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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,873Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 972

$1.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 972

1,143 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 1,143 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 1,143 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 19,845 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$53 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 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,276 882 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,126 859 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 940 655 3 3
LISINOPRIL 863 606 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 746 537 5 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 638 493 6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 621 455 7 5
GABAPENTIN 604 334 8 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 567 322 S3 9 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 564 392 10 19
METFORMIN HCL 545 282 11 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 504 360 12 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 481 284 13 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 460 347 14 12
TRAMADOL HCL 436 232 15 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 371 338 16 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 331 226 17 11
CARVEDILOL 319 263 18 21
ATENOLOL 310 251 19 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 299 249 20 34
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 289 172 21 119
RANITIDINE HCL 286 141 22 24
NAMENDA 278 251 23 38
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 270 236 24 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 264 208 25 16
CLOPIDOGREL 253 195 26 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 251 206 27 43
LOVASTATIN 248 190 28 22
LANTUS 237 164 29 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231 168 30 10
CYMBALTA 225 94 31 49
CLONIDINE HCL 216 170 32 57
ROPINIROLE HCL 213 140 33 72
RISPERIDONE 211 92 34 76
DIGOXIN 207 131 35 52
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 202 148 36 50
SERTRALINE HCL 192 93 37 25
CRESTOR 187 69 38 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 187 73 R 38 53
SPIRIVA 186 103 40 56
PAROXETINE HCL 178 90 41 64
PROAIR HFA 177 111 42 47
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 176 88 43 157
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 170 85 44 86
TRAZODONE HCL 169 77 45 35
PLAVIX 168 128 46 55
GLIPIZIDE 164 160 47 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 162 92 48 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161 134 49 32
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 157 54 50 140
LYRICA 157 91 50 113
CELEBREX 156 110 52 85
TRILIPIX 155 56 53 235
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153 99 54 65
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 152 111 55 20
NAPROXEN 151 46 56 71
ALLOPURINOL 151 100 56 28
AZITHROMYCIN 148 83 58 42
LEVOFLOXACIN 148 101 58 98
NIASPAN 141 16 60 144
NEXIUM 140 62 61 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138 100 62 29
PEN NEEDLE 137 85 63 99
FINASTERIDE 135 123 64 77
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 135 83 S3 64 161
MIRTAZAPINE 134 106 66 46
KLOR-CON M20 133 87 67 78
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 127 61 68 83
HYDRALAZINE HCL 126 98 69 69
JANUVIA 126 90 69 75
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126 86 69 17
METOLAZONE 124 92 72 186
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 123 89 73 39
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 121 99 74 87
FAMOTIDINE 118 37 75 73
FENTANYL 114 53 S2 76 89
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 114 50 76 67
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 112 12 78 146
BUMETANIDE 111 84 79 173
INSULIN SYRINGE 111 55 79 84
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110 61 81 31
BUSPIRONE HCL 106 55 82 105
AVODART 104 82 83 214
BENAZEPRIL HCL 98 64 84 88
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 96 72 85 63
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 95 18 S2 86 106
DIOVAN 94 55 87 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 93 80 88 60
BUPROPION HCL SR 92 43 89 148
PROPRANOLOL HCL 91 30 90 118
LIDODERM 91 66 90 115
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 90 13 R 92 135
PREDNISONE 86 61 93 40
SPIRONOLACTONE 85 38 94 54
TERAZOSIN HCL 83 62 95 120
SINGULAIR 81 42 96 81
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 80 29 97 96
NOVOLIN 70-30 77 57 98 213
GLIPIZIDE XL 76 55 99 198
METHOTREXATE 76 46 99 158
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75 61 R 101 58
LIPITOR 75 52 101 90
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 74 66 103 169
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72 39 104 138
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 70 59 105 128
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 70 63 105 97
MECLIZINE HCL 69 61 107 184
DICYCLOMINE HCL 69 24 107 179
VESICARE 68 38 109 171
ABILIFY 66 27 110 137
SYNTHROID 66 47 110 51
TOPIRAMATE 66 12 110 126
GLYBURIDE 66 59 R 110 70
NASONEX 65 28 114 205
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 65 32 114 305
QUINAPRIL HCL 63 63 116 95
HUMALOG 62 36 117 150
METFORMIN HCL ER 60 56 118 62
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 21 S2 118 80
VERAPAMIL ER 58 43 120 108
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 58 19 120 130
COMBIVENT 58 39 120 94
KETOCONAZOLE 58 18 120 226
GEMFIBROZIL 57 40 124 93
HUMULIN 70-30 56 29 125 225
SEROQUEL 55 30 126 164
MEGESTROL ACETATE 55 55 R 126 195
DETROL LA 55 30 126 170
HYDROXYZINE HCL 54 37 R 129 208
BYSTOLIC 54 35 129 102
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54 21 129 107
IBUPROFEN 53 12 132 92
BACLOFEN 51 26 133 123
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 32 133 74
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 36 133 134
OLANZAPINE 50 11 136 149
AMIODARONE HCL 50 36 136 165
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 Jan. 26, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.