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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,586Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 953 out of 3647

$118K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3026 out of 3647

3,873 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 3,873 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 8,998 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$12 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

2 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
AZITHROMYCIN 1,010 940 10 1 34
IBUPROFEN 814 756 2 55
CHERATUSSIN AC 752 707 10 3 286
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 511 488 4 152
RANITIDINE HCL 467 452 5 29
LORATADINE 398 377 6 109
MI ACID 283 269 10 7 263
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 269 251 8 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 232 215 9 38
PROMETHAZINE-CODEINE 223 211 R 10 10 368
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 163 148 11 110
LIDODERM 158 155 12 108
PREDNISONE 157 151 13 43
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 151 134 14 84
FLUNISOLIDE 149 146 15 284
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 126 111 S3 16 149
LISINOPRIL 121 107 17 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107 106 18 18
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 101 92 19 118
OMEPRAZOLE 93 82 20 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 88 84 21 2
CEPHALEXIN 85 80 22 142
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 83 79 23 145
NYSTATIN 78 71 24 195
FUROSEMIDE 78 78 24 8
CETIRIZINE HCL 75 69 26 213
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 66 59 27 458
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 60 28 9
AMMONIUM LACTATE 64 61 29 141
ROBAFEN-DM CLEAR 63 63 30 248
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 57 53 31 436
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54 54 32 57
PROCTOZONE-HC 53 51 33 216
VOLTAREN 51 48 34 102
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 49 34 136
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 June 26, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.