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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,270Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 3722

$1.69M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 68 out of 3722

1,292 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48% Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

8% of this provider’s 1,292 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 1,292 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,705 525 292 S3 1 13
TRAMADOL HCL 1,229 404 253 2 20
ALPRAZOLAM 1,222 484 197 B 3 11
SIMVASTATIN 970 641 232 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 872 433 204 5 4
MELOXICAM 850 474 208 6 35
LISINOPRIL 686 370 182 7 5
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 644 286 276 8 56
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 643 414 142 9 2
CEPHALEXIN 637 290 289 10 127
NAPROXEN 565 199 173 11 77
METFORMIN HCL 551 240 119 12 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 549 257 94 13 3
CLONAZEPAM 501 120 110 B 14 52
FUROSEMIDE 497 294 118 15 8
ATENOLOL 493 314 106 16 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 465 233 142 17 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 447 228 185 18 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 431 168 83 19 21
FAMOTIDINE* 398 232 113 20 61
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 389 81 61 S2 21 353
TEMAZEPAM 374 147 87 B 22 25
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 365 187 94 23 45
LIDOCAINE HCL* 360 169 193 24 351
PROAIR HFA 353 113 96 25 58
GABAPENTIN 348 130 90 26 16
PREDNISONE 345 169 143 27 46
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 343 182 79 28 9
DOXEPIN HCL 341 62 73 29 284
CARISOPRODOL 300 26 51 R 30 129
LORAZEPAM 288 126 64 B 31 36
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 285 40 56 S3 32 153
TAMSULOSIN HCL 260 190 53 33 28
DIAZEPAM 255 84 42 B 34 98
GLIPIZIDE ER 252 114 57 35 105
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228 110 47 36 12
RANITIDINE HCL 227 103 40 37 34
GLIPIZIDE 212 124 44 38 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 196 95 45 39 30
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 194 90 36 R 40 115
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 190 126 46 41 23
CLOPIDOGREL 181 119 39 42 15
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 180 89 42 R 43 130
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 175 150 31 44 10
AZITHROMYCIN 172 89 70 45 40
TRAZODONE HCL 170 56 46 46 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 167 45 30 47 71
SPIRONOLACTONE 164 75 47 48 75
VOLTAREN 163 68 74 49 69
NEXIUM 161 58 25 50 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160 105 43 51 18
SERTRALINE HCL 158 45 41 52 31
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 156 97 44 53 178
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 155 24 33 R 54 120
MOMETASONE FUROATE 151 83 82 55 279
CRESTOR 150 87 36 56 24
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 150 73 77 56 111
LYRICA 148 29 31 58 100
MIRTAZAPINE 145 43 42 59 60
CLONIDINE HCL 140 82 33 60 49
GLIPIZIDE XL 139 66 29 61 160
CARVEDILOL 137 94 30 62 22
VENTOLIN HFA 135 34 46 63 81
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 134 97 29 64 59
SYMBICORT 129 33 34 65 123
IBUPROFEN 129 40 36 65 57
ESTRADIOL 129 59 25 R 65 235
ADVAIR DISKUS 127 63 32 68 55
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 124 53 37 69 152
DIGOX 124 96 23 69 87
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 123 91 33 71 6
LEVETIRACETAM 123 32 19 71 112
ALLOPURINOL 121 71 30 73 37
FLUCONAZOLE 121 36 67 73 212
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 121 55 25 73 17
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 119 64 60 76 83
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 115 62 43 77 421
SPIRIVA 112 34 21 78 92
PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM 109 26 42 79 463
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 29 25 80 42
ROPINIROLE HCL 101 38 19 81 146
BACLOFEN 101 29 26 81 80
LACTULOSE 100 50 34 83 122
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 100 58 24 83 101
WARFARIN SODIUM 99 61 24 85 19
PROMETHAZINE HCL 98 28 39 R 86 193
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 96 31 13 S2 87 542
METOLAZONE 96 49 26 87 244
METHOCARBAMOL 94 35 22 R 89 240
DIOVAN 94 71 22 89 48
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 93 58 25 91 62
MECLIZINE HCL 92 63 28 92 93
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 91 27 16 93 208
KETOCONAZOLE 90 31 44 94 128
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 87 15 21 95 158
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84 40 16 96 29
LOVASTATIN 82 41 19 97 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82 41 23 97 47
HYDRALAZINE HCL 81 53 15 99 78
CARTIA XT 80 63 20 100 246
PROPRANOLOL HCL 79 48 14 101 154
PREMARIN 77 49 17 R 102 238
HUMIRA 77 <11 <11 102 420
MUPIROCIN* 76 30 45 104 133
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 75 <11 18 A 105 67
RISPERIDONE 75 29 16 A 105 96
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 75 20 14 105 176
PAROXETINE HCL 74 33 16 108 63
FENOFIBRATE* 73 29 17 109 53
CILOSTAZOL 73 48 12 109 165
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 70 19 13 111 149
LIDODERM 70 35 31 111 116
ABILIFY 70 0 23 A 111 156
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 68 49 14 114 255
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 68 13 15 114 131
LANTUS 67 14 17 116 68
CYMBALTA 67 <11 15 116 70
TORSEMIDE 67 39 17 116 214
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65 15 12 S2 119 89
CELEBREX 64 41 20 120 106
DALIRESP 62 20 25 121 501
ACYCLOVIR 60 35 23 122 252
INDAPAMIDE 60 41 16 122 301
LANSOPRAZOLE 59 54* 13 124 113
HUMULIN 70-30 58 <11 14 125 221
BUPROPION HCL SR 57 <11 13 126 227
MISOPROSTOL 56 21 16 127 494
KLOR-CON M20 56 40 16 127 121
FENOFIBRATE* 55 <11 <11 129 53
NIASPAN 54 24 13 130 219
INSULIN SYRINGE* 54 30 20 130 143
LAMOTRIGINE 53 0 12 132 247
INSULIN SYRINGE* 51 <11 20 133 143
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51 <11 <11 133 99
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50 24 15 135 191
NOVOLIN 70-30 50 26 18 135 132
NASONEX 50 17 17 135 217
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 Sept. 18, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.