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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,491Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 548 out of 3647

$727K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 506 out of 3647

449 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

12% of this provider’s 449 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 449 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 12,797 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% 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

30 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 608 493 1 15
NAMENDA 558 558 2 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 465 449 3 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 445 428 4 30
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 419 416 5 5
MIRTAZAPINE 384 383 6 63
SIMVASTATIN 373 350 7 1
LISINOPRIL 362 351 8 4
FUROSEMIDE 360 323 9 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 354 341 10 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 297 297 11 2
OMEPRAZOLE 284 279 12 3
TRAMADOL HCL 281 278 13 22
RISPERIDONE 194 194 14 83
EXELON 193 193 15 129
SERTRALINE HCL 193 177 15 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 177 172 17 24
KLOR-CON M10 156 135 18 227
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 136 136 19 131
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 130 127 S3 20 12
GABAPENTIN 130 114 20 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 123 122 22 89
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 123 115 22 150
ATENOLOL 121 121 24 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 114 114 25 65
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105 89 26 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101 88 27 14
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 98 88 28 127
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 97 96 29 84
DIOVAN 95 95 30 40
DIGOXIN 94 82 31 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94 94 31 18
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 92 92 33 157
MORPHINE SULFATE 91 36 S2 34 314
FENTANYL 89 89 S2 35 147
NOVOLIN R 88 88 36 139
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 86 86 37 210
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 85 80 38 110
LANTUS 85 83 38 59
CEFTRIAXONE 84 81 40 305
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84 80 40 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84 84 40 23
PREDNISONE 81 80 43 43
METFORMIN HCL 80 80 44 6
KLOR-CON M20 80 76 44 121
FAMOTIDINE 76 76 46 61
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 75 47 9
CEPHALEXIN 73 71 48 142
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70 65 49 16
SEROQUEL XR 69 58 50 252
LYRICA 69 69 50 120
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 68 67 52 13
FINASTERIDE 66 63 53 66
AZITHROMYCIN 65 62 54 34
TRAZODONE HCL 65 57 54 64
CLOPIDOGREL 62 62 56 26
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 62 56 152
ABILIFY 61 61 58 205
GLIPIZIDE 60 60 59 41
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60 60 59 155
CLONIDINE HCL 59 54 61 46
OXYCODONE HCL 56 56 S2 62 75
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56 52 62 143
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 55 55 64 268
LIDOCAINE HCL 51 49 65 353
CARVEDILOL 50 33 66 20
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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.