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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,548Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 972

$1.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 972

872 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

26% of this provider’s 872 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 872 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 10,611 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

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 793 252 S3 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 647 423 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 642 364 3 5
LISINOPRIL 633 340 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 621 368 5 3
OXYCODONE HCL 609 69 S2 6 112
GABAPENTIN 483 178 7 14
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 483 63 S2 7 106
METFORMIN HCL 477 195 9 8
FUROSEMIDE 383 209 10 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 357 208 11 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 338 232 12 4
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 332 240 13 43
CARISOPRODOL 332 51 R 13 110
OXYCONTIN 300 50 S2 15 139
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 280 164 16 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 276 105 17 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 260 194 18 10
PROAIR HFA 257 44 19 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 244 155 20 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 234 104 21 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 233 121 22 12
NEXIUM 227 64 23 30
CRESTOR 226 105 24 33
CARVEDILOL 217 148 25 21
CYMBALTA 215 18 26 49
SERTRALINE HCL 213 123 27 25
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 208 61 R 28 53
TRAZODONE HCL 203 83 29 35
PREDNISONE 198 106 30 40
TRAMADOL HCL 192 59 31 15
CLOPIDOGREL 188 120 32 37
GLIPIZIDE 187 128 33 59
ATENOLOL 183 124 34 18
FENTANYL 183 24 S2 34 89
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 183 99 34 13
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 182 18 S2 37 290
SYMBICORT 180 78 38 141
FLUOXETINE HCL 173 69 39 60
FINASTERIDE 172 121 40 77
RANITIDINE HCL 168 61 41 24
ADVAIR DISKUS 163 39 42 45
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 162 34 S2 43 142
MELOXICAM 159 86 44 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156 97 45 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 151 106 46 17
LEVOFLOXACIN 142 54 47 98
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138 102 48 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 138 83 48 41
RISPERIDONE 135 68 50 76
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 133 84 51 50
LOVASTATIN 125 89 52 22
AZITHROMYCIN 123 59 53 42
ROPINIROLE HCL 119 47 54 72
SPIRIVA 119 28 54 56
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 91 56 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 113 28 S2 57 80
ALLOPURINOL 107 73 58 28
PLAVIX 103 73 59 55
NAPROXEN 102 57 60 71
VENTOLIN HFA 100 41 61 162
TOPIRAMATE 100 0 61 126
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95 50 63 109
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 95 39 63 157
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94 43 65 65
CILOSTAZOL 94 74 65 239
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 94 56 65 97
COMBIVENT 92 21 68 94
BUSPIRONE HCL 91 35 69 105
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 43 70 63
METFORMIN HCL ER 82 26 71 62
VESICARE 81 42 72 171
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 80 17 73 130
ENDOCET 78 15 S2 74 175
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 77 26 S2 75 281
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 77 43 75 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77 32 R 75 58
DICYCLOMINE HCL 76 24 78 179
PAROXETINE HCL 75 31 79 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74 13 80 83
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 72 41 81 199
NITROSTAT 71 43 82 223
BYSTOLIC 70 21 83 102
DIGOXIN 69 63 84 52
LYRICA 67 21 85 113
IBUPROFEN 67 19 85 92
GLYBURIDE 66 54 R 87 70
MORPHINE SULFATE 66 12 S2 87 270
FAMOTIDINE 65 56 89 73
INSULIN SYRINGE 63 23 90 84
SINGULAIR 62 19 91 81
BUPROPION XL 61 0 92 191
METHOTREXATE 61 17 92 158
NAMENDA 61 61 92 38
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60 19 95 138
LIDODERM 58 16 96 115
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 57 0 97 463
SPIRONOLACTONE 56 37 98 54
AMIODARONE HCL 56 44 98 165
MECLIZINE HCL 55 45 100 184
DONEPEZIL HCL 55 55 100 26
FLUCONAZOLE 54 14 102 183
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54 32 102 27
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 38 104 87
AMOXICILLIN 53 19 104 121
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51 21 106 147
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 27 107 31
FENOFIBRATE 50 35 107 66
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 11 107 107
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50 20 107 67
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 March 17, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.