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Prescriber Checkup

SIEGFRIED KREIS M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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44,200Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 2888

$2.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 2888

890 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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 Texas
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 890 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 890 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 35,949 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $67 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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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 Texas
SIMVASTATIN 1,520 1,145 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,510 1,285 2 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,376 1,039 S3 3 4
LISINOPRIL 1,216 1,024 4 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,204 1,132 5 26
MIRTAZAPINE 1,155 1,045 6 54
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,142 1,019 7 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,019 859 8 5
OMEPRAZOLE 968 821 9 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 898 764 10 10
GABAPENTIN 895 663 11 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 872 778 12 24
RISPERIDONE 865 710 13 72
NAMENDA 846 813 14 34
TRAMADOL HCL 688 610 15 16
SERTRALINE HCL 668 519 16 27
LANTUS 621 444 17 45
METFORMIN HCL 574 478 18 8
RANITIDINE HCL 539 425 19 56
WARFARIN SODIUM 519 451 20 22
NOVOLOG 483 361 21 114
CARVEDILOL 471 361 22 21
TRAZODONE HCL 428 331 23 43
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 428 364 23 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 412 346 25 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 359 292 26 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 312 247 27 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 305 241 28 17
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 304 268 29 134
PROMETHAZINE HCL 303 218 R 30 96
DIGOXIN 284 274 31 55
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 276 252 32 113
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 273 243 33 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 271 229 34 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 270 223 35 32
KLOR-CON M10 266 224 36 118
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 265 228 37 62
KLOR-CON M20 261 199 38 90
CLOPIDOGREL 259 209 39 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 240 205 40 100
ADVAIR DISKUS 239 154 41 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 237 197 42 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 233 218 43 83
OLANZAPINE 226 170 44 137
CLONIDINE HCL 221 194 45 39
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 218 186 46 93
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 210 186 47 132
PLAVIX 208 174 48 40
CYMBALTA 207 120 49 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 201 143 50 9
ALLOPURINOL 195 175 51 37
ATENOLOL 193 183 52 25
SEROQUEL 190 153 53 143
TAMSULOSIN HCL 189 185 54 29
NEXIUM 187 149 55 19
SPIRIVA 185 140 56 79
LYRICA 182 133 57 69
NYSTATIN 180 162 58 178
HUMALOG 177 147 59 166
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 176 146 60 88
ABILIFY 169 63 61 172
GLIPIZIDE 167 114 62 50
HYDROXYZINE HCL 167 156 R 62 174
LATANOPROST 165 154 64 197
SPIRONOLACTONE 163 129 65 70
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 163 142 65 162
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 159 130 67 47
LACTULOSE 157 110 68 111
BUSPIRONE HCL 157 115 68 148
EXELON 156 156 70 106
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 151 151 71 146
FAMOTIDINE 148 130 72 75
HYDRALAZINE HCL 145 111 73 59
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 144 78 74 12
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 143 106 75 150
CARBAMAZEPINE 138 97 76 217
MELOXICAM 137 126 77 31
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 130 101 78 124
TRAVATAN Z 130 115 78 239
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130 115 78 18
AMIODARONE HCL 126 90 81 167
CRESTOR 125 111 82 20
NOVOLIN R 124 97 83 109
LEVETIRACETAM 123 83 84 103
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 123 98 84 128
PREDNISONE 123 84 84 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 121 69 87 185
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 119 74 R 88 68
TIMOLOL MALEATE 116 109 89 348
ROPINIROLE HCL 116 112 89 115
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 115 105 91 145
BACLOFEN 112 44 92 121
SANTYL 112 101 92 210
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 111 101 94 123
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 109 97 95 171
LEVOFLOXACIN 106 94 96 57
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 105 93 97 438
CEPHALEXIN 104 88 98 119
INSULIN SYRINGE 103 71 99 86
AGGRENOX 97 74 100 223
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 96 101 28
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 96 56 101 116
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 95 95 103 183
MUPIROCIN 91 71 104 184
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 90 86 105 120
FENTANYL 90 75 S2 105 126
LEVEMIR 87 61 107 135
HALOPERIDOL 87 73 107 282
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86 84 R 109 74
AZITHROMYCIN 86 65 109 38
CLONIDINE 86 64 109 247
VALPROIC ACID 85 39 112 278
LEXAPRO 85 73 112 198
DIOVAN 85 78 112 35
TOPIRAMATE 84 53 115 206
GLIMEPIRIDE 83 82 116 36
PAROXETINE HCL 82 66 117 84
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 82 36 R 117 191
VENTOLIN HFA 80 38 119 173
COMBIGAN 80 65 119 457
CEFTRIAXONE 78 73 121 281
SEROQUEL XR 78 63 121 271
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 77 71 123 67
LOVASTATIN 76 76 124 41
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 74 63 125 156
ONDANSETRON HCL 73 40 126 350
NOVOLIN 70-30 72 62 127 144
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 72 72 127 338
ETODOLAC 70 53 129 170
CALCIUM ACETATE 68 39 130 337
FENOFIBRATE 66 32 131 65
HUMULIN R 66 56 131 233
METHOCARBAMOL 65 48 R 133 176
FLUCONAZOLE 65 39 133 199
SENSIPAR 65 0 133 375
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 65 27 R 133 381
GLYBURIDE 65 54 R 133 58
FELODIPINE ER 64 64 138 175
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 64 52 138 263
NITROSTAT 63 58 140 240
METHADONE HCL 62 36 S2 141 216
NIFEDIPINE ER 62 62 141 76
LIDODERM 61 49 143 105
SINGULAIR 61 38 143 85
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 60 52 145 112
LAMOTRIGINE 59 44 146 257
RISPERDAL CONSTA 59 38 146 554
DILTIAZEM HCL 58 53 148 236
ENABLEX 58 51 148 269
BUPROPION HCL 58 46 148 411
DETROL LA 58 31 148 192
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 57 46 152 188
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 57 39 152 358
FINASTERIDE 57 41 152 102
MECLIZINE HCL 55 39 155 122
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 55 45 155 390
TERAZOSIN HCL 54 50 157 152
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 54 54 157 290
JANUVIA 53 53 159 48
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53 40 159 202
MIDODRINE HCL 53 45 159 370
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 52 49 162 289
PHENADOZ 52 44 10 162 586
GLIPIZIDE ER 52 52 162 107
NAPROXEN 51 51 165 80
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50 50 166 94
ZETIA 50 44 166 81
AMOXICILLIN 50 34 166 117
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. 24, 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.