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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,804Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 60 out of 3647

$1.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 3647

1,377 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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
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this specialty
in Florida
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 1,377 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 1,377 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 24,853 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,728 1,082 S3 1 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 927 812 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 913 795 3 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 798 607 4 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 793 742 5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 781 616 6 3
LISINOPRIL 766 674 7 4
FUROSEMIDE 673 587 8 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 549 443 9 15
TRAMADOL HCL 489 354 10 22
METFORMIN HCL 481 402 11 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 464 360 12 24
CRESTOR 427 340 13 19
SYNTHROID 419 380 14 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 415 359 15 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 386 368 16 25
GABAPENTIN 382 300 17 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 343 293 18 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 326 314 19 30
MELOXICAM 312 249 20 33
NAMENDA 312 312 20 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 300 257 22 9
SERTRALINE HCL 281 227 23 27
ALLOPURINOL 268 254 24 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 256 216 25 16
CYMBALTA 248 185 26 79
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 248 214 26 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 236 220 28 13
NEXIUM 221 154 29 44
CARVEDILOL 217 185 30 20
MIRTAZAPINE 211 207 31 63
ATENOLOL 205 164 32 10
RISPERIDONE 193 186 33 83
CLOPIDOGREL 190 162 34 26
ANDROGEL 185 165 S3 10 35 318
PAROXETINE HCL 184 177 36 60
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180 150 37 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 177 172 38 28
FENTANYL 177 88 S2 38 147
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 173 145 40 89
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 169 132 41 38
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 165 89 S2 42 104
CLONIDINE HCL 163 133 43 46
NIASPAN 161 134 44 175
PLAVIX 159 148 45 39
TRAZODONE HCL 155 122 46 64
LANTUS 153 109 47 59
GLIMEPIRIDE 146 120 48 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 145 127 49 143
LYRICA 144 70 50 120
RANITIDINE HCL 140 121 51 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 135 113 52 77
DIGOXIN 129 70 53 51
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129 128 53 48
SPIRIVA 128 115 55 93
ADVAIR DISKUS 126 101 56 52
FAMOTIDINE 126 107 56 61
ACTONEL 123 119 58 196
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 123 95 58 58
KLOR-CON 8 122 105 60 264
FENOFIBRATE 120 97 61 50
BUPROPION XL 120 89 61 229
RAMIPRIL 119 103 63 101
AZITHROMYCIN 117 100 64 34
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 113 46 S2 65 91
DIOVAN HCT 111 93 66 80
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 109 108 67 303
PREDNISONE 108 104 68 43
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 107 84 69 181
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 105 83 70 110
NYSTATIN 103 93 71 195
CELEBREX 101 86 72 111
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100 83 73 65
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 98 59 R 74 98
JANUVIA 96 89 75 72
FLUOXETINE HCL 96 56 75 68
DIOVAN 94 94 77 40
PROMETHAZINE HCL 94 49 R 77 182
LACTULOSE 93 46 79 128
PROPRANOLOL HCL 91 72 80 156
PROAIR HFA 90 46 81 62
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 88 70 82 53
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 87 75 83 35
INSULIN SYRINGE 87 58 83 76
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 86 74 85 74
LEVETIRACETAM 85 43 86 122
TRICOR 85 59 86 144
ZETIA 85 81 86 96
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83 83 89 23
SINGULAIR 81 46 90 90
LIPITOR 80 75 91 113
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75 48 R 92 105
OXYCONTIN 75 33 S2 92 234
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 75 44 92 124
KLOR-CON 10 74 60 95 106
NITROSTAT 73 67 96 206
MICARDIS 71 59 97 309
PREMARIN 70 70 R 98 217
BUSPIRONE HCL 70 52 98 162
BENICAR HCT 70 60 98 165
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70 62 98 32
SEROQUEL 69 58 102 185
AVODART 69 65 102 173
VYTORIN 68 58 104 191
KLOR-CON M10 67 60 105 227
GLIPIZIDE 66 58 106 41
FLUCONAZOLE 65 44 107 226
VESICARE 65 65 107 209
ROPINIROLE HCL 64 52 109 151
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64 58 109 136
ACTOS 64 52 109 148
METHOCARBAMOL 63 39 R 112 250
ALPRAZOLAM 62 48 113 31
FINASTERIDE 62 62 113 66
BENICAR 61 53 115 114
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60 51 116 56
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59 59 117 71
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 59 56 117 127
HYDROXYZINE HCL 58 53 R 119 244
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 58 47 119 84
LOVAZA 57 26 121 117
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 56 38 S2 122 163
MEGESTROL ACETATE 56 54 R 122 138
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55 55 124 169
CEPHALEXIN 54 50 125 142
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 54 49 125 268
PEN NEEDLE 54 24 125 166
CALCIUM ACETATE 54 53 125 422
LEVOFLOXACIN 53 46 129 87
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 53 31 S2 129 397
VENTOLIN HFA 52 30 131 88
NAPROXEN 51 32 132 70
LOVASTATIN 51 38 132 21
ENABLEX 51 39 132 388
ENDOCET 51 29 S2 132 269
EXELON 50 50 136 129
METHADONE HCL 50 11 S2 136 174
LORAZEPAM 50 50 136 73
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 Jan. 9, 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.