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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,439Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 1017

$2.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 1017

818 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

10% of this provider’s 818 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 818 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,324 825 212 S3 1 6
FUROSEMIDE 1,127 925 171 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 1,096 848 164 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,059 874 147 4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 929 706 131 5 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 769 741 69 6 13
SIMVASTATIN 680 577 105 7 4
LISINOPRIL 656 510 97 8 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 609 502 82 9 10
ALPRAZOLAM 606 333 117 B 10 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 551 455 89 11 12
GABAPENTIN 506 308 77 12 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 494 438 50 13 19
CLOPIDOGREL 494 410 56 13 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 489 271 58 15 49
METFORMIN HCL 481 363 77 16 9
TRAMADOL HCL 459 341 91 17 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 443 292 113 18 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 421 317 52 19 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 409 249 74 20 25
BENAZEPRIL HCL 405 351 53 21 91
RANITIDINE HCL 404 292 52 22 27
SERTRALINE HCL 348 302 51 23 26
CEFDINIR 346 263 189 10 24 199
LORAZEPAM 345 264 54 B 25 42
CYMBALTA 333 208 51 26 45
KLOR-CON 10 326 273 31 27 81
ATENOLOL 325 240 42 28 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 312 271 40 29 21
NAMENDA 308 308 27 30 33
DIOVAN 300 189 41 31 56
NEXIUM 299 189 48 32 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 298 298 27 33 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 288 248 49 34 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 286 220 39 35 47
GLIMEPIRIDE 268 207 42 36 39
CRESTOR 264 165 43 37 38
ROPINIROLE HCL 242 199 40 38 75
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 237 107 41 R 39 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 226 196 28 40 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226 155 36 40 11
MELOXICAM 224 139 40 42 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 222 175 36 43 18
LOVASTATIN 213 196 17 44 24
HYDRALAZINE HCL 207 192 35 45 69
FENOFIBRATE* 206 110 25 46 60
CLONAZEPAM 204 149 29 B 47 70
TIZANIDINE HCL 203 80 34 48 112
KLOR-CON M20 191 138 26 49 77
DIGOXIN 186 181* 17 50 142
GLIPIZIDE 183 158 17 51 57
PROAIR HFA 183 122 42 51 44
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 182 35 23 S2 53 85
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 180 81 25 54 46
ALLOPURINOL 179 164 27 55 29
LEVOFLOXACIN 177 106 96 56 78
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 175 72 27 R 57 64
PREDNISONE 173 137 53 58 41
METFORMIN HCL ER 167 138 20 59 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 166 126 21 60 30
LANTUS 165 131 22 61 53
CARVEDILOL 162 141 30 62 20
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 153 41 16 S2 63 141
RISPERIDONE 148 <11 <11 A 64 83
LOVAZA 146 80 18 65 146
LYRICA 145 121 22 66 94
TERAZOSIN HCL 143 105 15 67 126
DEXILANT 140 66 20 68 196
CELEBREX 135 91 18 69 80
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 133 71 28 70 73
ESTRADIOL 129 71 21 R 71 161
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 126 71 34 72 88
SPIRONOLACTONE 125 73 21 73 54
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 96 18 74 113
NAPROXEN 122 86 29 74 76
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 122 95 16 74 97
FLUOXETINE HCL 120 82 16 77 61
BUSPIRONE HCL 119 91 15 78 101
ADVAIR DISKUS 117 94 17 79 52
RAMIPRIL 113 <11 <11 80 106
TOVIAZ 112 99 13 81 319
DIAZEPAM 109 29 17 B 82 90
MIRTAZAPINE 108 94 14 83 48
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 106 71 16 84 96
FENTANYL 105 67 16 S2 85 87
NOVOLOG 105 100* 15 85 109
ZETIA 105 100* 17 85 79
JANUVIA 105 100* 13 85 71
PREMARIN 104 64 17 R 89 179
DIGOX 104 104 14 89 104
BYSTOLIC 103 98* 15 91 89
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 103 65 17 91 160
SPIRIVA 100 95* 17 93 58
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 98 93* 18 94 43
TORSEMIDE 98 62 11 94 136
PROMETHAZINE HCL 97 41 35 R 96 167
INSULIN SYRINGE* 97 86 13 96 153
SYMBICORT 96 62 21 98 119
TRAZODONE HCL 96 52 19 98 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 79 14 100 55
PROPRANOLOL HCL 93 <11 <11 100 111
LIDODERM 92 73 24 102 123
FAMOTIDINE* 90 85* 11 103 82
VENLAFAXINE HCL 90 <11 <11 103 203
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 90 59 15 R 103 130
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 85 59 42 106 124
FENOFIBRATE* 85 63 13 106 60
CARBAMAZEPINE 85 <11 <11 106 191
SYNTHROID 85 54 16 106 51
CARISOPRODOL 84 23 11 R 110 140
GLYBURIDE 84 84 12 R 110 108
IBUPROFEN 83 42 18 112 93
EXFORGE 80 62 14 113 284
ONDANSETRON HCL* 80 58 34 113 273
TOPIRAMATE 78 24 15 115 125
AVODART 77 <11 <11 116 215
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 77 52 65 116 103
CILOSTAZOL 75 <11 <11 118 223
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 75 <11 <11 118 187
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74 69* 52 120 66
PAROXETINE HCL 73 <11 <11 121 67
LUNESTA 70 <11 <11 122 246
AZITHROMYCIN 69 57 47 123 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 37 13 124 35
BUPROPION XL 67 17 11 125 162
LANSOPRAZOLE 67 <11 <11 125 219
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65 51 41 127 114
NASONEX 65 60* 28 127 198
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 63 36 12 R 129 217
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 62 <11 <11 130 152
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61 <11 <11 131 62
INSULIN SYRINGE* 60 <11 <11 132 153
VOLTAREN 59 14 11 133 173
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58 <11 <11 134 132
CLONIDINE HCL 58 44 14 134 63
NITROSTAT 56 42 30 136 209
FLUCONAZOLE 55 17 21 137 192
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 55 <11 <11 137 380
CEPHALEXIN 54 41 36 139 121
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 53 <11 <11 140 308
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 53 40 11 140 164
VYTORIN 53 <11 <11 140 171
ONGLYZA 53 37 14 140 238
BENICAR 53 <11 <11 140 128
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52 47* 11 145 40
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 52 <11 <11 145 233
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 51 <11 <11 147 298
MECLIZINE HCL 51 46* 22 147 168
WELCHOL 50 <11 <11 149 226
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 Jan. 9, 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.