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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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67,515Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 972

$4.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 972

1,098 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

10% of this provider’s 1,098 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 1,098 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 33,093 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

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
LISINOPRIL 2,128 1,134 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 1,951 1,110 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,707 1,087 3 7
RISPERIDONE 1,554 681 4 76
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,527 850 5 4
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 1,252 288 R 6 135
TRAZODONE HCL 1,233 555 7 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,179 1,054 8 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,138 578 9 9
NAMENDA 1,085 977 10 38
OMEPRAZOLE 1,077 512 11 5
GABAPENTIN 1,065 427 12 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,056 564 13 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,035 616 14 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 1,031 353 15 96
CITALOPRAM HBR 984 538 16 19
METFORMIN HCL 976 421 17 8
MIRTAZAPINE 927 667 18 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 903 533 19 13
TRAMADOL HCL 810 450 20 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 759 302 21 10
FAMOTIDINE 701 380 22 73
LANTUS 689 356 23 44
CYMBALTA 611 249 24 49
SERTRALINE HCL 593 307 25 25
HALOPERIDOL 587 161 26 168
CARVEDILOL 584 342 27 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 561 277 S3 28 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 558 250 29 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 558 414 29 29
LEVETIRACETAM 542 191 31 111
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 540 312 32 83
JANUVIA 528 226 33 75
IBUPROFEN 522 161 34 92
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 514 88 35 146
ADVAIR DISKUS 492 212 36 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 486 257 37 65
TOPIRAMATE 467 120 38 126
OLANZAPINE 466 208 39 149
HYDRALAZINE HCL 460 289 40 69
NOVOLOG 457 232 41 100
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 445 221 42 41
RANITIDINE HCL 443 195 43 24
ABILIFY 443 187 43 137
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 424 250 45 16
CLONIDINE HCL 423 233 46 57
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 411 149 10 47 140
SANTYL 410 201 10 48 189
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 410 161 48 138
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 393 206 50 67
BACLOFEN 377 63 51 123
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 370 130 52 31
NOVOLIN R 367 234 53 185
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 363 155 54 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 338 130 55 23
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 312 153 56 128
RISPERDAL CONSTA 307 99 57 247
SPIRONOLACTONE 305 204 58 54
PROAIR HFA 305 63 58 47
NEXIUM 301 154 60 30
TRICOR 301 75 60 91
CLOPIDOGREL 299 217 62 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 297 141 63 17
MELOXICAM 295 186 64 36
CLOZAPINE 285 0 65 212
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 284 209 66 27
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 282 115 S2 67 80
LAMOTRIGINE 282 65 67 174
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 266 129 69 109
OXCARBAZEPINE 257 93 70 244
SPIRIVA 256 131 71 56
SEROQUEL 254 129 72 164
KLOR-CON M20 252 136 73 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 245 208 74 43
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 242 41 R 75 53
SEROQUEL XR 240 80 76 236
DETROL LA 232 89 10 77 170
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 231 175 78 87
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 218 130 79 132
PLAVIX 213 153 80 55
LIDODERM 210 107 81 115
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 208 96 10 82 285
EXELON 205 191 83 125
CELEBREX 204 83 84 85
FINASTERIDE 201 137 85 77
BUSPIRONE HCL 199 66 86 105
GEMFIBROZIL 197 50 87 93
NAPROXEN 193 56 88 71
CARBAMAZEPINE 190 23 89 203
AZITHROMYCIN 189 84 90 42
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 184 130 91 169
