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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,984Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 1017

$1.79M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 1017

1,107 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

6% of this provider’s 1,107 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 1,107 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
LISINOPRIL 1,363 1,113 256 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,040 861 174 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,021 636 164 3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 988 613 168 S3 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 976 718 188 5 5
SIMVASTATIN 974 734 174 6 4
FUROSEMIDE 905 770 163 7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 785 672 151 8 10
METFORMIN HCL 751 519 144 9 9
ALPRAZOLAM 632 422 125 B 10 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 609 549 59 11 13
CLOPIDOGREL 580 493 100 12 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 552 427 116 13 8
NAMENDA 485 452 49 14 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 477 395 95 15 11
SERTRALINE HCL 464 347 86 16 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 460 400 78 17 40
MIRTAZAPINE 460 412 78 17 48
GABAPENTIN 449 283 96 19 14
LOVASTATIN 431 392 65 20 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 425 332 88 21 18
AZITHROMYCIN 388 280 252 22 50
TRAMADOL HCL 384 269 105 23 16
RANITIDINE HCL 361 222 70 24 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 351 301 57 25 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 348 288 64 26 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 337 252 78 27 15
CRESTOR 335 215 50 28 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 331 228 65 29 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 329 229 77 30 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 323 274 60 31 47
LORAZEPAM 315 226 68 B 32 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 297 145 55 33 25
PROAIR HFA 293 146 95 34 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 290 258 57 35 32
TRAZODONE HCL 278 160 60 36 34
NAPROXEN 277 136 96 37 76
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 254 189 50 38 46
NEXIUM 253 167 32 39 36
ATENOLOL 253 206 48 39 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 249 171 46 41 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 225 174 40 42 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 222 130 84 43 31
CARVEDILOL 221 145 42 44 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 213 162 68 45 74
ALLOPURINOL 199 144 32 46 29
MELOXICAM 197 109 45 47 37
FINASTERIDE 194 177 34 48 72
RISPERIDONE 177 108 26 A 49 83
ADVAIR DISKUS 177 136 45 49 52
PREDNISONE 168 140 108 51 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 139 39 52 35
BYSTOLIC 159 125 23 53 89
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 156 144 27 54 107
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 154 61 51 R 55 68
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 153 99 40 A 56 65
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 150 94 33 57 49
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 139 134* 40 58 131
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 139 91 44 58 88
PAROXETINE HCL 139 91 22 58 67
SPIRONOLACTONE 137 122 24 61 54
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 137 104 21 61 132
JANUVIA 135 84 18 63 71
CILOSTAZOL 134 116 26 64 223
BENICAR 130 88 20 65 128
LEVOFLOXACIN 130 112 84 65 78
SPIRIVA 130 92 33 65 58
DIAZEPAM 129 75 27 B 68 90
DIOVAN 125 75 17 69 56
LANTUS 119 74 23 70 53
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 117 48 24 S2 71 84
IBUPROFEN 117 60 37 71 93
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 116 37 20 73 97
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 116 97 81 73 66
CYMBALTA 115 74 21 75 45
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 114 70 30 76 73
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 110 59 27 77 164
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 107 45 18 78 92
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 105 83 19 79 86
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 104 61 25 80 150
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 100 46 13 81 152
AMOXICILLIN 98 64 72 82 115
NOVOLOG 95 53 20 83 109
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 94 61 27 84 193
CEPHALEXIN 91 70 66 85 121
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 90 69 15 86 62
KLOR-CON 10 90 85* 17 86 81
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 89 72 19 88 95
VENLAFAXINE HCL 85 63 17 89 203
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 85 67 54 89 114
AMIODARONE HCL 84 79* 21 91 159
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 82 20 11 S2 92 85
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81 54 18 R 93 64
TIZANIDINE HCL 79 18 20 94 112
DIGOXIN 78 37 18 95 142
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 77 77 15 96 96
LEVEMIR 77 57 16 96 212
DILTIAZEM HCL 77 50 17 96 237
OXYCODONE HCL 75 <11 <11 S2 99 100
BUSPIRONE HCL 73 61 14 100 101
SYMBICORT 71 46 22 101 119
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 71 <11 <11 R 101 130
PHENYTOIN 70 <11 <11 103 302
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 70 65* 15 103 261
CLONAZEPAM 70 39 14 B 103 70
GLIPIZIDE 70 65* 13 103 57
OXYCONTIN 69 <11 <11 S2 107 147
FAMOTIDINE* 69 64* 18 107 82
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 69 64* 16 S3 107 177
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 57 16 110 55
MECLIZINE HCL 68 52 22 110 168
CELEBREX 67 48 13 112 80
GEMFIBROZIL 67 48 13 112 99
GLIPIZIDE XL 67 67 13 112 163
PRIMIDONE 66 61* 13 115 235
QUINAPRIL HCL 65 38 11 116 97
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 65 43 20 116 185
OLANZAPINE 64 26 16 A 118 135
LEVETIRACETAM 64 41 14 118 102
FENOFIBRATE* 63 <11 <11 120 60
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63 <11 <11 120 69
NYAMYC 61 56* 18 122 369
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 59 48 53 123 103
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 59 43 11 123 43
FENTANYL 59 <11 <11 S2 123 87
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58 <11 <11 126 91
NIASPAN 57 <11 <11 127 169
CLONIDINE HCL 56 34 12 128 63
PATANOL 56 56 15 128 294
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56 <11 <11 128 145
TERAZOSIN HCL 55 <11 <11 131 126
LIDODERM 55 <11 <11 131 123
ABILIFY 54 29 12 A 133 120
ROPINIROLE HCL 54 36 11 133 75
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54 <11 <11 133 111
TOPIRAMATE 53 <11 <11 136 125
INSULIN SYRINGE* 52 <11 <11 137 153
DILTIAZEM ER 51 <11 <11 138 158
GLYBURIDE 50 45* 12 R 139 108
TEMAZEPAM 50 <11 <11 B 139 118
CARBAMAZEPINE 50 <11 <11 139 191
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 Aug. 11, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.