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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,935Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 972

$1.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 972

524 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

17% of this provider’s 524 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 524 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 29,694 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% 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

65 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,576 1,321 S3 1 6
FUROSEMIDE 1,531 1,406 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,203 1,117 3 3
NAMENDA 1,001 984 4 38
LISINOPRIL 959 874 5 1
SIMVASTATIN 913 768 6 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 796 724 7 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 728 616 8 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 708 677 9 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 668 637 10 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 630 558 11 19
MIRTAZAPINE 608 561 12 46
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 530 495 13 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 486 430 14 83
OMEPRAZOLE 477 390 15 5
GABAPENTIN 465 387 16 14
METFORMIN HCL 457 387 17 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 424 352 18 96
LANTUS 413 329 19 44
SERTRALINE HCL 409 402 20 25
NOVOLOG 409 345 20 100
TAMSULOSIN HCL 393 323 22 29
RISPERIDONE 343 338 23 76
FENTANYL 338 304 S2 24 89
RANITIDINE HCL 316 303 25 24
CARVEDILOL 315 296 26 21
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 280 267 27 87
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 248 213 28 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 246 199 29 65
CLONIDINE HCL 233 196 30 57
TRAMADOL HCL 230 186 31 15
LIDODERM 229 195 32 115
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 229 117 32 146
KLOR-CON M20 221 203 34 78
EXELON 221 210 34 125
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 218 195 36 132
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 214 197 37 27
CLOPIDOGREL 211 182 38 37
CYMBALTA 205 182 39 49
ROPINIROLE HCL 200 195 40 72
OXYCODONE HCL 194 157 S2 41 112
TRAZODONE HCL 190 126 42 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 179 160 43 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 179 166 43 43
SEROQUEL 172 157 45 164
BUSPIRONE HCL 170 148 46 105
DIGOXIN 168 168 47 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 168 156 47 41
FINASTERIDE 167 143 49 77
MELOXICAM 165 160 50 36
PLAVIX 157 143 51 55
CEPHALEXIN 155 136 52 124
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 155 117 52 138
GLIMEPIRIDE 153 153 54 34
DETROL LA 150 126 55 170
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 145 127 56 117
NOVOLIN R 143 124 57 185
NYSTATIN 142 131 58 156
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 138 91 59 140
GLIPIZIDE ER 136 136 60 103
LEVOFLOXACIN 132 128 61 98
BUPROPION HCL SR 131 95 62 148
LEVETIRACETAM 129 75 63 111
ATENOLOL 127 127 64 18
OLANZAPINE 125 101 65 149
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 123 115 66 74
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 118 105 67 206
KLOR-CON M10 118 113 67 178
GLIPIZIDE 115 111 69 59
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 114 98 70 86
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 113 69 S2 71 80
SANTYL 112 77 72 189
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 111 105 73 109
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 110 105 74 157
LACTULOSE 105 88 75 211
ALLOPURINOL 105 101 75 28
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 105 87 S2 75 142
BACLOFEN 103 80 78 123
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 102 86 79 128
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 102 56 R 79 53
LOVASTATIN 101 99 81 22
NITROFURANTOIN 100 96 82 304
VERAPAMIL ER 98 87 83 108
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 97 79 84 97
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 97 78 84 107
DIOVAN 96 96 86 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 93 66 87 60
TRAVATAN Z 91 81 88 242
NOVOLIN 70-30 90 90 89 213
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89 86 90 63
GEMFIBROZIL 86 74 91 93
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 83 92 10
OXYCONTIN 85 20 S2 92 139
NEXIUM 85 73 92 30
ENABLEX 82 81 95 204
AMOXICILLIN 81 75 96 121
PROMETHAZINE HCL 78 57 R 97 154
PHENYTOIN 78 21 97 356
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76 70 99 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 76 73 99 45
VESICARE 75 75 101 171
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 74 74 102 134
SUCRALFATE 74 51 102 180
PREDNISONE 73 73 104 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73 57 104 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 72 69 106 54
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 72 56 106 254
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 69 61 108 169
LEXAPRO 69 58 108 177
GLYBURIDE 67 59 R 110 70
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 65 61 111 390
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63 63 112 88
FAMOTIDINE 63 63 112 73
FORTICAL 61 61 114 355
LATANOPROST 61 55 114 265
CRESTOR 60 60 116 33
TOPIRAMATE 59 47 117 126
DILTIAZEM ER 58 52 118 129
PRADAXA 54 54 119 295
KLOR-CON 10 54 45 119 68
CHOLESTYRAMINE 53 53 121 402
PREMARIN 53 41 R 121 153
LEVEMIR 53 40 121 234
CARBAMAZEPINE 53 49 121 203
DILTIAZEM HCL 52 52 125 252
SEROQUEL XR 52 35 125 236
HUMALOG 51 49 127 150
RIVASTIGMINE 50 50 128 496
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 Feb. 23, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.