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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,584Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 1499

$1.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 1499

709 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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 709 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 709 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 20,543 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,118 903 1 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 940 759 2 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 899 695 3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 690 240 S3 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 675 508 5 5
SIMVASTATIN 672 565 6 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 657 563 7 12
LISINOPRIL 648 573 8 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 628 566 9 6
GABAPENTIN 582 404 10 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 547 407 11 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 447 360 12 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 433 405 13 35
TRAMADOL HCL 399 273 14 16
NAMENDA 396 372 15 47
SERTRALINE HCL 393 311 16 24
METFORMIN HCL 324 240 17 8
CEPHALEXIN 302 200 18 83
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 293 229 19 72
TRAZODONE HCL 256 75 20 32
RANITIDINE HCL 256 137 20 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 248 156 22 23
GLYBURIDE 244 193 R 23 69
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 240 219 24 18
CARVEDILOL 233 230 25 22
LANTUS 224 144 26 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222 193 27 9
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 214 166 28 201
PREDNISONE 212 144 29 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205 156 30 20
CLOPIDOGREL 201 167 31 39
FENTANYL 192 132 S2 32 60
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 179 170 33 33
NEXIUM 175 104 34 28
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 173 95 35 87
RISPERIDONE 171 103 36 74
ALLOPURINOL 163 123 37 36
PLAVIX 158 136 38 54
AZITHROMYCIN 150 80 39 45
ROPINIROLE HCL 149 90 40 55
ATENOLOL 148 96 41 21
CYMBALTA 146 89 42 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 144 122 43 29
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 143 120 44 274
FINASTERIDE 142 127 45 98
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 140 85 46 100
NOVOLOG 135 102 47 110
FLUOXETINE HCL 132 62 48 43
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 127 114 49 250
PAROXETINE HCL 125 84 50 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 124 78 51 17
TOPIRAMATE 123 19 52 128
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122 80 S2 53 80
MIRTAZAPINE 122 108 53 50
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 122 104 53 109
GLIMEPIRIDE 122 108 53 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 121 38 57 96
ABILIFY 119 35 58 143
DIGOXIN 117 111 59 56
SEROQUEL 114 96 60 158
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 111 53 61 76
FAMOTIDINE 110 83 62 86
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 110 105 62 52
SPIRIVA 109 61 64 44
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 108 89 65 92
SPIRONOLACTONE 107 53 66 61
SOTALOL 106 88 67 246
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105 77 68 48
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 104 98 69 152
LIDODERM 103 95 70 123
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 102 74 71 65
KLOR-CON 10 101 101 72 112
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 95 70 73 153
LOVASTATIN 95 73 73 19
BUPROPION HCL 94 35 75 299
FLUCONAZOLE 94 60 75 190
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 92 0 R 77 144
BENAZEPRIL HCL 90 60 78 93
AMANTADINE 88 71 79 349
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87 28 R 80 49
ENDOCET 83 21 S2 81 111
LEVOFLOXACIN 82 70 82 101
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 81 50 83 106
CRESTOR 81 49 83 34
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80 30 R 85 41
DIOVAN 80 80 85 58
NYSTATIN 79 71 87 146
PROPRANOLOL HCL 78 44 88 115
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 69 88 37
CARISOPRODOL 78 0 R 88 71
CEFTRIAXONE 76 75 91 256
NAPROXEN 76 14 91 63
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73 62 93 51
HALOPERIDOL 73 50 93 172
CARBAMAZEPINE 73 35 93 184
CLONIDINE HCL 73 61 93 57
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 73 51 93 114
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 72 64 98 178
VENLAFAXINE HCL 70 34 99 214
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70 54 99 137
INSULIN SYRINGE 70 45 99 102
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 69 61 102 288
SUCRALFATE 68 36 103 213
KLOR-CON M20 68 45 103 97
LIDOCAINE HCL 68 66 103 371
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68 44 103 31
PROAIR HFA 67 16 107 30
GEMFIBROZIL 64 63 108 88
FLOVENT HFA 62 40 109 241
GLIPIZIDE 61 45 110 64
BACLOFEN 60 37 111 119
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 40 111 73
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 59 56 113 351
BUMETANIDE 59 59 113 167
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58 43 115 82
CELEBREX 58 34 115 77
AMIODARONE HCL 57 55 117 231
AMITIZA 57 38 117 326
MEGESTROL ACETATE 56 50 R 119 202
MELOXICAM 54 50 120 27
KETOCONAZOLE 53 21 121 217
OLANZAPINE 52 27 122 140
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 51 19 R 123 194
CAPTOPRIL 51 37 123 251
LANOXIN 51 39 123 324
BUSPIRONE HCL 51 18 123 94
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 50 47 R 127 285
NITROFURANTOIN 50 48 127 272
ACTOS 50 27 127 145
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 April 24, 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.