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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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40,820Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 972

$2.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 972

715 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

16% of this provider’s 715 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 715 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 32,889 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

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

57 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 1,618 1,380 S3 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,314 1,066 2 2
LISINOPRIL 1,142 928 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,069 899 4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,056 942 5 3
NAMENDA 1,031 984 6 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,026 1,006 7 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,019 895 8 4
HYDRALAZINE HCL 932 804 10 9 69
SERTRALINE HCL 764 649 10 25
MIRTAZAPINE 755 703 11 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 725 597 12 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 687 565 13 19
GABAPENTIN 681 486 14 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 664 590 15 9
RISPERIDONE 634 483 16 76
WARFARIN SODIUM 580 467 17 12
LANTUS 572 428 18 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 557 447 19 96
NOVOLOG 535 411 20 100
CARVEDILOL 479 379 21 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 456 370 22 54
RAMIPRIL 420 389 23 101
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 407 356 24 83
TRAMADOL HCL 390 270 25 15
OMEPRAZOLE 376 279 26 5
LEVETIRACETAM 356 258 27 111
CYMBALTA 327 246 28 49
METFORMIN HCL 325 194 29 8
FENTANYL 323 313 S2 30 89
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 308 305 31 87
TAMSULOSIN HCL 298 237 32 29
TRAZODONE HCL 294 203 33 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 267 230 34 16
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 253 200 35 117
EXELON 247 229 36 125
OLANZAPINE 242 189 37 149
OXYCODONE HCL 227 161 S2 38 112
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 209 108 39 146
GLIPIZIDE 209 172 39 59
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 206 165 41 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 206 186 41 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 204 160 43 65
CLOPIDOGREL 204 184 43 37
RANITIDINE HCL 203 166 45 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198 171 46 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 196 175 47 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 191 134 48 23
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 190 147 49 169
PREDNISONE 188 150 50 40
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 183 102 51 97
LACTULOSE 180 140 52 211
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 179 137 53 11
SEROQUEL 179 153 53 164
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 175 148 S2 55 80
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 174 152 56 63
BUSPIRONE HCL 171 160 57 105
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 163 151 58 43
TRIMETHOPRIM 161 156 59 302
LIDODERM 160 126 60 115
NOVOLIN 70-30 157 123 61 213
ABILIFY 156 81 62 137
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 152 112 63 132
DIGOXIN 149 117 64 52
PLAVIX 145 130 65 55
OXYCONTIN 139 76 S2 66 139
SEROQUEL XR 138 102 67 236
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 137 83 68 109
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 136 94 69 140
FAMOTIDINE 136 117 69 73
SANTYL 135 109 71 189
LOVASTATIN 132 120 72 22
ZETIA 130 130 73 79
NYSTATIN 130 115 73 156
DETROL LA 128 107 75 170
BACLOFEN 128 69 75 123
TORSEMIDE 125 105 77 131
ALLOPURINOL 122 112 78 28
HUMALOG 117 98 79 150
HALOPERIDOL 114 71 80 168
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113 80 81 31
ATENOLOL 111 86 82 18
FINASTERIDE 110 100 83 77
CARBAMAZEPINE 110 92 83 203
MEGESTROL ACETATE 106 101 R 85 195
ROPINIROLE HCL 105 100 86 72
PAROXETINE HCL 104 56 87 64
TRAVATAN Z 104 98 87 242
MELOXICAM 103 81 89 36
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 103 70 89 138
BUPROPION HCL 103 85 89 313
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102 60 92 20
CLONIDINE HCL 101 100 93 57
DIOVAN 98 90 94 48
SUCRALFATE 98 83 94 180
FLUOXETINE HCL 97 44 96 60
GLIMEPIRIDE 96 83 97 34
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 94 85 98 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 93 61 99 45
LATANOPROST 87 80 100 265
LAMOTRIGINE 87 46 100 174
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 87 50 R 100 135
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 86 64 103 157
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86 83 103 67
SPIRIVA 83 60 105 56
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 82 32 106 128
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81 63 107 107
TRANSDERM-SCOP 80 59 108 368
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 79 59 109 134
LUMIGAN 76 76 110 393
GLYBURIDE 75 62 R 111 70
TERAZOSIN HCL 75 50 111 120
MIDODRINE HCL 74 35 113 289
LYRICA 74 57 113 113
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72 64 115 118
JANUVIA 70 58 116 75
AGGRENOX 69 58 117 197
NOVOLIN R 69 56 117 185
DILANTIN 67 46 119 277
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 67 52 119 250
HYDROXYZINE HCL 66 41 R 121 208
CEPHALEXIN 65 54 122 124
VIMPAT 64 23 123 348
TOPIRAMATE 64 0 123 126
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63 21 R 125 53
DILTIAZEM HCL 62 60 126 252
CEFUROXIME 61 59 127 172
KLOR-CON M20 61 51 127 78
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60 60 129 82
AZITHROMYCIN 60 33 129 42
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 60 46 S2 129 142
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 59 54 132 307
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 58 54 133 370
CLOZAPINE 57 28 134 212
PROAIR HFA 57 28 134 47
RISPERDAL CONSTA 56 50 136 247
GALANTAMINE HBR 55 55 137 326
DILTIAZEM ER 54 50 138 129
FLUCONAZOLE 54 29 138 183
OXCARBAZEPINE 54 30 138 244
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 54 53 138 476
OLANZAPINE ODT 53 30 142 410
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 53 35 142 206
CLONIDINE 52 51 144 411
LEXAPRO 51 37 145 177
TRICOR 50 21 146 91
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 22, 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.