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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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45,615Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 1017

$2.58M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 1017

707 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Missouri
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 707 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 707 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

65 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Missouri
NAMENDA 1,746 1,591 124 1 33
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,514 1,145 201 S3 2 6
LISINOPRIL 1,294 1,030 173 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,263 1,090 142 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,199 975 185 5 7
SIMVASTATIN 1,184 911 157 6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 983 876 131 7 3
HYDRALAZINE HCL 947 843 111 10 8 69
DONEPEZIL HCL 902 857 118 9 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 853 718 129 10 12
SERTRALINE HCL 843 706 100 11 26
LORAZEPAM 798 598 142 B 12 42
MIRTAZAPINE 761 671 133 13 48
GABAPENTIN 726 504 102 14 14
RISPERIDONE 666 527 80 A 15 83
CITALOPRAM HBR 664 551 93 16 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 662 575 92 17 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 636 440 84 18 92
CARVEDILOL 583 450 80 19 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 557 442 76 A 20 65
CYMBALTA 540 418 38 21 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 527 414 115 22 54
OMEPRAZOLE 471 315 86 23 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 424 275 42 24 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 424 323 61 24 8
LEVETIRACETAM 415 285 50 26 102
NOVOLOG 408 251 77 27 109
CLONAZEPAM 397 271 39 B 28 70
TRAZODONE HCL 390 261 78 29 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 368 313 74 30 28
FENTANYL 366 321 36 S2 31 87
METFORMIN HCL 366 233 49 31 9
LANTUS 347 177 56 33 53
TRAMADOL HCL 331 240 73 34 16
CLOPIDOGREL 323 294 50 35 23
RAMIPRIL 291 267 34 36 106
RANITIDINE HCL 287 259 51 37 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 283 235 46 38 19
OLANZAPINE 282 192 35 A 39 135
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 277 272* 38 40 107
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 259 191 38 41 46
ABILIFY 248 127 21 A 42 120
EXELON 246 225 45 43 134
OXYCONTIN 244 146 26 S2 44 147
XARELTO 240 190 23 45 178
BUSPIRONE HCL 237 215 32 46 101
JANUVIA 235 161 13 47 71
ALPRAZOLAM 233 210 36 B 48 17
NOVOLIN 70-30 220 182 39 49 221
TORSEMIDE 215 167 28 50 136
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 206 127 32 51 95
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 204 140 101 52 144
OXYCODONE HCL 196 114 32 S2 53 100
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 194 180 32 54 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 191 132 50 55 30
SANTYL 191 154 49 55 194
GLIPIZIDE 188 171 23 57 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 183 131 38 58 25
PREDNISONE 183 140 64 58 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 180 154 24 60 15
LIDODERM 174 139 32 61 123
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 172 114 27 62 154
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172 131 30 62 11
CEPHALEXIN 162 142 43 64 121
LAMOTRIGINE 162 82 16 64 172
SUCRALFATE 150 128 23 66 182
LOVASTATIN 150 134 17 66 24
BACLOFEN 149 73 22 68 105
DETROL LA 147 127 14 69 176
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 145 127 102 70 66
NYSTATIN 140 126 65 71 156
CLONIDINE HCL 139 123 25 72 63
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 139 134* 20 72 47
ALLOPURINOL 135 119 19 74 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 132 82 22 75 18
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 132 95 62 75 184
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 129 84 29 77 150
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 126 62 65 78 114
BUPROPION HCL 126 78 19 78 285
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 124 80 54 80 131
DIOVAN 123 <11 <11 81 56
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 123 77 22 S2 81 84
FAMOTIDINE* 121 96 20 83 82
CRESTOR 121 <11 <11 83 38
LATANOPROST 120 106 27 85 234
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 120 88 13 R 85 133
LEVOFLOXACIN 117 101 79 87 78
TRIMETHOPRIM 116 104 13 88 291
FINASTERIDE 115 102 18 89 72
LACTULOSE 113 89 25 90 216
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 111 62 12 91 152
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 110 98 17 92 96
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110 60 42 92 31
LEVEMIR 103 98* 17 94 212
NEXIUM 102 82 12 95 36
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 101 42 11 96 116
RISPERDAL CONSTA 99 <11 <11 A 97 257
SEROQUEL XR 98 <11 <11 A 98 227
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 98 93* 15 S2 98 141
TRAVATAN Z 98 93* 21 98 262
CEFUROXIME 96 82 57 101 165
FENOFIBRATE* 96 41 11 101 60
DIAZEPAM 93 36 12 B 103 90
FLUOXETINE HCL 91 <11 <11 104 61
RIVASTIGMINE 90 90 13 105 361
PROPRANOLOL HCL 90 90 11 105 111
HUMALOG 90 76 21 105 151
MEGESTROL ACETATE 86 81* 40 R 108 213
CARBAMAZEPINE 85 52 13 109 191
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 85 85 11 109 86
AZITHROMYCIN 84 54 56 111 50
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 82 57 55 112 137
FLUCONAZOLE 81 47 44 113 192
BUPROPION HCL SR 80 55 17 114 149
PAROXETINE HCL 80 41 18 114 67
SENSIPAR 80 <11 <11 114 330
VIMPAT 79 <11 <11 117 323
PHENYTOIN 79 61 11 117 302
HYDROXYZINE HCL 78 18 22 R 119 206
DIGOX 78 62 13 119 104
TOPIRAMATE 77 <11 <11 121 125
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 77 <11 <11 121 260
ADVAIR DISKUS 76 51 20 123 52
GLIPIZIDE XL 74 <11 <11 124 163
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74 69* 33 124 74
TERAZOSIN HCL 73 <11 <11 126 126
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73 36 17 R 126 68
ROPINIROLE HCL 73 68* 16 126 75
ZETIA 72 <11 <11 129 79
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 72 50 28 129 124
HALOPERIDOL 71 48 14 A 131 187
SPIRIVA 69 53 16 132 58
MIDODRINE HCL 68 38 14 133 288
DIGOXIN 67 62* 12 134 142
VESICARE 66 <11 <11 135 127
GLUCAGON EMERGENCY KIT 63 43 20 136 330
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 62 <11 <11 A 137 270
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 62 46 25 137 259
LUMIGAN 61 <11 <11 139 347
AGGRENOX 61 <11 <11 139 205
DILTIAZEM HCL 60 60 12 141 237
METHIMAZOLE 60 <11 <11 141 373
ATENOLOL 60 32 12 141 22
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 60 49 53 141 242
GLIMEPIRIDE 59 <11 <11 145 39
LIDOCAINE 58 22 17 146 352
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 58 42 23 146 403
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57 <11 <11 S3 148 177
SSD 57 52* 11 148 473
NIASPAN 57 <11 <11 148 169
PROAIR HFA 56 38 21 151 44
DILTIAZEM ER 56 <11 <11 151 158
GLYBURIDE 56 <11 <11 R 151 108
TRANSDERM-SCOP 56 41 11 151 344
EPZICOM 55 <11 <11 155 309
NORVIR 54 <11 <11 156 197
METRONIDAZOLE 54 49* 28 156 269
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 54 49* 34 156 486
CLONIDINE 53 <11 <11 159 340
CLOZAPINE 53 <11 <11 A 159 207
OLANZAPINE ODT 53 <11 <11 A 159 362
NOVOLIN N 52 <11 <11 162 295
SPS 52 <11 <11 162 490
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51 <11 <11 164 97
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 51 <11 <11 164 252
VALPROIC ACID* 50 <11 <11 166 275
VENLAFAXINE HCL 50 <11 <11 166 203
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 June 22, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.