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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,746Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 3647

$2.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 3647

974 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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

10% of this provider’s 974 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 974 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 28,838 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
NAMENDA 1,127 1,056 1 49
FUROSEMIDE 1,078 1,004 2 8
SIMVASTATIN 1,023 922 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 915 842 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 903 832 5 2
LISINOPRIL 823 752 6 4
OMEPRAZOLE 802 692 7 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 785 762 8 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 666 605 9 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 641 596 10 15
RISPERIDONE 575 511 11 83
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 553 528 12 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 523 488 13 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 425 341 14 13
EXELON 413 368 15 129
METFORMIN HCL 407 299 16 6
GABAPENTIN 396 301 17 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 384 332 18 89
MIRTAZAPINE 359 342 19 63
TRAMADOL HCL 357 338 20 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 354 309 21 65
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 354 330 21 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 311 257 23 131
CARVEDILOL 308 286 24 20
TRAZODONE HCL 297 271 25 64
AMITIZA 282 238 10 26 347
TAMSULOSIN HCL 277 262 27 28
ATENOLOL 272 261 28 10
SERTRALINE HCL 266 242 29 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 252 240 30 14
GENERLAC 236 168 31 278
LEVETIRACETAM 225 124 32 122
LEVOFLOXACIN 225 204 32 87
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223 221 34 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 212 199 35 11
DIOVAN 210 201 36 40
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 202 182 S3 37 12
FAMOTIDINE 200 185 38 61
NOVOLIN R 195 185 39 139
CLOPIDOGREL 193 176 40 26
OLANZAPINE 188 129 41 240
GLIPIZIDE 187 147 42 41
OXCARBAZEPINE 184 92 43 410
KLOR-CON M20 184 165 43 121
AZITHROMYCIN 182 169 45 34
PREDNISONE 182 157 45 43
LANTUS 176 159 47 59
NUEDEXTA 173 159 48 419
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 167 114 49 157
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 162 104 R 50 222
PLAVIX 155 144 51 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 148 146 52 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 144 138 53 53
DIGOXIN 141 116 54 51
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 140 140 55 127
CRESTOR 139 116 56 19
GLYCOPYRROLATE 138 75 57 469
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 138 116 57 155
CLONIDINE HCL 137 116 59 46
ALLOPURINOL 135 119 60 37
FENTANYL 135 134 S2 60 147
ENULOSE 133 99 62 407
MELOXICAM 128 116 63 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127 121 64 16
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 126 108 65 110
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 120 108 66 136
LIDODERM 119 118 67 108
LATANOPROST 118 116 68 218
FINASTERIDE 116 116 69 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114 114 70 32
LEXAPRO 114 97 70 177
LACTULOSE 113 94 72 128
NIFEDIPINE ER 113 109 72 67
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 112 101 74 150
SYNTHROID 109 106 75 42
LITHIUM CARBONATE 108 45 76 427
SEROQUEL 108 97 76 185
BACLOFEN 108 88 76 97
XARELTO 105 79 79 408
LOVASTATIN 101 100 80 21
IBUPROFEN 94 83 81 55
GEMFIBROZIL 94 69 81 82
LIPITOR 92 74 83 113
SANTYL 91 81 84 233
CEPHALEXIN 89 80 85 142
LAMOTRIGINE 89 43 85 266
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 89 63 85 124
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 87 84 88 210
SPIRONOLACTONE 87 73 88 77
CYMBALTA 87 87 88 79
NOVOLIN 70-30 86 80 91 130
SINGULAIR 84 75 92 90
NEXIUM 83 83 93 44
HYDRALAZINE HCL 83 72 93 81
KLOR-CON M10 79 73 95 227
FLUOXETINE HCL 78 78 96 68
CLONIDINE 76 74 97 338
PHENYTOIN 76 39 97 378
VERAPAMIL HCL 75 75 99 432
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75 66 99 35
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74 64 S2 101 91
TRAVATAN Z 74 62 101 293
RAMIPRIL 73 64 103 101
AMIODARONE HCL 72 60 104 211
ZETIA 72 47 104 96
KLOR-CON 10 70 68 106 106
ABILIFY 68 53 107 205
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 62 108 38
LOPERAMIDE 65 62 109 271
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 64 57 110 203
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 62 55 111 118
MEGACE ES 60 53 R 112 405
PAROXETINE HCL 60 51 112 60
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59 59 114 181
PRADAXA 58 58 115 258
AMANTADINE 58 51 115 539
GLYBURIDE 58 57 R 115 54
NYSTATIN 57 52 118 195
CELEBREX 55 53 119 111
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55 54 119 160
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 54 50 121 84
HALOPERIDOL 54 25 121 358
RISPERDAL CONSTA 54 31 121 433
BYSTOLIC 54 53 121 158
TOPIRAMATE 53 43 125 254
BUPROPION HCL SR 53 39 125 249
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 50 127 36
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 51 49 128 268
MUPIROCIN 51 46 128 137
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 45 128 107
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 48 128 56
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 50 42 132 391
COLCRYS 50 39 132 313
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 Sept. 10, 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.