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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,853Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 103 out of 1499

$767K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 136 out of 1499

521 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

13% of this provider’s 521 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 521 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 10,515 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

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 780 559 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 598 257 S3 2 4
METFORMIN HCL 500 363 3 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 464 375 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 459 311 5 5
LOVASTATIN 448 271 6 19
SIMVASTATIN 401 299 7 3
RANITIDINE HCL 366 209 8 15
FUROSEMIDE 357 273 9 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 335 266 10 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 251 232 11 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 237 130 12 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 232 193 13 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 231 202 14 6
GABAPENTIN 202 105 15 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197 151 16 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196 145 17 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 195 129 18 20
MELOXICAM 190 98 19 27
TRAMADOL HCL 188 122 20 16
PROAIR HFA 172 87 21 30
NEXIUM 168 112 22 28
CRESTOR 166 139 23 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 159 84 24 43
CARVEDILOL 155 101 25 22
CLOPIDOGREL 154 108 26 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 141 102 27 14
FENTANYL 138 61 S2 28 60
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136 61 29 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136 107 29 18
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 130 35 S2 31 81
TRAZODONE HCL 129 76 32 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 128 110 33 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 100 44 34 38
TIZANIDINE HCL 99 21 35 105
TAMSULOSIN HCL 97 83 36 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96 87 37 33
SPIRIVA 96 68 37 44
PLAVIX 93 76 39 54
FINASTERIDE 88 88 40 98
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 87 68 41 104
DONEPEZIL HCL 86 86 42 35
IBUPROFEN 85 34 43 70
LANTUS 83 38 44 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82 26 45 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 81 47 46 55
PREDNISONE 78 71 47 42
ATENOLOL 78 43 47 21
ESTRADIOL 75 35 R 49 130
SINGULAIR 74 40 50 67
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 74 25 R 50 41
DIGOXIN 73 53 52 56
SERTRALINE HCL 72 39 53 24
CYMBALTA 71 16 54 40
JANUVIA 70 46 55 84
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66 45 R 56 49
PREMARIN 66 63 R 56 139
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66 47 56 109
DILTIAZEM ER 66 53 56 124
VERAPAMIL ER 65 51 60 117
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64 35 61 89
GLYBURIDE 64 39 R 61 69
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63 21 63 72
VENTOLIN HFA 63 34 63 148
ALLOPURINOL 62 52 65 36
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 62 37 65 131
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 24 S2 67 80
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59 55 68 82
COMBIVENT 59 36 68 78
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 58 54 S3 70 134
SYMBICORT 54 45 71 121
NOVOLOG 53 23 72 110
CARISOPRODOL 52 0 R 73 71
FENOFIBRATE 52 43 73 66
AZITHROMYCIN 51 37 75 45
LIPITOR 51 44 75 107
NIFEDIPINE ER 51 51 75 156
QUINAPRIL HCL 51 31 75 125
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 29, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.