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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,927Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 100 out of 1499

$786K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 128 out of 1499

387 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

6% of this provider’s 387 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

42% of this provider’s 387 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 10,288 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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 1,068 564 S3 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 513 364 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 498 338 3 5
METFORMIN HCL 473 337 4 8
LISINOPRIL 403 286 5 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 400 304 6 2
FUROSEMIDE 357 294 7 7
GABAPENTIN 344 209 8 13
NAPROXEN 311 175 9 63
CARVEDILOL 293 253 10 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 277 184 11 9
LOVASTATIN 258 224 12 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 247 93 13 23
RANITIDINE HCL 244 155 14 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241 150 15 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 218 164 16 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 213 143 17 10
IBUPROFEN 178 44 18 70
FENOFIBRATE 171 106 19 66
NEXIUM 164 110 20 28
SERTRALINE HCL 162 129 21 24
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 161 23 R 22 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 156 155 23 12
CRESTOR 150 95 24 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145 130 25 73
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 140 42 R 26 49
EVISTA 139 123 27 132
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 138 45 28 31
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 137 120 29 104
ROPINIROLE HCL 137 90 29 55
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 133 133 31 33
DIOVAN 127 110 32 58
PROMETHAZINE HCL 127 27 R 32 138
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 126 59 S2 34 85
CYMBALTA 125 66 35 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123 96 36 20
MIRTAZAPINE 118 111 37 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 116 93 38 26
PROAIR HFA 114 49 39 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 112 45 40 14
ATENOLOL 111 68 41 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109 99 42 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109 52 42 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 108 84 44 17
MELOXICAM 107 55 45 27
ADVAIR DISKUS 106 79 46 37
DIOVAN HCT 101 72 47 122
CELEBREX 100 78 48 77
TRAMADOL HCL 92 58 49 16
CLOPIDOGREL 88 46 50 39
ALLOPURINOL 88 69 50 36
GLIPIZIDE 86 67 52 64
SPIRIVA 86 56 52 44
JANUVIA 86 65 52 84
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 85 49 55 89
SINGULAIR 85 43 55 67
KLOR-CON M20 85 46 55 97
PEN NEEDLE 84 46 58 120
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 54 59 43
QUINAPRIL HCL 82 70 59 125
AMOXICILLIN 81 46 61 113
VERAPAMIL ER 71 59 62 117
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69 53 63 51
NASONEX 69 30 63 198
LIPITOR 68 53 65 107
PREMARIN 67 26 R 66 139
LANTUS 64 52 67 46
INSULIN SYRINGE 64 48 67 102
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60 55 69 18
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60 51 69 87
DESIPRAMINE HCL 58 25 71 445
KLOR-CON 10 58 44 71 112
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57 30 73 133
DONEPEZIL HCL 53 53 74 35
FLUOCINONIDE 52 36 75 465
ZETIA 51 27 76 91
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 Sept. 1, 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.