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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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55,683Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 3647

$826K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 382 out of 3647

2,610 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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

1% of this provider’s 2,610 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 2,610 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 53,523 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$15 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
SIMVASTATIN 3,730 3,605 10 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 2,873 2,786 10 2 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,930 1,893 10 3 11
RANITIDINE HCL 1,538 1,455 4 29
METFORMIN HCL 1,357 1,298 5 6
LISINOPRIL 1,341 1,310 6 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,329 1,295 7 9
ATENOLOL 1,275 1,247 8 10
ALPRAZOLAM 1,271 1,213 10 9 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,197 1,166 10 2
FOLIC ACID 1,123 1,059 10 11 95
VITAMIN D2 1,112 1,019 10 12 100
LORATADINE 1,071 1,044 10 13 109
TEMAZEPAM 971 940 14 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 937 924 15 28
VIAGRA 843 809 10 16 69
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 829 797 17 18
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 803 770 18 35
SYNTHROID 790 760 19 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 767 748 20 25
GABAPENTIN 739 726 21 17
RENAL CAPS 729 704 22 119
FUROSEMIDE 719 716 23 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 688 664 24 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 632 614 25 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 593 556 26 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 577 577 27 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 575 560 28 16
LOVASTATIN 522 511 29 21
IBUPROFEN 519 492 30 55
GLIPIZIDE 490 479 31 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 467 453 32 32
FINASTERIDE 430 421 33 66
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 399 386 34 57
GLYBURIDE 389 380 R 35 54
CARVEDILOL 389 372 35 20
ALLOPURINOL 360 358 37 37
FENOFIBRATE 358 337 38 50
LEVOXYL 353 334 39 125
WARFARIN SODIUM 325 309 40 15
CLOPIDOGREL 314 298 41 26
AZITHROMYCIN 313 295 42 34
LANSOPRAZOLE 303 293 43 116
AMMONIUM LACTATE 291 282 44 141
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 281 281 10 45 200
PLAVIX 277 263 46 39
PAROXETINE HCL 274 263 47 60
VOLTAREN 266 260 48 102
GEMFIBROZIL 263 221 49 82
CRESTOR 262 243 50 19
CILOSTAZOL 249 249 51 168
CICLOPIROX 245 238 52 176
SERTRALINE HCL 240 236 53 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 238 220 54 38
CIALIS 232 216 55 179
LORAZEPAM 227 208 56 73
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 226 218 10 57 248
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219 202 58 36
TIZANIDINE HCL 216 197 59 126
PROCTOZONE-HC 214 184 60 216
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 212 212 61 56
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 206 181 S3 62 149
CLONAZEPAM 205 184 63 146
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202 190 64 48
MUPIROCIN 200 191 65 137
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 194 194 66 164
KLOR-CON 10 190 190 67 106
KETOCONAZOLE 186 178 68 132
LEVITRA 163 163 10 69 304
CETIRIZINE HCL 161 159 70 213
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 156 150 71 84
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 149 138 R 10 72 322
VENTOLIN HFA 147 147 73 88
GLIPIZIDE XL 142 135 74 190
LANOXIN 141 141 75 231
MELOXICAM 140 137 76 33
SINGULAIR 136 135 77 90
SURE COMFORT 133 106 78 161
PHENAZOPYRIDINE HCL 132 125 10 79 370
VERAPAMIL ER 130 130 80 99
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 129 124 81 107
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 127 120 82 53
TRAMADOL HCL 125 122 83 22
DIOVAN 125 125 83 40
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 124 120 85 86
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 123 113 86 124
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 123 120 86 78
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 122 121 R 88 105
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 121 121 89 74
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120 108 S3 90 12
AVODART 120 120 90 173
MECLIZINE HCL 119 116 92 85
NEXIUM 118 104 93 44
NIFEDIPINE ER 118 118 93 67
SPIRONOLACTONE 116 116 95 77
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 112 110 96 188
FELODIPINE ER 106 106 97 186
LIDODERM 106 105 97 108
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 102 100 99 13
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 101 98 100 152
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 100 100 101 58
FLUNISOLIDE 100 97 101 284
BENAZEPRIL HCL 100 100 101 71
TERAZOSIN HCL 100 100 101 103
PROPRANOLOL HCL 98 75 105 156
FAMOTIDINE 98 98 105 61
KLOR-CON 8 96 95 107 264
PRILOSEC OTC 95 94 108 285
ULTICARE 93 88 109 387
ACTOS 93 93 109 148
NAMENDA 92 92 111 49
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 92 90 111 136
Q-TUSSIN DM 92 87 111 299
LEVOFLOXACIN 92 84 111 87
ADVAIR DISKUS 91 89 115 52
LACTULOSE 87 85 116 128
DICYCLOMINE HCL 86 81 117 194
NITROSTAT 85 83 118 206
FLUOXETINE HCL 85 74 118 68
IRBESARTAN 84 69 120 232
BENICAR 83 83 121 114
ACTONEL 82 82 122 196
BENZONATATE 82 80 122 326
QVAR 80 79 124 294
PREDNISONE 80 80 124 43
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 78 75 126 110
VITAL-D RX 73 69 127 197
FLOVENT HFA 72 72 128 345
BUSPIRONE HCL 72 71 128 162
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 72 68 128 145
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 71 69 131 118
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 69 65 R 132 290
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68 63 133 160
KLOR-CON M20 66 66 134 121
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65 65 135 65
AFEDITAB CR 64 64 136 237
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63 63 137 89
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 62 50 138 5
ALFUZOSIN HCL 60 57 139 522
LOPERAMIDE 60 46 139 271
MI ACID 59 58 141 263
VESICARE 58 57 142 209
JANUVIA 58 56 142 72
TRAZODONE HCL 56 51 144 64
QUINAPRIL HCL 55 55 145 212
LYRICA 55 55 145 120
DIOVAN HCT 55 55 145 80
PRIMIDONE 55 55 145 288
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52 45 149 127
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52 52 149 81
HUMULIN 70-30 52 52 149 192
BUMETANIDE 50 50 152 134
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.