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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,808Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 1499

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 1499

518 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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

19% of this provider’s 518 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 518 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 24,107 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 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 1,022 929 S3 1 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 960 895 2 14
FUROSEMIDE 838 787 3 7
LISINOPRIL 820 722 4 1
MIRTAZAPINE 784 759 5 50
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 779 715 6 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 746 679 7 11
OMEPRAZOLE 676 587 8 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 637 614 9 6
SIMVASTATIN 620 570 10 3
TRAZODONE HCL 584 534 11 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 583 537 12 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 564 563 13 35
GABAPENTIN 541 468 14 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 437 413 15 52
LANTUS 401 326 16 46
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 400 351 17 10
FENTANYL 372 313 S2 18 60
NAMENDA 367 366 19 47
RANITIDINE HCL 359 300 20 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 290 250 21 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 278 245 22 94
CARVEDILOL 274 257 23 22
SERTRALINE HCL 268 234 24 24
ROPINIROLE HCL 267 265 25 55
RISPERIDONE 266 251 26 74
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 229 229 27 92
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 220 219 28 51
TRAMADOL HCL 219 216 29 16
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 191 182 30 152
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 186 169 31 72
CLOPIDOGREL 178 161 32 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 170 148 33 100
METFORMIN HCL 163 138 34 8
ADVAIR DISKUS 158 147 35 37
NOVOLOG 157 112 36 110
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149 137 37 48
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 144 144 38 261
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 144 144 38 141
MELOXICAM 142 128 40 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 138 40 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 140 110 42 31
CYMBALTA 139 125 43 40
BACLOFEN 129 55 44 119
DIGOXIN 129 117 44 56
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 124 124 46 179
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 124 120 46 17
FAMOTIDINE 123 118 48 86
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 123 100 48 153
SPIRIVA 121 116 50 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119 118 51 20
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 118 81 52 114
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 117 97 53 76
NOVOLIN R 117 91 53 206
NYSTATIN 115 100 55 146
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 114 102 56 33
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 114 104 56 137
AZITHROMYCIN 107 102 58 45
OLANZAPINE 104 72 59 140
ABILIFY 98 85 60 143
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 97 91 61 65
SEROQUEL 94 87 62 158
LOVASTATIN 93 74 63 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92 90 64 26
LEVOFLOXACIN 92 83 64 101
LIDODERM 91 72 66 123
CLONIDINE HCL 88 86 67 57
FINASTERIDE 88 70 67 98
DIOVAN 83 83 69 58
PLAVIX 83 68 69 54
METFORMIN HCL ER 82 71 71 53
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 81 80 72 188
ALLOPURINOL 78 78 73 36
EXELON 76 76 74 166
DETROL LA 76 76 74 155
LEVETIRACETAM 75 75 76 142
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75 58 76 23
CEPHALEXIN 74 69 78 83
GEODON 74 74 78 413
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 74 78 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 73 73 81 43
MEGESTROL ACETATE 72 64 R 82 202
AGGRENOX 72 65 82 192
TRAVATAN Z 71 65 84 265
VALPROIC ACID 70 70 85 262
GLIMEPIRIDE 70 70 85 38
PRENATAL PLUS 70 58 85 157
NYSTOP 68 56 88 208
ONDANSETRON HCL 66 66 89 323
BUDESONIDE 66 64 89 330
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64 42 91 96
PATANOL 63 63 92 301
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63 60 92 87
PAROXETINE HCL 61 59 94 59
DILANTIN 61 40 94 252
PREDNISONE 61 55 94 42
PRIMIDONE 59 54 97 218
PROMETHAZINE HCL 58 53 R 98 138
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55 55 99 18
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55 53 99 106
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 33 S2 99 80
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 53 102 95
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 54 26 102 249
KLOR-CON M20 54 54 102 97
MUPIROCIN 54 48 102 177
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53 53 106 118
CEFTRIAXONE 53 53 106 256
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 53 51 106 201
ATENOLOL 52 52 109 21
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 51 32 S2 110 85
NOVOLIN 70-30 50 50 111 204
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 June 16, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.