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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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58,058Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 3647

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 208 out of 3647

1,517 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,517 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 1,517 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 55,100 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$18 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 3,629 3,442 1 1
VITAMIN D2 3,280 3,090 10 2 100
OMEPRAZOLE 2,228 2,128 3 3
LISINOPRIL 1,753 1,656 4 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,710 1,629 10 5 11
METFORMIN HCL 1,352 1,325 6 6
RENAL CAPS 1,201 1,102 7 119
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,173 1,098 8 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,104 1,091 9 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,008 996 10 23
RANITIDINE HCL 986 944 11 29
ALPRAZOLAM 913 874 12 31
TEMAZEPAM 905 866 13 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 858 823 14 9
VOLTAREN 826 790 10 15 102
LEVOXYL 727 682 16 125
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 717 675 17 7
FENOFIBRATE 664 576 18 50
FUROSEMIDE 657 614 19 8
IBUPROFEN 627 579 20 55
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 625 594 21 35
SYNTHROID 620 612 22 42
ATENOLOL 598 581 23 10
LORATADINE 586 553 24 109
CLONAZEPAM 570 539 10 25 146
GABAPENTIN 564 535 26 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 559 534 27 14
AFEDITAB CR 525 503 10 28 237
VIAGRA 463 446 29 69
GLIPIZIDE 461 447 30 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 422 400 31 15
FAMOTIDINE 402 387 32 61
FOLIC ACID 392 362 33 95
CARVEDILOL 389 378 34 20
CLOPIDOGREL 385 368 35 26
TRAMADOL HCL 384 348 36 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 378 376 37 48
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 377 358 R 10 38 290
TAMSULOSIN HCL 369 367 39 28
PAROXETINE HCL 349 332 40 60
GLYBURIDE 344 344 R 41 54
NAPROXEN 334 326 42 70
VENTOLIN HFA 333 320 43 88
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 328 301 44 32
LOVASTATIN 323 298 45 21
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 320 310 46 86
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 317 289 47 36
NIFEDIPINE ER 299 292 48 67
CITALOPRAM HBR 299 285 48 25
LANSOPRAZOLE 291 285 50 116
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 286 275 51 84
BENICAR 283 283 52 114
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 263 228 53 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 257 235 54 38
CARAFATE 254 249 55 410
DICYCLOMINE HCL 252 250 56 194
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 252 250 56 124
KETOCONAZOLE 249 216 58 132
LIDODERM 249 242 58 108
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 247 220 S3 60 12
LORAZEPAM 243 239 61 73
SERTRALINE HCL 242 231 62 27
CICLOPIROX 232 228 63 176
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 228 212 64 13
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 226 224 65 57
PLAVIX 219 210 66 39
CRESTOR 219 192 66 19
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 217 213 68 164
ALLOPURINOL 209 204 69 37
AMMONIUM LACTATE 203 195 70 141
CETIRIZINE HCL 203 186 70 213
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 202 197 72 53
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 202 190 72 201
DONEPEZIL HCL 202 198 72 30
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 200 195 S3 75 149
AZITHROMYCIN 195 180 76 34
CILOSTAZOL 191 191 77 168
LANOXIN 190 190 78 231
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 190 173 78 135
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 187 183 80 16
FINASTERIDE 182 182 81 66
SURE COMFORT 181 163 82 161
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 181 162 82 65
MELOXICAM 176 175 84 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 172 153 85 56
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 166 166 86 136
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 165 161 87 152
BUSPIRONE HCL 158 148 88 162
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 157 152 89 188
JANUVIA 155 152 90 72
ADVAIR DISKUS 154 144 91 52
SPIRONOLACTONE 153 136 92 77
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 150 148 93 200
MI ACID 148 141 94 263
NYSTATIN 148 133 94 195
MEPROBAMATE 146 143 R 10 96 545
CHERATUSSIN AC 146 142 96 286
GLIPIZIDE XL 142 142 98 190
VERAPAMIL ER 141 141 99 99
ULTICARE 140 139 10 100 387
NEXIUM 137 133 101 44
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 137 124 101 243
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 133 126 R 103 94
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 133 108 R 10 103 322
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 131 128 105 171
TERBINAFINE HCL 130 125 106 415
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 125 122 107 440
PROCTOZONE-HC 125 104 107 216
METOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 123 10 109 413
BENZONATATE 123 113 10 109 326
LACTULOSE 122 117 111 128
FOLBIC 121 102 112 255
GEMFIBROZIL 118 118 113 82
SINGULAIR 117 112 114 90
NAMENDA 112 112 115 49
PROPRANOLOL HCL 108 96 116 156
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 108 108 116 74
MECLIZINE HCL 106 106 118 85
PREDNISONE 106 106 118 43
PRILOSEC OTC 103 103 120 285
ESTAZOLAM 97 84 121 324
LYRICA 95 75 122 120
GLIMEPIRIDE 94 88 123 45
CIALIS 94 94 123 179
TIZANIDINE HCL 94 89 123 126
FLUCONAZOLE 92 85 126 226
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 89 89 127 107
DIOVAN 84 84 128 40
LOPERAMIDE 83 81 129 271
TERAZOSIN HCL 82 79 130 103
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82 73 130 160
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 80 79 132 276
CHERATUSSIN DAC 75 70 10 133 535
CLONIDINE HCL 73 73 134 46
GOLYTELY 72 66 135 364
GALANTAMINE HBR 70 70 136 245
PHENAZOPYRIDINE HCL 70 70 136 370
FELODIPINE ER 69 69 138 186
LANTUS 69 68 138 59
HYDROXYZINE HCL 68 67 R 140 244
NOVOLIN 70-30 66 66 141 130
IRBESARTAN 66 66 141 232
DETROL LA 65 61 143 292
KLOR-CON 10 64 64 144 106
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 64 64 144 58
TRAZODONE HCL 61 59 146 64
QVAR 61 61 146 294
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 53 146 110
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 59 57 149 248
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58 58 150 169
UREA 57 50 151 524
FLUOXETINE HCL 57 49 151 68
MOMETASONE FUROATE 54 50 153 321
CELEBREX 52 52 154 111
DIOVAN HCT 51 51 155 80
METRONIDAZOLE 51 50 155 247
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 Oct. 2, 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.