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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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48,196Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 3722

$836K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 465 out of 3722

2,352 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Florida
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 2,352 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 2,352 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$17 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 17.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Florida
SIMVASTATIN 2,672 2,561 378 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,940 1,795 352 2 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,817 1,803 234 3 10
LISINOPRIL 1,599 1,490 236 4 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,418 1,328 223 5 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,364 1,334 188 10 6 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,344 1,308 212 7 2
METFORMIN HCL 1,189 1,132 171 8 7
RANITIDINE HCL 1,178 1,146 254 9 34
ALPRAZOLAM 1,002 961 182 B 10 11
TEMAZEPAM 814 783 141 B 11 25
FOLIC ACID 787 776 119 12 91
WARFARIN SODIUM 778 749 79 13 19
RENAL CAPS 767 749 130 14 104
GLIPIZIDE 755 734 119 15 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 739 734* 117 16 18
FUROSEMIDE 738 715 116 17 8
ATENOLOL 698 687 99 18 14
GABAPENTIN 678 646 142 19 16
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 671 646 93 20 45
CARVEDILOL 669 638 93 21 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 627 607 113 22 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 624 586 131 23 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 586 564 219 24 32
SYNTHROID 553 548* 88 25 41
VIAGRA 550 519 110 26 73
FINASTERIDE 543 532 73 27 65
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 538 520 116 28 27
PAROXETINE HCL 511 480 83 29 63
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 509 504* 91 30 9
CLOPIDOGREL 488 469 88 31 15
TERAZOSIN HCL 446 434 56 32 110
TAMSULOSIN HCL 436 422 82 33 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 405 394 58 34 17
CLONAZEPAM 385 368 64 B 35 52
IBUPROFEN 375 339 129 36 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 352 339 65 37 33
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 351 338 54 38 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 329 317 68 39 30
VOLTAREN 317 284 156 40 69
LOVASTATIN 313 308* 47 41 26
TRAMADOL HCL 289 273 103 42 20
BENAZEPRIL HCL 266 266 26 43 79
BENICAR 233 215 33 44 118
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 232 219 25 45 88
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 231 226* 39 46 59
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 218 213* 42 47 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 213 186 76 48 21
LORAZEPAM 208 194 35 B 49 36
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 206 188 76 50 173
KLOR-CON M20 204 204 32 51 121
CIALIS 201 196* 37 52 168
CHLORTHALIDONE 200 195* 27 53 171
FAMOTIDINE* 195 190* 45 54 61
LEVOXYL 190 190 70 55 251
GEMFIBROZIL 185 185 29 56 97
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 184 179* 65 57 83
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 182 161 66 58 95
VITAMIN D2 182 169 103 58 94
KETOCONAZOLE 180 142 57 60 128
ALLOPURINOL 178 173* 28 61 37
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 170 155 25 62 163
LANSOPRAZOLE 169 164* 29 63 113
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 163 149 71 S3 64 13
NAPROXEN 143 138* 78 65 77
SERTRALINE HCL 143 138* 28 65 31
LANOXIN 140 125 26 67 269
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 137 132* 58 68 145
DIOVAN 133 128* 20 69 48
NIFEDIPINE ER 131 126* 26 70 66
VITAL-D RX 130 130 24 71 200
GALANTAMINE HBR 127 127 17 72 256
VENTOLIN HFA 126 121* 37 73 81
PROCTOZONE-HC 124 112 59 74 198
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 116* 27 75 42
VERAPAMIL ER 120 115* 16 76 114
QVAR 118 113* 29 77 286
LIDODERM 114 109* 37 78 116
LACTULOSE 113 100 40 79 122
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 113 108* 23 B 79 167
GLIMEPIRIDE 112 112 22 81 39
MELOXICAM 111 106* 39 82 35
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 109 95 29 S2 83 89
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 109 104* 33 83 149
NEXIUM 109 94 18 83 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 108 103* 15 86 71
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 108 28 86 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 107 107 15 88 101
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 106 93 42 89 125
CICLOPIROX* 104 88 40 90 185
SPIRONOLACTONE 102 97* 15 91 75
SYMBICORT 98 93* 31 92 123
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 98 93* 15 92 62
FELODIPINE ER 97 92* 11 94 218
AZITHROMYCIN 97 92* 87 94 40
TIZANIDINE HCL 96 85 50 96 107
GLYBURIDE 96 96 34 R 96 103
LEVITRA 96 84 18 96 297
SURE COMFORT* 95 90* 26 99 206
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 93 80 26 100 99
FOLBIC 91 79 17 101 311
FENOFIBRATE* 86 81* 17 102 53
TRADJENTA 86 86 18 102 199
BENZONATATE 86 81* 50 102 276
AFEDITAB CR 82 77* 14 105 245
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80 67 18 R 106 115
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 72* 24 107 55
CRESTOR 77 77 19 107 24
STAXYN 77 66 40 107 376
PREDNISONE 76 76 30 110 46
LOPERAMIDE 76 71* 27 110 267
LIDOCAINE HCL* 75 75 19 112 351
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74 59 19 113 47
PROAIR HFA 73 68* 28 114 58
NAMENDA 71 66* 23 115 44
FENOFIBRATE* 70 65* 19 116 53
MOMETASONE FUROATE 70 59 36 116 279
RENO CAPS 69 69 31 118 264
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69 64* 12 118 154
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 69 69 11 118 184
TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 67 62* 22 121 350
HUMULIN 70-30 65 <11 <11 122 221
LANTUS 63 58* 16 123 68
SOTALOL 63 <11 <11 123 249
JANUVIA 61 56* 11 125 76
LOVAZA 61 <11 <11 125 108
CILOSTAZOL 59 59 15 127 165
DETROL LA 59 <11 <11 127 338
BICALUTAMIDE 58 58 11 129 533
MUPIROCIN* 58 53* 30 129 133
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 57 57 23 131 231
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 57 52* 12 131 334
LEVOFLOXACIN 57 52* 53 131 72
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56 51* 24 134 134
AMIODARONE HCL 56 51* 13 134 197
BENICAR HCT 56 <11 <11 134 169
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 55 55 11 137 182
AVODART 54 <11 <11 138 180
KLOR-CON 10 54 54 18 138 117
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53 48* 45 140 111
GOLYTELY 53 48* 50 140 315
DICYCLOMINE HCL 53 48* 14 140 191
NITROSTAT 51 46* 20 143 190
RISPERIDONE 50 <11 <11 A 144 96
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.