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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,515Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 186 out of 3722

$931K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 368 out of 3722

910 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

6% of this provider’s 910 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 910 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
LISINOPRIL 952 901 154 1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 898 869 153 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 860 813 158 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 627 600 101 4 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 556 537 85 5 27
TEMAZEPAM 531 513 104 B 6 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 500 470 146 7 29
METFORMIN HCL 474 457 77 8 7
CRESTOR 465 460* 90 9 24
VIAGRA 460 441 69 10 73
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 422 394 74 11 18
VITAMIN D2 394 355 69 12 94
CLOPIDOGREL 373 368* 80 13 15
GABAPENTIN 360 328 66 14 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 350 331 51 15 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 342 328 81 16 47
FUROSEMIDE 326 307 62 17 8
VOLTAREN 325 320* 89 18 69
DIOVAN 324 324 63 19 48
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 306 301* 49 20 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL 275 270* 47 21 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 266 261* 67 22 9
NAMENDA 259 254* 47 23 44
ALPRAZOLAM 256 234 58 B 24 11
CLONAZEPAM 251 246* 66 B 25 52
ATENOLOL 243 229 31 26 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 239 234* 62 27 33
FOLIC ACID 237 232* 35 28 91
TRAMADOL HCL 231 217 111 29 20
NIFEDICAL XL 222 217* 43 30 228
FENOFIBRATE* 220 215* 41 31 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 216 199 66 32 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 191 186* 70 33 32
GLIPIZIDE 188 183* 34 34 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 164 159* 30 35 30
IRBESARTAN 160 155* 31 36 135
FAMOTIDINE* 157 146 31 37 61
ALLOPURINOL 154 149* 25 38 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151 137 29 39 12
BENICAR 146 141* 26 40 118
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144 139* 28 41 85
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 142 137* 61 42 152
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 141 122 28 A 43 67
RANITIDINE HCL 140 135* 28 44 34
LEVOFLOXACIN 139 134* 121 45 72
CARVEDILOL 137 132* 26 46 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 132 132 26 47 59
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131 109 32 48 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 127 122* 30 49 23
VENTOLIN HFA 123 118* 33 50 81
SERTRALINE HCL 122 90 20 51 31
CICLOPIROX* 122 117* 31 51 185
ADVAIR DISKUS 121 121 28 53 55
LANSOPRAZOLE 120 115* 19 54 113
LANTUS 118 113* 20 55 68
FINASTERIDE 116 116 16 56 65
NEXIUM 108 108 24 57 50
GLIPIZIDE XL 108 108 16 57 160
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 105 105 23 59 6
LACTULOSE 105 100* 36 59 122
GLIPIZIDE ER 104 91 19 61 105
WARFARIN SODIUM 99 94* 25 62 19
KETOCONAZOLE 94 89* 38 63 128
DIGOX 90 90 18 64 87
IBUPROFEN 90 85* 31 64 57
LOVASTATIN 90 85* 13 64 26
GEMFIBROZIL 90 90 18 64 97
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82 82 17 68 51
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82 77* 47 S3 68 13
PAROXETINE HCL 81 76* 15 70 63
HYDRALAZINE HCL 81 76* 12 70 78
LABETALOL HCL 80 80 12 72 166
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 80 75* 76 72 102
NOVOLOG 79 66 27 74 119
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 74* 68 74 56
SURE COMFORT* 77 65 16 76 206
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 77 72* 68 76 74
NIFEDIPINE ER 76 71* 22 78 66
TRAZODONE HCL 74 69* 21 79 54
AMMONIUM LACTATE 71 54 18 80 204
PREDNISONE 69 64* 43 81 46
MEGESTROL ACETATE 65 65 20 R 82 177
CELEBREX 64 59* 15 83 106
LORAZEPAM 63 58* 18 B 84 36
LEVEMIR 62 49 17 85 148
BACLOFEN 62 57* 46 85 80
EXELON 61 61 13 87 137
BYSTOLIC 60 <11 <11 88 139
JANUVIA 59 59 15 89 76
LIDODERM 56 51* 24 90 116
DICYCLOMINE HCL 53 42 21 91 191
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53 <11 <11 91 17
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52 47* 18 93 83
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 39 40 S2 94 89
SYNTHROID 50 <11 <11 94 41
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 Jan. 21, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.