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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,817Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 972

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 972

461 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

13% of this provider’s 461 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

40% of this provider’s 461 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 14,870 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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 1,191 715 S3 1 6
FUROSEMIDE 677 583 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 651 503 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 554 405 4 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 533 430 5 13
LISINOPRIL 487 346 6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 485 417 7 4
CARVEDILOL 469 335 8 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 400 272 9 19
SIMVASTATIN 395 344 10 2
GABAPENTIN 352 245 11 14
TRAMADOL HCL 343 230 12 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 342 269 13 12
MIRTAZAPINE 306 266 14 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 287 285 15 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 286 194 16 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 251 171 17 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 240 165 18 34
RANITIDINE HCL 235 164 19 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 200 175 20 9
METFORMIN HCL 199 107 21 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 198 123 22 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 178 153 23 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 177 118 24 67
LANTUS 176 120 25 44
CLONIDINE HCL 166 116 26 57
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 161 146 27 96
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 153 102 28 83
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 145 126 29 41
NAMENDA 144 142 30 38
NEXIUM 135 75 31 30
FAMOTIDINE 135 96 31 73
NAPROXEN 129 66 33 71
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 128 109 34 50
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 119 73 R 35 53
PREDNISONE 119 103 35 40
NOVOLOG 118 79 37 100
ALLOPURINOL 115 98 38 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114 97 39 29
CARISOPRODOL 112 0 R 40 110
GLIPIZIDE 111 74 41 59
SERTRALINE HCL 111 73 41 25
PROAIR HFA 108 50 43 47
DIGOXIN 107 66 44 52
COLCRYS 106 66 45 299
COMBIVENT 105 47 46 94
LYRICA 105 27 46 113
INSULIN SYRINGE 104 76 48 84
SPIRIVA 103 67 49 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 101 70 50 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100 72 51 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100 94 51 16
FENTANYL 99 72 S2 53 89
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 97 76 54 87
LEVETIRACETAM 97 75 54 111
KLOR-CON 10 96 76 56 68
CLOPIDOGREL 94 77 57 37
ATENOLOL 91 86 58 18
LOVASTATIN 88 73 59 22
BACLOFEN 86 56 60 123
PAROXETINE HCL 86 75 60 64
PROMETHAZINE HCL 84 62 R 62 154
CYMBALTA 84 54 62 49
CRESTOR 81 60 64 33
ROPINIROLE HCL 81 36 64 72
NOVOLIN R 81 52 64 185
SEROQUEL 81 56 64 164
DIOVAN 80 69 68 48
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80 65 68 63
MEGESTROL ACETATE 80 75 R 68 195
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78 76 71 65
TOPIRAMATE 77 40 72 126
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77 76 72 43
BUSPIRONE HCL 77 35 72 105
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 76 22 S2 75 142
HUMULIN R 76 49 75 318
LEVOFLOXACIN 74 57 77 98
LABETALOL HCL 69 47 78 181
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69 55 78 27
SYMBICORT 69 37 78 141
METOLAZONE 66 46 81 186
JANUVIA 65 38 82 75
RISPERIDONE 65 50 82 76
DIOVAN HCT 64 64 84 122
PLAVIX 64 55 84 55
HUMALOG 64 49 84 150
NYSTATIN 62 52 87 156
CEFUROXIME 61 42 88 172
SINGULAIR 60 29 89 81
TRAZODONE HCL 60 55 89 35
LIDODERM 60 56 89 115
FINASTERIDE 59 48 92 77
ACYCLOVIR 56 40 93 284
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 45 94 134
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 24 95 32
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 54 39 95 39
OXYCONTIN 53 23 S2 97 139
KLOR-CON M10 52 45 98 178
MELOXICAM 51 37 99 36
CARBAMAZEPINE 51 15 99 203
ABILIFY 51 32 99 137
OXYCODONE HCL 50 25 S2 102 112
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 25, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.