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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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44,467Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 3647

$2.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 3647

971 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

9% of this provider’s 971 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 971 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 34,336 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,801 1,451 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,325 1,082 2 8
SIMVASTATIN 1,294 971 3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,101 788 S3 4 12
TRAMADOL HCL 1,098 872 5 22
LISINOPRIL 1,036 856 6 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 956 764 7 24
NAMENDA 934 920 8 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 867 842 9 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 796 677 10 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 659 519 11 7
LEVETIRACETAM 620 440 12 122
DIOVAN 582 479 13 40
CARVEDILOL 581 466 14 20
METFORMIN HCL 577 423 15 6
NOVOLOG 575 467 16 123
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 560 485 17 5
OMEPRAZOLE 548 410 18 3
GABAPENTIN 541 399 19 17
TRAZODONE HCL 523 484 20 64
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 521 411 21 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 459 366 22 45
FAMOTIDINE 454 312 23 61
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 432 323 24 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 428 303 25 9
CLOPIDOGREL 423 345 26 26
LANTUS 418 297 27 59
MIRTAZAPINE 377 333 28 63
JANUVIA 370 300 29 72
KLOR-CON M20 362 286 30 121
WARFARIN SODIUM 349 252 31 15
EXELON 349 337 31 129
NEXIUM 343 212 33 44
PLAVIX 343 290 33 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 336 190 35 14
RANITIDINE HCL 328 266 36 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 319 261 37 13
ALLOPURINOL 312 260 38 37
CELEBREX 297 211 39 111
QUINAPRIL HCL 291 222 40 212
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 289 256 41 203
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 286 219 42 74
DIGOXIN 280 197 43 51
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 275 226 44 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 260 202 45 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 255 196 46 28
CLONIDINE HCL 250 178 47 46
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 247 222 48 89
LEVOFLOXACIN 228 168 49 87
SERTRALINE HCL 222 177 50 27
RISPERIDONE 208 152 51 83
ADVAIR DISKUS 193 103 52 52
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 192 155 53 118
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 192 148 53 230
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 187 166 55 131
PROAIR HFA 180 92 56 62
ACTOS 179 143 57 148
ATENOLOL 166 146 58 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 164 136 59 65
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 161 136 60 127
JANTOVEN 160 160 61 140
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159 120 62 38
GALANTAMINE HBR 155 155 63 245
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155 90 63 36
MEGESTROL ACETATE 150 145 R 65 138
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 150 66 R 65 105
BENAZEPRIL HCL 146 115 67 71
CRESTOR 146 117 67 19
BACLOFEN 144 75 69 97
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 142 86 70 135
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 141 125 71 11
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 139 106 R 72 94
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 137 99 73 246
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 131 110 74 155
PROMETHAZINE HCL 131 54 R 74 182
FENTANYL 131 95 S2 74 147
AZITHROMYCIN 129 74 77 34
DETROL LA 124 98 78 292
GLIPIZIDE 123 84 79 41
PREDNISONE 123 72 79 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122 48 81 32
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 122 33 R 81 98
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 121 106 83 150
DILTIAZEM HCL 119 97 84 253
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 115 105 85 361
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 114 61 S2 86 91
NIFEDIPINE ER 114 104 86 67
RAMIPRIL 114 78 86 101
GLYBURIDE 113 81 R 89 54
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 113 87 89 169
AGGRENOX 113 104 89 267
VIMPAT 110 52 92 575
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 109 87 93 110
TRILIPIX 108 60 94 277
KLOR-CON 10 107 93 95 106
DIOVAN HCT 105 74 96 80
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 105 96 96 53
HUMALOG 105 76 96 239
ABILIFY 104 64 99 205
SPIRONOLACTONE 103 58 100 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 103 50 100 68
MELOXICAM 102 81 102 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 102 74 102 181
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 100 83 104 510
SEROQUEL 100 88 104 185
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 100 45 S2 104 163
SYNTHROID 93 69 107 42
IRBESARTAN 93 74 107 232
ONGLYZA 92 92 109 238
LEVEMIR 90 76 110 187
INDAPAMIDE 87 71 111 296
PAROXETINE HCL 85 57 112 60
LACTULOSE 85 80 112 128
SPIRIVA 84 54 114 93
NASONEX 84 59 114 220
LATANOPROST 83 76 116 218
TRAVATAN Z 83 66 116 293
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82 53 118 124
BENICAR HCT 82 74 118 165
COLCRYS 81 66 120 313
LOVASTATIN 80 73 121 21
FINASTERIDE 80 73 121 66
SEROQUEL XR 79 39 123 252
DEXILANT 79 34 123 207
METFORMIN HCL ER 79 44 123 92
INSULIN SYRINGE 78 41 126 76
BENICAR 76 64 127 114
METHOCARBAMOL 76 33 R 127 250
ETODOLAC 76 37 127 283
HYDRALAZINE HCL 75 71 130 81
SODIUM CHLORIDE 75 68 130 341
NITROSTAT 75 67 130 206
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 75 62 130 143
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 74 64 134 199
KETOCONAZOLE 74 55 134 132
IBUPROFEN 74 59 134 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73 37 137 107
NITROFURANTOIN 73 71 137 295
LIPITOR 72 51 139 113
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 72 65 139 58
ZETIA 72 51 139 96
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71 45 142 136
DILTIAZEM ER 70 64 143 167
GLIPIZIDE ER 70 69 143 112
LIDODERM 70 48 143 108
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 69 54 146 164
AVAPRO 69 64 146 315
PEN NEEDLE 68 49 148 166
NOVOLIN R 67 56 149 139
HYDROXYZINE HCL 67 34 R 149 244
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 66 52 151 261
VESICARE 66 54 151 209
COMBIVENT 65 28 153 170
DEXTROSE IN WATER 63 52 154 633
CYMBALTA 63 39 154 79
FLUCONAZOLE 62 35 156 226
EXFORGE 59 56 157 198
MEGACE ES 58 49 R 158 405
BUDESONIDE 57 57 159 395
CLONIDINE 55 55 160 338
CEFTRIAXONE 54 49 161 305
LUNESTA 54 14 161 328
METRONIDAZOLE 53 45 163 247
NABUMETONE 52 21 164 262
TRICOR 52 28 164 144
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52 37 R 164 360
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 50 50 167 391
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. 25, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.