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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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73,575Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 972

$4.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 972

1,412 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
43%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,412 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 1,412 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 28,707 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 2,523 1,249 1 7
LISINOPRIL 2,442 1,134 10 2 1
RANITIDINE HCL 1,762 593 10 3 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,704 811 4 4
TRAMADOL HCL 1,634 389 10 5 15
OMEPRAZOLE 1,510 677 6 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,499 684 7 13
PROAIR HFA 1,422 254 10 8 47
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,414 778 9 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,325 715 10 9
NEXIUM 1,319 381 11 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,257 503 12 11
CARVEDILOL 1,193 484 13 21
ROPINIROLE HCL 1,112 363 10 14 72
CRESTOR 1,061 294 15 33
GABAPENTIN 1,044 346 16 14
TRAZODONE HCL 1,039 267 17 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 1,014 263 18 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 993 571 S3 19 6
METFORMIN HCL 972 322 20 8
TRICOR 886 261 10 21 91
MELOXICAM 857 310 22 36
LOVASTATIN 823 375 23 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 746 323 24 16
ADVAIR DISKUS 736 181 25 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 733 308 26 19
SPIRIVA 694 138 27 56
CLOPIDOGREL 672 357 28 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 643 193 29 10
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 632 140 R 30 53
TOPIRAMATE 597 41 10 31 126
WARFARIN SODIUM 592 391 32 12
CYMBALTA 568 111 33 49
SIMVASTATIN 551 340 34 2
MIRTAZAPINE 537 276 35 46
PROMETHAZINE HCL 520 102 R 36 154
AMOXICILLIN 519 145 37 121
SINGULAIR 504 108 38 81
AZITHROMYCIN 490 166 39 42
LIPITOR 490 200 39 90
NIASPAN 486 80 41 144
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 463 171 42 20
ATENOLOL 455 256 43 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 451 359 44 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 437 231 45 34
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 433 61 R 46 226
ZETIA 431 175 47 79
PEN NEEDLE 425 107 48 99
PREDNISONE 420 177 49 40
NAPROXEN 417 133 50 71
NAMENDA 406 397 51 38
IBUPROFEN 399 55 52 92
DIOVAN 394 165 53 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 390 165 54 29
METFORMIN HCL ER 388 140 55 62
PRENATAL PLUS 383 165 10 56 218
SERTRALINE HCL 376 181 57 25
PLAVIX 375 185 58 55
KLOR-CON 10 375 184 58 68
JANUVIA 373 162 60 75
CARISOPRODOL 348 13 R 61 110
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 331 89 62 32
CLONIDINE HCL 322 82 63 57
BACLOFEN 321 97 64 123
LIDODERM 319 83 65 115
VENTOLIN HFA 318 90 66 162
HYDRALAZINE HCL 317 189 67 69
CELEBREX 309 185 68 85
LEVOFLOXACIN 308 146 69 98
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 303 193 70 17
FLOVENT HFA 298 75 10 71 240
PROPRANOLOL HCL 293 81 72 118
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 281 77 73 147
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 277 79 74 107
DIOVAN HCT 275 124 75 122
SYMBICORT 272 48 76 141
NASONEX 267 72 77 205
INSULIN SYRINGE 266 127 78 84
LANTUS 253 99 79 44
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 249 78 R 80 58
LEVETIRACETAM 248 39 81 111
DIGOXIN 248 171 81 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 245 100 83 63
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 243 94 84 114
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 242 46 85 97
SPIRONOLACTONE 242 116 85 54
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 238 135 87 43
DICYCLOMINE HCL 238 65 87 179
NOVOLOG 234 104 89 100
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 223 37 90 221
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 221 96 S3 91 161
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 220 59 92 157
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 216 144 93 27
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 207 84 94 109
XOPENEX HFA 197 56 10 95 269
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 196 70 96 83
HUMALOG 193 62 97 150
ABILIFY 189 33 98 137
ALLOPURINOL 188 97 99 28
LYRICA 185 63 100 113
FLUOXETINE HCL 180 52 101 60
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 180 104 101 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 179 91 103 31
GLIPIZIDE 179 111 103 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178 79 105 41
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 175 40 106 140
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 174 45 107 206
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 171 126 108 39
SINGLE USE SWAB 166 52 109 298
LEVEMIR 164 80 110 234
NYSTATIN 163 77 111 156
FLUCONAZOLE 163 53 111 183
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 162 106 113 65
AMIODARONE HCL 162 104 113 165
PREMARIN 157 33 R 115 153
BUSPIRONE HCL 155 87 116 105
RISPERIDONE 153 75 117 76
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 152 46 118 321
METHOCARBAMOL 152 16 R 118 222
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 152 64 118 86
ENABLEX 148 70 121 204
METOLAZONE 148 36 121 186
TIZANIDINE HCL 148 25 121 143
LACTULOSE 147 83 124 211
KLOR-CON M20 144 26 125 78
PAROXETINE HCL 144 82 125 64
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 143 75 127 138
DETROL LA 141 51 128 170
VOLTAREN 139 48 129 238
AVODART 132 48 130 214
LUNESTA 130 30 131 232
LAMOTRIGINE 126 18 132 174
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 124 17 133 96
FENOFIBRATE 117 47 134 66
MAXALT MLT 117 0 10 134 402
COMBIVENT 117 53 134 94
METRONIDAZOLE 116 48 137 280
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 115 52 138 303
CEPHALEXIN 114 37 139 124
QVAR 113 0 140 294
MEGESTROL ACETATE 110 88 R 141 195
BYETTA 108 0 142 279
MECLIZINE HCL 107 58 143 184
VYTORIN 106 91 144 151
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 59 145 61
NIFEDIPINE ER 101 51 146 116
IMIPRAMINE HCL 100 45 R 147 336
KLOR-CON M10 98 34 148 178
VESICARE 94 28 149 171
CILOSTAZOL 92 70 150 239
TORSEMIDE 88 36 151 131
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 85 48 152 297
SEROQUEL XR 84 27 153 236
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 82 51 154 317
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 82 54 R 154 176
SEROQUEL 81 21 156 164
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 80 34 157 182
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 80 78 157 307
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 78 0 R 159 395
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 77 31 160 74
COLCRYS 77 11 160 299
TRILIPIX 76 25 162 235
LORATADINE 76 19 162 354
PERMETHRIN 73 53 164 324
COREG CR 73 44 164 360
VERAPAMIL HCL 73 34 164 429
BENICAR 70 14 167 133
EXELON 70 70 167 125
SOTALOL 67 55 169 237
MUPIROCIN 66 26 170 192
NITROSTAT 66 39 170 223
LEXAPRO 65 36 172 177
ESTRADIOL 65 45 R 172 167
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 65 13 172 276
CEFDINIR 64 17 175 187
GLYBURIDE 63 35 R 176 70
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63 22 176 117
JANUMET 62 21 178 219
EXFORGE 62 26 178 258
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62 47 178 128
BONIVA 60 41 181 455
BENICAR HCT 59 12 182 201
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 58 0 S3 183 264
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55 44 184 87
ACYCLOVIR 53 24 185 284
AGGRENOX 52 30 186 197
PATANOL 52 23 186 278
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 52 14 186 250
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE 51 0 189 489
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 20 189 155
LOVAZA 50 22 191 136
ACTOS 50 36 191 163
MIDODRINE HCL 50 36 191 289
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 Sept. 15, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.