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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,836Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 972

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 972

863 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

15% of this provider’s 863 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 863 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 17,153 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

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 970 517 S3 1 6
LISINOPRIL 892 691 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 821 508 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 706 562 4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 665 551 5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 516 330 6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 502 399 7 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 429 343 8 9
METFORMIN HCL 399 246 9 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 361 277 10 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 359 239 11 19
GABAPENTIN 346 213 12 14
CARVEDILOL 342 253 13 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 339 176 14 32
MIRTAZAPINE 323 266 15 46
RANITIDINE HCL 322 105 16 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 317 239 17 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 288 230 18 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 252 243 19 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 246 130 20 23
SPIRONOLACTONE 244 181 21 54
LYRICA 244 148 21 113
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 241 198 23 16
TRAZODONE HCL 241 126 23 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238 164 25 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 224 166 26 20
PROAIR HFA 221 114 27 47
FENTANYL 216 160 S2 28 89
TRAMADOL HCL 210 119 29 15
ATENOLOL 206 118 30 18
SPIRIVA 187 131 31 56
CYMBALTA 185 95 32 49
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 179 129 S2 33 142
NAMENDA 171 143 34 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 170 134 35 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 168 144 36 97
FLUOXETINE HCL 165 105 37 60
RISPERIDONE 162 96 38 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156 102 39 31
SERTRALINE HCL 155 104 40 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 152 101 S2 41 80
NEXIUM 147 90 42 30
OXYCODONE HCL 142 71 S2 43 112
CLOPIDOGREL 141 116 44 37
PREDNISONE 137 109 45 40
GLIPIZIDE 137 127 45 59
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 134 79 47 67
CLONIDINE HCL 132 90 48 57
BACLOFEN 132 62 48 123
HYDRALAZINE HCL 131 101 50 69
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 129 115 51 43
LANTUS 128 88 52 44
PROPRANOLOL HCL 127 90 53 118
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 123 101 54 96
SYMBICORT 122 69 55 141
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 121 83 56 109
DIGOXIN 116 109 57 52
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 111 63 58 117
MELOXICAM 110 43 59 36
PLAVIX 108 83 60 55
CELEBREX 107 75 61 85
CRESTOR 104 63 62 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 104 71 62 107
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 100 87 64 87
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99 87 65 17
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 99 59 65 86
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 97 19 R 67 58
IBUPROFEN 97 23 67 92
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 96 71 69 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 95 56 70 105
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 94 92 71 39
JANTOVEN 93 86 72 160
SINGULAIR 91 31 73 81
DILTIAZEM HCL 90 89 74 252
PEN NEEDLE 90 58 74 99
AZITHROMYCIN 89 57 76 42
NYSTATIN 88 73 77 156
ALLOPURINOL 86 62 78 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 84 49 79 83
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 83 30 80 140
GEMFIBROZIL 82 45 81 93
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 81 28 S2 82 106
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 79 40 83 182
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78 57 84 27
VENTOLIN HFA 78 47 84 162
SEROQUEL 78 35 84 164
ABILIFY 77 26 87 137
NOVOLOG 77 59 87 100
EXELON 76 73 89 125
TOPIRAMATE 76 27 89 126
MORPHINE SULFATE 75 56 S2 91 270
LEVOFLOXACIN 75 61 91 98
SUCRALFATE 74 57 93 180
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 74 0 R 93 226
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 71 41 95 221
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70 18 R 96 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 59 96 63
PROMETHAZINE HCL 70 36 R 96 154
AMOXICILLIN 67 41 99 121
GLIPIZIDE ER 66 66 100 103
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66 43 100 128
LEVEMIR 66 63 100 234
OLANZAPINE 65 36 103 149
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 42 103 61
CICLOPIROX 64 53 105 448
ROPINIROLE HCL 64 51 105 72
CARISOPRODOL 64 18 R 105 110
METOLAZONE 63 58 108 186
LEVETIRACETAM 63 13 108 111
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61 45 110 74
KLOR-CON 10 61 50 110 68
LAMOTRIGINE 61 14 110 174
FAMOTIDINE 61 47 110 73
GLYBURIDE 60 45 R 114 70
VESICARE 58 38 115 171
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 58 37 115 206
FENOFIBRATE 57 11 117 66
BUPROPION XL 57 36 117 191
OXYCONTIN 56 0 S2 119 139
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 56 36 119 119
TRICOR 56 45 119 91
LOVAZA 54 26 122 136
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 54 25 S2 122 281
LOVASTATIN 53 15 124 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52 46 125 41
SYNTHROID 52 45 125 51
PAROXETINE HCL 52 41 125 64
VYTORIN 51 24 128 151
DIOVAN 51 46 128 48
DILTIAZEM ER 50 43 130 129
METHOCARBAMOL 50 0 R 130 222
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 July 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.