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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,025Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 972

$1.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 972

838 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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 838 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 838 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 28,915 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,588 1,476 1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,035 974 2 4
LISINOPRIL 950 812 3 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 930 904 4 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 909 855 5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 771 696 6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 755 654 7 9
SIMVASTATIN 689 567 8 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 664 598 9 13
LOVASTATIN 633 537 10 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 619 510 S3 11 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 570 569 12 26
MIRTAZAPINE 569 554 13 46
NAMENDA 566 566 14 38
METFORMIN HCL 493 394 15 8
TRAMADOL HCL 451 405 16 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 378 358 17 19
GABAPENTIN 324 295 18 14
MELOXICAM 318 283 19 36
ATENOLOL 314 302 20 18
TRAZODONE HCL 293 279 21 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 287 247 22 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 284 233 23 10
FAMOTIDINE 282 256 24 73
KLOR-CON M20 273 256 25 78
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 268 267 26 65
PREDNISONE 256 242 27 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 237 229 28 63
DIGOXIN 235 227 29 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 235 226 29 29
GLYBURIDE 226 217 R 31 70
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 221 199 32 11
CLOPIDOGREL 218 193 33 37
CARVEDILOL 217 182 34 21
LEVOFLOXACIN 216 211 35 98
ALLOPURINOL 216 207 35 28
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 212 179 37 134
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 210 201 38 87
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 204 196 39 16
LIDODERM 202 187 40 115
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200 173 41 17
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 198 166 42 39
EXELON 195 195 43 125
HYDRALAZINE HCL 192 185 44 69
CYMBALTA 187 166 45 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 186 186 46 67
KLOR-CON 10 184 161 47 68
RANITIDINE HCL 183 155 48 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 179 159 49 43
PLAVIX 167 152 50 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 163 141 51 45
CLONIDINE HCL 157 152 52 57
FINASTERIDE 154 145 53 77
SPIRIVA 152 122 54 56
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 150 131 55 27
LANTUS 145 121 56 44
SERTRALINE HCL 145 131 56 25
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 144 138 58 109
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 142 128 59 128
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 131 128 60 157
BUSPIRONE HCL 130 101 61 105
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125 124 62 41
ROPINIROLE HCL 122 114 63 72
METOLAZONE 121 108 64 186
NYSTATIN 120 115 65 156
MUPIROCIN 119 119 66 192
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 119 99 66 31
AZITHROMYCIN 117 91 68 42
CEPHALEXIN 117 111 68 124
GLIPIZIDE 116 95 70 59
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 111 103 71 74
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 110 97 72 96
PROAIR HFA 107 82 73 47
RISPERIDONE 107 94 73 76
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 103 103 75 50
LEXAPRO 103 103 75 177
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103 99 75 20
LEVETIRACETAM 100 100 78 111
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 97 83 79 83
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96 68 S2 80 80
ZETIA 94 83 81 79
DILTIAZEM ER 92 86 82 129
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 91 82 83 119
NEXIUM 91 71 83 30
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 91 90 83 132
GLIMEPIRIDE 90 78 86 34
CARTIA XT 87 75 87 216
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 74 87 32
ABILIFY 84 75 89 137
DIOVAN 82 79 90 48
AMIODARONE HCL 80 80 91 165
BACLOFEN 78 66 92 123
TRAVATAN Z 77 77 93 242
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 75 74 94 117
COUMADIN 73 53 95 196
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 70 58 96 250
FENTANYL 69 57 S2 97 89
GEMFIBROZIL 69 45 97 93
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68 52 99 140
NIFEDIPINE ER 67 67 100 116
NOVOLOG 65 65 101 100
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 49 101 54
FLOVENT HFA 63 52 103 240
JANTOVEN 62 62 104 160
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61 60 105 138
MECLIZINE HCL 61 60 105 184
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61 46 105 97
CELEBREX 61 50 105 85
GALANTAMINE HBR 60 60 109 326
COLCRYS 60 59 109 299
BUPROPION HCL SR 59 40 111 148
BUMETANIDE 58 58 112 173
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 45 112 60
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57 54 114 152
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57 57 114 82
QUINAPRIL HCL 56 47 116 95
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 42 R 116 58
NOVOLIN R 55 52 118 185
GENERLAC 55 38 118 268
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55 44 R 118 53
KLOR-CON M10 55 50 118 178
KETOCONAZOLE 55 55 118 226
METHOTREXATE 54 43 123 158
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 54 51 S3 123 161
LAMOTRIGINE 54 41 123 174
DILTIAZEM HCL 53 53 126 252
FENOFIBRATE 53 52 126 66
SINGULAIR 52 42 128 81
INSULIN SYRINGE 52 34 128 84
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. 8, 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.