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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,642Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 146 out of 3647

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 183 out of 3647

678 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

3% of this provider’s 678 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 678 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 20,692 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

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 1,342 1,239 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 940 889 2 3
METFORMIN HCL 778 706 3 6
VIAGRA 717 668 4 69
DIOVAN 713 675 5 40
LISINOPRIL 694 629 6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 575 534 7 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 432 395 8 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 419 378 9 5
CRESTOR 404 374 10 19
GLIPIZIDE 398 366 11 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 378 348 12 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 358 337 13 14
LANSOPRAZOLE 352 325 14 116
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 323 321 15 18
ALLOPURINOL 300 253 16 37
BENAZEPRIL HCL 290 283 17 71
FUROSEMIDE 279 252 18 8
LOVAZA 256 249 19 117
GABAPENTIN 248 217 20 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 240 239 21 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 239 215 22 13
NIFEDIPINE ER 221 221 23 67
JANUVIA 215 202 24 72
VOLTAREN 207 198 25 102
RANITIDINE HCL 206 205 26 29
CLOPIDOGREL 201 194 27 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 191 175 28 65
NEXIUM 186 146 29 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 184 178 30 52
CARVEDILOL 182 174 31 20
ALPRAZOLAM 176 170 32 31
PEN NEEDLE 172 133 33 166
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 171 143 34 23
ATENOLOL 166 153 35 10
NAMENDA 163 162 36 49
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 162 152 37 74
TEMAZEPAM 159 137 38 47
HYDROCODONE-HOMATROPINE MBR 146 139 S3 10 39 495
BENICAR 145 133 40 114
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 140 114 41 24
MELOXICAM 140 130 41 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 138 126 43 30
PLAVIX 134 124 44 39
DIOVAN HCT 131 113 45 80
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 128 45 36
FINASTERIDE 130 119 47 66
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 125 107 R 48 94
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 122 121 49 124
DEXILANT 118 112 50 207
IBUPROFEN 115 102 51 55
FOLIC ACID 107 78 52 95
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105 105 53 38
CLONIDINE HCL 105 93 53 46
CHLORTHALIDONE 104 104 55 208
BACLOFEN 102 86 56 97
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 99 96 57 84
BYSTOLIC 96 96 58 158
LORAZEPAM 96 79 58 73
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 96 96 58 57
GLIPIZIDE ER 93 84 61 112
SPIRONOLACTONE 93 82 61 77
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91 83 63 11
SURE COMFORT 91 67 63 161
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 91 85 63 276
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 90 87 66 152
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90 87 66 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88 84 68 16
GLIPIZIDE XL 86 75 69 190
ACTOS 84 75 70 148
TRAMADOL HCL 83 82 71 22
BENICAR HCT 82 82 72 165
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 81 65 73 35
NAPROXEN 80 72 74 70
COMBIVENT 79 79 75 170
VENTOLIN HFA 77 74 76 88
RAMIPRIL 75 75 77 101
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 74 65 S3 78 149
SUCRALFATE 70 58 79 219
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68 62 R 80 105
NASONEX 66 65 81 220
SINGULAIR 65 61 82 90
KETOCONAZOLE 65 62 82 132
LANTUS 65 51 82 59
LABETALOL HCL 63 63 85 172
VERAPAMIL ER 60 60 86 99
ACTONEL 60 47 86 196
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58 53 88 135
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58 41 88 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 58 37 88 45
LEVOFLOXACIN 57 54 91 87
VESICARE 57 57 91 209
PRANDIN 56 56 93 348
MUPIROCIN 55 53 94 137
LOVASTATIN 55 55 94 21
GLYBURIDE 54 36 R 96 54
VITAMIN D2 53 45 97 100
PROAIR HFA 52 40 98 62
SERTRALINE HCL 51 51 99 27
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 51 35 99 246
HUMULIN 70-30 51 48 99 192
NIASPAN 51 47 99 175
PREDNISOLONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 50 48 103 671
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. 24, 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.