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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,682Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 194 out of 3647

$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 91 out of 3647

520 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

7% of this provider’s 520 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 520 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 18,943 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
OMEPRAZOLE 670 607 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 593 573 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 521 481 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 467 432 4 5
LISINOPRIL 465 449 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 457 438 6 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 438 431 7 7
NAMENDA 436 419 8 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 416 402 9 30
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 358 352 10 210
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 355 347 11 157
HEPARIN SODIUM 325 272 12 351
RISPERIDONE 291 282 13 83
NOVOLIN R 267 252 14 139
METFORMIN HCL 256 226 15 6
CARVEDILOL 256 245 15 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 254 232 17 89
MUPIROCIN 238 221 18 137
FAMOTIDINE 235 229 19 61
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 235 224 19 275
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 233 223 21 65
CITALOPRAM HBR 232 214 22 25
CLOPIDOGREL 230 221 23 26
CRESTOR 225 175 24 19
DIOVAN 216 204 25 40
LEVETIRACETAM 206 162 26 122
LANTUS 200 198 27 59
TRAMADOL HCL 200 181 27 22
OLANZAPINE 199 150 29 240
DIGOXIN 198 198 30 51
WARFARIN SODIUM 198 178 30 15
CYMBALTA 181 162 32 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 179 173 33 28
GABAPENTIN 164 130 34 17
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 159 156 35 127
TRAZODONE HCL 158 133 36 64
NOVOLOG 157 156 37 123
SANTYL 153 145 38 233
CLONIDINE HCL 151 132 39 46
MIRTAZAPINE 148 145 40 63
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 143 129 41 13
PLAVIX 136 134 42 39
BUDESONIDE 133 132 43 395
BACLOFEN 126 101 44 97
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124 99 45 38
LEVOFLOXACIN 121 116 46 87
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 119 119 47 203
GEMFIBROZIL 118 117 48 82
BUSPIRONE HCL 116 98 49 162
GENERLAC 116 101 49 278
SEROQUEL 109 102 51 185
LATANOPROST 106 106 52 218
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 105 98 53 150
AMIODARONE HCL 105 105 53 211
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 101 94 55 143
SINGULAIR 101 96 55 90
KLOR-CON M10 99 99 57 227
IBUPROFEN 98 77 58 55
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 97 97 59 230
LIDODERM 93 92 60 108
ATENOLOL 90 73 61 10
MEGESTROL ACETATE 89 86 R 62 138
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88 87 63 18
EXELON 87 84 64 129
ABILIFY 86 67 65 205
RANITIDINE HCL 86 81 65 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL 85 78 67 81
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 84 80 68 135
FINASTERIDE 82 80 69 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81 79 70 56
FENOFIBRATE 81 81 70 50
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 80 66 R 72 222
PREDNISONE 80 70 72 43
JANUVIA 79 79 74 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 73 75 9
SERTRALINE HCL 77 73 76 27
ALLOPURINOL 77 73 76 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76 66 78 11
DILTIAZEM HCL 74 69 79 253
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 73 72 80 243
PREVACID 72 64 81 503
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71 64 82 160
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 63 83 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69 63 84 14
NEXIUM 69 67 84 44
LEXAPRO 69 63 84 177
VALPROIC ACID 66 47 87 331
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 66 62 87 24
LEVEMIR 63 60 89 187
SEROQUEL XR 62 28 90 252
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 61 90 77
KLOR-CON M20 61 55 92 121
RAMIPRIL 60 56 93 101
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60 60 93 23
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 58 58 95 201
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 32 96 110
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 54 97 52
KETOCONAZOLE 54 48 98 132
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53 14 99 131
PAROXETINE HCL 52 51 100 60
SYMBICORT 51 40 101 153
VANCOMYCIN HCL 51 51 101 329
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 51 42 101 118
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. 21, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.