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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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120,788Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 3722

$7.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 3722

3,242 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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

10% of this provider’s 3,242 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 3,242 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 3,609 2,657 536 10 1 2
LISINOPRIL 3,309 2,224 597 10 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 3,168 2,582 506 3 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 2,870 2,118 453 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 2,796 1,873 452 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 2,794 1,810 528 10 6 4
GABAPENTIN 2,398 1,472 413 7 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 2,379 1,833 406 10 8 9
NAMENDA 2,316 2,123 226 9 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 2,241 1,659 190 10 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 2,229 1,770 363 11 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 2,126 1,983 347 12 33
TRAMADOL HCL 1,874 1,295 478 10 13 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,804 1,243 345 S3 14 13
MIRTAZAPINE 1,727 1,462 297 10 15 60
LORAZEPAM 1,562 1,006 322 B 16 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 1,547 1,119 237 17 47
METFORMIN HCL 1,431 834 255 18 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,333 867 240 19 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 1,320 896 211 20 131
CLOPIDOGREL 1,280 988 212 21 15
LEVETIRACETAM 1,265 749 180 10 22 112
ALPRAZOLAM 1,260 894 221 B 23 11
RISPERIDONE 1,154 636 190 A 24 96
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,116 821 210 25 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 1,040 569 198 26 21
CARVEDILOL 999 697 188 27 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 968 553 157 A 28 67
FAMOTIDINE* 965 678 186 29 61
TRAZODONE HCL 962 549 208 30 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 940 598 165 31 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 927 672 209 32 29
CLONAZEPAM 900 343 144 B 33 52
SERTRALINE HCL 855 578 132 34 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 824 592 153 35 28
CYMBALTA 806 531 105 36 70
CLONIDINE HCL 719 433 146 37 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 703 448 212 38 32
OLANZAPINE 634 272 97 A 39 209
CRESTOR 625 420 98 40 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 614 407 101 41 51
DIOVAN 613 463 67 42 48
LYRICA 607 407 82 43 100
TEMAZEPAM 599 413 109 B 44 25
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 597 489 205 45 136
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 584 415 111 46 18
BUSPIRONE HCL 582 374 109 47 141
ABILIFY 578 356 68 A 48 156
ADVAIR DISKUS 559 281 137 49 55
MUPIROCIN* 545 366 224 50 133
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 534 459 85 51 59
ATENOLOL 532 439 98 52 14
NOVOLIN R 532 385 114 10 52 161
SANTYL 526 313 116 10 54 242
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 521 439 100 55 10
AZITHROMYCIN 520 320 345 56 40
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 520 270 113 S2 56 89
OXYCODONE HCL 503 231 71 S2 58 84
MELOXICAM 497 309 132 59 35
LACTULOSE 494 206 79 60 122
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 492 212 91 R 61 230
LAMOTRIGINE 485 154 70 62 247
RANITIDINE HCL 461 248 95 63 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 459 353 303 64 56
BACLOFEN 458 162 87 65 80
GLIPIZIDE 450 284 94 66 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 448 332 73 67 17
DIGOX 430 317 91 68 87
LANTUS 429 293 84 69 68
PROAIR HFA 416 185 112 70 58
SPIRONOLACTONE 411 292 95 71 75
IBUPROFEN 401 155 124 72 57
LEVOFLOXACIN 397 308 250 73 72
PREDNISONE 389 307 109 74 46
LEVEMIR 388 260 71 75 148
SPIRIVA 387 267 85 76 92
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 378 232 81 77 152
LIDODERM 374 280 104 78 116
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 370 188 69 79 275
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 366 273 60 80 149
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 366 235 165 80 134
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 362 330 49 82 144
