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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,412Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 1499

$988K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 74 out of 1499

542 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 542 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 542 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 13,407 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 758 493 S3 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 556 440 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 536 381 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 503 337 4 3
LISINOPRIL 486 305 5 1
FUROSEMIDE 463 364 6 7
METFORMIN HCL 400 277 7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 392 299 8 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 330 238 9 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 314 252 10 14
TRAMADOL HCL 298 213 11 16
GABAPENTIN 297 170 12 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 296 191 13 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 289 210 14 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 284 264 15 35
MIRTAZAPINE 272 242 16 50
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 268 179 17 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 247 168 18 18
SERTRALINE HCL 239 131 19 24
NAMENDA 220 220 20 47
ATENOLOL 204 155 21 21
PREDNISONE 202 154 22 42
CLOPIDOGREL 191 152 23 39
LOVASTATIN 187 117 24 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 181 101 25 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 180 155 26 52
PROAIR HFA 180 90 26 30
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 176 42 R 28 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 172 146 29 51
TRAZODONE HCL 170 91 30 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 123 31 9
CARVEDILOL 163 112 32 22
CEPHALEXIN 158 120 33 83
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 158 127 33 33
PLAVIX 153 118 35 54
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 149 54 S2 36 80
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 140 120 37 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139 131 38 48
ROPINIROLE HCL 138 119 39 55
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 50 40 169
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130 80 41 20
LANTUS 128 100 42 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 126 72 43 37
AZITHROMYCIN 125 86 44 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 123 106 45 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 55 46 25
DIGOXIN 118 116 47 56
COMBIVENT 114 48 48 78
MELOXICAM 111 76 49 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 110 81 50 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 108 79 51 43
LIDODERM 105 85 52 123
KLOR-CON M20 104 101 53 97
SYMBICORT 103 38 54 121
RANITIDINE HCL 100 62 55 15
FAMOTIDINE 99 71 56 86
LEVETIRACETAM 93 29 57 142
METHADONE HCL 92 47 S2 58 170
BUSPIRONE HCL 91 65 59 94
PAROXETINE HCL 87 45 60 59
AMOXICILLIN 86 46 61 113
DILTIAZEM HCL 84 76 62 239
RISPERIDONE 84 69 62 74
SPIRIVA 75 49 64 44
FINASTERIDE 73 49 65 98
TERAZOSIN HCL 73 47 65 147
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71 60 67 95
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71 49 67 87
FENTANYL 71 23 S2 67 60
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70 58 70 75
LYRICA 68 55 71 90
GLYBURIDE 67 63 R 72 69
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 42 73 137
VYTORIN 65 37 73 154
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65 46 73 29
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 63 54 R 76 165
NEXIUM 62 41 77 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58 48 78 26
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58 57 78 82
BUPROPION HCL SR 58 44 78 151
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 0 S2 81 81
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56 26 82 76
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 0 R 82 49
NOVOLIN 70-30 56 37 82 204
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 54 42 85 201
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 53 86 92
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 52 30 87 161
GLIPIZIDE 50 46 88 64
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50 46 88 141
ALLOPURINOL 50 49 88 36
CLONIDINE HCL 50 15 88 57
CRESTOR 50 37 88 34
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 Feb. 1, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.