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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,146Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 972

$1.77M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 972

606 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

24% of this provider’s 606 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 606 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 19,102 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,032 798 1 12
FUROSEMIDE 1,018 733 2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 950 687 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 808 547 4 2
LISINOPRIL 805 541 5 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 745 457 S3 6 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 739 566 7 13
OMEPRAZOLE 614 364 8 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 545 291 9 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 542 489 10 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 490 348 11 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 484 309 12 19
GABAPENTIN 422 255 13 14
MIRTAZAPINE 376 312 14 46
RISPERIDONE 363 263 15 76
NAMENDA 362 337 16 38
METFORMIN HCL 355 240 17 8
CARVEDILOL 340 260 18 21
LANTUS 338 202 19 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 332 151 20 23
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 318 153 S2 21 80
TRAZODONE HCL 315 144 22 35
TRAMADOL HCL 285 166 23 15
LEVETIRACETAM 257 162 24 111
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 249 196 25 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 236 173 26 20
FAMOTIDINE 235 139 27 73
SERTRALINE HCL 233 161 28 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 232 147 29 29
RANITIDINE HCL 229 144 30 24
NOVOLIN R 222 130 31 185
CLOPIDOGREL 217 156 32 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 215 173 33 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 214 182 34 43
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 211 21 S2 35 106
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 210 142 36 67
CYMBALTA 210 78 36 49
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 209 145 38 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 207 134 39 16
PLAVIX 186 138 40 55
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185 112 41 10
FENTANYL 179 137 S2 42 89
SANTYL 172 123 43 189
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 169 94 44 65
HYDRALAZINE HCL 168 118 45 69
OXCARBAZEPINE 167 76 46 244
KLOR-CON 10 167 112 46 68
SPIRIVA 164 107 48 56
MUPIROCIN 164 115 48 192
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE 160 160 10 50 229
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157 138 51 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 150 72 52 45
IBUPROFEN 144 70 53 92
DIGOXIN 138 118 54 52
COMBIVENT 138 47 54 94
BACLOFEN 132 47 56 123
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 131 33 R 57 53
NEXIUM 127 58 58 30
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 127 80 58 74
PAROXETINE HCL 123 74 60 64
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 119 100 61 96
OXYCODONE HCL 118 17 S2 62 112
PROAIR HFA 118 50 62 47
LAMOTRIGINE 118 33 62 174
NOVOLOG 118 75 62 100
FINASTERIDE 117 78 66 77
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 116 60 R 67 135
LEVOFLOXACIN 113 80 68 98
LYRICA 112 55 69 113
GLIPIZIDE 110 91 70 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 110 89 70 63
ATENOLOL 109 92 72 18
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 109 53 72 250
ALLOPURINOL 109 72 72 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108 53 75 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 107 81 76 83
MELOXICAM 107 94 76 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107 88 76 17
OLANZAPINE 106 55 79 149
HALOPERIDOL 104 39 80 168
AZITHROMYCIN 97 52 81 42
AMIODARONE HCL 96 80 82 165
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 95 95 83 87
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 90 47 84 97
CELEBREX 89 68 85 85
LIDODERM 88 68 86 115
DIOVAN 84 49 87 48
TRICOR 84 19 87 91
CLONIDINE HCL 82 49 89 57
OXYCONTIN 79 11 S2 90 139
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 78 39 91 39
VENLAFAXINE HCL 75 44 92 230
ENABLEX 74 31 93 204
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 41 94 32
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 73 58 94 132
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72 31 96 140
EXELON 72 67 96 125
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71 27 98 134
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70 54 99 109
PREDNISONE 69 28 100 40
ABILIFY 67 31 101 137
TOPIRAMATE 67 24 101 126
BUSPIRONE HCL 67 51 101 105
HEPARIN SODIUM 66 27 104 360
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66 28 104 107
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 65 26 106 285
TORSEMIDE 65 61 106 131
FENOFIBRATE 64 20 108 66
AMOXICILLIN 64 18 108 121
NYSTATIN 63 28 110 156
SEROQUEL 63 51 110 164
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62 48 112 128
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 62 37 112 307
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 61 0 S2 114 142
VERAPAMIL ER 61 48 114 108
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 60 26 116 146
LEXAPRO 59 37 117 177
LIPITOR 59 37 117 90
CEPHALEXIN 58 42 119 124
ROPINIROLE HCL 57 26 120 72
LIDOCAINE HCL 56 51 121 344
MIDODRINE HCL 56 26 121 289
SPIRONOLACTONE 56 35 121 54
TRAVATAN Z 55 43 124 242
CEFDINIR 55 29 124 187
LOVASTATIN 55 37 124 22
VANCOMYCIN HCL 54 17 127 372
METFORMIN HCL ER 54 51 127 62
SYMBICORT 53 35 129 141
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 15 130 114
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 36 130 50
HYDROCORTISONE 51 20 132 291
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 23 132 60
SINGULAIR 50 33 134 81
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 June 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.