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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,507Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 113 out of 3647

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 87 out of 3647

1,250 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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

5% of this provider’s 1,250 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 20,020 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,290 1,179 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,113 902 2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 735 642 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 715 574 4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 710 608 5 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 685 582 6 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 671 570 7 5
METFORMIN HCL 646 513 8 6
TRAMADOL HCL 614 488 9 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 596 487 10 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 576 485 11 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 529 448 12 16
CRESTOR 489 389 13 19
FUROSEMIDE 373 313 14 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 369 356 15 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 339 272 16 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 313 270 17 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 309 260 18 24
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 295 159 R 19 98
WARFARIN SODIUM 272 237 20 15
CLOPIDOGREL 265 228 21 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 262 208 22 28
CLONIDINE HCL 233 193 23 46
CARVEDILOL 232 204 24 20
DIOVAN 227 193 25 40
GABAPENTIN 214 134 26 17
SERTRALINE HCL 212 185 27 27
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 208 190 28 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 204 192 29 56
JANUVIA 199 195 30 72
ATENOLOL 192 164 31 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184 159 32 9
PLAVIX 182 167 33 39
FENOFIBRATE 179 161 34 50
ALPRAZOLAM 174 134 35 31
SPIRIVA 174 131 35 93
DONEPEZIL HCL 173 173 37 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 163 133 38 32
NEXIUM 159 111 39 44
BENICAR 155 154 40 114
KLOR-CON M20 155 148 40 121
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155 137 40 38
DIGOXIN 155 137 40 51
DIOVAN HCT 154 126 44 80
FLUOXETINE HCL 139 81 45 68
ZETIA 138 118 46 96
MELOXICAM 135 117 47 33
SINGULAIR 132 88 48 90
GLYBURIDE 129 129 R 49 54
FAMOTIDINE 126 81 50 61
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 125 93 51 135
LOVASTATIN 120 90 52 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 119 93 53 53
GLIPIZIDE 118 105 54 41
PAROXETINE HCL 118 95 54 60
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 116 112 56 74
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 114 85 57 349
INSULIN SYRINGE 113 89 58 76
TRICOR 111 80 59 144
LANTUS 111 78 59 59
ALLOPURINOL 108 74 61 37
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 104 89 62 246
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 102 86 63 58
PEN NEEDLE 96 88 64 166
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93 90 65 23
ADVAIR DISKUS 93 67 65 52
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89 58 67 160
AZITHROMYCIN 84 57 68 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 84 82 68 107
BYSTOLIC 83 80 70 158
PROAIR HFA 81 59 71 62
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80 71 S3 72 12
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79 68 73 81
LYRICA 78 58 74 120
LIPITOR 77 49 75 113
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 75 64 76 261
TRAZODONE HCL 75 31 76 64
QUINAPRIL HCL 75 71 76 212
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 60 79 36
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 54 80 48
RANITIDINE HCL 70 40 81 29
HUMULIN 70-30 68 50 82 192
CLONAZEPAM 67 32 83 146
VYTORIN 66 58 84 191
SYMBICORT 62 51 85 153
BUMETANIDE 61 49 86 134
MECLIZINE HCL 61 49 86 85
BENICAR HCT 60 57 88 165
CYMBALTA 60 32 88 79
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 53 90 71
CELEBREX 57 40 90 111
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56 38 92 65
GEMFIBROZIL 56 31 92 82
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56 44 92 35
JANTOVEN 55 55 95 140
TOPIRAMATE 54 0 96 254
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 54 34 96 84
KLOR-CON 10 53 48 98 106
VERAPAMIL ER 52 45 99 99
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 April 9, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.