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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,336Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 49

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 49

905 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

9% of this provider’s 905 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 905 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 12,697 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 27.


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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 737 492 1 4
LISINOPRIL 707 477 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 680 528 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 674 545 4 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 622 309 S3 5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 563 374 6 5
LOVASTATIN 393 277 7 25
GABAPENTIN 367 213 8 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 348 236 9 9
RANITIDINE HCL 333 177 10 11
TRAMADOL HCL 327 200 11 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 325 183 12 30
METFORMIN HCL 314 208 13 8
SPIRIVA 301 100 14 55
FUROSEMIDE 293 170 15 6
TRAZODONE HCL 292 184 16 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 292 134 16 19
MELOXICAM 283 133 18 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 274 95 19 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 263 130 20 18
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 256 102 R 21 59
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 252 95 R 22 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 247 168 23 21
NEXIUM 234 121 24 23
ATENOLOL 234 179 24 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 226 72 26 34
PROAIR HFA 226 87 26 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 225 159 28 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218 169 29 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 201 149 30 33
PREDNISONE 191 135 31 42
ROPINIROLE HCL 188 90 32 58
CYMBALTA 187 40 33 35
GEMFIBROZIL 186 121 34 105
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 186 157 34 10
LOVAZA 174 74 36 66
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 167 141 37 50
CARVEDILOL 161 132 38 24
GLYBURIDE 161 99 R 38 82
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153 111 40 149
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 151 83 41 43
ABILIFY 146 0 42 108
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 144 105 43 79
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 144 70 43 189
AZITHROMYCIN 141 93 45 39
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 136 32 S2 46 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 135 93 47 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL 128 95 48 26
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 128 49 S2 48 128
JANUVIA 123 94 50 84
BUPROPION HCL SR 117 61 51 204
SERTRALINE HCL 116 71 52 22
FENOFIBRATE 116 73 52 54
PAROXETINE HCL 115 81 54 71
ENDOCET 114 28 S2 55 70
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 111 37 56 72
LEVOFLOXACIN 110 74 57 91
CARISOPRODOL 109 37 R 58 48
VERAPAMIL ER 106 72 59 124
CRESTOR 103 67 60 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 103 39 60 60
PROMETHAZINE HCL 100 21 R 62 122
RISPERIDONE 98 29 63 53
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 95 79 64 101
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 91 47 65 65
IBUPROFEN 89 34 66 51
PRISTIQ ER 89 14 66 188
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87 64 68 55
OXYCONTIN 87 0 S2 68 93
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 87 74 68 150
SINGULAIR 85 32 71 73
CLOPIDOGREL 85 57 71 40
PROPRANOLOL HCL 81 66 73 125
LYRICA 81 0 73 113
TOPIRAMATE 80 23 75 118
SYNTHROID 79 39 76 134
BACLOFEN 79 26 76 83
FENTANYL 79 41 S2 76 77
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78 53 79 110
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 77 30 80 96
LIPITOR 69 37 81 80
CLONIDINE HCL 68 38 82 63
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 66 36 83 121
SYMBICORT 65 33 84 123
LEVOXYL 62 50 85 248
ZETIA 61 43 86 125
VENLAFAXINE HCL 61 19 86 209
TIZANIDINE HCL 61 15 86 141
ALLOPURINOL 61 31 86 37
NAPROXEN 58 0 90 68
TRICOR 58 45 90 86
MIRTAZAPINE 58 35 90 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57 30 93 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57 41 93 57
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57 24 93 150
METFORMIN HCL ER 55 43 96 85
CELEBREX 55 45 96 78
DONEPEZIL HCL 55 55 96 20
GLIPIZIDE 53 29 99 49
VYTORIN 52 27 100 102
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50 18 101 166
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50 43 101 26
NITROFURANTOIN 50 26 101 209
LANSOPRAZOLE 50 24 101 274
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 Oct. 25, 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.