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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,292Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 972

$1.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 972

814 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

10% of this provider’s 814 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 814 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 20,354 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,487 1,014 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 857 439 S3 2 6
SIMVASTATIN 827 531 3 2
LISINOPRIL 824 533 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 768 543 5 7
GABAPENTIN 738 418 6 14
METFORMIN HCL 735 380 7 8
OMEPRAZOLE 656 370 8 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 627 523 9 4
TRAMADOL HCL 597 352 10 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 578 508 11 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 498 372 12 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 438 306 13 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 432 317 14 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 406 257 15 20
MELOXICAM 404 210 16 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 395 195 17 23
ATENOLOL 378 328 18 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 357 252 19 34
NEXIUM 343 84 20 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 329 245 21 19
CARVEDILOL 313 257 22 21
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 292 147 R 23 53
CRESTOR 275 195 24 33
FENOFIBRATE 267 162 25 66
CEFDINIR 254 143 26 187
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 234 176 27 39
PREDNISONE 233 130 28 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 227 126 29 27
LOVAZA 227 40 29 136
SPIRIVA 223 141 31 56
SINGULAIR 220 66 32 81
CARISOPRODOL 217 53 R 33 110
TAMSULOSIN HCL 213 189 34 29
BACLOFEN 208 118 35 123
RANITIDINE HCL 202 85 36 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 200 158 37 9
CYMBALTA 197 83 38 49
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 190 114 39 117
SUCRALFATE 188 118 40 180
SYMBICORT 185 74 41 141
CEPHALEXIN 182 135 42 124
TRAZODONE HCL 180 85 43 35
PROAIR HFA 179 71 44 47
SERTRALINE HCL 178 95 45 25
CLOPIDOGREL 176 154 46 37
ALLOPURINOL 170 133 47 28
TIZANIDINE HCL 168 83 48 143
PROPRANOLOL HCL 162 65 49 118
DONEPEZIL HCL 162 162 49 26
AZITHROMYCIN 161 97 51 42
DICYCLOMINE HCL 161 64 51 179
NASONEX 159 58 53 205
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 158 97 54 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156 125 55 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 152 66 56 67
PAROXETINE HCL 151 101 57 64
LUNESTA 149 83 58 232
ZETIA 143 71 59 79
DIGOXIN 139 112 60 52
MIRTAZAPINE 138 120 61 46
LANTUS 137 81 62 44
FINASTERIDE 134 118 63 77
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 134 118 63 43
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 134 94 63 63
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132 91 66 10
DIOVAN 131 68 67 48
LIDODERM 123 43 68 115
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 121 102 69 82
LYRICA 120 44 70 113
COMBIVENT 119 45 71 94
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 116 52 72 107
VERAPAMIL ER 114 87 73 108
BENAZEPRIL HCL 113 99 74 88
ADVAIR DISKUS 112 56 75 45
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 111 40 76 147
ETODOLAC 111 87 76 241
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110 68 78 65
ROPINIROLE HCL 110 75 78 72
FENTANYL 109 55 S2 80 89
PLAVIX 108 92 81 55
VOLTAREN 108 67 81 238
VESICARE 107 48 83 171
PROMETHAZINE HCL 104 40 R 84 154
MUPIROCIN 102 62 85 192
LIPITOR 102 54 85 90
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 101 35 S2 87 106
JANUMET 101 45 87 219
CLONIDINE HCL 97 50 89 57
TRICOR 97 34 89 91
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94 61 91 83
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 94 44 91 138
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 94 74 91 50
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 91 43 94 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91 67 94 97
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 90 89 96 74
VYTORIN 89 54 97 151
PEN NEEDLE 89 40 97 99
LEVOFLOXACIN 87 64 99 98
NIASPAN 87 25 99 144
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87 20 S2 99 80
DILTIAZEM ER 86 56 102 129
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 57 103 155
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 84 50 103 182
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 81 41 105 199
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80 50 106 31
FLUCONAZOLE 80 41 106 183
TERAZOSIN HCL 80 65 106 120
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79 52 R 109 58
DEXAMETHASONE 75 54 110 391
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 74 44 111 87
JANUVIA 73 43 112 75
METHOCARBAMOL 73 54 R 112 222
FLUOXETINE HCL 73 25 112 60
KLOR-CON M20 72 52 115 78
NAPROXEN 72 29 115 71
WELCHOL 72 52 115 224
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 70 41 118 96
TOPIRAMATE 70 18 118 126
ZOSTAVAX 69 54 120 104
NOVOLOG 69 40 120 100
OXYCONTIN 69 15 S2 120 139
METFORMIN HCL ER 69 66 120 62
LEVEMIR 69 62 120 234
ENABLEX 69 22 120 204
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68 26 126 114
BUSPIRONE HCL 67 26 127 105
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 66 19 S2 128 142
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 55 128 61
CELEBREX 66 49 128 85
RAMIPRIL 64 61 131 101
NAMENDA 64 56 131 38
CILOSTAZOL 63 42 133 239
RISPERIDONE 62 33 134 76
NYSTATIN 61 31 135 156
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 54 135 32
METOLAZONE 61 32 135 186
CARBAMAZEPINE 61 25 135 203
SYNTHROID 60 45 139 51
DEXILANT 60 0 139 215
ESTRADIOL 59 41 R 141 167
MEGESTROL ACETATE 59 58 R 141 195
PENTOXIFYLLINE 59 41 141 342
LIDOCAINE HCL 58 47 144 344
LEXAPRO 58 21 144 177
SIMCOR 57 31 146 463
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 57 47 146 217
IBUPROFEN 56 0 148 92
LOVASTATIN 56 27 148 22
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 55 21 150 317
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54 14 151 130
GLYBURIDE 53 42 R 152 70
LEVETIRACETAM 53 31 152 111
EVISTA 52 40 154 127
AMITIZA 51 0 155 334
ACTOS 51 15 155 163
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50 24 157 140
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 May 19, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.