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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,315Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 118 out of 1499

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 68 out of 1499

406 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 406 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 406 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 10,639 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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 838 693 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 510 296 S3 2 4
LISINOPRIL 484 349 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 452 361 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 353 284 5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 341 274 6 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 278 195 7 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 275 239 8 6
GLIMEPIRIDE 249 178 9 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 243 163 10 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 215 118 11 23
GABAPENTIN 215 118 11 13
METFORMIN HCL 211 150 13 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 192 125 14 14
RANITIDINE HCL 188 128 15 15
NEXIUM 182 74 16 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 172 145 17 10
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 153 114 18 62
ATENOLOL 147 147 19 21
GEMFIBROZIL 145 130 20 88
CLOPIDOGREL 144 122 21 39
CARVEDILOL 133 100 22 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 88 23 25
MELOXICAM 116 68 24 27
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 116 85 24 224
LOVAZA 110 69 26 136
SPIRONOLACTONE 108 86 27 61
PLAVIX 103 79 28 54
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99 72 29 26
PREDNISONE 95 71 30 42
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 94 48 R 31 41
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 93 25 S2 32 81
LEVOFLOXACIN 91 48 33 101
PROAIR HFA 91 60 33 30
SYMBICORT 91 70 33 121
CYMBALTA 90 19 36 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 64 36 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87 53 38 48
VYTORIN 85 71 39 154
CRESTOR 83 41 40 34
ONGLYZA 81 43 41 200
CEFDINIR 78 50 42 187
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78 53 42 76
SPIRIVA 77 64 44 44
FENOFIBRATE 76 50 45 66
PREMARIN 76 54 R 45 139
VERAPAMIL ER 76 68 45 117
FLUOXETINE HCL 75 42 48 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75 51 48 51
DIOVAN HCT 73 57 50 122
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73 41 50 96
WARFARIN SODIUM 70 65 52 12
ADVAIR DISKUS 70 51 52 37
ALLOPURINOL 70 60 52 36
TRAMADOL HCL 69 35 55 16
EVISTA 69 67 55 132
SINGULAIR 68 23 57 67
ZETIA 68 24 57 91
TRAZODONE HCL 67 0 59 32
SERTRALINE HCL 67 39 59 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 67 52 59 72
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66 49 62 65
CLONIDINE HCL 65 36 63 57
AMOXICILLIN 64 46 64 113
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 56 65 73
ACTOS 61 37 66 145
VESICARE 61 50 66 180
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 60 60 68 17
METFORMIN HCL ER 58 50 69 53
OXYCONTIN 56 32 S2 70 99
CARISOPRODOL 55 16 R 71 71
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 55 71 93
DIOVAN 54 47 73 58
TORSEMIDE 53 39 74 149
DIGOXIN 51 49 75 56
NIFEDIPINE ER 51 51 75 156
ROPINIROLE HCL 51 39 75 55
PROMETHAZINE HCL 50 18 R 78 138
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 Jan. 22, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.