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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,656Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 972

$1.81M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 972

943 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

7% of this provider’s 943 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 943 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 30,982 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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 1,384 1,156 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 1,187 1,124 2 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,040 960 3 26
NAMENDA 991 912 4 38
SIMVASTATIN 979 672 5 2
LISINOPRIL 942 812 6 1
OMEPRAZOLE 915 787 7 5
MIRTAZAPINE 913 857 8 46
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 847 793 9 4
TRAZODONE HCL 763 699 10 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 763 717 10 13
SERTRALINE HCL 697 642 12 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 665 579 13 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 652 609 14 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 589 540 S3 15 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 485 438 16 19
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 465 347 17 67
GABAPENTIN 394 335 18 14
TRAMADOL HCL 376 355 19 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 361 317 20 65
FAMOTIDINE 356 321 21 73
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 343 305 22 96
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 340 325 23 10
RANITIDINE HCL 314 285 24 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 307 267 25 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 303 263 26 16
DIGOXIN 290 258 27 52
CARVEDILOL 280 260 28 21
ATENOLOL 279 267 29 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 276 243 30 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 275 214 31 29
CYMBALTA 246 226 32 49
NEXIUM 238 198 33 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 230 213 34 83
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 229 229 35 17
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 227 203 36 87
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 211 209 37 132
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 210 192 38 43
LANTUS 208 189 39 44
ALLOPURINOL 207 122 40 28
CLOPIDOGREL 206 200 41 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 206 166 41 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 194 133 43 27
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 193 185 44 107
AZITHROMYCIN 188 166 45 42
LIDODERM 184 176 46 115
LEVETIRACETAM 184 166 46 111
ADVAIR DISKUS 183 168 48 45
LOVASTATIN 182 118 49 22
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 180 156 50 199
METFORMIN HCL 175 147 51 8
RISPERIDONE 173 123 52 76
GLIMEPIRIDE 163 153 53 34
CLONIDINE HCL 161 136 54 57
PLAVIX 160 156 55 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 156 130 56 23
EXELON 150 145 57 125
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 145 143 58 74
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144 137 S2 59 80
HYDRALAZINE HCL 142 127 60 69
KLOR-CON M20 139 137 61 78
PAROXETINE HCL 136 120 62 64
SYNTHROID 136 35 62 51
LEVOFLOXACIN 135 120 64 98
OLANZAPINE 135 107 64 149
LEXAPRO 130 115 66 177
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 129 128 67 50
SEROQUEL 123 122 68 164
FLUOXETINE HCL 123 77 68 60
AMIODARONE HCL 121 114 70 165
SPIRONOLACTONE 116 115 71 54
BUPROPION HCL SR 116 106 71 148
NYSTATIN 115 112 73 156
IBUPROFEN 114 113 74 92
NOVOLIN R 114 111 74 185
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 113 97 76 254
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 109 95 77 134
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 106 47 78 97
PRIMIDONE 99 81 79 253
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95 89 80 109
DIOVAN 94 89 81 48
VENLAFAXINE HCL 94 83 81 230
PREDNISONE 93 89 83 40
FINASTERIDE 91 91 84 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 90 78 85 63
ABILIFY 89 56 86 137
SANTYL 88 84 87 189
DETROL LA 86 69 88 170
SINGULAIR 83 67 89 81
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 82 80 R 90 53
CHLORZOXAZONE 78 72 R 91 281
FENTANYL 77 70 S2 92 89
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 77 39 92 146
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 77 92 61
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 77 60 92 140
CEPHALEXIN 76 71 96 124
TRAVATAN Z 76 76 96 242
CARBAMAZEPINE 75 25 98 203
NOVOLOG 75 73 98 100
JANTOVEN 74 62 100 160
MUPIROCIN 73 68 101 192
TRICOR 72 38 102 91
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 72 61 102 182
BACLOFEN 72 52 102 123
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 70 45 105 128
GALANTAMINE HBR 69 69 106 326
SPIRIVA 69 52 106 56
DILTIAZEM HCL 68 60 108 252
LATANOPROST 68 64 108 265
BYSTOLIC 67 67 110 102
LOPERAMIDE 67 66 110 261
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 67 61 110 250
CELEBREX 67 31 110 85
ROPINIROLE HCL 66 53 114 72
GLIPIZIDE 65 65 115 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64 37 116 31
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 64 53 116 157
MECLIZINE HCL 64 64 116 184
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62 50 119 118
GLIPIZIDE ER 62 62 119 103
DICYCLOMINE HCL 62 37 119 179
TERAZOSIN HCL 59 46 122 120
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 59 55 122 456
DILTIAZEM ER 59 59 122 129
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 59 59 122 169
LUMIGAN 58 58 126 393
HALOPERIDOL 58 58 126 168
PATANOL 58 58 126 278
LAMOTRIGINE 57 21 129 174
DIOVAN HCT 57 24 129 122
LEVEMIR 57 57 129 234
METFORMIN HCL ER 55 54 132 62
MELOXICAM 54 36 133 36
LANSOPRAZOLE 53 53 134 210
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 38 135 147
FENOFIBRATE 51 30 136 66
CLOZAPINE 51 51 136 212
VERAPAMIL ER 51 42 136 108
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 51 51 136 39
NYSTOP 50 46 140 220
CRESTOR 50 39 140 33
ACTONEL 50 33 140 231
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 4, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.