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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,819Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 483 out of 1499

$333K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 607 out of 1499

404 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

9% of this provider’s 404 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 6,698 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
LISINOPRIL 322 254 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 319 291 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 312 261 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 291 224 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 286 263 5 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 211 183 6 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 203 195 7 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188 140 8 9
METFORMIN HCL 177 142 9 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 173 168 10 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 154 151 11 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 136 110 12 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 120 101 13 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 117 90 S3 14 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 105 94 15 17
ATENOLOL 104 96 16 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 98 88 17 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 97 86 18 52
CRESTOR 87 49 19 34
SERTRALINE HCL 81 81 20 24
GABAPENTIN 80 51 21 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 78 66 22 35
PLAVIX 76 75 23 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73 65 24 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73 73 24 33
AZITHROMYCIN 69 61 26 45
TRICOR 68 49 27 103
PREDNISONE 67 57 28 42
LOVASTATIN 62 58 29 19
NAMENDA 60 60 30 47
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 44 31 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 50 32 65
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53 0 33 100
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 37 34 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 42 34 61
QUINAPRIL HCL 51 38 36 125
RANITIDINE HCL 50 47 37 15
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 27, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.