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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,136Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 972

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 972

617 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

13% of this provider’s 617 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 617 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 16,670 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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
SIMVASTATIN 682 538 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 674 494 2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 655 516 3 4
LISINOPRIL 628 477 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 605 467 5 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 575 400 S3 6 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 565 527 7 12
GABAPENTIN 444 272 8 14
MIRTAZAPINE 419 324 9 46
LANTUS 418 317 10 44
CARVEDILOL 414 316 11 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 392 340 12 26
KLOR-CON M20 375 274 13 78
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 368 297 14 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 361 283 15 19
BUSPIRONE HCL 336 259 16 105
NOVOLOG 332 263 17 100
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 310 206 18 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 294 228 19 83
OMEPRAZOLE 288 138 20 5
NAMENDA 285 254 21 38
SERTRALINE HCL 283 199 22 25
METFORMIN HCL 280 179 23 8
RISPERIDONE 265 229 24 76
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 257 190 25 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 247 203 26 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 227 146 27 27
RANITIDINE HCL 226 79 28 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 223 191 29 96
TRAZODONE HCL 218 134 30 35
GLIMEPIRIDE 215 163 31 34
CEPHALEXIN 190 158 32 124
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 182 99 33 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 182 125 33 11
OXYCODONE HCL 180 125 S2 35 112
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177 157 36 10
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 166 27 37 67
HYDRALAZINE HCL 166 106 37 69
TRAMADOL HCL 160 97 39 15
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 155 95 40 138
BACLOFEN 150 38 41 123
FENTANYL 148 101 S2 42 89
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 143 79 S2 43 80
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140 120 44 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 137 93 45 45
NYSTOP 137 110 45 220
ABILIFY 135 98 47 137
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 134 122 48 43
CYMBALTA 129 64 49 49
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 126 102 50 86
BENAZEPRIL HCL 126 94 50 88
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 126 110 50 87
ALLOPURINOL 122 70 53 28
CLOPIDOGREL 122 95 53 37
SEROQUEL 122 76 53 164
FLUOXETINE HCL 110 69 56 60
MELOXICAM 110 67 56 36
DIGOXIN 109 102 58 52
PRENATAL PLUS 109 24 58 218
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 105 93 60 206
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104 85 61 23
LOVASTATIN 102 48 62 22
SPIRIVA 101 70 63 56
LEVETIRACETAM 99 48 64 111
FAMOTIDINE 98 53 65 73
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97 81 66 65
NYSTATIN 96 85 67 156
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 96 58 67 117
PREDNISONE 95 66 69 40
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 92 84 S2 70 142
NEXIUM 90 49 71 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL 86 70 72 230
BUPROPION HCL SR 84 47 73 148
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 83 44 74 146
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83 77 74 16
AZITHROMYCIN 83 56 74 42
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 82 49 77 169
CLONIDINE HCL 80 57 78 57
PLAVIX 79 62 79 55
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 77 71 80 132
CARBAMAZEPINE 77 24 80 203
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 76 46 82 97
FINASTERIDE 73 73 83 77
OLANZAPINE 73 43 83 149
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 34 83 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 72 52 86 54
AGGRENOX 72 51 86 197
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71 37 R 88 58
NIASPAN 67 0 89 144
TAMIFLU 66 54 90 374
LIDODERM 66 53 90 115
MUPIROCIN 66 55 90 192
PROAIR HFA 65 25 93 47
ATENOLOL 64 63 94 18
TOPIRAMATE 64 33 94 126
GLUCAGON EMERGENCY KIT 64 42 94 350
GLYCOPYRROLATE 63 0 97 449
DIOVAN 62 50 98 48
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 60 0 99 323
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59 55 100 74
BUPROPION HCL 58 27 101 313
OXYCONTIN 57 33 S2 102 139
TERAZOSIN HCL 57 36 102 120
SANTYL 56 39 104 189
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 56 35 104 39
SINGULAIR 56 32 104 81
PAROXETINE HCL 55 23 107 64
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55 22 107 118
GLIPIZIDE 54 49 109 59
KLOR-CON 10 53 36 110 68
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 16 111 140
DILANTIN 52 33 111 277
VALPROIC ACID 52 0 111 257
FENOFIBRATE 50 30 114 66
AMIODARONE HCL 50 50 114 165
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.