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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,227Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 123 out of 1499

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 70 out of 1499

260 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

23% of this provider’s 260 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 260 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 10,826 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% 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

59 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 664 413 S3 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 517 460 2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 452 347 3 12
LISINOPRIL 401 280 4 1
NAMENDA 384 384 5 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 370 356 6 35
FUROSEMIDE 364 282 7 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 336 269 8 14
SIMVASTATIN 288 216 9 3
OMEPRAZOLE 265 200 10 5
GABAPENTIN 258 155 11 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253 230 12 10
METFORMIN HCL 233 151 13 8
RANITIDINE HCL 224 142 14 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 224 145 14 6
TORSEMIDE 214 192 16 149
LANTUS 199 158 17 46
RISPERIDONE 191 125 18 74
CYMBALTA 188 141 19 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 180 135 20 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 171 140 21 20
FAMOTIDINE 166 127 22 86
OXYCONTIN 162 47 S2 23 99
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 158 133 24 11
GLIPIZIDE 158 122 24 64
ROPINIROLE HCL 156 111 26 55
KLOR-CON M20 154 130 27 97
ALLOPURINOL 149 123 28 36
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 147 125 29 100
TRAMADOL HCL 133 108 30 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 131 74 31 23
CLONIDINE HCL 130 86 32 57
NOVOLOG 128 86 33 110
CARVEDILOL 119 109 34 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 118 80 35 76
MIRTAZAPINE 111 99 36 50
BACLOFEN 106 69 37 119
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 106 79 37 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105 64 39 31
GEMFIBROZIL 101 78 40 88
CLOPIDOGREL 99 86 41 39
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 96 51 42 141
HUMALOG 96 81 42 193
FENTANYL 95 92 S2 44 60
LIDODERM 94 59 45 123
LOVASTATIN 90 73 46 19
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 89 18 S2 47 85
ADVAIR DISKUS 85 28 48 37
ATENOLOL 85 71 48 21
HALOPERIDOL 85 83 48 172
NEXIUM 84 13 51 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80 45 52 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 74 47 53 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 72 54 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70 63 55 51
TRAZODONE HCL 68 43 56 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68 41 56 48
LEVOFLOXACIN 67 50 58 101
PROAIR HFA 66 0 59 30
SPIRIVA 66 21 59 44
SERTRALINE HCL 65 62 61 24
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65 48 61 118
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 65 25 R 61 144
ABILIFY 64 48 64 143
CARISOPRODOL 62 0 R 65 71
GLIMEPIRIDE 61 40 66 38
SYNTHROID 60 47 67 68
PLAVIX 58 48 68 54
OXYCODONE HCL 58 0 S2 68 79
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 47 68 65
TIZANIDINE HCL 58 27 68 105
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 0 S2 72 81
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55 28 73 75
EXELON 53 53 74 166
ENABLEX 51 50 75 220
BUPROPION HCL SR 50 40 76 151
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.