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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,669Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 494 out of 1499

$299K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 679 out of 1499

277 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 277 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 6,039 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 443 337 1 2
LISINOPRIL 310 219 2 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 277 211 3 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 246 222 4 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228 209 5 9
OMEPRAZOLE 216 161 6 5
SIMVASTATIN 201 161 7 3
ATENOLOL 186 164 8 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 168 136 9 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 166 145 10 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158 150 11 20
FUROSEMIDE 143 115 12 7
METFORMIN HCL 142 122 13 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 135 107 14 17
GABAPENTIN 133 68 15 13
ALLOPURINOL 117 101 16 36
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 111 65 S3 17 4
TRAMADOL HCL 111 76 17 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 95 72 19 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92 84 20 26
CEPHALEXIN 88 61 21 83
CITALOPRAM HBR 88 58 21 14
PROAIR HFA 84 46 23 30
CARVEDILOL 73 73 24 22
DIOVAN 66 61 25 58
AZITHROMYCIN 63 41 26 45
CRESTOR 58 57 27 34
NAPROXEN 57 52 28 63
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56 23 29 23
LOVASTATIN 53 42 30 19
SERTRALINE HCL 53 53 30 24
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 51 41 R 32 165
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 36 33 75
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 50 33 109
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 1, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.