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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,130Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 972

$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 972

826 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

15% of this provider’s 826 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 826 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 18,580 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

$57 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,089 709 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 936 666 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 882 661 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 874 634 4 3
LISINOPRIL 710 469 5 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 680 494 6 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 617 425 7 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 586 379 8 13
GABAPENTIN 581 314 9 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 535 367 10 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 499 263 11 19
METFORMIN HCL 459 309 12 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 448 271 13 12
NEXIUM 410 200 14 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 339 212 S3 15 6
TRAMADOL HCL 339 179 15 15
LOVASTATIN 322 225 17 22
RANITIDINE HCL 321 175 18 24
MELOXICAM 314 206 19 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 283 226 20 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 283 138 20 45
LANTUS 280 155 22 44
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 274 98 S2 23 80
GLIMEPIRIDE 264 190 24 34
TIZANIDINE HCL 262 122 25 143
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 261 172 26 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 256 184 27 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245 185 28 10
FENTANYL 235 117 S2 29 89
SERTRALINE HCL 233 179 30 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 226 225 31 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 213 143 32 20
PROAIR HFA 207 79 33 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 203 145 34 29
ALLOPURINOL 195 171 35 28
CLOPIDOGREL 193 150 36 37
INSULIN SYRINGE 192 110 37 84
OXYCODONE HCL 191 40 S2 38 112
CARVEDILOL 188 117 39 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 187 124 40 67
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 186 156 41 74
LYRICA 185 106 42 113
PREDNISONE 183 165 43 40
COLESTIPOL HCL 179 90 44 325
DONEPEZIL HCL 178 175 45 26
DIGOXIN 176 154 46 52
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 173 113 47 109
ZETIA 168 88 48 79
CYMBALTA 152 59 49 49
AMOXICILLIN 148 90 50 121
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 147 120 51 11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 139 104 52 87
CRESTOR 137 63 53 33
KLOR-CON M20 136 102 54 78
SPIRONOLACTONE 133 82 55 54
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 131 28 R 56 53
MIRTAZAPINE 129 107 57 46
CLONIDINE HCL 128 94 58 57
PLAVIX 126 91 59 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124 81 60 31
TRICOR 123 63 61 91
ROPINIROLE HCL 122 91 62 72
TRAZODONE HCL 121 51 63 35
NAMENDA 117 104 64 38
OXYCONTIN 116 39 S2 65 139
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 113 77 66 119
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 113 50 S2 66 106
TORSEMIDE 111 76 68 131
TOPIRAMATE 110 59 69 126
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 110 82 69 86
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109 72 71 63
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 109 31 71 140
ATENOLOL 108 94 73 18
PEN NEEDLE 106 56 74 99
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 105 78 75 97
VENTOLIN HFA 104 87 76 162
SINGULAIR 102 37 77 81
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 100 52 78 83
PAROXETINE HCL 99 67 79 64
NAPROXEN 98 40 80 71
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98 82 80 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 97 62 82 60
AZITHROMYCIN 97 68 82 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96 52 84 43
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96 32 84 107
JANUVIA 94 80 86 75
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 75 87 61
LIDODERM 93 59 87 115
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 89 89 89 82
NOVOLOG 88 36 90 100
GLIPIZIDE ER 88 60 90 103
GLYBURIDE 88 79 R 90 70
FINASTERIDE 87 86 93 77
GLIPIZIDE 85 63 94 59
KLOR-CON 10 85 84 94 68
COMBIVENT 84 56 96 94
IBUPROFEN 83 17 97 92
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 82 39 R 98 226
LAMOTRIGINE 78 0 99 174
QUINAPRIL HCL 77 56 100 95
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 77 51 100 134
BENAZEPRIL HCL 76 60 102 88
SPIRIVA 76 33 102 56
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 75 46 104 199
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 75 37 104 138
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74 31 R 106 58
BENICAR HCT 73 43 107 201
CELEBREX 73 67 107 85
SYNTHROID 70 47 109 51
SUCRALFATE 69 65 110 180
ZOSTAVAX 66 38 111 104
NIASPAN 65 0 112 144
DIOVAN 65 45 112 48
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 65 54 112 39
DILTIAZEM ER 64 52 115 129
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 64 40 115 297
BENICAR 64 51 115 133
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62 23 118 147
DIOVAN HCT 62 35 118 122
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 60 41 120 157
KLOR-CON M10 60 47 120 178
ESTRADIOL 59 36 R 122 167
METFORMIN HCL ER 59 43 122 62
FENOFIBRATE 59 42 122 66
FLUCONAZOLE 58 19 125 183
HUMULIN 70-30 58 41 125 225
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57 46 127 128
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56 12 R 128 154
BACLOFEN 53 30 129 123
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. 14, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.