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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,684Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 3722

$1.87M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 3722

827 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

1% of this provider’s 827 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,436 1,363 227 1 4
LISINOPRIL 1,347 1,262 205 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,311 1,209 182 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,281 1,227 201 4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,121 1,065 179 5 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,043 1,017 159 6 1
CLOPIDOGREL 919 870 143 7 15
METFORMIN HCL 721 625 115 8 7
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 689 671 132 10 9 224
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 649 607 98 10 10
FUROSEMIDE 619 597 101 11 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 607 602* 95 12 9
IBUPROFEN 598 516 153 13 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 557 531 90 14 27
ATENOLOL 531 515 84 15 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 521 492 78 16 12
CRESTOR 508 461 82 17 24
FAMOTIDINE* 481 461 68 18 61
TRAMADOL HCL 468 447 99 19 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 460 438 75 20 23
RANITIDINE HCL 459 444 61 21 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 453 438 67 22 18
LACTULOSE 404 386 70 23 122
TEMAZEPAM 390 370 90 B 24 25
LOVASTATIN 348 311 57 25 26
ALPRAZOLAM 348 322 82 B 25 11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 347 347 49 27 144
SURE COMFORT* 346 330 50 28 206
TAMSULOSIN HCL 346 334 61 28 28
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 344 322 236 30 102
CARVEDILOL 342 337* 58 31 22
LANTUS 304 283 49 32 68
MEGESTROL ACETATE 298 293* 69 R 33 177
LIDODERM 295 290* 58 34 116
NEXIUM 282 237 55 35 50
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 269 255 44 36 51
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 263 238 79 37 83
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 238 224 52 38 134
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 236 231* 34 39 64
GABAPENTIN 234 219 49 40 16
SSD 233 228* 56 41 413
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 229 224* 164 42 56
KETOCONAZOLE 229 217 47 42 128
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 229 215 46 42 29
AMMONIUM LACTATE 212 212 33 45 204
SERTRALINE HCL 204 199* 41 46 31
DIOVAN 203 198* 38 47 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 200 195* 45 48 55
FORTEO 197 197 22 49 480
GLYBURIDE 188 169 33 R 50 103
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 187 176 23 51 45
VOLTAREN 186 181* 47 52 69
GLIPIZIDE 181 160 27 53 38
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 179 28 54 43
WARFARIN SODIUM 173 173 19 55 19
NOVOLIN R 170 165* 29 56 161
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 158 145 35 57 184
DONEPEZIL HCL 155 155 36 58 33
LANSOPRAZOLE 155 141 26 58 113
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 154 135 44 60 21
ALLOPURINOL 153 153 25 61 37
MECLIZINE HCL 149 144* 34 62 93
LOVAZA 148 143* 21 63 108
LEVOFLOXACIN 141 136* 121 64 72
NOVOLIN 70-30 139 126 21 65 132
CELEBREX 134 129* 26 66 106
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 131 115 41 67 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 129 124* 17 68 59
SPIRIVA 123 123 23 69 92
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 119 114* 27 70 95
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112 112 30 71 32
DIGOXIN 112 107* 16 71 151
NAMENDA 110 105* 31 73 44
LEVEMIR 107 102* 19 74 148
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 103 103 12 R 75 130
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 101 96* 79 76 111
LEVETIRACETAM 100 95* 16 77 112
PROAIR HFA 97 92* 28 78 58
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 97 92* 64 78 74
NOVOLOG 97 97 19 78 119
CLONAZEPAM 95 76 25 B 81 52
BUMETANIDE 91 91 11 82 126
NIFEDIPINE ER 90 85* 22 83 66
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 88 83* 25 84 173
MUPIROCIN* 88 83* 40 84 133
FOLIC ACID 86 86 16 86 91
LATANOPROST 86 86 19 86 187
BENAZEPRIL HCL 85 67 12 88 79
FENOFIBRATE* 84 79* 15 89 53
PAROXETINE HCL 84 79* 18 89 63
NAPROXEN 84 79* 19 89 77
SYNTHROID 81 67 17 92 41
ACTONEL 80 75* 12 93 232
FINASTERIDE 76 76 18 94 65
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73 68* 31 A 95 67
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72 67* 11 96 208
AGGRENOX 70 65* 12 97 289
DILTIAZEM ER 69 69 13 98 183
BENICAR 69 <11 <11 98 118
SYMBICORT 69 64* 14 98 123
FENOFIBRATE* 67 62* 14 101 53
VITAMIN D2 66 61* 15 102 94
DEXILANT 65 65 14 103 194
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65 <11 <11 103 170
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65 60* 27 R 103 120
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65 60* 17 103 101
EXELON 65 65 18 103 137
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 64 <11 <11 108 220
TERBINAFINE HCL 63 63 25 109 484
CLONIDINE HCL 63 58* 11 109 49
PRADAXA 63 <11 <11 109 236
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 62 <11 <11 112 259
HUMULIN R 61 47 11 113 360
CITALOPRAM HBR 59 54* 19 114 30
CLOTRIMAZOLE 59 54* 15 114 352
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 53* 11 116 75
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 <11 <11 117 85
AVODART 54 49* 12 118 180
RESTASIS 54 49* 11 118 280
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54 54 11 118 17
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 <11 <11 121 78
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50 45* 12 122 191
TIMOLOL MALEATE 50 <11 <11 122 300
SOTALOL 50 <11 <11 122 249
TRAZODONE HCL 50 50 17 122 54
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 Aug. 2, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.