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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,617Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 110 out of 1499

$656K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 193 out of 1499

490 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

6% of this provider’s 490 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 490 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 13,266 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

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 652 609 1 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 527 477 2 11
SIMVASTATIN 491 421 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 480 392 4 5
LISINOPRIL 475 452 5 1
FUROSEMIDE 453 401 6 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 390 323 7 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 352 335 8 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 347 221 S3 9 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 335 327 10 10
NAMENDA 333 326 11 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 320 313 12 35
SERTRALINE HCL 313 309 13 24
GABAPENTIN 277 207 14 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 268 250 15 9
METFORMIN HCL 236 216 16 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 230 172 17 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196 184 18 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168 162 19 20
ATENOLOL 165 139 20 21
HYDRALAZINE HCL 163 130 21 118
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161 150 22 18
MELOXICAM 158 115 23 27
RISPERIDONE 157 150 24 74
RANITIDINE HCL 144 135 25 15
TRAMADOL HCL 143 120 26 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 133 122 27 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 129 128 28 72
GLIPIZIDE 128 127 29 64
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 117 96 30 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117 86 30 31
CARVEDILOL 116 88 32 22
NOVOLOG 114 103 33 110
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 114 100 33 100
MIRTAZAPINE 114 113 33 50
DIGOXIN 113 101 36 56
CLOPIDOGREL 109 96 37 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 101 62 38 37
PREDNISONE 98 77 39 42
LOVASTATIN 98 96 39 19
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 97 97 41 82
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97 82 41 51
NYSTATIN 94 87 43 146
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 91 91 44 153
FLUOXETINE HCL 85 75 45 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83 49 46 23
CEFUROXIME 82 69 47 163
LEVOFLOXACIN 80 68 48 101
ALLOPURINOL 79 56 49 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 79 66 49 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77 77 51 33
PLAVIX 74 65 52 54
CLONIDINE HCL 72 52 53 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72 46 53 48
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 70 51 55 207
CLOZAPINE 70 23 55 223
AZITHROMYCIN 68 58 57 45
LANTUS 68 64 57 46
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 67 51 59 137
TRAZODONE HCL 64 49 60 32
FAMOTIDINE 64 42 60 86
PAROXETINE HCL 64 63 60 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63 59 63 29
PROAIR HFA 62 35 64 30
ACTOS 58 58 65 145
DIOVAN 53 42 66 58
GLIMEPIRIDE 53 50 66 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 53 66 25
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 53 66 92
SPIRIVA 51 30 70 44
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 30 70 169
GLYBURIDE 51 49 R 70 69
DILTIAZEM HCL 51 33 70 239
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 Feb. 19, 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.