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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,191Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 972

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 972

493 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Missouri
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 493 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 493 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 11,618 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Missouri
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 760 575 1 4
LISINOPRIL 646 391 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 612 349 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 536 377 4 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 472 253 5 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 409 244 6 13
NAMENDA 395 394 7 38
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 387 221 8 3
RISPERIDONE 382 122 9 76
DONEPEZIL HCL 374 365 10 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 365 243 11 12
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 361 32 R 12 135
CITALOPRAM HBR 354 178 13 19
METFORMIN HCL 337 154 14 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 333 261 S3 15 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 295 194 16 23
MIRTAZAPINE 273 199 17 46
TRAZODONE HCL 267 147 18 35
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 237 113 19 83
CARVEDILOL 225 165 20 21
TRAMADOL HCL 224 127 21 15
SERTRALINE HCL 205 128 22 25
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 197 150 23 39
CLOZAPINE 183 0 24 212
CYMBALTA 178 115 25 49
OMEPRAZOLE 159 110 26 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 156 22 27 146
GABAPENTIN 155 85 28 14
RANITIDINE HCL 155 70 28 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 149 37 30 96
JANUVIA 149 94 30 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 142 103 32 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 139 121 33 11
ATENOLOL 136 102 34 18
ABILIFY 136 59 34 137
LANTUS 132 77 36 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 131 92 37 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 121 107 38 43
OLANZAPINE 117 49 39 149
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 71 40 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114 58 41 31
LEVETIRACETAM 113 28 42 111
HALOPERIDOL 111 13 43 168
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108 108 44 27
ADVAIR DISKUS 104 19 45 45
NOVOLOG 101 39 46 100
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100 77 47 16
SEROQUEL 97 41 48 164
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 91 15 R 49 275
LAMOTRIGINE 91 0 49 174
BUSPIRONE HCL 87 63 51 105
PATANOL 86 48 52 278
CLOPIDOGREL 86 70 52 37
LITHIUM CARBONATE 85 18 54 271
FAMOTIDINE 84 60 55 73
FLUOXETINE HCL 84 47 55 60
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 38 S2 57 80
SPIRONOLACTONE 83 47 57 54
TOPIRAMATE 82 21 59 126
TRICOR 80 30 60 91
FINASTERIDE 80 69 60 77
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79 46 62 41
DIGOXIN 77 77 63 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 70 63 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74 64 65 20
LOVAZA 73 25 66 136
GLIPIZIDE 72 44 67 59
BACLOFEN 72 39 67 123
COMBIVENT 71 13 69 94
ALLOPURINOL 69 53 70 28
CELEBREX 68 46 71 85
SINGULAIR 68 23 71 81
PLAVIX 68 55 71 55
SANTYL 67 50 74 189
LIPITOR 65 54 75 90
NYSTATIN 64 40 76 156
IBUPROFEN 62 14 77 92
FENTANYL 62 36 S2 77 89
KLOR-CON 10 60 55 79 68
AZITHROMYCIN 59 31 80 42
MELOXICAM 58 47 81 36
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 58 39 81 169
EXELON 58 58 81 125
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 58 81 61
LOPERAMIDE 57 21 85 261
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57 40 85 67
HYDROCORTISONE 57 36 85 291
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57 32 85 69
LACTULOSE 56 0 89 211
CARBAMAZEPINE 55 0 90 203
LYRICA 55 21 90 113
INVEGA 55 12 90 300
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55 18 90 138
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54 15 94 107
ACTOS 54 24 94 163
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 41 94 63
PAROXETINE HCL 53 24 97 64
LEXAPRO 52 41 98 177
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 38 99 87
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 8, 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.