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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,864Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 972

$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 972

876 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

7% of this provider’s 876 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 876 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 22,044 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 1,418 1,084 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 1,038 792 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 971 801 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 960 626 4 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 875 507 S3 5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 828 589 6 5
FUROSEMIDE 787 634 7 7
METFORMIN HCL 751 491 8 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 613 511 9 9
LOVASTATIN 472 418 10 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 446 413 11 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 443 391 12 10
SERTRALINE HCL 438 330 13 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 429 364 14 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 388 338 15 13
TRAMADOL HCL 382 275 16 15
GABAPENTIN 356 227 17 14
RANITIDINE HCL 356 212 17 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 351 212 19 23
MIRTAZAPINE 350 279 20 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 340 290 21 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 338 251 22 20
NAMENDA 322 282 23 38
AZITHROMYCIN 319 223 24 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 316 283 25 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 299 192 26 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 295 242 27 19
CLOPIDOGREL 275 233 28 37
TRAZODONE HCL 254 161 29 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 253 203 30 26
NAPROXEN 247 125 31 71
ATENOLOL 244 179 32 18
CRESTOR 239 131 33 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 220 129 34 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 215 150 35 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 210 148 36 11
ALLOPURINOL 209 143 37 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 208 116 38 31
NEXIUM 203 146 39 30
CARVEDILOL 199 154 40 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 196 151 41 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 192 144 42 114
PLAVIX 183 148 43 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178 147 44 32
PREDNISONE 164 131 45 40
MELOXICAM 164 107 45 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 162 134 47 67
PROAIR HFA 161 70 48 47
SPIRIVA 153 93 49 56
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 151 129 50 87
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 150 55 R 51 53
FINASTERIDE 150 136 51 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 145 116 53 63
SPIRONOLACTONE 143 124 54 54
PEN NEEDLE 142 106 55 99
LANTUS 142 76 55 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139 117 57 17
DIGOXIN 138 81 58 52
CILOSTAZOL 137 106 59 239
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 137 92 59 86
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 132 84 61 140
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 120 92 62 82
BYSTOLIC 118 73 63 102
CELEBREX 117 66 64 85
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 111 46 65 96
COMBIVENT 107 58 66 94
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 106 82 67 109
BENICAR 106 67 67 133
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 104 88 69 255
RISPERIDONE 103 70 70 76
JANUVIA 102 55 71 75
IBUPROFEN 101 44 72 92
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99 52 S2 73 80
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 98 67 74 206
FAMOTIDINE 95 95 75 73
LEVOFLOXACIN 94 74 76 98
INSULIN SYRINGE 94 57 76 84
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 94 57 76 138
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94 38 76 65
DIOVAN 92 62 80 48
CLONIDINE HCL 91 79 81 57
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89 49 82 107
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 87 74 83 97
LIDODERM 86 62 84 115
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 85 70 85 50
NOVOLOG 84 56 86 100
VENTOLIN HFA 83 34 87 162
OXYCONTIN 83 22 S2 87 139
CEPHALEXIN 82 67 89 124
PAROXETINE HCL 81 62 90 64
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 80 73 S3 91 161
NIASPAN 80 48 91 144
AMIODARONE HCL 79 77 93 165
DILANTIN 78 40 94 277
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 0 S2 94 106
GLIPIZIDE ER 77 52 96 103
TORSEMIDE 76 64 97 131
GEMFIBROZIL 76 51 97 93
VENLAFAXINE HCL 75 58 99 230
AMOXICILLIN 74 38 100 121
CYMBALTA 73 31 101 49
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 70 58 102 74
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 48 102 61
GLIPIZIDE 69 63 104 59
NYSTATIN 68 58 105 156
KLOR-CON 10 67 36 106 68
OXYCODONE HCL 67 23 S2 106 112
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 65 47 108 221
METFORMIN HCL ER 64 38 109 62
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 64 60 109 132
NYSTOP 63 50 111 220
TRICOR 62 18 112 91
FENTANYL 62 30 S2 112 89
SINGULAIR 61 22 114 81
CAPTOPRIL 60 56 115 256
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58 52 116 117
LIPITOR 58 37 116 90
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 43 R 116 58
GLIPIZIDE XL 54 48 119 198
ROPINIROLE HCL 54 25 119 72
DILTIAZEM ER 53 52 121 129
NITROSTAT 52 41 122 223
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52 24 122 83
BUSPIRONE HCL 52 33 122 105
LEVETIRACETAM 52 49 122 111
CARISOPRODOL 51 0 R 126 110
TERAZOSIN HCL 51 48 126 120
EVISTA 50 48 128 127
MUPIROCIN 50 30 128 192
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 Aug. 11, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.