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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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50,086Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 972

$3.65M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 972

943 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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

6% of this provider’s 943 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 943 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 20,457 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 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
LISINOPRIL 1,946 945 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 1,816 923 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,544 803 3 4
METFORMIN HCL 1,118 442 4 8
FUROSEMIDE 1,117 623 5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 978 380 6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 954 501 7 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 854 284 S3 8 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 812 366 9 3
CARVEDILOL 713 344 10 21
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 709 71 R 11 135
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 700 381 12 13
RANITIDINE HCL 698 251 13 24
LOVAZA 628 198 14 136
TRAZODONE HCL 590 177 15 35
GABAPENTIN 590 282 15 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 578 193 17 31
NAMENDA 569 427 18 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 568 418 19 26
IBUPROFEN 563 150 20 92
PROAIR HFA 563 195 20 47
TRAMADOL HCL 544 230 22 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 538 215 23 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 529 210 24 23
RISPERIDONE 505 113 25 76
LANTUS 503 236 26 44
NEXIUM 481 237 27 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 447 164 28 45
COMBIVENT 431 211 10 29 94
NAPROXEN 418 160 30 71
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 406 186 31 67
FAMOTIDINE 398 149 32 73
JANUVIA 393 166 33 75
SERTRALINE HCL 386 193 34 25
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 377 103 R 35 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 356 114 36 19
ABILIFY 323 89 37 137
CLONIDINE HCL 322 177 38 57
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 317 47 39 83
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 312 75 40 41
CYMBALTA 311 83 41 49
OLANZAPINE 309 54 42 149
MELOXICAM 308 114 43 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL 306 183 44 69
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 296 49 45 146
CLOPIDOGREL 293 178 46 37
DIOVAN 293 209 46 48
HALOPERIDOL 289 0 48 168
TAMSULOSIN HCL 288 142 49 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 278 130 50 11
INSULIN SYRINGE 273 136 51 84
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 270 109 52 138
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 270 145 52 65
LEVETIRACETAM 241 41 54 111
WARFARIN SODIUM 240 138 55 12
DETROL LA 240 69 10 55 170
ROPINIROLE HCL 238 103 57 72
ATENOLOL 237 113 58 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234 134 59 32
SINGULAIR 232 81 60 81
TOPIRAMATE 230 19 61 126
NOVOLOG 229 111 62 100
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 226 75 63 96
MIRTAZAPINE 221 143 64 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 217 139 65 43
LAMOTRIGINE 216 20 66 174
GEMFIBROZIL 216 27 66 93
LITHIUM CARBONATE 215 13 68 271
LYRICA 211 68 69 113
SPIRONOLACTONE 211 101 69 54
BACLOFEN 208 42 71 123
PLAVIX 198 120 72 55
CLOZAPINE 193 0 73 212
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 190 92 74 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 188 81 75 16
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 187 69 76 140
LOVASTATIN 185 130 77 22
LATUDA 181 25 78 335
VENTOLIN HFA 178 75 79 162
PEN NEEDLE 177 69 80 99
EXELON 171 137 81 125
SPIRIVA 170 73 82 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 170 88 82 34
INVEGA 166 0 84 300
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 164 36 S2 85 80
AMMONIUM LACTATE 163 61 86 372
LIDODERM 160 81 87 115
LIPITOR 155 87 88 90
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 154 62 89 134
CELEBREX 154 58 89 85
BUPROPION HCL SR 152 49 91 148
NITROSTAT 148 103 92 223
METHOCARBAMOL 147 21 R 93 222
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 145 71 94 20
MEGESTROL ACETATE 144 84 R 95 195
NYSTATIN 141 69 96 156
LACTULOSE 141 24 96 211
HYDROXYZINE HCL 139 37 R 98 208
GLIPIZIDE 139 44 98 59
DIGOXIN 137 109 100 52
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 135 77 101 97
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 132 59 102 86
AZITHROMYCIN 132 45 102 42
ALLOPURINOL 131 80 104 28
VALPROIC ACID 131 22 104 257
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 128 12 106 107
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 127 22 107 322
DIOVAN HCT 125 81 108 122
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 125 36 108 147
SEROQUEL 124 38 110 164
HUMALOG 123 47 111 150
PAROXETINE HCL 120 44 112 64
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 118 36 113 128
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 118 84 113 27
BUSPIRONE HCL 118 40 113 105
FLOVENT HFA 117 53 116 240
CARBAMAZEPINE 113 19 117 203
SEROQUEL XR 112 19 118 236
SANTYL 107 61 119 189
TIZANIDINE HCL 107 19 119 143
CRESTOR 107 76 119 33
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 106 44 122 199
RISPERDAL CONSTA 106 0 122 247
PROPRANOLOL HCL 98 0 124 118
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 97 11 125 206
ACTOS 97 20 125 163
LEXAPRO 96 41 127 177
KETOCONAZOLE 96 51 127 226
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 93 0 129 285
FLUOXETINE HCL 90 0 130 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86 59 131 63
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 86 39 131 74
LABETALOL HCL 85 60 133 181
NASONEX 85 34 133 205
TRICOR 81 0 135 91
RENVELA 80 35 136 274
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 80 0 R 136 275
PATANOL 78 37 138 278
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75 19 R 139 58
SUCRALFATE 74 39 140 180
PREDNISONE 74 36 140 40
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 71 36 142 87
FENOFIBRATE 70 0 143 66
ZETIA 68 20 144 79
LOPERAMIDE 68 29 144 261
DICYCLOMINE HCL 66 12 146 179
VIIBRYD 66 13 146 389
NABUMETONE 66 46 146 200
BUMETANIDE 66 25 146 173
KLOR-CON 10 66 37 146 68
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 46 151 61
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 65 36 151 39
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64 34 153 50
OXCARBAZEPINE 63 0 154 244
NOVOLIN R 63 37 154 185
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 62 11 156 305
CREON 62 0 156 451
MUPIROCIN 60 24 158 192
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 58 12 159 169
VALACYCLOVIR 58 16 159 267
GLYBURIDE 56 40 R 161 70
CEPHALEXIN 55 17 162 124
OLANZAPINE ODT 53 0 163 410
VOLTAREN 52 38 164 238
ZYPREXA 52 22 164 340
PROCTOZONE-HC 51 16 166 489
TOBRAMYCIN 50 33 167 496
DILTIAZEM HCL 50 23 167 252
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. 21, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.