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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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51,901Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 3722

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 283 out of 3722

1,679 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% 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 1,679 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 1,679 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$20 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
VITAMIN D2 3,457 3,256 594 10 1 94
SIMVASTATIN 3,056 2,908 388 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 2,006 1,946 333 3 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,759 1,678 221 4 10
LISINOPRIL 1,664 1,594 215 5 5
METFORMIN HCL 1,369 1,305 188 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,103 1,090 169 7 2
RANITIDINE HCL 1,090 1,024 209 8 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,071 1,034 157 9 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,025 971 139 10 18
VOLTAREN 1,012 970 258 11 69
RENAL CAPS 929 856 144 12 104
ALPRAZOLAM 849 811 149 B 13 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 835 830* 147 14 27
TEMAZEPAM 803 791 147 B 15 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 736 697 117 16 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 720 689 114 17 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 702 643 119 18 3
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 640 619 78 19 45
FUROSEMIDE 640 611 98 19 8
SYNTHROID 613 590 82 21 41
CLONAZEPAM 568 523 116 B 22 52
CLOPIDOGREL 555 528 90 23 15
ATENOLOL 533 510 72 24 14
GLIPIZIDE 526 513 79 25 38
GABAPENTIN 512 458 117 26 16
IBUPROFEN 487 442 150 27 57
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 467 462* 64 28 43
FOLIC ACID 437 392 81 29 91
CARVEDILOL 419 407 66 30 22
AFEDITAB CR 412 391 64 10 31 245
FENOFIBRATE* 409 368 71 32 53
FAMOTIDINE* 403 384 67 33 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 396 391* 64 34 28
VIAGRA 372 359 62 35 73
WARFARIN SODIUM 352 334 53 36 19
LOVASTATIN 340 308 43 37 26
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 309 287 109 38 83
FOLBIC 305 289 65 10 39 311
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 300 270 106 40 32
TRAMADOL HCL 292 253 92 41 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 282 253 39 42 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 281 254 53 43 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 276 271* 53 44 30
PAROXETINE HCL 271 254 41 45 63
KETOCONAZOLE 261 235 69 46 128
ALLOPURINOL 252 239 36 47 37
NIFEDIPINE ER 252 240 34 47 66
NAPROXEN 251 246* 88 49 77
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 247 247 38 50 64
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 240 226 32 51 163
VENTOLIN HFA 236 220 59 52 81
BENICAR 232 232 29 53 118
LEVOXYL 225 207 76 54 251
TRAZODONE HCL 222 204 64 55 54
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 220 215* 73 56 95
LANSOPRAZOLE 219 214* 41 57 113
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 216 191 71 58 21
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 216 211* 37 58 99
SERTRALINE HCL 213 198 40 60 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 209 178 60 S3 61 13
LORAZEPAM 203 198* 31 B 62 36
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 201 196* 61 63 125
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 200 180 36 64 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 190 172 32 65 47
ULTICARE* 189 184* 40 66 313
LIDODERM 183 178* 51 67 116
CRESTOR 178 167 29 68 24
FINASTERIDE 175 175 23 69 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 175 170* 134 69 56
BUSPIRONE HCL 174 155 44 71 141
GLIPIZIDE XL 173 173 22 72 160
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 168 155 63 73 145
ZOSTAVAX 168 163* 168 73 196
MELOXICAM 160 144 49 75 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 159 154* 25 76 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 159 159 31 76 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 155 138 24 78 59
CICLOPIROX* 149 144* 57 79 185
FENOFIBRATE* 147 129 26 80 53
TRADJENTA 145 140* 22 81 199
DICYCLOMINE HCL 144 139* 45 82 191
AZITHROMYCIN 140 135* 112 83 40
ESTAZOLAM 131 131 22 B 84 273
BENZONATATE 129 124* 50 85 276
NYSTATIN 128 123* 50 86 164
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 125 120* 60 S3 87 153
GEMFIBROZIL 121 116* 21 88 97
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 121 116* 36 88 173
NEXIUM 120 109 18 90 50
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 117 102 45 91 224
VERAPAMIL ER 117 112* 16 91 114
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 115 115 23 93 184
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 115 115 26 B 93 167
SYMBICORT 113 108* 33 95 123
ADVAIR DISKUS 112 107* 29 96 55
PREDNISONE 105 100* 48 97 46
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 102 97* 27 98 152
CIALIS 102 97* 22 98 168
LANOXIN 99 99 23 100 269
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 95 <11 <11 101 178
METOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 95 14 10 101 428
PROCTOZONE-HC 92 69 36 103 198
RENO CAPS 91 80 33 104 264
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 89 84* 19 A 105 67
SPIRONOLACTONE 88 83* 14 106 75
LACTULOSE 87 82* 29 107 122
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 86 81* 15 108 182
PROPRANOLOL HCL 84 <11 <11 109 154
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 81 76* 22 110 101
PROAIR HFA 81 76* 33 110 58
CILOSTAZOL 80 80 15 112 165
SURE COMFORT* 79 74* 21 113 206
DIOVAN 78 78 12 114 48
TERAZOSIN HCL 74 74 14 115 110
TIZANIDINE HCL 74 69* 32 115 107
JANUVIA 72 72 16 117 76
GLIMEPIRIDE 72 <11 <11 117 39
CARAFATE 71 71 20 119 426
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 71 66* 15 119 149
LOPERAMIDE 71 66* 33 119 267
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70 <11 <11 122 88
SOTALOL 69 64* 11 123 249
ANASTROZOLE 68 <11 <11 124 324
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 68 55 19 124 231
TERBINAFINE HCL 67 62* 27 126 484
CLONIDINE HCL 66 66 11 127 49
IRBESARTAN 66 <11 <11 127 135
PHENAZOPYRIDINE HCL 66 66 33 127 367
SUCRALFATE 66 61* 31 127 201
GOLYTELY 62 57* 61 131 315
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62 62 21 131 134
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 61 61 11 133 62
METRONIDAZOLE 60 55* 29 134 233
TENIVAC 59 54* 59 10 135 531
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 <11 <11 136 85
FLUOXETINE HCL 56 <11 <11 137 71
LYRICA 56 51* 12 137 100
BENICAR HCT 54 <11 <11 139 169
FELODIPINE ER 54 <11 <11 139 218
MOMETASONE FUROATE 53 48* 22 141 279
FLUNISOLIDE 51 51 13 142 340
GALANTAMINE HBR 51 <11 <11 142 256
NAMENDA 50 50 15 144 44
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 Oct. 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.