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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,507Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 201 out of 1499

$573K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 251 out of 1499

470 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

6% of this provider’s 470 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 470 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 8,062 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

$46 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 763 420 S3 1 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 363 242 2 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 342 233 3 25
LISINOPRIL 324 258 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 311 218 5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 297 198 6 2
OMEPRAZOLE 286 140 7 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 257 193 8 11
METFORMIN HCL 234 150 9 8
SIMVASTATIN 227 182 10 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 182 172 11 12
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 179 91 12 62
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 177 97 R 13 165
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 176 140 14 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 170 128 15 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164 109 16 20
GABAPENTIN 159 109 17 13
MELOXICAM 153 88 18 27
RANITIDINE HCL 149 121 19 15
NEXIUM 141 71 20 28
LOVASTATIN 141 91 20 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140 87 22 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 139 117 23 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 139 103 23 43
PROAIR HFA 128 46 25 30
CLOPIDOGREL 121 86 26 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 121 72 26 109
GLIMEPIRIDE 112 56 28 38
COMBIVENT 112 67 28 78
SINGULAIR 111 57 30 67
PLAVIX 106 85 31 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 105 74 32 14
ALLOPURINOL 101 54 33 36
TRAZODONE HCL 101 39 33 32
TRAMADOL HCL 100 49 35 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89 67 36 51
GLYBURIDE 88 69 R 37 69
SERTRALINE HCL 87 59 38 24
LANSOPRAZOLE 82 55 39 240
GUANFACINE HCL 82 57 R 39 313
FINASTERIDE 81 53 41 98
AZITHROMYCIN 78 59 42 45
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78 47 R 42 49
NAPROXEN SODIUM 77 39 44 263
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 76 26 R 45 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 35 46 37
INSULIN SYRINGE 70 25 47 102
FENTANYL 66 63 S2 48 60
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 65 43 49 131
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63 39 50 18
MIRTAZAPINE 61 38 51 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59 39 52 33
SYNTHROID 58 40 53 68
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58 30 53 26
DICYCLOMINE HCL 58 33 53 181
PAROXETINE HCL 56 33 56 59
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 54 19 57 288
PRENATAL PLUS 54 46 57 157
CLONIDINE HCL 54 0 57 57
NAPROXEN 53 23 60 63
IBUPROFEN 53 27 60 70
LANTUS 52 15 62 46
FAMOTIDINE 52 46 62 86
HYDROXYZINE HCL 51 26 R 64 173
CEPHALEXIN 51 34 64 83
FLUCONAZOLE 50 37 66 190
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 33 66 31
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 Jan. 18, 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.