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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,894Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 972

$1.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 972

745 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 745 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 745 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 21,318 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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 1,305 758 S3 1 6
FUROSEMIDE 1,083 835 2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 894 703 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 851 630 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 742 564 5 3
LISINOPRIL 531 390 6 1
SIMVASTATIN 523 430 7 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 513 403 8 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 450 339 9 9
METFORMIN HCL 450 327 9 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 436 295 11 23
GABAPENTIN 434 224 12 14
TRAMADOL HCL 431 298 13 15
CEFDINIR 392 288 10 14 187
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 392 276 14 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 375 313 16 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 367 320 17 12
BENAZEPRIL HCL 350 290 18 88
NEXIUM 337 217 19 30
DIOVAN 332 206 20 48
ROPINIROLE HCL 303 236 21 72
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 290 242 22 43
ATENOLOL 288 203 23 18
CLOPIDOGREL 281 217 24 37
SERTRALINE HCL 276 242 25 25
RANITIDINE HCL 275 204 26 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 267 215 27 11
CRESTOR 254 142 28 33
KLOR-CON 10 233 169 29 68
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229 175 30 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 229 189 30 19
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 227 103 R 32 53
HYDRALAZINE HCL 220 178 33 69
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 217 168 34 20
CYMBALTA 213 87 35 49
MELOXICAM 200 118 36 36
PLAVIX 196 158 37 55
PREDNISONE 190 141 38 40
FENOFIBRATE 187 104 39 66
NAMENDA 180 178 40 38
LEVOFLOXACIN 177 116 41 98
SINGULAIR 172 97 42 81
DIGOXIN 171 128 43 52
GLIMEPIRIDE 170 112 44 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 169 168 45 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 167 136 46 29
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 164 65 R 47 58
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161 143 48 17
CARVEDILOL 156 147 49 21
ALLOPURINOL 155 140 50 28
LANTUS 149 99 51 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 145 59 52 65
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 140 93 53 107
ADVAIR DISKUS 140 107 53 45
KLOR-CON M20 138 101 55 78
PROAIR HFA 138 99 55 47
PREMARIN 137 80 R 57 153
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 134 68 58 147
TORSEMIDE 127 78 59 131
LOVASTATIN 125 110 60 22
CELEBREX 120 84 61 85
LYRICA 115 86 62 113
LOVAZA 115 55 62 136
CARISOPRODOL 109 22 R 64 110
AZITHROMYCIN 109 89 64 42
LIPITOR 109 95 64 90
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 108 81 R 67 176
FENTANYL 108 70 S2 67 89
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 106 58 69 182
ENDOCET 105 17 S2 70 175
TRICOR 105 52 70 91
ZETIA 103 100 72 79
SPIRONOLACTONE 103 79 72 54
NAPROXEN 102 72 74 71
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 101 62 75 86
TIZANIDINE HCL 101 54 75 143
PEN NEEDLE 99 75 77 99
INSULIN SYRINGE 98 83 78 84
TERAZOSIN HCL 98 57 78 120
ESTRADIOL 98 54 R 78 167
SYNTHROID 98 70 78 51
SPIRIVA 96 81 82 56
DEXILANT 96 62 82 215
FLUOXETINE HCL 92 57 84 60
DIOVAN HCT 89 54 85 122
GLIPIZIDE 87 61 86 59
KLOR-CON M10 86 58 87 178
TRAZODONE HCL 84 26 88 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82 68 89 63
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 81 76 90 39
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 81 19 S2 90 142
METFORMIN HCL ER 81 70 90 62
ACTOS 79 52 93 163
FAMOTIDINE 77 70 94 73
BYSTOLIC 77 76 94 102
PROMETHAZINE HCL 75 44 R 96 154
LIDODERM 73 57 97 115
EXFORGE 72 57 98 258
LUNESTA 72 38 98 232
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 70 46 100 209
NOVOLOG 70 64 100 100
TOPIRAMATE 70 24 100 126
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70 65 100 114
ABILIFY 69 41 104 137
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 49 104 32
DILTIAZEM ER 67 56 106 129
IBUPROFEN 66 31 107 92
GLYBURIDE 66 62 R 107 70
PAROXETINE HCL 66 66 107 64
CLONIDINE HCL 66 47 107 57
LEXAPRO 66 41 107 177
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66 66 107 97
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66 42 107 41
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 64 39 114 119
DOXEPIN HCL 64 46 114 259
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64 62 114 27
SYMBICORT 63 49 117 141
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63 41 117 50
VYTORIN 61 40 119 151
COMBIVENT 61 52 119 94
TRILIPIX 61 46 119 235
EVISTA 61 61 119 127
LANSOPRAZOLE 59 42 123 210
RAMIPRIL 59 31 123 101
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 45 125 109
BUPROPION XL 58 0 125 191
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 58 125 61
OXYCONTIN 58 0 S2 125 139
ONGLYZA 57 56 129 233
JANUVIA 57 47 129 75
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 56 43 131 246
NITROSTAT 55 45 132 223
WELCHOL 55 14 132 224
MECLIZINE HCL 54 53 134 184
BUSPIRONE HCL 54 38 134 105
HUMALOG 53 27 136 150
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 37 137 74
MIRTAZAPINE 52 38 137 46
ONDANSETRON HCL 50 41 139 376
RISPERIDONE 50 44 139 76
AVODART 50 50 139 214
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 Jan. 9, 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.