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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,638Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 1499

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 64 out of 1499

725 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
31% 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

10% of this provider’s 725 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 725 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 15,957 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% 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 $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
SIMVASTATIN 898 812 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 877 756 2 6
LISINOPRIL 860 681 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 798 648 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 620 511 5 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 516 300 S3 6 4
FUROSEMIDE 510 409 7 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 449 391 8 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 350 297 9 9
CARVEDILOL 342 290 10 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 338 282 11 11
RANITIDINE HCL 330 220 12 15
GABAPENTIN 310 191 13 13
SERTRALINE HCL 303 271 14 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 302 288 15 12
METFORMIN HCL ER 293 221 16 53
CRESTOR 254 206 17 34
MELOXICAM 250 191 18 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 247 180 19 48
METFORMIN HCL 241 192 20 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 238 231 21 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 232 185 22 20
NEXIUM 231 180 23 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 224 209 24 10
TRAMADOL HCL 205 165 25 16
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 198 163 26 104
CLONIDINE HCL 189 160 27 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 183 102 28 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 171 133 29 43
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 158 91 R 30 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 136 92 31 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 136 135 31 29
SPIRIVA 129 91 33 44
PREDNISONE 127 112 34 42
LOVASTATIN 124 113 35 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 123 80 36 38
CLOPIDOGREL 119 100 37 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 119 87 37 14
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 115 91 R 39 49
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 114 45 S2 40 85
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 112 41 73
DIOVAN 108 90 42 58
LANTUS 108 92 42 46
ESTRADIOL 107 77 R 44 130
FENTANYL 107 55 S2 44 60
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 102 46 25
ZETIA 103 76 47 91
DONEPEZIL HCL 99 99 48 35
BUMETANIDE 98 88 49 167
BYSTOLIC 98 96 49 108
AZITHROMYCIN 93 74 51 45
SYMBICORT 93 42 51 121
NAMENDA 92 92 53 47
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 91 79 54 82
ADVAIR DISKUS 89 81 55 37
BUPROPION HCL SR 88 81 56 151
ATENOLOL 88 54 56 21
NIASPAN 84 74 58 150
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83 60 59 18
DIGOXIN 82 82 60 56
PROAIR HFA 81 39 61 30
LEVOXYL 80 76 62 183
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80 59 62 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80 58 62 96
LOVAZA 80 66 62 136
BENAZEPRIL HCL 80 77 62 93
QUINAPRIL HCL 79 53 67 125
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 79 55 67 109
PLAVIX 79 69 67 54
CYMBALTA 78 45 70 40
TRAZODONE HCL 77 53 71 32
ROPINIROLE HCL 76 53 72 55
ALLOPURINOL 75 49 73 36
BACLOFEN 72 37 74 119
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 70 34 75 114
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69 55 76 95
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 50 76 61
OXYCODONE HCL 69 26 S2 76 79
IRBESARTAN 65 65 79 359
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 64 45 80 62
NAPROXEN 63 45 81 63
PRENATAL PLUS 61 0 82 157
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 40 83 89
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 59 43 84 106
LEVOFLOXACIN 59 43 84 101
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56 41 86 118
GLIPIZIDE 56 49 86 64
TIZANIDINE HCL 55 47 88 105
INSULIN SYRINGE 55 54 88 102
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 42 90 65
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54 35 90 33
AMOXICILLIN 54 41 90 113
CEPHALEXIN 52 26 93 83
PRIMIDONE 51 51 94 218
SYNTHROID 50 43 95 68
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 March 7, 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.