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 357 119 126 R 83 120
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 355 207 77 84 101
NOVOLOG 355 248 74 84 119
HYDRALAZINE HCL 352 243 65 86 78
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 349 313 65 87 27
NYSTATIN 337 254 144 88 164
SYMBICORT 331 195 71 89 123
FLUOXETINE HCL 331 179 61 89 71
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 327 227 57 91 45
PAROXETINE HCL 317 201 66 92 63
RAMIPRIL 316 262 53 93 109
LATANOPROST 314 230 54 94 187
NEXIUM 310 160 76 95 50
JANUVIA 307 240 42 96 76
ROPINIROLE HCL 302 238 51 97 146
LOVASTATIN 300 176 51 98 26
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 299 89 35 99 208
EXELON 296 291* 53 100 137
FINASTERIDE 296 224 54 100 65
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 294 180 145 102 111
GLIMEPIRIDE 292 208 45 103 39
NIFEDIPINE ER 289 210 55 104 66
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 281 125 40 A 105 363
CARBAMAZEPINE 281 86 44 105 293
NAPROXEN 276 157 82 107 77
SEROQUEL XR 276 84 48 A 107 210
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 275 246 44 109 170
FENTANYL 274 171 49 S2 110 140
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 272 188 31 R 111 130
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 269 175 111 112 138
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 267 207 141 113 268
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 266 122 37 114 158
DIGOXIN 266 221 51 114 151
ALLOPURINOL 262 158 42 116 37
GEMFIBROZIL 262 123 44 116 97
SINGLE USE SWAB 258 192 46 118 347
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 248 173 114 119 83
GLYBURIDE 247 151 44 R 120 103
ENULOSE 246 169 36 121 263
BUMETANIDE 245 187 60 122 126
FENOFIBRATE* 245 113 44 122 53
CEPHALEXIN 242 172 153 124 127
KLOR-CON M20 232 199 60 125 121
ONDANSETRON HCL* 222 151 106 126 253
PROMETHAZINE HCL 219 126 90 R 127 193
NITROSTAT 213 144 108 128 190
DIAZEPAM 210 43 46 B 129 98
MEGESTROL ACETATE 205 194 53 R 130 177
VESICARE 204 140 36 131 157
LABETALOL HCL 200 134 28 132 166
NUEDEXTA 196 107 20 133 283
NITROFURANTOIN* 195 165 52 134 299
DILTIAZEM HCL 180 159 34 135 248
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 180 138 79 135 125
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180 86 36 135 42
CELEBREX 179 146 35 138 106
HYDROXYZINE HCL 176 141 61 R 139 271
AMIODARONE HCL 174 151 33 140 197
VALPROIC ACID* 173 109 28 141 345
KETOCONAZOLE 173 122 59 141 128
BUPROPION HCL SR 168 71 32 143 227
AMMONIUM LACTATE 166 119 85 144 204
BUPROPION XL 165 79 37 145 188
NASONEX 165 107 50 145 217
RISPERDAL CONSTA 159 63 14 A 147 387
LIDOCAINE 159 109 67 147 298
VOLTAREN 157 97 45 149 69
METRONIDAZOLE 157 117 78 149 233
VENLAFAXINE HCL 156 52 29 151 254
TOPIRAMATE 156 <11 31 151 211
TRAVATAN Z 156 151* 26 151 335
MORPHINE SULFATE 155 135 51 S2 154 308
XARELTO 152 125 29 155 172
INSULIN SYRINGE* 152 92 55 155 143
KLOR-CON M10 149 138 32 157 205
HUMULIN R 147 85 40 158 360
INVEGA 146 64 12 A 159 505
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 146 44 24 S2 159 90
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 145 54 32 R 161 115
LITHIUM CARBONATE 144 25 22 162 384
PROPRANOLOL HCL 143 88 22 163 154
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 141 101 41 164 325
FENOFIBRATE* 141 54 25 164 53
LOPERAMIDE 138 115 56 166 267
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 138 91 109 166 102
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 138 44 24 A 166 415
LOVAZA 136 66 25 169 108
VENTOLIN HFA 136 59 66 169 81
TERAZOSIN HCL 136 131* 18 169 110
PERPHENAZINE 135 63 16 A 172 477
TIMOLOL MALEATE 134 103 32 173 300
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 133 112 46 174 222
CLONIDINE 133 85 23 174 306
LIDOCAINE HCL* 132 100 74 176 351
RIVASTIGMINE 132 132 16 176 372
AMANTADINE 130 54 15 178 412
COMBIVENT 130 35 47 178 365
AGGRENOX 128 99 24 180 289
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 126 94 52 181 176
METHADONE HCL 126 58 12 S2 181 181
RENVELA 126 102 18 181 296
TIZANIDINE HCL 126 61 36 181 107
HALOPERIDOL 126 43 28 A 181 320
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 125 106 25 186 344
ZETIA 123 95 17 187 82
CLOZAPINE 121 <11 <11 A 188 348
SUCRALFATE 121 86 30 188 201
BUDESONIDE 119 81 19 190 378
MECLIZINE HCL 117 112* 31 191 93
NOVOLIN 70-30 114 82 20 192 132