VENTOLIN HFA 179 70 92 162
VALPROIC ACID 178 86 93 257
GLIPIZIDE 177 108 94 59
DIGOXIN 174 99 95 52
LEXAPRO 171 109 96 177
MEGESTROL ACETATE 165 100 R 97 195
PREDNISONE 158 81 98 40
TRAVATAN Z 153 71 99 242
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 152 95 100 134
FENOFIBRATE 145 64 101 66
LOVASTATIN 145 72 101 22
DIOVAN 141 96 103 48
ALLOPURINOL 141 79 103 28
LOPERAMIDE 139 48 105 261
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 136 60 106 157
KLOR-CON M10 133 70 107 178
LIPITOR 133 62 107 90
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 132 19 R 109 275
JANTOVEN 131 104 110 160
LATANOPROST 131 95 110 265
NYSTATIN 130 87 112 156
NYSTOP 128 69 113 220
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 127 74 114 63
FLUCONAZOLE 127 21 114 183
GLIPIZIDE ER 126 79 116 103
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 124 36 117 147
CRESTOR 124 74 117 33
SINGULAIR 123 45 119 81
KLOR-CON 10 122 47 120 68
FLUOXETINE HCL 121 52 121 60
GENERLAC 120 66 122 268
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 119 20 123 360
PROPRANOLOL HCL 119 15 123 118
ZYPREXA 118 46 125 340
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 115 54 126 250
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 114 36 127 39
ZETIA 114 67 127 79
VENLAFAXINE HCL 110 21 129 230
NIASPAN 110 19 129 144
LITHIUM CARBONATE 109 0 131 271
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 107 44 132 107
INVEGA 106 32 133 300
LACTULOSE 106 25 133 211
LABETALOL HCL 105 41 135 181
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 105 26 S2 135 106
CEPHALEXIN 105 56 135 124
MUPIROCIN 105 32 135 192
PATANOL 104 44 139 278
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 101 52 140 119
ROPINIROLE HCL 99 32 141 72
VESICARE 99 49 141 171
COMBIVENT 99 34 141 94
HUMALOG 95 76 144 150
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 94 28 145 305
PRENATAL PLUS 93 19 146 218
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 92 65 147 97
HYDROXYZINE HCL 92 28 R 147 208
PAROXETINE HCL 92 62 147 64
OXYCODONE HCL 92 12 S2 147 112
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 91 27 151 416
TRANSDERM-SCOP 90 60 152 368
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 90 14 152 322
ATENOLOL 89 75 154 18
LEVOFLOXACIN 88 53 155 98
BUPROPION HCL SR 87 42 156 148
LYRICA 87 34 156 113
AMIODARONE HCL 86 63 158 165
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 86 65 158 248
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 86 15 158 307
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 81 66 161 352
GLIMEPIRIDE 80 53 162 34
ENULOSE 80 36 162 392
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 80 51 162 272
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 80 14 162 387
BUPROPION HCL 78 32 166 313
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 76 25 167 330
SINGLE USE SWAB 76 35 167 298
RENVELA 76 27 167 274
INSULIN SYRINGE 75 37 170 84
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 74 35 171 390
NOVOLIN 70-30 72 40 172 213
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 72 69 172 432
GLUCAGON EMERGENCY KIT 72 43 172 350
LATUDA 71 11 175 335
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 71 20 175 117
ACYCLOVIR 71 50 175 284
BUPROPION XL 69 37 178 191
TIZANIDINE HCL 69 0 178 143
TOVIAZ 68 43 180 437
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 68 39 180 254
DICYCLOMINE HCL 67 0 182 179
MIDODRINE HCL 67 40 182 289
LEVEMIR 66 29 184 234
FENTANYL 66 43 S2 184 89
NIFEDIPINE ER 63 45 186 116
AZELASTINE HCL 63 22 186 296
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61 52 188 74
SUCRALFATE 60 48 189 180
LUNESTA 58 26 190 232
METOLAZONE 58 44 190 186
ACTOS 58 0 190 163
OXYCONTIN 58 0 S2 190 139
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 57 15 194 323
HYDROCORTISONE 57 21 194 291
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56 47 196 50
CILOSTAZOL 55 38 197 239
PRIMIDONE 55 34 197 253
PHENYTOIN 55 20 197 356
CALCIUM ACETATE 54 0 200 476
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 53 14 201 484
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 51 13 202 297
DILTIAZEM HCL 51 29 202 252
AGGRENOX 51 45 202 197
KETOCONAZOLE 51 11 202 226
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 50 0 206 496
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 Sept. 13, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.