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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,243Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 51 out of 972

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 972

621 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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

9% of this provider’s 621 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 621 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 13,823 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 797 667 1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 789 573 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 728 579 3 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 634 502 4 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 608 382 S3 5 6
SIMVASTATIN 470 347 6 2
LISINOPRIL 459 320 7 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 438 329 8 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 403 290 9 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 348 290 10 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 323 271 11 9
NAMENDA 297 274 12 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 296 254 13 19
METFORMIN HCL 294 164 14 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 284 273 15 26
GABAPENTIN 223 148 16 14
LANTUS 222 183 17 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 216 172 18 67
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 210 163 19 27
TRAZODONE HCL 200 125 20 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 199 133 21 11
NOVOLOG 199 149 21 100
ATENOLOL 189 137 23 18
TRAMADOL HCL 182 136 24 15
SERTRALINE HCL 176 139 25 25
RANITIDINE HCL 175 122 26 24
PAROXETINE HCL 150 114 27 64
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149 96 28 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 147 124 29 65
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 146 105 30 20
PREDNISONE 145 135 31 40
CYMBALTA 137 101 32 49
MIRTAZAPINE 132 107 33 46
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 130 124 34 87
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128 79 35 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 127 105 36 29
ALLOPURINOL 122 105 37 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 77 38 10
SPIRIVA 120 55 39 56
ROPINIROLE HCL 120 68 39 72
CLOPIDOGREL 120 94 39 37
PLAVIX 117 88 42 55
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114 79 43 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113 52 44 31
PROAIR HFA 108 50 45 47
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 105 104 46 169
LIDOCAINE HCL 104 96 47 344
GLIPIZIDE 102 84 48 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 92 49 49 45
CRESTOR 92 54 49 33
RISPERIDONE 91 71 51 76
CEPHALEXIN 87 63 52 124
OLANZAPINE 86 86 53 149
DIGOXIN 84 80 54 52
SINGULAIR 84 30 54 81
FINASTERIDE 83 72 56 77
LEVETIRACETAM 82 81 57 111
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82 24 S2 57 80
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 79 44 59 97
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 79 70 59 109
FLUOXETINE HCL 78 40 61 60
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 78 65 61 74
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 78 78 61 132
INSULIN SYRINGE 71 22 64 84
FLOVENT HFA 70 22 65 240
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 69 56 66 128
NEXIUM 68 36 67 30
DIOVAN 64 46 68 48
LIPITOR 64 32 68 90
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63 30 70 86
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63 18 R 70 58
TOPIRAMATE 62 40 72 126
IBUPROFEN 61 16 73 92
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60 48 74 83
FENTANYL 60 57 S2 74 89
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60 55 74 63
FENOFIBRATE 60 33 74 66
DETROL LA 59 41 78 170
CHLORTHALIDONE 59 25 78 159
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 51 78 54
TIZANIDINE HCL 56 26 81 143
KETOCONAZOLE 56 32 81 226
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 55 36 83 146
AZITHROMYCIN 55 37 83 42
NYSTOP 54 37 85 220
OXYCODONE HCL 53 0 S2 86 112
GLIPIZIDE ER 53 14 86 103
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52 40 88 118
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 13 89 32
HUMALOG 50 42 89 150
VESICARE 50 47 89 171
NITROFURANTOIN 50 47 89 304
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50 25 89 147
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 June 5, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.