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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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43,914Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 1017

$2.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 1017

720 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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 720 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

44% of this provider’s 720 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

61 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 2,156 1,606 314 S3 1 6
RANITIDINE HCL 1,606 1,149 208 2 27
SYNTHROID 1,204 927 104 3 51
TORSEMIDE 1,184 955 155 10 4 136
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,129 846 149 5 8
LISINOPRIL 1,031 757 123 6 1
LOVASTATIN 1,021 832 119 7 24
CARVEDILOL 882 705 114 8 20
OMEPRAZOLE 822 578 107 9 5
NAMENDA 820 794 60 10 33
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 817 597 106 R 10 11 130
GABAPENTIN 763 614 102 12 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 738 596 88 13 3
CLOPIDOGREL 722 589 75 14 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 697 555 91 15 12
EXELON 694 679 100 16 134
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 671 297 60 A 17 65
LEVETIRACETAM 522 240 46 18 102
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 520 408 67 19 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 472 188 38 20 92
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 470 398 52 21 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 467 351 71 22 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 466 455 53 23 13
DIOVAN 433 378 33 24 56
LORAZEPAM 430 271 86 B 25 42
ALPRAZOLAM 424 324 70 B 26 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 411 245 43 27 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 403 365 58 28 28
TRAZODONE HCL 384 200 51 29 34
METFORMIN HCL 364 188 46 30 9
CYMBALTA 363 293 31 31 45
CRESTOR 314 239 29 32 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 304 255 76 33 74
ABILIFY 300 178 24 A 34 120
GLIMEPIRIDE 298 236 45 35 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 288 232 43 36 75
CLONAZEPAM 284 111 39 B 37 70
SERTRALINE HCL 280 191 30 38 26
DIGOX 277 233 34 39 104
XARELTO 276 253 49 40 178
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 276 224 44 40 30
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 274 193 46 42 131
JANUVIA 271 176 29 43 71
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 269 264* 28 44 47
RAMIPRIL 258 234 32 45 106
ALLOPURINOL 252 233 34 46 29
MIRTAZAPINE 246 184 25 47 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 237 138 25 48 18
TRAMADOL HCL 232 145 52 49 16
SPIRONOLACTONE 228 171 32 50 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 207 48 13 51 154
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 205 130 30 52 97
PRANDIN 203 173 12 53 358
FINASTERIDE 203 198* 23 53 72
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 200 130 44 55 49
KLOR-CON 10 199 178 30 56 81
LAMOTRIGINE 199 76 11 56 172
SIMVASTATIN 196 138 31 58 4
TOPIRAMATE 195 63 14 59 125
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 189 77 14 R 60 133
NOVOLIN 70-30 185 120 20 61 221
KLOR-CON M10 182 159 28 62 181
MUPIROCIN* 176 132 59 63 202
RISPERIDONE 174 98 21 A 64 83
NEXIUM 173 117 20 65 36
MELOXICAM 172 96 35 66 37
BUSPIRONE HCL 170 130 27 67 101
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163 131 28 68 15
OLANZAPINE 159 110 18 A 69 135
CITALOPRAM HBR 158 105 23 70 21
LANTUS 155 118 32 71 53
KLOR-CON M20 147 129 23 72 77
DIAZEPAM 145 57 20 B 73 90
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 144 95 21 74 233
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 140 114 33 75 25
GENERLAC 134 85 21 76 346
NIASPAN 131 <11 <11 77 169
HYDRALAZINE HCL 128 91 25 78 69
SPIRIVA 127 63 19 79 58
OXCARBAZEPINE 125 14 11 80 223
PAROXETINE HCL 124 104 17 81 67
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 122 75 23 R 82 68
FUROSEMIDE 120 78 32 83 7
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 118 113* 88 84 66
NOVOLIN N 117 90 24 85 295
TOVIAZ 117 104 11 85 319
DONEPEZIL HCL 111 106* 20 87 32
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 111 106* 16 87 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 96 16 89 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 107 52 19 90 61
PREDNISONE 104 73 38 91 41
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 104 99* 19 91 96
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 69 12 93 113
NAMENDA XR 103 103 18 93 290
ENABLEX 99 38 13 95 385
CELEBREX 91 56 14 96 80
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 63 35 96 31
DALIRESP 90 51 11 98 250
ADVAIR DISKUS 89 70 23 99 52
SEROQUEL XR 89 <11 <11 A 99 227
PROAIR HFA 89 53 21 99 44
BENICAR 88 <11 <11 102 128
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 87 66 61 103 114
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 84 <11 <11 R 104 280
KLOR-CON 8 83 68 12 105 300
AZITHROMYCIN 82 66 65 106 50
CLONIDINE HCL 82 64 29 106 63
VENLAFAXINE HCL 79 63 11 108 203
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 78 73* 27 109 88
NYSTATIN 77 63 34 110 156
CEPHALEXIN 77 56 57 110 121
LYRICA 76 <11 <11 112 94
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 76 59 42 112 184
TRADJENTA 75 52 17 114 328
CARBAMAZEPINE 74 <11 <11 115 191
FENOFIBRATE* 72 57 14 116 60
BYDUREON 72 32 11 116 393
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72 67* 19 116 73
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 72 <11 <11 A 116 380
AMIODARONE HCL 72 59 12 116 159
PROPRANOLOL HCL 70 <11 <11 121 111
DILTIAZEM ER 65 60* 11 122 158
VYTORIN 64 <11 <11 123 171
ZETIA 63 <11 <11 124 79
HUMULIN 70-30 63 58* 11 124 304
PRIMIDONE 62 41 11 126 235
CEFTRIAXONE* 62 45 35 126 373
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 <11 <11 126 35
BACLOFEN 61 <11 <11 129 105
PROMETHAZINE HCL 61 47 18 R 129 167
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 60 <11 <11 131 160
ATENOLOL 60 <11 <11 131 22
PROPAFENONE HCL 60 <11 <11 131 463
TRILIPIX 59 <11 <11 134 293
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 54* 13 R 134 64
TEMAZEPAM 59 47 11 B 134 118
FORTEO 59 <11 <11 134 393
LEVOFLOXACIN 58 45 50 138 78
LIDODERM 58 30 13 138 123
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57 <11 <11 140 145
FAMOTIDINE* 56 <11 <11 141 82
RISPERDAL CONSTA 56 <11 <11 A 141 257
NITROFURANTOIN* 56 51* 14 141 335
HALOPERIDOL 55 37 17 A 144 187
FENOFIBRATE* 52 <11 <11 145 60
VALPROIC ACID* 52 <11 <11 145 275
PREMARIN 52 29 13 R 145 179
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 46* 16 148 124
VESICARE 51 <11 <11 148 127
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 <11 <11 150 132
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 July 9, 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.