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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,267Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 114 out of 3722

$880K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 415 out of 3722

1,188 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older
13% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,188 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 1,188 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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 1,573 1,366 339 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,163 1,007 256 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,085 956 230 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 932 860 213 4 8
ATENOLOL 856 729 184 5 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 673 529 164 S3 6 13
LOVASTATIN 581 557 118 7 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 563 494 141 8 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 540 515 124 9 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 523 465 127 10 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 510 425 112 11 23
ALPRAZOLAM 506 381 106 B 12 11
LISINOPRIL 477 412 136 13 5
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 469 409 321 14 74
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 468 430 101 15 45
PAROXETINE HCL 417 303 104 16 63
GLIPIZIDE 390 369 96 17 38
IBUPROFEN 388 282 126 18 57
GABAPENTIN 370 292 76 19 16
METFORMIN HCL 350 306 97 20 7
ALLOPURINOL 346 321 68 21 37
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 336 320 79 22 2
TAMSULOSIN HCL 284 264 73 23 28
DIAZEPAM 279 184 68 B 24 98
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 274 227 172 25 111
CLOPIDOGREL 272 238 62 26 15
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 270 229 170 27 56
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 257 237 52 28 59
PREDNISONE 245 230 83 29 46
TRAMADOL HCL 242 186 88 30 20
GLYBURIDE 233 174 73 R 31 103
INDOMETHACIN 230 157 84 R 10 32 389
TEMAZEPAM 204 188 39 B 33 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 194 155 45 34 19
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 189 171 45 35 101
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 187 182* 42 36 64
LORAZEPAM 186 161 28 B 37 36
GEMFIBROZIL 184 163 38 38 97
MECLIZINE HCL 182 166 54 39 93
CITALOPRAM HBR 174 119 25 40 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 174 127 41 40 21
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 171 149 110 42 102
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 169 164* 40 43 18
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 157 130 26 R 44 115
SOTALOL 155 150* 28 45 249
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 154 149* 36 46 6
KLOR-CON M20 152 137 34 47 121
NIFEDIPINE ER 142 127 28 48 66
RANITIDINE HCL 139 126 23 49 34
DIGOX 133 118 28 50 87
SERTRALINE HCL 130 84 28 51 31
METOLAZONE 117 79 27 52 244
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 114 103 87 53 138
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 113 92 60 54 83
NOVOLIN 70-30 106 64 15 55 132
NADOLOL 106 69 19 55 375
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 100* 31 57 42
CHOLESTYRAMINE 102 84 25 58 395
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96 91* 27 59 10
CARVEDILOL 95 90* 26 60 22
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 90* 19 60 370
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 93 62 23 S3 62 153
TERAZOSIN HCL 91 91 21 63 110
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87 70 27 64 17
ZETIA 87 82* 23 64 82
CLONIDINE HCL 85 80* 18 66 49
MELOXICAM 81 76* 32 67 35
PIROXICAM 81 70 25 67 433
FINASTERIDE 80 80 22 69 65
VERAPAMIL ER 79 74* 19 70 114
NAPROXEN 76 71* 26 71 77
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76 76 19 71 78
CLONAZEPAM 75 51 16 B 73 52
HUMULIN 70-30 73 52 14 74 221
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 73 68* 22 74 152
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72 55 37 76 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 72 72 17 76 33
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71 42 23 S2 78 89
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69 64* 21 79 29
DIGOXIN 67 62* 21 80 151
NAMENDA 66 <11 <11 81 44
BUMETANIDE 65 <11 <11 82 126
KLOR-CON 10 60 <11 <11 83 117
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 <11 <11 S2 83 90
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 59 59 18 85 62
CARISOPRODOL 56 <11 13 R 86 129
JANUVIA 55 <11 <11 87 76
JANTOVEN 55 50* 11 87 142
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 53 14 89 43
SYNTHROID 52 47* 13 90 41
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50 45* 11 91 79
FOLIC ACID 50 32 12 91 91
METRONIDAZOLE 50 39 27 91 233
VENTOLIN HFA 50 45* 27 91 81
ADVAIR DISKUS 50 45* 15 91 55
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 Dec. 28, 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.