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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,484Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 367 out of 3722

$772K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 567 out of 3722

955 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% 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
Higher avg 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Florida
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 955 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 955 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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 742 684 210 1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 742 633 150 B 1 11
OMEPRAZOLE 684 604 185 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 646 626 179 4 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 574 531 145 5 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 525 500 136 6 3
METFORMIN HCL 468 435 137 7 7
TEMAZEPAM 452 429 83 B 8 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 368 344 98 9 9
LISINOPRIL 313 296 97 10 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 304 299* 112 11 17
FUROSEMIDE 295 276 101 12 8
CLOPIDOGREL 294 279 73 13 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 269 255 84 14 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245 240* 82 15 12
FENOFIBRATE* 234 202 73 16 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 228 186 59 17 21
ATENOLOL 221 205 61 18 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 218 200 76 19 29
GABAPENTIN 212 192 81 20 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 211 158 51 S3 21 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 204 186 43 22 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 195 174 58 23 18
AZITHROMYCIN 185 159 144 24 40
GLIMEPIRIDE 178 173* 52 25 39
CARVEDILOL 161 150 50 26 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 154 154 46 27 33
SYNTHROID 152 139 40 28 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 142 124 62 29 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134 129* 32 30 43
ALLOPURINOL 121 121 35 31 37
LORAZEPAM 121 116* 25 B 31 36
TRAMADOL HCL 113 108* 63 33 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111 111 36 34 28
BACLOFEN 109 97 50 35 80
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 105 65 13 S2 36 90
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 99 88 81 37 56
NIFEDIPINE ER 97 92* 26 38 66
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 95 90* 29 39 45
NAPROXEN 95 90* 44 39 77
LOVASTATIN 93 88* 25 41 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92 87* 32 42 47
SERTRALINE HCL 91 86* 29 43 31
IBUPROFEN 90 56 39 44 57
RANITIDINE HCL 86 74 28 45 34
DIOVAN 83 72 20 46 48
NAMENDA 83 83 25 46 44
MELOXICAM 83 71 31 46 35
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 80 75* 41 49 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80 80 17 49 59
CLONIDINE HCL 80 65 18 49 49
VIAGRA 77 72* 23 52 73
FENOFIBRATE* 76 71* 20 53 53
DIAZEPAM 76 71* 17 B 53 98
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74 69* 18 55 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 71 55 23 56 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 71 66* 23 56 23
CLONAZEPAM 70 65* 11 B 58 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68 63* 24 59 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68 38 22 59 51
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 66 66 19 61 62
LYRICA 65 50 14 62 100
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 65 60* 26 62 145
JANUVIA 63 58* 19 64 76
NEXIUM 63 51 21 64 50
CRESTOR 62 57* 17 66 24
GLIPIZIDE 59 54* 17 67 38
FINASTERIDE 59 54* 17 67 65
PROAIR HFA 58 45 23 69 58
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 52* 20 70 55
LANTUS 57 52* 14 70 68
VOLTAREN 55 50* 24 72 69
EVISTA 54 <11 <11 73 195
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50 45* 13 74 78
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 50 45* 44 74 74
DIGOX 50 45* 12 74 87
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 Nov. 18, 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.