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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,839Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 1499

$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 1499

604 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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 604 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 604 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 17,318 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

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 870 733 S3 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 767 647 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 684 595 3 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 682 570 4 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 620 567 5 2
LISINOPRIL 616 510 6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 440 409 7 6
GABAPENTIN 363 282 8 13
SERTRALINE HCL 361 284 9 24
OMEPRAZOLE 350 314 10 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 343 301 11 12
METFORMIN HCL 338 271 12 8
CARVEDILOL 307 257 13 22
CRESTOR 287 228 14 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 287 243 14 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 282 228 16 17
NAMENDA 278 278 17 47
EXELON 264 258 18 166
DONEPEZIL HCL 255 252 19 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 243 197 20 43
FENTANYL 208 130 S2 21 60
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194 187 22 9
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 191 128 23 161
TAMSULOSIN HCL 189 173 24 29
RISPERIDONE 183 166 25 74
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 181 163 26 100
CITALOPRAM HBR 176 153 27 14
TRAZODONE HCL 175 143 28 32
RANITIDINE HCL 168 124 29 15
LANTUS 168 143 29 46
TRAMADOL HCL 167 159 31 16
CYMBALTA 165 124 32 40
LIDODERM 154 154 33 123
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 154 144 33 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 146 125 35 33
MELOXICAM 136 113 36 27
ATENOLOL 133 99 37 21
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 129 119 38 87
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 124 123 39 92
AZITHROMYCIN 123 108 40 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122 120 41 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 120 100 42 48
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 120 99 42 72
MIRTAZAPINE 117 105 44 50
ADVAIR DISKUS 115 89 45 37
VESICARE 115 96 45 180
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108 86 47 23
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 104 96 48 82
OLANZAPINE 103 99 49 140
DIOVAN 103 88 49 58
ZETIA 102 86 51 91
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 102 89 51 95
NOVOLOG 100 98 53 110
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 96 87 54 62
CEPHALEXIN 94 76 55 83
CLOPIDOGREL 93 73 56 39
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89 80 57 96
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88 51 R 58 41
SPIRIVA 86 86 59 44
RAMIPRIL 86 65 59 127
SEROQUEL XR 83 62 61 196
SPIRONOLACTONE 81 60 62 61
PAROXETINE HCL 79 74 63 59
NEXIUM 79 55 63 28
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 77 77 65 188
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 76 74 66 179
BACLOFEN 75 37 67 119
PREDNISONE 73 57 68 42
LEVETIRACETAM 71 59 69 142
LEVOFLOXACIN 71 57 69 101
TRICOR 67 35 71 103
METFORMIN HCL ER 67 40 71 53
IBUPROFEN 66 42 73 70
NYSTATIN 65 60 74 146
HALOPERIDOL 65 46 74 172
ROPINIROLE HCL 65 53 74 55
LIPITOR 65 46 74 107
SEROQUEL 64 57 78 158
CELEBREX 64 58 78 77
SINGULAIR 63 40 80 67
DIGOXIN 63 51 80 56
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 54 82 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61 47 83 18
ABILIFY 57 15 84 143
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 56 55 85 152
CLONIDINE HCL 55 44 86 57
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54 33 87 114
LYRICA 53 39 88 90
PLAVIX 52 43 89 54
LOVAZA 52 30 89 136
VOLTAREN 52 48 89 210
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52 30 S2 89 85
LAMOTRIGINE 52 0 89 159
OXCARBAZEPINE 51 0 94 298
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 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.