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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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43,518Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 972

$2.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 972

1,163 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

3% of this provider’s 1,163 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 1,163 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 32,629 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,763 1,273 1 5
LISINOPRIL 1,453 1,033 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,425 1,125 3 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,309 996 4 13
TRAMADOL HCL 1,120 776 5 15
SIMVASTATIN 1,057 910 6 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,055 859 7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 991 869 8 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 954 681 S3 9 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 840 662 10 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 790 653 11 9
METFORMIN HCL 783 535 12 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 767 540 13 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 724 621 14 12
GABAPENTIN 690 457 15 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 592 454 16 16
RANITIDINE HCL 521 333 17 24
CLOPIDOGREL 494 396 18 37
ALLOPURINOL 470 444 19 28
KLOR-CON 10 467 355 10 20 68
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 457 366 21 23
FAMOTIDINE 428 320 22 73
DONEPEZIL HCL 426 426 23 26
CARVEDILOL 400 311 24 21
NEXIUM 389 279 25 30
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 386 317 26 39
PLAVIX 375 327 27 55
SERTRALINE HCL 368 245 28 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 365 300 29 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 358 212 30 31
CRESTOR 339 243 31 33
CYMBALTA 334 212 32 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 326 293 33 17
NAMENDA 325 317 34 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 320 200 35 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 293 261 36 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 285 211 37 72
FINASTERIDE 277 251 38 77
GEMFIBROZIL 273 195 39 93
DIOVAN 266 239 40 48
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 261 152 R 41 58
DIGOXIN 252 237 42 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 251 203 43 29
PROAIR HFA 250 137 44 47
TRAZODONE HCL 245 108 45 35
GLIPIZIDE 243 200 46 59
SINGULAIR 237 172 47 81
LANTUS 224 181 48 44
ATENOLOL 218 148 49 18
INSULIN SYRINGE 218 144 49 84
MIRTAZAPINE 217 180 51 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 208 107 52 60
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 205 176 53 27
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 199 89 54 138
SUCRALFATE 196 161 55 180
GLYBURIDE 191 167 R 56 70
PREDNISONE 187 119 57 40
KLOR-CON M10 184 141 58 178
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 180 56 R 59 53
JANUVIA 180 112 59 75
NAPROXEN 176 124 61 71
TRICOR 176 123 61 91
GLIMEPIRIDE 170 147 63 34
LEVOFLOXACIN 165 123 64 98
MEGESTROL ACETATE 160 145 R 65 195
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 130 65 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 157 130 67 114
LIPITOR 152 100 68 90
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149 124 69 32
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 147 129 70 63
LYRICA 143 89 71 113
CELEBREX 142 103 72 85
SPIRONOLACTONE 134 71 73 54
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 131 100 74 74
JANTOVEN 130 129 75 160
BENAZEPRIL HCL 130 112 75 88
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130 92 75 41
ZETIA 129 104 78 79
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 129 117 78 97
LOVASTATIN 127 67 80 22
PROMETHAZINE HCL 126 54 R 81 154
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 126 82 81 96
SPIRIVA 125 64 83 56
PEN NEEDLE 122 98 84 99
RAMIPRIL 121 111 85 101
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 121 73 85 147
CLONIDINE HCL 121 94 85 57
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 120 80 88 109
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 119 95 89 86
PAROXETINE HCL 118 64 90 64
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 99 91 166
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 112 91 92 83
ESTRADIOL 110 28 R 93 167
NOVOLOG 108 76 94 100
DIOVAN HCT 107 87 95 122
FLUCONAZOLE 106 66 96 183
BUSPIRONE HCL 106 87 96 105
PREMARIN 104 61 R 98 153
SYMBICORT 98 57 99 141
DETROL LA 98 60 99 170
FENOFIBRATE 95 72 101 66
CEPHALEXIN 93 75 102 124
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93 83 102 65
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 93 79 R 102 176
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 90 83 105 117
METHOTREXATE 89 68 106 158
SYNTHROID 89 63 106 51
TOPIRAMATE 89 23 106 126
VERAPAMIL ER 87 56 109 108
KLOR-CON M20 87 61 109 78
MECLIZINE HCL 87 66 109 184
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 85 46 112 107
TERAZOSIN HCL 84 84 113 120
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 75 114 61
RISPERIDONE 82 82 115 76
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82 62 115 50
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 81 81 117 182
IBUPROFEN 78 31 118 92
LIDODERM 75 58 119 115
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 74 53 120 157
VYTORIN 73 70 121 151
NITROSTAT 73 57 121 223
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 71 58 S3 123 161
CARISOPRODOL 71 14 R 123 110
COMBIVENT 70 35 125 94
ACTONEL 70 70 125 231
TIZANIDINE HCL 69 18 127 143
AMOXICILLIN 69 54 127 121
DOXEPIN HCL 68 62 129 259
AVODART 68 50 129 214
CEFDINIR 65 57 131 187
MELOXICAM 65 50 131 36
LEVETIRACETAM 65 35 131 111
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65 65 131 128
SOTALOL 64 61 135 237
AZITHROMYCIN 63 50 136 42
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62 57 137 134
METRONIDAZOLE 62 49 137 280
AGGRENOX 61 56 139 197
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60 42 140 140
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59 42 141 69
TORSEMIDE 59 41 141 131
CEFTRIAXONE 58 57 143 459
LANSOPRAZOLE 58 51 143 210
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 55 40 145 119
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 55 36 145 276
EXFORGE 55 41 145 258
ENABLEX 55 32 145 204
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 52 31 149 221
FENTANYL 52 39 S2 149 89
LOVAZA 52 31 149 136
DILTIAZEM ER 52 52 149 129
BACLOFEN 51 28 153 123
ABILIFY 51 11 153 137
BYETTA 51 51 153 279
ALFUZOSIN HCL 51 42 153 489
AZELASTINE HCL 50 0 157 296
NASONEX 50 32 157 205
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 April 21, 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.