 89 38 88
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148 104 39 16
RANITIDINE HCL 141 113 40 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 135 109 41 18
JANUVIA 129 77 42 72
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 51 43 48
BENAZEPRIL HCL 128 115 43 71
QVAR 126 112 45 294
GLYBURIDE 123 74 R 46 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 118 118 47 30
PLAVIX 118 83 47 39
VERAPAMIL ER 116 96 49 99
CRESTOR 115 55 50 19
IBUPROFEN 113 63 51 55
SERTRALINE HCL 104 56 52 27
CAPTOPRIL 101 76 53 193
ALLOPURINOL 100 93 54 37
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100 81 S3 54 12
PROAIR HFA 99 75 56 62
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 97 93 57 58
TERAZOSIN HCL 96 86 58 103
GLIMEPIRIDE 92 63 59 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 84 43 60 68
MELOXICAM 83 43 61 33
EASY TOUCH 83 60 61 279
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 82 72 63 107
TRAZODONE HCL 80 38 64 64
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 79 50 65 124
GLIPIZIDE XL 70 66 66 190
AZITHROMYCIN 70 51 66 34
MECLIZINE HCL 69 58 68 85
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68 52 69 14
AMOXICILLIN 67 40 70 133
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64 46 R 71 105
NAMENDA 61 61 72 49
HYDROXYZINE HCL 59 33 R 73 244
HUMULIN 70-30 59 53 73 192
FENOFIBRATE 58 27 75 50
BUMETANIDE 57 43 76 134
FELODIPINE ER 55 45 77 186
EXELON 55 55 77 129
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 55 19 R 77 94
LEVEMIR 54 19 80 187
PAROXETINE HCL 54 22 80 60
METFORMIN HCL ER 53 36 82 92
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 45 82 127
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53 31 82 78
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 53 42 82 84
DIGOXIN 52 52 86 51
SYMBICORT 51 36 87 153
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 17 87 77
LYRICA 50 21 89 120
SPIRIVA 50 32 89 93
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 22, 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.