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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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43,804Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1499

$1.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 1499

677 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Missouri
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 677 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 677 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 39,272 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

65 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Missouri
CITALOPRAM HBR 2,207 2,080 10 1 14
OMEPRAZOLE 1,744 1,580 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 1,684 1,541 3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,495 1,410 4 2
MIRTAZAPINE 1,426 1,371 5 50
TRAZODONE HCL 1,408 1,345 6 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,392 1,249 S3 7 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,217 1,091 8 11
LISINOPRIL 1,136 1,055 9 1
GABAPENTIN 850 744 10 13
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 847 811 10 11 152
WARFARIN SODIUM 823 765 12 12
SIMVASTATIN 725 646 13 3
GLIPIZIDE 722 618 14 64
FENTANYL 594 547 S2 15 60
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 570 556 16 10
ROPINIROLE HCL 549 524 10 17 55
NOVOLIN 70-30 536 433 10 18 204
RISPERIDONE 507 394 19 74
DONEPEZIL HCL 497 468 20 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 482 454 21 6
CARVEDILOL 479 451 22 22
SERTRALINE HCL 412 333 23 24
BUSPIRONE HCL 385 350 24 94
SPIRIVA 376 350 25 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 360 306 26 100
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 350 327 27 52
LEVOFLOXACIN 349 327 28 101
NAMENDA 349 320 28 47
TRAMADOL HCL 339 291 30 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 327 315 31 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 323 279 32 31
NOVOLIN R 319 254 33 206
CEFUROXIME 297 276 34 163
METHADONE HCL 296 255 S2 35 170
ATENOLOL 283 268 36 21
METFORMIN HCL 276 236 37 8
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 274 226 S2 38 80
FORTICAL 274 259 38 295
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 263 258 40 51
DIOVAN 263 221 40 58
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 261 243 42 188
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 234 202 43 17
RANITIDINE HCL 227 216 44 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 221 181 45 61
NYSTATIN 220 206 46 146
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 214 214 47 92
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 213 158 S2 48 85
DIGOXIN 212 199 49 56
AZITHROMYCIN 206 191 50 45
LIDODERM 201 180 51 123
CEPHALEXIN 194 182 52 83
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 193 106 53 153
OLANZAPINE 193 190 53 140
LOVASTATIN 191 169 55 19
CLOPIDOGREL 189 173 56 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 186 174 57 20
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 185 173 58 65
BUMETANIDE 183 179 59 167
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 177 173 60 72
KETOCONAZOLE 173 130 61 217
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 171 168 62 48
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 169 164 63 141
PREDNISONE 160 155 64 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 150 131 65 37
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 147 141 66 87
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146 145 67 26
LEVETIRACETAM 144 95 68 142
PRIMIDONE 143 118 69 218
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140 128 70 9
FAMOTIDINE 135 126 71 86
LAMOTRIGINE 133 39 72 159
SINGULAIR 132 106 73 67
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130 95 74 18
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 128 118 75 161
LEVOTHROID 126 66 76 233
BACLOFEN 126 64 76 119
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 123 109 78 106
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 115 97 79 82
MORPHINE SULFATE 115 113 S2 79 205
PLAVIX 113 105 81 54
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 111 110 82 229
PROAIR HFA 110 101 83 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108 99 84 76
NYSTOP 107 107 85 208
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 102 97 86 135
PAROXETINE HCL 101 95 87 59
MELOXICAM 98 89 88 27
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 97 48 R 89 144
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 95 95 90 261
JANTOVEN 95 83 90 195
SPS 94 85 92 391
PROMETHAZINE HCL 93 83 R 93 138
CLONIDINE HCL 93 80 93 57
HALOPERIDOL 92 89 95 172
SEROQUEL 87 81 96 158
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 86 86 97 162
ERYTHROMYCIN 81 79 98 399
TIZANIDINE HCL 80 16 99 105
OFLOXACIN 78 71 100 406
FINASTERIDE 78 74 100 98
ALLOPURINOL 78 65 100 36
PATANOL 76 65 103 301
LANTUS 74 60 104 46
CLOZAPINE 74 32 104 223
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74 42 104 96
NOVOLOG 74 60 104 110
VERAPAMIL ER 74 74 104 117
HYDROCORTISONE 74 67 104 328
OXYCONTIN 73 72 S2 110 99
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73 65 110 133
CLONIDINE 71 39 112 354
BUDESONIDE 71 71 112 330
VENTOLIN HFA 70 65 114 148
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 69 56 115 332
CYMBALTA 69 54 115 40
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 68 65 117 160
TRAVATAN Z 68 68 117 265
EXELON 68 66 117 166
AGGRENOX 67 51 120 192
BUPROPION HCL 67 50 120 299
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 67 67 120 359
VANCOMYCIN HCL 64 64 123 430
FLUOXETINE HCL 64 57 123 43
GENERLAC 62 45 125 247
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 35 S2 126 81
CHOLESTYRAMINE 60 57 127 321
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 58 51 128 274
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 57 35 129 114
METRONIDAZOLE 57 45 129 301
DILTIAZEM HCL 57 50 129 239
TORSEMIDE 57 57 129 149
DETROL LA 56 56 133 155
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55 55 134 33
EVISTA 55 55 134 132
LATANOPROST 54 54 136 312
OXYCODONE HCL 54 53 S2 136 79
AMOXICILLIN 52 46 138 113
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 52 50 138 249
GLIMEPIRIDE 51 51 140 38
KLOR-CON M10 50 37 141 176
LEXAPRO 50 39 141 209
CEFTRIAXONE 50 43 141 256
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 16, 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.