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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,230Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 972

$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 972

577 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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
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this specialty
in Missouri
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 577 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

34% of this provider’s 577 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 13,014 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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 1,537 659 S3 1 6
LISINOPRIL 664 377 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 588 321 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 557 282 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 556 299 5 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 534 390 6 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 529 332 7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 493 276 8 4
SIMVASTATIN 469 245 9 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 466 285 10 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 422 265 11 13
RANITIDINE HCL 357 141 12 24
GABAPENTIN 340 177 13 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 316 167 14 11
AZITHROMYCIN 313 147 15 42
METFORMIN HCL 312 120 16 8
NEXIUM 302 126 17 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 298 144 18 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 290 185 19 43
CARVEDILOL 283 128 20 21
TRAMADOL HCL 274 188 21 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 254 155 22 19
PROAIR HFA 245 73 23 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 234 107 24 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 229 218 25 26
SPIRIVA 219 118 26 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 219 65 26 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 207 59 28 65
CRESTOR 202 108 29 33
TRAZODONE HCL 184 81 30 35
NAMENDA 183 160 31 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 169 132 32 41
CYMBALTA 156 51 33 49
MIRTAZAPINE 155 98 34 46
ROPINIROLE HCL 153 81 35 72
LIDODERM 150 103 36 115
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 150 116 36 50
FAMOTIDINE 148 50 38 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 146 109 39 27
LANTUS 144 85 40 44
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 142 78 41 140
SERTRALINE HCL 141 87 42 25
LOVASTATIN 137 80 43 22
METHOCARBAMOL 136 43 R 44 222
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 135 55 45 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133 30 46 31
CLOPIDOGREL 128 71 47 37
DIGOXIN 128 87 47 52
RISPERIDONE 128 86 47 76
ATENOLOL 127 81 50 18
PREDNISONE 127 71 50 40
ALLOPURINOL 120 67 52 28
LEVETIRACETAM 118 32 53 111
FLUOXETINE HCL 116 50 54 60
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 114 27 55 134
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113 46 56 32
BUSPIRONE HCL 112 72 57 105
CARISOPRODOL 112 0 R 57 110
CARBAMAZEPINE 110 0 59 203
BACLOFEN 110 19 59 123
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110 17 S2 59 80
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 109 17 R 62 53
EXELON 108 105 63 125
HYDROXYZINE HCL 105 60 R 64 208
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105 74 64 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 105 57 64 67
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 104 78 67 132
LABETALOL HCL 102 46 68 181
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100 56 69 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 100 29 69 96
MUPIROCIN 99 46 71 192
COMBIVENT 99 30 71 94
NIASPAN 99 0 71 144
NAPROXEN 97 36 74 71
AMOXICILLIN 96 48 75 121
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 96 46 R 75 135
SANTYL 96 53 75 189
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 96 44 75 83
GLIPIZIDE 91 61 79 59
INSULIN SYRINGE 88 29 80 84
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 87 66 81 297
LEVOFLOXACIN 86 51 82 98
FINASTERIDE 85 57 83 77
SAVELLA 84 12 84 422
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83 26 R 85 58
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 82 43 86 117
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 81 44 87 157
IBUPROFEN 80 16 88 92
VENTOLIN HFA 80 24 88 162
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 78 32 90 130
KLOR-CON M20 77 30 91 78
VIIBRYD 75 30 92 389
TRICOR 75 0 92 91
LIPITOR 75 39 92 90
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 74 33 95 199
CEPHALEXIN 73 41 96 124
WELCHOL 72 30 97 224
FLUOCINONIDE 71 21 98 434
LOVAZA 70 31 99 136
LAMOTRIGINE 70 18 99 174
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69 69 101 87
GLIMEPIRIDE 69 45 101 34
FENTANYL 68 24 S2 103 89
CELEBREX 67 30 104 85
NYSTATIN 67 29 104 156
LYRICA 66 17 106 113
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66 41 106 63
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63 35 108 20
ABILIFY 61 18 109 137
GLIPIZIDE ER 60 36 110 103
CAPTOPRIL 60 42 110 256
PLAVIX 58 31 112 55
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 0 S2 112 106
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 0 112 155
MELOXICAM 58 35 112 36
DICYCLOMINE HCL 57 0 116 179
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 26 116 109
ENABLEX 57 38 116 204
MORPHINE SULFATE 57 18 S2 116 270
LUNESTA 56 29 120 232
TRILIPIX 56 12 120 235
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 54 122 74
SENSIPAR 53 0 123 352
ZETIA 53 50 123 79
LEXAPRO 53 11 123 177
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 52 48 126 39
TIZANIDINE HCL 52 19 126 143
NOVOLIN R 52 27 126 185
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 51 0 129 276
AMIODARONE HCL 51 44 129 165
BYSTOLIC 51 38 129 102
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 34 129 118
AGGRENOX 51 33 129 197
SEROQUEL 51 23 129 164
SINGULAIR 50 12 135 81
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50 32 135 182
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.