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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,090Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 1017

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 72 out of 1017

664 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% 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

9% of this provider’s 664 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 664 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
FUROSEMIDE 848 796 108 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 668 601 106 2 2
LISINOPRIL 597 559 119 3 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 578 509 59 4 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 530 443 112 S3 5 6
NAMENDA 451 451 42 6 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 446 446 68 7 32
GABAPENTIN 393 327 61 8 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 354 340 64 9 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 352 339 61 10 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 332 288 61 11 28
SIMVASTATIN 290 264 64 12 4
LORAZEPAM 288 214 57 B 13 42
TRAMADOL HCL 265 206 42 14 16
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 262 245 47 15 131
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 258 233 42 16 116
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 256 219 47 17 12
OMEPRAZOLE 244 205 62 18 5
KLOR-CON M20 223 198 34 19 77
CARVEDILOL 220 198 37 20 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 212 186 29 A 21 65
ALPRAZOLAM 203 167 34 B 22 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 201 171 39 23 8
METFORMIN HCL 197 184 41 24 9
NOVOLOG 185 165 32 25 109
MELOXICAM 185 162 35 25 37
LANTUS 176 171* 28 27 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171 171 30 28 15
CLOPIDOGREL 170 157 26 29 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 160 142 32 30 46
SERTRALINE HCL 155 135 23 31 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 153 133 24 32 47
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 148 143* 25 33 184
DIOVAN 146 146 16 34 56
MIRTAZAPINE 140 113 29 35 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138 119 28 36 19
TRAZODONE HCL 132 104 23 37 34
PAROXETINE HCL 130 125* 17 38 67
ALLOPURINOL 129 105 21 39 29
AMITIZA 127 <11 <11 40 305
FLUOXETINE HCL 127 79 14 40 61
GLIPIZIDE 123 93 21 42 57
CITALOPRAM HBR 121 103 23 43 21
CYMBALTA 119 114* 18 44 45
BACLOFEN 118 52 16 45 105
ATENOLOL 113 85 21 46 22
DIGOX 113 113 18 46 104
RISPERIDONE 113 108* 22 A 46 83
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111 97 32 49 31
CEPHALEXIN 104 92 45 50 121
CLONAZEPAM 104 91 14 B 50 70
OXYCODONE HCL 104 83 13 S2 50 100
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100 95* 19 53 40
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 95 95 12 54 107
PREDNISONE 95 79 32 54 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 89* 21 56 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91 77 23 57 25
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 89 84* 11 58 62
FINASTERIDE 88 83* 14 59 72
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 88 <11 <11 59 154
LOVASTATIN 87 82* 14 61 24
EVISTA 86 <11 <11 62 139
SEROQUEL XR 81 <11 <11 A 63 227
ABILIFY 80 <11 <11 A 64 120
ROPINIROLE HCL 77 77 13 65 75
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 74 69* 14 66 150
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 58 18 67 52
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 73 68* 32 67 137
JANUVIA 72 67* 11 69 71
LYRICA 71 <11 <11 70 94
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 70 58 11 71 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70 55 14 71 18
BUPROPION HCL SR 70 65* 13 71 149
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69 64* 49 74 66
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 69 64* 12 R 74 130
BUPROPION XL 68 <11 <11 76 162
GLIMEPIRIDE 67 67 17 77 39
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65 60* 16 78 96
AMOXICILLIN 65 60* 46 78 115
DILTIAZEM ER 65 60* 11 78 158
NYSTOP 63 58* 23 81 277
TERAZOSIN HCL 62 57* 13 82 126
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 62 <11 <11 82 407
NYSTATIN 61 56* 18 84 156
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61 61 12 84 95
AMIODARONE HCL 60 <11 <11 86 159
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59 <11 <11 87 49
METHOTREXATE 58 <11 <11 88 155
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56 51* 32 R 89 167
SPIRIVA 55 44 11 90 58
CLONIDINE HCL 50 45* 14 91 63
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50 45* 15 91 69
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50 45* 20 91 144
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 2, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.