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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,686Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 202 out of 972

$590K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 228 out of 972

530 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
27% 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

10% of this provider’s 530 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 530 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 9,517 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
LISINOPRIL 447 338 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 442 367 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 410 335 3 7
SIMVASTATIN 379 309 4 2
TRAMADOL HCL 279 240 5 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 270 229 6 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 266 226 7 13
OMEPRAZOLE 261 191 8 5
METFORMIN HCL 258 245 9 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 245 210 10 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240 234 11 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 225 170 S3 12 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 193 175 13 11
ATENOLOL 171 135 14 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 158 123 15 23
LOVASTATIN 151 146 16 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 133 124 17 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118 99 18 16
CLOPIDOGREL 116 101 19 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115 108 20 20
TRAZODONE HCL 114 86 21 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112 90 22 31
CARVEDILOL 105 82 23 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 102 76 24 19
PREDNISONE 94 81 25 40
AZITHROMYCIN 94 84 25 42
CYMBALTA 92 47 27 49
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 90 68 28 74
MELOXICAM 88 57 29 36
SERTRALINE HCL 87 61 30 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 87 68 30 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87 87 30 29
PLAVIX 87 72 30 55
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 85 76 34 82
SPIRONOLACTONE 81 69 35 54
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80 52 R 36 53
DIGOXIN 80 63 36 52
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78 75 38 43
GABAPENTIN 77 42 39 14
ACTOS 76 76 40 163
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73 67 41 63
SYNTHROID 72 65 42 51
SINGULAIR 72 45 42 81
FENTANYL 71 59 S2 44 89
DONEPEZIL HCL 70 70 45 26
ALLOPURINOL 68 68 46 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67 59 47 17
HYDRALAZINE HCL 66 56 48 69
NEXIUM 63 34 49 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 62 51 50 72
CLONIDINE HCL 59 26 51 57
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 47 R 52 58
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 57 50 53 157
TRICOR 56 41 54 91
KLOR-CON 10 55 47 55 68
DIOVAN 54 31 56 48
RAMIPRIL 54 53 56 101
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53 29 58 41
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 52 51 59 39
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 40 59 50
RANITIDINE HCL 52 39 59 24
GLYBURIDE 51 42 R 62 70
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 Feb. 18, 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.