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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,070Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 73 out of 972

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 972

493 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

7% of this provider’s 493 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 493 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 13,892 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$61 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
OMEPRAZOLE 622 511 1 5
LISINOPRIL 605 465 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 533 487 3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 476 385 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 440 338 5 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 385 380 6 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 361 335 7 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 309 309 8 26
SIMVASTATIN 297 228 9 2
NAMENDA 290 278 10 38
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 280 246 S3 11 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 248 242 12 13
LOVASTATIN 241 174 13 22
TRAMADOL HCL 223 204 14 15
MIRTAZAPINE 221 198 15 46
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 217 171 16 132
TRAZODONE HCL 205 156 17 35
GABAPENTIN 205 183 17 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 192 166 19 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 189 155 20 19
SERTRALINE HCL 183 141 21 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 180 137 22 65
TAMSULOSIN HCL 170 127 23 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 159 145 24 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 148 122 25 83
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 132 112 26 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 131 99 27 31
LANTUS 127 109 28 44
BUSPIRONE HCL 123 84 29 105
METFORMIN HCL 121 77 30 8
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 116 116 31 248
HYDRALAZINE HCL 116 116 31 69
CARVEDILOL 111 102 33 21
CYMBALTA 111 95 33 49
PREDNISONE 110 96 35 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108 94 36 16
JANUVIA 104 75 37 75
RISPERIDONE 100 59 38 76
ABILIFY 100 84 38 137
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 70 38 10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99 99 41 43
ALLOPURINOL 98 82 42 28
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 97 97 43 169
ATENOLOL 97 85 43 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97 93 43 20
DIGOXIN 94 94 46 52
CLOPIDOGREL 93 80 47 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 92 79 48 54
OLANZAPINE 92 76 48 149
LEXAPRO 92 69 48 177
FINASTERIDE 92 83 48 77
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90 89 52 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89 62 53 23
FAMOTIDINE 86 53 54 73
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 82 69 55 128
ZETIA 81 34 56 79
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80 49 57 67
AZITHROMYCIN 80 63 57 42
COMBIVENT 79 71 59 94
PLAVIX 78 70 60 55
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 78 37 R 60 135
PAROXETINE HCL 77 59 62 64
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76 66 63 109
SEROQUEL XR 76 28 63 236
CEPHALEXIN 75 72 65 124
MELOXICAM 75 56 65 36
KLOR-CON M20 72 62 67 78
SPIRIVA 71 50 68 56
RANITIDINE HCL 70 55 69 24
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70 58 69 140
VERAPAMIL ER 70 67 69 108
SINGULAIR 69 39 72 81
TRICOR 67 11 73 91
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 63 S2 73 80
SEROQUEL 65 54 75 164
FENTANYL 65 65 S2 75 89
GLIPIZIDE 64 57 77 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 47 77 45
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 63 23 79 96
AMIODARONE HCL 63 63 79 165
CRESTOR 63 40 79 33
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 62 54 82 199
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61 61 83 87
CLONIDINE HCL 57 57 84 57
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 55 43 85 146
CARBAMAZEPINE 54 0 86 203
LIDODERM 52 52 87 115
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 0 88 118
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 47 89 63
ROPINIROLE HCL 50 38 89 72
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 29, 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.