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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,154Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 49

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 49

622 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

14% of this provider’s 622 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 8,615 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
OMEPRAZOLE 469 230 1 5
LISINOPRIL 466 270 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 440 224 3 2
RANITIDINE HCL 395 229 4 11
FUROSEMIDE 380 228 5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 374 256 6 7
METFORMIN HCL 340 209 7 8
CARVEDILOL 326 207 8 24
CRESTOR 323 128 9 36
CYMBALTA 314 112 10 35
LOVAZA 306 198 11 66
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 299 119 S3 12 3
LOVASTATIN 298 155 13 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 266 163 14 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 264 162 15 18
TRILIPIX 230 78 16 113
TRAMADOL HCL 205 127 17 15
BENICAR 204 87 18 152
SPIRIVA 200 76 19 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 190 72 20 34
HYDRALAZINE HCL 185 126 21 92
PROAIR HFA 183 71 22 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 182 90 23 21
ATENOLOL 176 79 24 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 175 104 25 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 169 96 26 13
NEXIUM 168 76 27 23
DIOVAN 167 93 28 69
JANUMET 166 55 29 181
SIMVASTATIN 164 118 30 4
SINGULAIR 152 66 31 73
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 152 78 31 103
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140 94 33 26
DIOVAN HCT 138 61 34 115
CITALOPRAM HBR 136 76 35 16
CELEBREX 134 88 36 78
JANUVIA 130 97 37 84
GABAPENTIN 128 40 38 12
PEN NEEDLE 127 50 39 119
NAPROXEN 123 46 40 68
LIPITOR 119 76 41 80
ROPINIROLE HCL 113 53 42 58
CLOPIDOGREL 105 79 43 40
LYRICA 105 46 43 113
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100 69 45 26
TORSEMIDE 99 51 46 133
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 67 47 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 36 48 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 95 60 49 150
PLAVIX 95 63 49 64
GLIMEPIRIDE 88 51 51 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87 56 52 50
DALIRESP 87 61 52 223
DONEPEZIL HCL 86 75 54 20
LUNESTA 86 17 54 193
MELOXICAM 85 50 56 29
TRADJENTA 83 57 57 229
SERTRALINE HCL 81 48 58 22
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80 60 R 59 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79 24 60 19
SYMBICORT 78 26 61 123
CLONIDINE HCL 73 29 62 63
NAMENDA 72 72 63 38
SPIRONOLACTONE 67 28 64 76
FLUOXETINE HCL 66 22 65 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66 26 65 43
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 65 22 67 246
DIGOXIN 63 46 68 62
TEKTURNA 61 35 69 252
RAMIPRIL 60 26 70 168
VENTOLIN HFA 59 19 71 135
DETROL LA 59 57 71 157
NASONEX 58 18 73 213
EXFORGE 57 33 74 262
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57 31 74 150
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54 20 76 121
KLOR-CON 10 53 44 77 111
FENOFIBRATE 53 36 77 54
TOPIRAMATE 53 12 77 118
ALLOPURINOL 52 27 80 37
NITROSTAT 52 24 80 272
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 26 80 117
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51 30 83 178
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50 32 84 55
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 Aug. 14, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.