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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,649Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 972

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 972

543 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
39% 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

7% of this provider’s 543 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 543 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 15,443 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 868 704 1 3
LISINOPRIL 571 498 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 525 445 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 407 323 4 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 365 309 5 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 337 291 6 9
SIMVASTATIN 328 289 7 2
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 321 264 8 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 319 241 9 20
FLUCONAZOLE 312 186 10 183
DONEPEZIL HCL 311 307 11 26
RANITIDINE HCL 309 209 12 24
PREDNISONE 299 234 13 40
OMEPRAZOLE 276 238 14 5
NAMENDA 256 256 15 38
SERTRALINE HCL 252 199 16 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 233 205 17 96
MIRTAZAPINE 228 228 18 46
TRAMADOL HCL 216 156 19 15
GABAPENTIN 214 122 20 14
TRAZODONE HCL 208 162 21 35
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 207 159 22 107
CITALOPRAM HBR 205 162 23 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 202 100 24 34
METRONIDAZOLE 200 178 25 280
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 199 165 26 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190 155 27 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 168 129 S3 28 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 167 120 29 11
CARVEDILOL 167 126 29 21
MELOXICAM 166 147 31 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 151 32 32
LANTUS 155 102 33 44
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 150 112 34 117
CRESTOR 145 92 35 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 142 106 36 23
METFORMIN HCL 141 104 37 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132 117 38 41
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 131 131 39 87
METFORMIN HCL ER 127 99 40 62
HYDROXYZINE HCL 126 104 R 41 208
ALLOPURINOL 123 104 42 28
ATENOLOL 120 120 43 18
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 117 81 44 292
JANUVIA 115 59 45 75
SYNTHROID 112 109 46 51
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 111 89 47 83
SINGULAIR 109 62 48 81
LIDODERM 106 91 49 115
NEXIUM 104 53 50 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 102 90 51 60
BUSPIRONE HCL 97 95 52 105
CYMBALTA 97 54 52 49
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 94 39 R 54 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94 82 54 29
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 94 82 54 152
SPIRONOLACTONE 90 56 57 54
BACLOFEN 90 56 57 123
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 90 62 57 97
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90 80 57 65
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89 80 61 17
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 88 49 R 62 226
CLOPIDOGREL 87 66 63 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87 84 63 16
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 84 67 S3 65 161
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 83 52 66 250
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE 81 81 67 229
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80 55 68 31
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77 73 69 63
FAMOTIDINE 76 57 70 73
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74 65 71 109
FINASTERIDE 71 66 72 77
LOVASTATIN 70 56 73 22
NOVOLOG 70 51 73 100
SPIRIVA 69 44 75 56
ZETIA 68 55 76 79
AZITHROMYCIN 66 50 77 42
CHOLESTYRAMINE 64 54 78 402
PREMARIN 64 54 R 78 153
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62 58 80 27
KLOR-CON 10 62 59 80 68
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 19 R 82 58
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60 35 83 147
ADVAIR DISKUS 60 34 83 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60 59 83 67
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60 58 83 74
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59 46 87 43
PLAVIX 59 47 87 55
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 31 S2 89 80
KLOR-CON M20 56 51 89 78
ONDANSETRON HCL 55 50 91 376
TOPIRAMATE 53 0 92 126
CELEBREX 53 32 92 85
CLONIDINE HCL 53 21 92 57
OLANZAPINE 52 44 95 149
PRIMIDONE 52 47 95 253
FENTANYL 52 52 S2 95 89
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51 40 98 140
HEPARIN SODIUM 50 50 99 360
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 50 46 99 272
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 Oct. 27, 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.