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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,615Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 721 out of 3722

$673K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 782 out of 3722

773 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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

7% of this provider’s 773 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 773 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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
FUROSEMIDE 425 348 76 1 8
LISINOPRIL 390 286 107 2 5
TRAMADOL HCL 375 254 143 3 20
SIMVASTATIN 365 280 128 4 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 360 281 93 5 9
OMEPRAZOLE 346 266 109 6 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 329 130 108 S3 7 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 287 251 89 8 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 278 215 88 9 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 263 211 35 10 19
GABAPENTIN 238 168 59 11 16
ALPRAZOLAM 211 138 77 B 12 11
SERTRALINE HCL 204 172 37 13 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 184 151 40 14 6
LORAZEPAM 169 97 48 B 15 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 157 110 29 16 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 155 107 58 17 21
METFORMIN HCL 152 103 42 18 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 142 129 18 A 19 67
HYDRALAZINE HCL 138 99 34 20 78
ATENOLOL 134 110 35 21 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131 114 34 22 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 130 67 35 23 30
NOVOLOG 127 92 21 24 119
CARVEDILOL 127 92 36 24 22
GLIPIZIDE 123 91 34 26 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 115 92 82 27 56
CEPHALEXIN 114 75 71 28 127
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 112 107* 23 29 59
CLOPIDOGREL 108 89 40 30 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 101 77 26 31 28
RISPERIDONE 100 71 22 A 32 96
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 100 67 15 32 131
FENTANYL 90 56 11 S2 34 140
DONEPEZIL HCL 90 85* 22 34 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89 71 37 36 29
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 88 83* 30 37 111
LEVOFLOXACIN 87 67 58 38 72
MIRTAZAPINE 86 63 25 39 60
NAMENDA 86 86 14 39 44
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 77 58 52 41 102
TORSEMIDE 73 68* 20 42 214
DIGOX 73 68* 17 42 87
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 67* 21 44 12
CYMBALTA 71 66* 17 45 70
BACLOFEN 71 32 11 45 80
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 70 43 55 47 74
TEMAZEPAM 69 47 20 B 48 25
PROAIR HFA 68 34 27 49 58
KLOR-CON M10 68 <11 <11 49 205
LEVETIRACETAM 68 <11 <11 49 112
CLONAZEPAM 66 25 23 B 52 52
GLIMEPIRIDE 66 49 12 52 39
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66 <11 <11 52 149
PREDNISONE 66 30 21 52 46
LANTUS 65 30 15 56 68
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61 46 11 57 158
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60 30 24 R 58 120
FINASTERIDE 56 51* 18 59 65
FAMOTIDINE* 56 51* 14 59 61
MELOXICAM 56 44 25 59 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54 49* 16 62 27
FENOFIBRATE* 54 26 17 62 53
PAROXETINE HCL 54 49* 15 62 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 21 25 65 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51 46* 14 65 17
CLONIDINE HCL 50 45* 13 67 49
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. 5, 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.