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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,143Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 972

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 58 out of 972

1,201 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
24% 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

5% of this provider’s 1,201 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 1,201 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 19,796 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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 1,047 832 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,010 645 S3 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 933 693 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 903 811 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 834 705 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 683 544 6 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 679 541 7 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 634 553 8 3
TRAMADOL HCL 631 518 9 15
CARVEDILOL 501 418 10 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 478 356 11 34
LOVASTATIN 438 381 12 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 413 328 13 11
ATENOLOL 399 383 14 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 397 326 15 12
ALLOPURINOL 389 332 16 28
SPIRONOLACTONE 381 298 17 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 370 305 18 23
METFORMIN HCL 342 253 19 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 317 270 20 20
GABAPENTIN 308 195 21 14
SERTRALINE HCL 295 219 22 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 282 243 23 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 233 193 24 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 225 198 25 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219 197 26 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 219 167 26 62
RANITIDINE HCL 217 144 28 24
MELOXICAM 208 162 29 36
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199 191 30 61
CITALOPRAM HBR 196 150 31 19
AZITHROMYCIN 176 140 32 42
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 172 137 33 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 169 169 34 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 167 126 35 65
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 158 80 R 36 53
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 156 123 37 114
PREDNISONE 153 118 38 40
CLOPIDOGREL 151 121 39 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144 95 S2 40 80
LANTUS 142 117 41 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 137 126 42 43
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 135 108 43 134
TRAZODONE HCL 134 93 44 35
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 125 112 45 39
FELODIPINE ER 124 112 46 145
PAROXETINE HCL 123 96 47 64
INSULIN SYRINGE 122 96 48 84
FAMOTIDINE 117 105 49 73
QUINAPRIL HCL 106 90 50 95
DIGOXIN 103 98 51 52
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 103 59 51 67
PLAVIX 101 80 53 55
IBUPROFEN 92 44 54 92
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90 74 55 31
SPIRIVA 89 74 56 56
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 88 72 57 86
TERAZOSIN HCL 86 86 58 120
TORSEMIDE 85 78 59 131
HYDRALAZINE HCL 84 75 60 69
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 83 73 61 119
PROAIR HFA 82 50 62 47
KLOR-CON 10 81 71 63 68
MECLIZINE HCL 79 73 64 184
CEPHALEXIN 78 52 65 124
FENOFIBRATE 77 44 66 66
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 77 52 66 276
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 50 66 60
FINASTERIDE 77 77 66 77
NIFEDIPINE ER 73 68 70 116
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 56 70 41
CELEBREX 71 71 72 85
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 71 60 72 50
LEVETIRACETAM 70 32 74 111
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70 70 74 27
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 62 74 63
LEVOFLOXACIN 69 51 77 98
NIFEDICAL XL 69 67 77 243
NOVOLOG 68 57 79 100
MIRTAZAPINE 67 64 80 46
NEXIUM 67 49 80 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 63 80 45
JANTOVEN 64 59 83 160
PEN NEEDLE 64 53 83 99
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 63 43 85 130
CYMBALTA 63 32 85 49
OXYCODONE HCL 61 19 S2 87 112
LANSOPRAZOLE 61 37 87 210
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 58 47 89 312
RISPERIDONE 58 43 89 76
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 0 S2 89 106
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56 37 92 117
NABUMETONE 55 49 93 200
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 38 93 109
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54 54 95 82
METRONIDAZOLE 53 35 96 280
VESICARE 53 45 96 171
KLOR-CON M20 53 35 96 78
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52 50 99 128
CARISOPRODOL 52 14 R 99 110
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52 36 99 97
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 52 45 99 217
AMOXICILLIN 52 31 99 121
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51 30 104 87
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 Sept. 28, 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.