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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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56,076Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 3722

$965K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 334 out of 3722

2,862 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

1% of this provider’s 2,862 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 2,862 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

$17 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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 2,940 2,835 335 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 2,815 2,621 477 10 2 4
LISINOPRIL 2,217 2,077 255 3 5
VITAMIN D2 1,452 1,336 471 4 94
METFORMIN HCL 1,392 1,254 170 5 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,375 1,311 177 6 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,262 1,155 144 7 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,134 944 148 8 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,123 1,064 169 9 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,106 1,062 171 10 27
SYNTHROID 1,084 1,064 134 11 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,057 1,017 121 12 19
ATENOLOL 995 911 124 13 14
LOVASTATIN 959 944 102 14 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 913 842 118 15 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 817 787 110 16 9
ALPRAZOLAM 796 756 149 B 17 11
GABAPENTIN 748 646 139 18 16
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 743 708 91 19 45
FOLIC ACID 718 681 110 20 91
RANITIDINE HCL 699 630 136 21 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 691 670 106 22 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 660 660 93 23 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 643 617 80 24 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 637 621 96 25 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 601 545 132 S3 26 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 598 553 100 27 3
RENAL CAPS 588 583* 86 28 104
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 564 540 187 29 32
GLIPIZIDE 560 497 75 30 38
FUROSEMIDE 520 470 104 31 8
SERTRALINE HCL 455 429 80 32 31
CLOPIDOGREL 438 382 68 33 15
CARVEDILOL 403 382 58 34 22
IBUPROFEN 399 359 166 35 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 388 353 102 36 29
TEMAZEPAM 369 356 75 B 37 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 367 335 43 38 42
KETOCONAZOLE 333 312 92 39 128
VIAGRA 329 324* 61 40 73
LORAZEPAM 328 317 51 B 41 36
CICLOPIROX* 298 293* 88 42 185
TRAZODONE HCL 294 265 77 43 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 285 261 52 44 30
FINASTERIDE 279 279 34 45 65
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 274 269* 30 46 64
MELOXICAM 271 247 127 47 35
TRAMADOL HCL 267 219 80 48 20
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 267 236 35 48 163
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 261 221 50 50 51
VOLTAREN 249 236 81 51 69
ZOSTAVAX 247 229 247 52 196
GEMFIBROZIL 246 219 41 53 97
ALLOPURINOL 245 227 28 54 37
ESTAZOLAM 245 245 48 B 54 273
NAPROXEN 232 209 130 56 77
GLIPIZIDE XL 230 213 31 57 160
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 230 212 76 57 83
PROCTOZONE-HC 225 220* 84 59 198
AZITHROMYCIN 224 205 217 60 40
TIZANIDINE HCL 224 203 123 60 107
PAROXETINE HCL 218 203 38 62 63
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 215 210* 29 63 182
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 212 188 68 64 173
PROAIR HFA 203 181 76 65 58
VENTOLIN HFA 196 179 54 66 81
CLONAZEPAM 196 158 46 B 66 52
NIFEDIPINE ER 195 195 25 68 66
HYDRALAZINE HCL 195 182 36 68 78
FENOFIBRATE* 192 165 34 70 53
LANSOPRAZOLE 190 173 29 71 113
LEVOXYL 189 176 65 72 251
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 189 184* 32 72 184
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 184 161 20 74 88
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 179 164 29 75 149
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 175 175 19 76 178
FAMOTIDINE* 174 153 34 77 61
CIALIS 172 167* 34 78 168
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 164 159* 66 79 125
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 162 157* 65 80 95
AFEDITAB CR 154 154 19 10 81 245
QVAR 152 147* 41 82 286
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 149 136 68 S3 83 153
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 144 139* 52 84 21
FOLBIC 143 138* 20 10 85 311
STAXYN 142 121 54 10 86 376
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 138 133* 18 87 59
KLOR-CON 10 132 117 25 88 117
CLONIDINE HCL 129 118 30 89 49
GALANTAMINE HBR 128 123* 15 90 256
NYSTATIN 126 108 100 91 164
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 123 110 29 92 99
MOMETASONE FUROATE 122 117* 52 93 279
ADVAIR DISKUS 120 106 36 94 55
CILOSTAZOL 119 119 18 95 165
PREDNISONE 116 111* 41 96 46
AMIODARONE HCL 114 114 18 97 197
BENAZEPRIL HCL 114 114 11 97 79
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 114 109* 15 97 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 111 86 18 100 71
GLIMEPIRIDE 111 99 18 100 39
FELODIPINE ER 110 110 12 102 218
FENOFIBRATE* 107 102* 17 103 53
IRBESARTAN 106 106 11 104 135
METFORMIN HCL ER 105 81 17 105 86
SURE COMFORT* 103 87 22 106 206
NEXIUM 102 102 14 107 50
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 101 96* 19 B 108 167
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 100 100 11 109 62
BACLOFEN 98 66 49 110 80
VERAPAMIL ER 97 <11 <11 111 114
JANUVIA 96 91* 16 112 76
BENICAR HCT 96 96 11 112 169
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 95 90* 91 114 74
LIDODERM 92 87* 37 115 116
LEVITRA 92 87* 26 115 297
ULTICARE* 91 59 26 117 313
NAMENDA 91 91 14 117 44
LACTULOSE 89 89 26 119 122
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 88 83* 83 120 102
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83 83 17 A 121 67
LEVOFLOXACIN 83 78* 82 121 72
BENICAR 83 78* 12 121 118
SPIRONOLACTONE 82 82 18 124 75
SYMBICORT 80 80 18 125 123
KLOR-CON M20 79 79 19 126 121
FLUNISOLIDE 79 79 23 126 340
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 73* 14 128 85
TRADJENTA 78 78 15 128 199
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77 72* 75 130 56
LANOXIN 77 77 17 130 269
BUSPIRONE HCL 76 71* 25 132 141
PRIMIDONE 76 76 16 132 274
BUMETANIDE 75 75 15 134 126
LANTUS 75 70* 17 134 68
AZELASTINE HCL 75 70* 30 134 346
RISPERIDONE 74 52 15 A 137 96
BENZONATATE 74 69* 40 137 276
LOPERAMIDE 73 68* 30 139 267
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 72 67* 55 140 111
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 67* 31 140 134
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69 69 11 142 144
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 62* 11 143 192
RENO CAPS 66 66 30 144 264
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 65 60* 15 145 152
HYDROCORTISONE 63 51 20 146 314
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 63 51 15 146 334
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 56* 33 148 145
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 <11 <11 149 287
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 56 <11 <11 149 259
PENTOXIFYLLINE 55 55 13 151 174
TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 53 48* 19 152 350
ONDANSETRON ODT 52 47* 44 153 469
TERAZOSIN HCL 51 <11 <11 154 110
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 <11 <11 154 154
METRONIDAZOLE 50 45* 25 156 233
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 19, 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.