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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,349Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 115 out of 3647

$954K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 263 out of 3647

929 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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

9% of this provider’s 929 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 929 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 19,456 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

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 1,461 1,255 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,074 892 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 797 671 3 5
METFORMIN HCL 796 681 4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 792 668 5 2
LOVASTATIN 774 661 6 21
OMEPRAZOLE 725 615 7 3
CARVEDILOL 564 471 8 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 533 485 9 7
FUROSEMIDE 510 406 10 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 509 395 S3 11 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 459 309 12 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 407 352 13 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 359 315 14 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 348 316 15 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 339 291 16 11
TRAMADOL HCL 330 210 17 22
GABAPENTIN 305 188 18 17
ATENOLOL 293 245 19 10
JANUVIA 284 253 20 72
GLIPIZIDE 262 231 21 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 252 233 22 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 244 209 23 36
SERTRALINE HCL 243 173 24 27
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 238 216 25 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 227 172 26 16
FENOFIBRATE 211 131 27 50
LANTUS 208 172 28 59
VERAPAMIL ER 189 174 29 99
AZITHROMYCIN 180 130 30 34
RANITIDINE HCL 175 158 31 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 170 133 32 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 170 121 32 13
ALLOPURINOL 169 146 34 37
CLOPIDOGREL 167 133 35 26
MELOXICAM 156 147 36 33
CLONIDINE HCL 156 143 36 46
PLAVIX 155 139 38 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 150 145 39 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 146 109 40 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 139 126 41 18
VENTOLIN HFA 139 97 41 88
NAMENDA 134 121 43 49
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 133 72 R 44 98
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133 117 44 56
GLYBURIDE 127 112 R 46 54
TERAZOSIN HCL 127 111 46 103
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 122 92 48 53
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 121 88 R 49 105
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 120 39 S2 50 104
BENAZEPRIL HCL 118 115 51 71
ADVAIR DISKUS 113 85 52 52
HYDROXYZINE HCL 112 80 R 53 244
HYDRALAZINE HCL 111 94 54 81
OXYCODONE HCL 109 56 S2 55 75
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 106 76 56 84
MECLIZINE HCL 104 103 57 85
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 97 62 58 58
LYRICA 96 63 59 120
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90 55 S2 60 91
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 89 72 61 107
CRESTOR 88 81 62 19
PREDNISONE 87 75 63 43
FINASTERIDE 86 86 64 66
CITALOPRAM HBR 86 67 64 25
DIGOXIN 85 57 66 51
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 83 83 67 57
ALPRAZOLAM 81 67 68 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80 57 69 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79 52 70 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 71 71 48
METHOCARBAMOL 75 46 R 72 250
HUMALOG 74 49 73 239
PROMETHAZINE HCL 70 26 R 74 182
DIOVAN 70 46 74 40
KLOR-CON 10 68 60 76 106
GLIPIZIDE ER 68 64 76 112
PAROXETINE HCL 64 35 78 60
INSULIN SYRINGE 62 45 79 76
DIOVAN HCT 58 58 80 80
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 58 46 80 171
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 58 58 R 80 94
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56 44 83 143
SPIRONOLACTONE 56 25 83 77
CARISOPRODOL 56 11 R 83 115
LIPITOR 55 48 86 113
MEGESTROL ACETATE 54 54 R 87 138
ZETIA 54 47 87 96
TEMAZEPAM 53 37 89 47
BACLOFEN 53 35 89 97
CYMBALTA 52 28 91 79
PROAIR HFA 52 27 91 62
NITROSTAT 52 39 91 206
TIZANIDINE HCL 51 16 94 126
NIFEDIPINE ER 50 50 95 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 43 95 68
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. 22, 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.