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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,864Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 972

$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 972

505 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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 505 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 505 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 25,635 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

53 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,330 1,198 1 12
FUROSEMIDE 1,126 1,092 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 929 884 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 856 851 4 5
NAMENDA 681 675 5 38
SIMVASTATIN 647 624 6 2
MIRTAZAPINE 642 627 7 46
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 637 612 8 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 634 625 9 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 581 563 S3 10 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 575 561 11 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 567 565 12 26
LISINOPRIL 502 481 13 1
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 402 394 14 65
TRAZODONE HCL 374 356 15 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 339 336 16 19
GABAPENTIN 335 296 17 14
TRAMADOL HCL 326 311 18 15
LANTUS 301 287 19 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 301 301 19 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 268 268 21 67
KLOR-CON M20 266 252 22 78
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 261 248 23 63
SERTRALINE HCL 241 227 24 25
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 231 203 25 128
LIDODERM 224 207 26 115
MELOXICAM 224 224 26 36
EXELON 222 220 28 125
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 212 211 29 83
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 212 201 29 11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 210 210 31 87
TAMSULOSIN HCL 209 209 32 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 208 208 33 41
NOVOLOG 206 191 34 100
ROPINIROLE HCL 189 189 35 72
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 186 182 36 132
METFORMIN HCL 186 170 36 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185 185 38 17
TRIMETHOPRIM 171 170 39 302
LEXAPRO 171 166 39 177
RANITIDINE HCL 165 135 41 24
LEVOFLOXACIN 163 155 42 98
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 162 162 43 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 152 151 44 20
DIGOXIN 149 149 45 52
CYMBALTA 147 147 46 49
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 143 129 47 248
NYSTATIN 140 134 48 156
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140 139 48 10
ADVAIR DISKUS 138 135 50 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 136 131 51 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 136 134 51 23
PREDNISONE 135 135 53 40
DETROL LA 132 123 54 170
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 132 132 54 27
FENTANYL 128 128 S2 56 89
LEVETIRACETAM 127 93 57 111
CARVEDILOL 122 119 58 21
CLOPIDOGREL 122 122 58 37
SPIRIVA 121 121 60 56
BUSPIRONE HCL 119 119 61 105
ATENOLOL 116 116 62 18
ALLOPURINOL 115 115 63 28
BUMETANIDE 108 108 64 173
RISPERIDONE 105 79 65 76
PLAVIX 100 100 66 55
HYDRALAZINE HCL 99 96 67 69
GLIPIZIDE 96 79 68 59
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96 95 S2 68 80
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 95 95 70 74
TAMIFLU 94 82 71 374
SEROQUEL 93 93 72 164
MUPIROCIN 91 78 73 192
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 91 91 73 169
METOLAZONE 90 90 75 186
CEFUROXIME 89 89 76 172
FINASTERIDE 88 88 77 77
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 88 71 77 134
LOPERAMIDE 86 83 79 261
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 84 79 80 117
JANUVIA 82 82 81 75
LATANOPROST 81 81 82 265
KLOR-CON M10 80 80 83 178
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 80 80 83 250
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79 74 85 107
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 75 63 86 254
CEPHALEXIN 72 72 87 124
TRAVATAN Z 71 71 88 242
SPIRONOLACTONE 70 70 89 54
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 69 64 90 157
OLANZAPINE 69 58 90 149
ZETIA 66 66 92 79
GLIMEPIRIDE 66 66 92 34
GLIPIZIDE ER 64 64 94 103
BACLOFEN 63 24 95 123
FAMOTIDINE 62 62 96 73
AMIODARONE HCL 61 61 97 165
HALOPERIDOL 58 58 98 168
OXCARBAZEPINE 57 56 99 244
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55 54 100 138
PATANOL 55 46 100 278
DIOVAN 55 55 100 48
SINGULAIR 53 53 103 81
CLONIDINE HCL 50 47 104 57
FORTICAL 50 49 104 355
LAMOTRIGINE 50 49 104 174
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 Feb. 23, 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.