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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,333Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 205 out of 1499

$495K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 341 out of 1499

403 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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

11% of this provider’s 403 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 403 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 11,687 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

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
LISINOPRIL 507 487 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 492 481 2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 489 444 3 12
OMEPRAZOLE 423 400 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 411 388 5 7
MIRTAZAPINE 339 327 6 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 327 320 7 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 327 304 7 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 325 302 9 10
SERTRALINE HCL 321 309 10 24
GABAPENTIN 310 284 11 13
NAMENDA 261 261 12 47
SIMVASTATIN 249 236 13 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 247 241 14 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 200 190 S3 15 4
METFORMIN HCL 192 191 16 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 175 167 17 11
TRAMADOL HCL 159 154 18 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 135 133 19 72
TAMSULOSIN HCL 124 122 20 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 106 106 21 61
RANITIDINE HCL 104 101 22 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104 104 22 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 103 99 24 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102 88 25 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97 93 26 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95 95 27 18
LANTUS 93 92 28 46
BUSPIRONE HCL 91 91 29 94
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 90 89 30 100
TRAZODONE HCL 90 61 30 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 89 76 32 17
FINASTERIDE 86 86 33 98
CARVEDILOL 82 80 34 22
DIGOXIN 78 78 35 56
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 77 76 36 126
PREDNISONE 76 76 37 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 75 38 9
CYMBALTA 74 60 39 40
NYSTATIN 74 74 39 146
ALLOPURINOL 74 73 39 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72 70 42 26
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 71 69 43 152
KLOR-CON M20 69 66 44 97
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68 68 45 92
MELOXICAM 66 65 46 27
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66 54 46 141
NOVOLOG 57 55 48 110
CLONIDINE HCL 56 56 49 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54 53 50 76
AMOXICILLIN 53 52 51 113
ATENOLOL 52 39 52 21
AGGRENOX 50 50 53 192
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 Dec. 27, 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.