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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,221Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 215 out of 1499

$571K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 253 out of 1499

543 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
21% 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

10% of this provider’s 543 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 543 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 9,929 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
SIMVASTATIN 647 542 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 489 403 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 482 399 3 5
LISINOPRIL 392 354 4 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 366 291 S3 5 4
METFORMIN HCL 326 279 6 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 302 256 7 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 287 273 8 2
MELOXICAM 265 211 9 27
LOVASTATIN 257 244 10 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 257 209 10 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 244 198 12 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 234 218 13 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 230 198 14 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 216 186 15 14
FUROSEMIDE 213 180 16 7
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 194 185 17 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180 162 18 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161 136 19 20
ATENOLOL 159 147 20 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 152 152 21 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 152 144 21 26
GLIPIZIDE 132 100 23 64
TRAZODONE HCL 131 87 24 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 127 91 25 11
CLOPIDOGREL 109 99 26 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 100 92 27 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 95 90 28 43
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 93 68 S2 29 80
TRAMADOL HCL 93 69 29 16
SERTRALINE HCL 87 48 31 24
CYMBALTA 82 46 32 40
GABAPENTIN 81 43 33 13
AZITHROMYCIN 78 71 34 45
CARVEDILOL 78 66 34 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74 52 36 31
DIGOXIN 72 61 37 56
PLAVIX 72 68 37 54
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70 52 39 96
ALLOPURINOL 70 45 39 36
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 69 68 41 203
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 46 42 37
PROAIR HFA 64 28 43 30
AMOXICILLIN 64 43 43 113
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61 50 45 95
HYDRALAZINE HCL 60 60 46 118
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 59 47 73
GLIPIZIDE ER 58 54 48 129
METFORMIN HCL ER 57 56 49 53
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 54 48 50 62
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 43 51 87
PREDNISONE 51 47 51 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50 48 53 18
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 7, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.