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 114 79 12 192 410
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 112 84 24 194 64
PRIMIDONE 109 75 22 195 274
BENAZEPRIL HCL 109 88 20 195 79
DILTIAZEM ER 108 44 28 197 183
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 107 44 34 198 290
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 107 72 86 198 74
CEFTRIAXONE* 105 83 72 200 322
ARANESP 103 98* 15 201 452
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 102 59 17 202 462
DICYCLOMINE HCL 102 51 25 202 191
METOLAZONE 102 82 22 202 244
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 101 13 15 S2 205 226
PHENYTOIN 101 36 11 205 333
VIREAD 100 34 15 207 326
BUPROPION HCL 100 54 22 207 304
AVODART 99 94* 16 209 180
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 98 46 24 210 175
NAMENDA XR 96 91* 19 211 318
FENOFIBRATE* 95 75 15 212 53
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 95 46 17 S2 212 147
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 94 70 15 214 417
OLANZAPINE ODT 94 58 19 A 214 491
NIASPAN 94 67 13 214 219
KALETRA 93 35 12 217 312
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 93 44 23 217 99
KLOR-CON 10 92 87* 19 219 117
PATADAY 92 55 17 219 400
HUMALOG 92 57 18 219 207
RANEXA 89 63 12 222 385
INSULIN SYRINGE* 88 39 42 223 143
FLUCONAZOLE 88 62 56 223 212
CREON 88 55 14 223 398
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 84 35 29 226 285
CARISOPRODOL 83 29 20 R 227 129
PHENOBARBITAL 82 30 12 R 228 366
DONEPEZIL HCL ODT 81 76* 13 229 597
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81 68 12 229 85
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 80 58 23 231 163
HUMULIN 70-30 80 57 13 231 221
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 78 <11 <11 233 544
GLUCAGEN 77 62 37 234 361
TRUVADA 77 <11 13 234 159
DRONABINOL 77 <11 <11 S3 234 368
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 77 72* 42 234 338
OXCARBAZEPINE 76 33 20 238 370
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 75 70* 17 239 553
METHOCARBAMOL 74 40 25 R 240 240
NYSTOP 74 62 35 240 374
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 74 61 30 240 510
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 73 <11 <11 R 243 456
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 72 67* 17 244 394
VIMPAT 72 <11 <11 244 418
CHOLESTYRAMINE 71 66* 22 246 395
AMOXICILLIN 71 40 53 246 124
VERAPAMIL ER 71 57 11 246 114
GLIPIZIDE ER 71 31 14 246 105
METHOTREXATE 70 <11 <11 250 213
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 69 48 15 251 95
AMITIZA 69 <11 <11 251 257
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69 <11 <11 251 88
LUMIGAN 68 63* 13 254 309
VANISHPOINT 67 48 35 10 255 613
PREMARIN 66 <11 <11 R 256 238
SENSIPAR 66 <11 <11 256 321
FOLIC ACID 65 60* 14 258 91
NORVIR 65 <11 <11 258 150
ADVAIR HFA 64 38 21 260 523
XIFAXAN 64 <11 <11 260 490
ETODOLAC 63 <11 <11 262 278
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 62 46 12 263 237
SUSTIVA 61 <11 <11 264 449
ACYCLOVIR 61 27 23 264 252
PEN NEEDLE* 61 28 21 264 377
QUINAPRIL HCL 60 <11 <11 267 223
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 60 <11 <11 R 267 155
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 59 34 20 269 421
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 59 40 30 269 231
EVISTA 59 <11 <11 269 195
POLYMYXIN B SULFATE 59 27 17 10 269 637
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 58 <11 <11 273 62
CILOSTAZOL 58 53* 11 273 165
GALANTAMINE HBR 57 <11 <11 275 256
PATANOL 57 20 13 275 529
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55 40 13 277 239
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 55 27 18 S3 277 270
NOVOLIN N 54 <11 <11 279 328
HEPARIN SODIUM 54 <11 <11 279 310
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 54 <11 <11 279 391
PRADAXA 54 <11 <11 279 236
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 53 13 20 R 283 453
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 53 48* 18 283 173
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 53 <11 <11 283 259
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 47* 14 286 145
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 50 <11 <11 A 287 577
PERMETHRIN 50 45* 43 287 448
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 March 24, 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.