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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,439Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 3722

$1.7M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 3722

1,246 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 1,716 1,666 309 1 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,628 1,578 301 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,591 1,534 304 3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,393 1,325 291 4 6
ALPRAZOLAM 1,202 1,160 203 B 5 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,041 1,012 185 6 3
RANITIDINE HCL 866 843 171 7 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 856 817 156 8 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 840 811 152 9 18
ATENOLOL 832 815 134 10 14
CLOPIDOGREL 831 816 144 11 15
FENOFIBRATE* 748 697 144 12 53
LISINOPRIL 728 708 131 13 5
TEMAZEPAM 671 649 110 B 14 25
DIOVAN 641 636* 114 15 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 617 605 132 16 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 613 558 118 17 29
FUROSEMIDE 612 586 119 18 8
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 611 586 117 19 45
METFORMIN HCL 574 553 98 20 7
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 462 457* 85 21 85
CRESTOR 439 407 91 22 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 428 423* 72 23 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 408 403* 86 24 12
FOLIC ACID 396 391* 73 25 91
LOVASTATIN 390 377 84 26 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 335 335 72 27 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 304 299* 61 28 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 300 295* 58 29 9
BENAZEPRIL HCL 292 261 50 30 79
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 284 279* 41 31 21
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 283 278* 48 B 32 167
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 276 264 50 33 88
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 272 267* 65 34 47
CLONIDINE HCL 272 272 49 34 49
GABAPENTIN 270 265* 58 36 16
LORAZEPAM 267 262* 42 B 37 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 266 261* 51 38 39
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 260 260 49 39 64
SYNTHROID 252 247* 52 40 41
NIFEDIPINE ER 245 245 37 41 66
IBUPROFEN 238 226 61 42 57
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 229 217 65 43 83
ALLOPURINOL 226 213 47 44 37
JANUVIA 221 216* 48 45 76
MECLIZINE HCL 199 194* 61 46 93
FENOFIBRATE* 184 179* 47 47 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 183 183 41 48 28
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 182 177* 35 R 49 155
ZENPEP 180 175* 52 50 524
CITALOPRAM HBR 174 162 35 51 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173 168* 32 52 43
MELOXICAM 172 167* 49 53 35
DIGOX 172 167* 31 53 87
BENICAR 169 169 25 55 118
NITROSTAT 168 168 54 56 190
CARVEDILOL 168 163* 37 56 22
NEXIUM 159 130 28 58 50
VERAPAMIL ER 147 147 23 59 114
NAMENDA 146 146 33 60 44
ACTONEL 145 134 28 61 232
SULINDAC 144 144 41 62 343
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 142 142 30 63 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 136 136 111 64 56
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 131 131 27 65 184
CLONAZEPAM 127 122* 29 B 66 52
BUSPIRONE HCL 126 113 24 67 141
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123 123 32 68 32
TRAMADOL HCL 117 112* 41 69 20
VIAGRA 116 103 25 70 73
BUMETANIDE 116 116 19 70 126
SERTRALINE HCL 114 114 24 72 31
CELEBREX 109 104* 23 73 106
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106 101* 30 74 51
VOLTAREN 106 106 43 74 69
LOVAZA 103 98* 18 76 108
PAROXETINE HCL 103 88 15 76 63
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 102 97* 33 78 95
AZITHROMYCIN 100 95* 88 79 40
MICARDIS HCT 99 99 12 80 332
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 97 92* 16 81 62
NIFEDICAL XL 96 96 23 82 228
SPIRONOLACTONE 95 76 18 83 75
CILOSTAZOL 92 92 21 84 165
FELODIPINE ER 92 80 16 84 218
FINASTERIDE 91 91 18 86 65
PENTOXIFYLLINE 90 85* 21 87 174
IRBESARTAN 89 84* 15 88 135
LANSOPRAZOLE 89 89 16 88 113
EVISTA 87 87 15 90 195
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82 77* 19 91 17
EXFORGE 81 81 15 92 225
ZETIA 80 80 17 93 82
BENICAR HCT 79 74* 16 94 169
GLIPIZIDE 77 77 15 95 38
AMOXICILLIN 76 71* 68 96 124
NAPROXEN 73 68* 26 97 77
CICLOPIROX* 72 72 23 98 185
SOTALOL 71 71 13 99 249
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 70 65* 58 100 102
LACTULOSE 69 64* 21 101 122
NATEGLINIDE 67 62* 12 102 319
CARTIA XT 65 60* 13 103 246
DILTIAZEM HCL 64 48 11 104 248
DIGOXIN 62 62 11 105 151
RAMIPRIL 61 61 11 106 109
LANTUS 60 55* 13 107 68
AMIODARONE HCL 59 <11 <11 108 197
DIOVAN HCT 59 59 14 108 357
DILTIAZEM ER 57 52* 12 110 183
MICARDIS 57 57 12 110 316
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 54 54 17 112 173
CIALIS 54 <11 <11 112 168
MUPIROCIN* 52 52 26 114 133
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.