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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,122Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 1499

$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 1499

819 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%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

11% of this provider’s 819 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 819 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 12,725 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 866 474 S3 1 4
LISINOPRIL 798 542 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 688 445 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 657 388 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 547 295 5 7
SIMVASTATIN 512 326 6 3
METFORMIN HCL 441 260 7 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 439 338 8 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 415 276 9 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 413 250 10 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 405 305 11 6
GABAPENTIN 386 210 12 13
RANITIDINE HCL 341 143 13 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 294 209 14 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 292 224 15 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 291 170 16 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 285 249 17 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 276 182 18 10
CARVEDILOL 262 175 19 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 255 113 20 23
TRAMADOL HCL 249 143 21 16
PROAIR HFA 248 106 22 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 244 179 23 9
MELOXICAM 234 129 24 27
ATENOLOL 220 148 25 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 219 121 26 37
LOVASTATIN 203 138 27 19
SPIRIVA 188 92 28 44
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 184 69 R 29 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 167 93 30 26
SYMBICORT 161 89 31 121
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157 123 32 20
CRESTOR 155 85 33 34
CYMBALTA 155 46 33 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152 100 35 25
COMBIVENT 144 76 36 78
CARISOPRODOL 142 23 R 37 71
ALLOPURINOL 142 97 37 36
TRAZODONE HCL 138 47 39 32
DIGOXIN 135 124 40 56
OXYCODONE HCL 134 60 S2 41 79
LYRICA 132 60 42 90
NEXIUM 130 84 43 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 127 79 R 44 49
SINGULAIR 124 56 45 67
CLOPIDOGREL 122 98 46 39
SERTRALINE HCL 116 53 47 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 111 0 48 72
NAPROXEN 110 39 49 63
LANTUS 106 25 50 46
CLONIDINE HCL 105 61 51 57
CELEBREX 105 50 51 77
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 102 47 53 89
LEVOFLOXACIN 102 60 53 101
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99 85 55 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99 77 55 51
KLOR-CON M20 96 68 57 97
GEMFIBROZIL 94 49 58 88
LIPITOR 89 58 59 107
GLIPIZIDE 89 72 59 64
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 88 17 S2 61 85
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 88 13 S2 61 81
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 86 50 63 87
OXYCONTIN 86 0 S2 63 99
TERAZOSIN HCL 85 34 65 147
DIOVAN 84 73 66 58
FENTANYL 84 56 S2 66 60
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 84 35 66 96
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 32 69 73
ENDOCET 82 17 S2 70 111
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81 42 71 52
ACTOS 81 47 71 145
PREDNISONE 80 50 73 42
INSULIN SYRINGE 79 14 74 102
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79 41 74 76
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78 63 76 75
TRICOR 75 29 77 103
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 75 66 77 104
DETROL LA 74 37 79 155
ESTRADIOL 73 14 R 80 130
AGGRENOX 72 48 81 192
JANUMET 70 36 82 226
PLAVIX 67 55 83 54
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 66 56 84 82
IBUPROFEN 62 22 85 70
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 62 25 85 106
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62 30 85 135
ABILIFY 61 0 88 143
ZETIA 61 43 88 91
KLOR-CON 10 60 43 90 112
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60 27 90 133
LOVAZA 60 33 90 136
PREMARIN 60 35 R 90 139
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 34 94 55
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 27 94 61
JANUVIA 57 53 96 84
PROMETHAZINE HCL 57 0 R 96 138
LUNESTA 57 0 96 230
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57 45 96 185
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57 36 96 65
BUMETANIDE 56 54 101 167
VENTOLIN HFA 54 14 102 148
SEROQUEL XR 54 0 102 196
AZITHROMYCIN 54 35 102 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 53 41 105 35
BUPROPION HCL SR 53 0 105 151
BUSPIRONE HCL 52 31 107 94
GLIMEPIRIDE 51 44 108 38
DILTIAZEM ER 51 48 108 124
MIRTAZAPINE 50 49 110 50
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 32 110 114
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 17, 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.