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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,575Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 165 out of 1499

$985K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 76 out of 1499

451 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

20% of this provider’s 451 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 451 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 7,248 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 485 192 S3 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 417 340 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 410 275 3 5
LISINOPRIL 379 217 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 373 246 5 2
FUROSEMIDE 321 214 6 7
CARVEDILOL 230 188 7 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 217 176 8 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 209 150 9 14
TRAZODONE HCL 197 63 10 32
METFORMIN HCL 194 108 11 8
RANITIDINE HCL 181 69 12 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 174 93 13 23
GABAPENTIN 165 75 14 13
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 158 34 S2 15 80
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 155 100 16 6
NAMENDA 153 139 17 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 153 104 17 17
BYSTOLIC 152 72 19 108
CYMBALTA 150 35 20 40
TRAMADOL HCL 142 69 21 16
MELOXICAM 128 71 22 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123 70 23 31
OXYCODONE HCL 121 0 S2 24 79
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 119 104 25 26
SPIRIVA 116 59 26 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 110 73 27 12
PROAIR HFA 109 41 28 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 107 40 29 75
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107 82 29 52
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 105 53 S3 31 134
OXYCONTIN 104 0 S2 32 99
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 101 70 33 10
ABILIFY 100 13 34 143
FENTANYL 97 34 S2 35 60
ROPINIROLE HCL 94 37 36 55
TERAZOSIN HCL 94 82 36 147
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 84 38 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 84 83 39 35
LOVAZA 82 40 40 136
LOVASTATIN 80 26 41 19
NEXIUM 79 23 42 28
PREDNISONE 77 41 43 42
SERTRALINE HCL 72 54 44 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72 42 44 20
RISPERIDONE 71 57 46 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70 28 47 48
SYNTHROID 69 47 48 68
PAROXETINE HCL 66 35 49 59
PROMETHAZINE HCL 65 23 R 50 138
LAMOTRIGINE 65 0 50 159
ALLOPURINOL 65 43 50 36
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 64 32 53 106
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 55 53 65
LANTUS 61 24 55 46
CARISOPRODOL 61 0 R 55 71
AZITHROMYCIN 60 28 57 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58 34 58 76
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 57 0 S2 59 307
ADVAIR DISKUS 56 0 60 37
TIZANIDINE HCL 56 18 60 105
CRESTOR 55 39 62 34
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 53 0 S2 63 85
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52 0 R 64 41
LYRICA 52 0 64 90
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 March 8, 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.