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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,396Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 972

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 972

471 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

20% of this provider’s 471 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 471 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 15,399 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

$54 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
FUROSEMIDE 782 537 1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 778 583 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 759 545 3 3
LISINOPRIL 742 520 4 1
SIMVASTATIN 571 405 5 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 557 419 6 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 543 292 S3 7 6
GABAPENTIN 534 360 8 14
RISPERIDONE 411 258 9 76
NOVOLOG 411 286 9 100
MIRTAZAPINE 391 308 11 46
CARVEDILOL 369 257 12 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 359 272 13 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 354 287 14 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 349 239 15 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 349 289 15 9
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 345 128 S2 17 80
NAMENDA 340 293 18 38
LANTUS 309 199 19 44
KLOR-CON M20 274 177 20 78
TRAMADOL HCL 272 212 21 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 266 152 22 83
SERTRALINE HCL 266 172 22 25
OXYCODONE HCL 255 98 S2 24 112
LEVOFLOXACIN 236 183 25 98
METFORMIN HCL 225 176 26 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 217 140 27 11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 216 138 28 132
PREDNISONE 204 138 29 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202 147 30 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 199 132 31 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 191 113 32 96
LIDODERM 190 134 33 115
FENTANYL 184 90 S2 34 89
CYMBALTA 183 82 35 49
ALLOPURINOL 181 125 36 28
LEVETIRACETAM 167 121 37 111
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166 93 38 10
CLONIDINE HCL 159 90 39 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 158 106 40 41
SANTYL 147 89 41 189
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 144 112 42 65
TRAZODONE HCL 141 39 43 35
CLOPIDOGREL 137 111 44 37
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 134 113 45 169
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 130 113 46 87
EXELON 127 120 47 125
OLANZAPINE 127 98 47 149
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 123 92 49 74
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 122 95 50 117
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 117 54 51 128
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116 69 52 23
KLOR-CON M10 111 74 53 178
SEROQUEL XR 110 31 54 236
BUPROPION HCL SR 108 52 55 148
OMEPRAZOLE 105 61 56 5
SPIRONOLACTONE 103 52 57 54
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101 85 58 43
HYDRALAZINE HCL 97 73 59 69
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 97 44 59 138
LYRICA 97 71 59 113
DIGOXIN 96 73 62 52
DIOVAN 93 78 63 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 91 51 64 45
OXYCONTIN 90 42 S2 65 139
PLAVIX 88 69 66 55
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 88 40 66 146
GLIPIZIDE 87 73 68 59
METHOTREXATE 87 16 68 158
ABILIFY 84 24 70 137
FAMOTIDINE 82 78 71 73
HALOPERIDOL 81 0 72 168
TORSEMIDE 81 65 72 131
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80 62 74 109
SEROQUEL 79 34 75 164
RENVELA 79 36 75 274
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 78 77 34
ATENOLOL 74 62 78 18
BUSPIRONE HCL 74 48 78 105
BACLOFEN 73 15 80 123
SPIRIVA 72 49 81 56
LOVASTATIN 69 56 82 22
GLYBURIDE 68 51 R 83 70
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67 24 R 84 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66 36 85 31
LATANOPROST 65 51 86 265
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64 42 87 97
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 63 49 88 254
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 61 57 S2 89 281
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 59 58 S2 90 142
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57 25 91 140
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 57 0 R 91 135
SINGULAIR 56 29 93 81
RANITIDINE HCL 55 55 94 24
CLOZAPINE 55 0 94 212
SENSIPAR 54 20 96 352
TRAVATAN Z 54 32 96 242
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54 33 96 67
MUPIROCIN 54 33 96 192
LEVEMIR 53 17 100 234
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 37 101 63
ROPINIROLE HCL 52 17 101 72
NYSTATIN 51 24 103 156
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 March 6, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.