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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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50,829Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 972

$2.95M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 972

992 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

8% of this provider’s 992 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 992 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 41,665 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,053 1,668 S3 1 6
FUROSEMIDE 1,763 1,569 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,527 1,352 3 3
LISINOPRIL 1,520 1,218 4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,312 1,191 5 4
SIMVASTATIN 1,118 1,001 6 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,049 955 7 19
NAMENDA 940 932 8 38
CARVEDILOL 891 788 9 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 876 832 10 12
GABAPENTIN 827 688 11 14
CRESTOR 825 593 12 33
OMEPRAZOLE 796 595 13 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 736 603 14 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 690 652 15 26
MIRTAZAPINE 645 609 16 46
TRAMADOL HCL 628 495 17 15
ATENOLOL 588 519 18 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 580 433 19 9
RANITIDINE HCL 580 479 19 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 559 397 21 11
EXELON 529 518 22 125
ROPINIROLE HCL 523 415 23 72
CLOPIDOGREL 479 399 24 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 474 448 25 43
LANTUS 463 420 26 44
METFORMIN HCL 459 291 27 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 457 374 28 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 440 373 29 16
DIGOXIN 403 358 30 52
CYMBALTA 392 267 31 49
NOVOLOG 386 341 32 100
TORSEMIDE 385 354 33 131
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 385 359 33 83
GLIMEPIRIDE 382 303 35 34
KLOR-CON 10 380 319 36 68
PLAVIX 379 310 37 55
LOVASTATIN 373 300 38 22
DIOVAN 346 289 39 48
HYDRALAZINE HCL 316 306 40 69
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 297 216 41 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 289 242 42 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 288 153 43 45
SPIRIVA 281 196 44 56
PREDNISONE 279 219 45 40
SPIRONOLACTONE 274 229 46 54
CEFUROXIME 266 233 47 172
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 262 245 48 67
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 257 192 49 17
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 253 224 50 96
ALLOPURINOL 252 238 51 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 235 196 52 65
SERTRALINE HCL 229 157 53 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 223 167 54 23
KLOR-CON M10 223 192 54 178
FLUOXETINE HCL 218 177 56 60
TRAZODONE HCL 210 113 57 35
KLOR-CON M20 210 189 57 78
LIPITOR 209 167 59 90
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 209 189 59 74
RISPERIDONE 203 187 61 76
SINGULAIR 199 110 62 81
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197 141 63 32
JANUVIA 196 154 64 75
TERAZOSIN HCL 191 174 65 120
PROAIR HFA 187 54 66 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187 174 66 10
NEXIUM 186 123 68 30
CLONIDINE HCL 186 154 68 57
ZETIA 183 142 70 79
TRICOR 179 141 71 91
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 174 107 72 39
SEROQUEL 171 160 73 164
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 170 110 R 74 58
ENABLEX 169 158 75 204
LIDODERM 156 138 76 115
NASONEX 156 130 76 205
FENTANYL 156 141 S2 76 89
FINASTERIDE 156 150 76 77
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 152 73 80 147
PAROXETINE HCL 151 137 81 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 151 133 81 20
QUINAPRIL HCL 150 118 83 95
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 143 120 84 97
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 136 119 85 63
LOVAZA 136 86 85 136
BENAZEPRIL HCL 136 123 85 88
VENLAFAXINE HCL 134 72 88 230
LEVETIRACETAM 128 106 89 111
MELOXICAM 128 86 89 36
PROMETHAZINE HCL 128 92 R 89 154
MECLIZINE HCL 126 126 92 184
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 125 109 93 134
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 124 103 94 27
RAMIPRIL 124 89 94 101
SYMBICORT 122 90 96 141
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 120 113 97 132
PROPRANOLOL HCL 119 83 98 118
OXYCONTIN 117 53 S2 99 139
PRIMIDONE 117 108 99 253
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 114 74 R 101 53
TOPIRAMATE 114 49 101 126
FENOFIBRATE 111 78 103 66
BUPROPION XL 108 89 104 191
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 107 94 105 114
COMBIVENT 107 49 105 94
GLYBURIDE 107 59 R 105 70
LANSOPRAZOLE 106 84 108 210
LEXAPRO 105 90 109 177
PREMARIN 105 63 R 109 153
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 104 97 111 182
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 103 73 112 86
JANTOVEN 101 97 113 160
GLIPIZIDE 100 87 114 59
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 100 98 114 87
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 100 89 114 140
CEFDINIR 97 82 117 187
DETROL LA 97 69 117 170
LYRICA 97 56 117 113
ABILIFY 94 39 120 137
TIZANIDINE HCL 94 42 120 143
OLANZAPINE 93 70 122 149
AMIODARONE HCL 91 81 123 165
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 91 67 123 117
NYSTATIN 91 86 123 156
INSULIN SYRINGE 86 66 126 84
HUMALOG 86 86 126 150
MUPIROCIN 86 67 126 192
DIOVAN HCT 85 73 129 122
CILOSTAZOL 84 67 130 239
EXFORGE 83 72 131 258
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 81 59 S2 132 106
VYTORIN 80 59 133 151
HYDROXYZINE HCL 80 45 R 133 208
TRAVATAN Z 80 77 133 242
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 79 79 136 82
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 79 33 136 155
LACTULOSE 78 56 138 211
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77 52 139 107
SYNTHROID 77 61 139 51
VERAPAMIL ER 76 65 141 108
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 43 141 61
JANUMET 75 68 143 219
CEPHALEXIN 74 66 144 124
DEXILANT 72 41 145 215
CELEBREX 72 53 145 85
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 72 60 145 272
EVISTA 72 52 145 127
AVODART 72 72 145 214
PEN NEEDLE 71 50 150 99
GENERLAC 69 61 151 268
MICARDIS 69 63 151 272
BENICAR HCT 69 69 151 201
GEMFIBROZIL 69 65 151 93
NIASPAN 67 45 155 144
TRILIPIX 67 51 155 235
BUSPIRONE HCL 67 54 155 105
LEVOFLOXACIN 65 53 158 98
TROSPIUM CHLORIDE 65 65 158 444
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 65 49 158 246
METFORMIN HCL ER 64 36 161 62
DILTIAZEM ER 64 44 161 129
FAMOTIDINE 64 47 161 73
GLUCAGON EMERGENCY KIT 64 58 161 350
AVELOX 61 53 165 453
CARTIA XT 61 56 165 216
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 60 52 167 317
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60 48 167 128
PERMETHRIN 60 55 167 324
PRISTIQ ER 60 18 167 286
ACTOS 58 48 171 163
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 58 46 R 171 176
NIFEDIPINE ER 58 43 171 116
DILTIAZEM HCL 57 57 174 252
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 57 17 R 174 135
TRIMETHOPRIM 57 57 174 302
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 56 35 177 146
VALPROIC ACID 54 21 178 257
NYSTOP 54 47 178 220
AZITHROMYCIN 53 47 180 42
CARISOPRODOL 53 0 R 180 110
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52 0 S2 182 142
CALCITRIOL 52 52 182 366
BYSTOLIC 51 51 184 102
VESICARE 50 47 185 171
ESTRADIOL 50 0 R 185 167
VOLTAREN 50 36 185 238
OXYCODONE HCL 50 29 S2 185 112
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 Jan. 28, 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.