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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,621Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 118 out of 972

$3.89M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 972

361 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
45%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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

18% of this provider’s 361 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 361 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 4,179 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

40% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$266 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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
ISENTRESS 475 63 1 202
LISINOPRIL 435 211 2 1
NORVIR 418 12 3 190
TRUVADA 417 12 4 193
OMEPRAZOLE 324 123 5 5
PREZISTA 322 12 6 228
INTELENCE 321 31 10 7 245
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 310 96 S3 8 6
TRAZODONE HCL 277 55 9 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 268 154 10 20
RANITIDINE HCL 251 68 11 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 243 102 12 23
VALACYCLOVIR 226 20 10 13 267
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214 145 14 16
TRAMADOL HCL 208 89 15 15
PROAIR HFA 174 52 16 47
NEXIUM 166 34 17 30
OXYCODONE HCL 160 13 S2 18 112
TAMSULOSIN HCL 155 51 19 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 153 79 20 11
REYATAZ 153 0 20 260
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 151 101 22 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 150 61 23 19
GABAPENTIN 143 14 24 14
VIREAD 139 25 25 306
CRESTOR 137 16 26 33
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 134 46 27 3
OXYCONTIN 132 0 S2 28 139
BUPROPION HCL SR 128 31 29 148
SPIRIVA 128 48 29 56
FENOFIBRATE 121 50 31 66
FUROSEMIDE 109 53 32 7
AZITHROMYCIN 107 32 33 42
ACYCLOVIR 107 0 33 284
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 61 33 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105 65 36 17
DRONABINOL 102 0 37 287
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 101 0 38 276
SELZENTRY 100 0 39 262
CYMBALTA 96 19 40 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 49 41 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 91 28 42 60
EMTRIVA 86 12 43 419
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 85 43 44 9
ADVAIR DISKUS 84 27 45 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 84 39 45 12
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 83 30 R 47 53
BUPROPION XL 82 32 48 191
MIRTAZAPINE 81 28 49 46
MELOXICAM 80 40 50 36
FINASTERIDE 78 22 51 77
ATENOLOL 77 40 52 18
METFORMIN HCL ER 76 50 53 62
LYRICA 76 13 53 113
ANDROGEL 75 17 S3 55 319
KETOCONAZOLE 74 12 56 226
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74 24 56 63
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 73 0 58 130
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 37 58 54
SERTRALINE HCL 72 36 60 25
SIMVASTATIN 69 63 61 2
VIRAMUNE XR 67 36 62 440
QUINAPRIL HCL 67 51 62 95
LOVAZA 64 0 64 136
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64 19 64 134
ALLOPURINOL 62 46 66 28
JANUVIA 62 53 66 75
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62 16 66 118
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 24 66 43
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 61 0 70 406
LIPITOR 59 32 71 90
COMPLERA 59 0 71 371
NAPROXEN 59 15 71 71
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 58 0 S2 74 290
DOXEPIN HCL 58 13 74 259
ABILIFY 56 0 76 137
METFORMIN HCL 56 36 76 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 19 78 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54 0 78 107
SYMBICORT 52 19 80 141
ATRIPLA 52 0 80 281
FLUCONAZOLE 50 0 82 183
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. 6, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.