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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,228Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 972

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 972

836 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97%Patients 65 Years and Older
44% 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

11% of this provider’s 836 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 836 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 23,551 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,066 1,045 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,006 990 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 984 962 3 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 866 859 S3 4 6
FUROSEMIDE 665 650 5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 650 638 6 5
LISINOPRIL 564 560 7 1
GABAPENTIN 387 366 8 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 385 371 9 13
CARVEDILOL 339 326 10 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 333 328 11 19
TRAZODONE HCL 325 304 12 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 296 296 13 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 296 295 13 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 291 291 15 27
NEXIUM 284 273 16 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 260 256 17 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 260 260 17 31
MIRTAZAPINE 257 246 19 46
LOVASTATIN 252 252 20 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 251 237 21 20
METFORMIN HCL 247 245 22 8
ATENOLOL 247 246 22 18
TRAMADOL HCL 241 235 24 15
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 240 225 25 67
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 233 229 26 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 219 218 27 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 216 216 28 16
SERTRALINE HCL 195 192 29 25
NAMENDA 186 185 30 38
PREDNISONE 186 173 30 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 183 177 32 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 182 169 33 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 171 158 34 43
RAMIPRIL 167 167 35 101
GLIMEPIRIDE 167 167 35 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162 162 37 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 157 144 38 65
LANTUS 151 127 39 44
DIGOXIN 145 145 40 52
CLOPIDOGREL 133 130 41 37
FAMOTIDINE 129 129 42 73
PLAVIX 129 129 42 55
AZITHROMYCIN 121 119 44 42
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119 115 S2 45 80
JANTOVEN 118 118 46 160
SYNTHROID 118 118 46 51
COMBIVENT 117 104 48 94
KLOR-CON M20 116 116 49 78
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 116 115 S2 49 142
PAROXETINE HCL 115 115 51 64
CYMBALTA 113 106 52 49
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 111 107 53 96
ADVAIR DISKUS 111 111 53 45
RANITIDINE HCL 110 110 55 24
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109 108 56 63
OXYCONTIN 104 99 S2 57 139
DIOVAN 104 100 57 48
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 102 102 R 59 58
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 98 97 60 83
CEFUROXIME 95 94 61 172
SPIRIVA 94 94 62 56
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 91 91 63 50
VERAPAMIL ER 89 88 64 108
NOVOLOG 88 76 65 100
BENAZEPRIL HCL 87 87 66 88
NYSTOP 87 80 66 220
ALLOPURINOL 85 85 68 28
JANUVIA 83 83 69 75
PREMARIN 83 83 R 69 153
INSULIN SYRINGE 83 83 69 84
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 82 82 72 74
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77 71 73 87
LIPITOR 76 76 74 90
SPIRONOLACTONE 76 76 74 54
MELOXICAM 76 69 74 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75 75 77 41
CLONIDINE HCL 75 70 77 57
VESICARE 75 75 77 171
BACLOFEN 75 74 77 123
LABETALOL HCL 74 63 81 181
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74 74 81 82
DILTIAZEM ER 72 72 83 129
LEXAPRO 72 65 83 177
BUSPIRONE HCL 70 70 85 105
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69 67 R 86 53
SEROQUEL 66 63 87 164
GLYBURIDE 65 65 R 88 70
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64 63 89 69
ALPRAZOLAM 64 53 89 288
BYSTOLIC 64 64 89 102
SINGULAIR 64 64 89 81
TRICOR 63 63 93 91
PEN NEEDLE 63 63 93 99
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62 58 95 109
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 60 59 96 132
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 56 97 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59 55 97 97
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59 59 97 86
AGGRENOX 57 57 100 197
PRADAXA 56 56 101 295
HUMULIN 70-30 55 55 102 225
DICYCLOMINE HCL 53 46 103 179
ZETIA 53 53 103 79
LANSOPRAZOLE 53 53 103 210
NYSTATIN 53 52 103 156
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 52 107 114
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 52 52 107 146
KLOR-CON 10 52 52 107 68
FINASTERIDE 51 51 110 77
ENDOCET 51 51 S2 110 175
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 51 49 110 169
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 51 110 118
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 Nov. 7, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.