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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,759Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 3722

$2.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 3722

1,700 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older
28% 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

6% of this provider’s 1,700 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 1,700 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
LISINOPRIL 1,248 1,079 374 1 5
GABAPENTIN 1,134 841 326 2 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,044 909 307 3 17
OMEPRAZOLE 1,012 834 301 4 4
BACLOFEN 960 731 368 10 5 80
SIMVASTATIN 908 825 271 6 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 868 755 225 7 3
ATENOLOL 842 720 231 8 14
TRAMADOL HCL 758 595 265 9 20
METFORMIN HCL 691 591 219 10 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 677 500 200 S3 11 13
PREDNISONE 669 587 377 12 46
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 646 568 189 13 9
HYDRALAZINE HCL 634 587 161 14 78
CITALOPRAM HBR 617 459 184 15 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 613 566 170 16 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 556 447 174 17 23
FUROSEMIDE 546 456 176 18 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 524 448 277 19 32
ALPRAZOLAM 517 428 144 B 20 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 507 409 132 21 21
CLOPIDOGREL 492 423 135 22 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 481 430 121 23 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 478 411 144 24 12
LOVASTATIN 469 432 136 25 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 468 431 133 26 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 453 379 144 27 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 441 409 129 28 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 423 382 122 29 10
CEPHALEXIN 367 288 260 30 127
SUCRALFATE 357 288 139 31 201
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 356 323 94 32 64
RANITIDINE HCL 337 249 127 33 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 299 274 108 34 27
TRAZODONE HCL 292 209 83 35 54
GLIPIZIDE 286 238 79 36 38
CARVEDILOL 286 260 79 36 22
ALLOPURINOL 267 238 82 38 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 266 225 210 39 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 249 190 82 40 29
FLUOCINONIDE 228 190 146 41 361
VENLAFAXINE HCL 212 152 69 42 254
TEMAZEPAM 209 197 55 B 43 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 209 189 73 43 55
BUMETANIDE 207 179 64 45 126
LIDOCAINE 204 176 137 46 298
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 201 171 162 47 111
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199 194* 65 48 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 195 190* 50 49 33
FINASTERIDE 178 178 61 50 65
DIGOX 175 144 57 51 87
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 169 138 51 52 51
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 169 116 46 A 52 67
AMOXICILLIN 169 146 131 52 124
AZITHROMYCIN 166 131 135 55 40
METRONIDAZOLE 165 141 138 56 233
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 160 131 50 57 59
OXYCODONE HCL 160 87 47 S2 57 84
KLOR-CON M20 159 137 58 59 121
PROAIR HFA 159 106 86 59 58
CLONAZEPAM 158 101 55 B 61 52
ROPINIROLE HCL 154 101 41 62 146
VOLTAREN 151 127 109 63 69
SYNTHROID 147 136 46 64 41
CYMBALTA 146 102 40 65 70
MIDODRINE HCL 138 118 39 66 379
MELOXICAM 137 101 45 67 35
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 136 116 34 68 144
CLONIDINE HCL 135 98 34 69 49
DICYCLOMINE HCL 134 88 55 70 191
GLIPIZIDE ER 134 102 45 70 105
SERTRALINE HCL 130 93 32 72 31
GEMFIBROZIL 128 123* 36 73 97
GLYBURIDE 127 109 38 R 74 103
CRESTOR 118 93 47 75 24
METHOCARBAMOL 109 67 41 R 76 240
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 107 65 27 R 77 115
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 102* 33 77 43
LORAZEPAM 103 78 27 B 79 36
CALCITONIN-SALMON 102 97* 29 80 291
SPIRIVA 102 63 37 80 92
METHOTREXATE 102 97* 33 80 213
DIAZEPAM 100 79 52 B 83 98
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 96 84 69 84 441
BUPROPION HCL 96 57 33 84 304
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 94 78 24 86 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 91 71 23 87 158
DIGOXIN 90 70 25 88 151
SPIRONOLACTONE 89 69 27 89 75
ZOSTAVAX 88 83* 88 90 196
NEXIUM 87 58 25 91 50
FOLIC ACID 87 82* 29 91 91
FENOFIBRATE* 87 82* 27 91 53
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 85 52 34 R 94 120
MECLIZINE HCL 85 51 23 94 93
GLIPIZIDE XL 83 78* 25 96 160
DILTIAZEM HCL 82 68 26 97 248
GLIMEPIRIDE 80 75* 20 98 39
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 80 55 33 98 162
LANTUS 80 61 22 98 68
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 79 68 67 101 407
ESTRADIOL 79 50 25 R 101 235
TIZANIDINE HCL 79 63 21 101 107
QVAR 78 63 30 104 286
PRIMIDONE 77 63 21 105 274
TOPIRAMATE 77 27 25 105 211
LEVETIRACETAM 76 39 21 107 112
CARTIA XT 75 61 20 108 246
CHOLESTYRAMINE 75 59 58 108 395
ZETIA 75 62 25 108 82
VENTOLIN HFA 75 55 30 108 81
FLUOXETINE HCL 74 42 26 112 71
VESICARE 73 47 22 113 157
DEXAMETHASONE 72 61 45 114 430
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 71 66* 21 115 163
FLUCONAZOLE 71 51 55 115 212
NAMENDA 71 66* 19 115 44
DIOVAN 71 66* 23 115 48
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 70 47 20 119 179
KLOR-CON 10 69 53 31 120 117
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 69 64* 22 120 62
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 68 63* 34 122 222
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 67 62* 51 123 138
NIFEDIPINE ER 67 62* 21 123 66
LYRICA 66 42 15 125 100
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 17 16 S2 126 90
ACYCLOVIR 63 58* 35 126 252
METHYLDOPA 61 61 19 R 128 630
CLOTRIMAZOLE 60 49 35 129 352
SYMBICORT 58 37 17 130 123
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58 <11 <11 130 208
NIASPAN 58 53* 21 130 219
GALANTAMINE HBR 57 57 13 133 256
HYDROXYZINE HCL 57 34 24 R 133 271
TOPROL XL 56 51* 19 135 348
PAROXETINE HCL 56 51* 18 135 63
PREMARIN 56 51* 31 R 135 238
AVODART 56 56 11 135 180
QUINAPRIL HCL 55 50* 15 139 223
JANTOVEN 54 49* 20 140 142
INSULIN SYRINGE* 54 35 23 140 143
FENOFIBRATE* 53 38 14 142 53
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 53 48* 32 142 83
RAMIPRIL 53 48* 16 142 109
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52 47* 16 145 79
FENOFIBRATE* 52 47* 22 145 53
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52 36 17 145 99
AMIODARONE HCL 51 46* 19 148 197
TERAZOSIN HCL 51 51 16 148 110
EXELON 50 45* 17 150 137
FENTANYL 50 45* 17 S2 150 140
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 May 2, 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.