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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,602Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 1499

$3.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 1499

627 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

37% of this provider’s 627 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

37% of this provider’s 627 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 24,864 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

34% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$99 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 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 1,275 1,011 S3 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,057 907 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,006 802 3 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 907 782 4 11
FUROSEMIDE 903 734 5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 646 579 6 6
CYMBALTA 583 398 7 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 557 451 8 17
FENTANYL 549 480 S2 9 60
DIOVAN 464 371 10 58
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 439 358 11 52
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 414 194 S2 12 189
PAROXETINE HCL 394 350 13 59
NEXIUM 373 262 14 28
EXELON 367 349 15 166
WARFARIN SODIUM 344 301 16 12
OLANZAPINE 337 225 17 140
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 337 204 17 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 331 307 19 26
GABAPENTIN 324 238 20 13
NOVOLOG 317 267 21 110
LANTUS 309 252 22 46
TIZANIDINE HCL 300 136 23 105
LISINOPRIL 297 254 24 1
NAMENDA 290 283 25 47
EXALGO 281 135 S2 10 26 290
METFORMIN HCL ER 274 170 27 53
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 269 224 28 18
SPIRIVA 261 186 29 44
CARVEDILOL 256 252 30 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 240 223 31 14
PREDNISONE 231 183 32 42
MIRTAZAPINE 229 193 33 50
GLIMEPIRIDE 215 172 34 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 213 190 35 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 212 134 36 43
METOLAZONE 211 194 37 174
OPANA ER 211 117 S2 37 268
SYNTHROID 210 160 39 68
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 206 175 40 65
OXYCODONE HCL 199 101 S2 41 79
ROPINIROLE HCL 195 142 42 55
TEKTURNA 192 159 43 269
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 189 147 S2 44 85
LEVOFLOXACIN 189 158 44 101
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 188 163 46 76
LIPITOR 187 150 47 107
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 183 155 48 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 172 170 49 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 168 77 50 153
SPIRONOLACTONE 166 144 51 61
OXYCONTIN 165 54 S2 52 99
SEROQUEL XR 163 115 53 196
RANITIDINE HCL 163 118 53 15
BYSTOLIC 162 140 55 108
ALLOPURINOL 157 116 56 36
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 155 125 57 82
JANTOVEN 149 148 58 195
ATENOLOL 148 107 59 21
SIMVASTATIN 147 131 60 3
LEXAPRO 145 122 61 209
LYRICA 140 52 62 90
CRESTOR 135 81 63 34
EXFORGE 130 95 64 275
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 127 89 65 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 96 65 9
TORSEMIDE 126 105 67 149
LUNESTA 126 53 67 230
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125 72 69 31
METFORMIN HCL 125 107 69 8
BYETTA 123 78 71 283
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123 99 71 29
TRAZODONE HCL 123 61 71 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 118 108 74 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 117 99 75 100
JANUVIA 117 79 75 84
LEVETIRACETAM 113 67 77 142
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 110 104 78 92
LABETALOL HCL 107 101 79 258
BUSPIRONE HCL 107 94 79 94
METHADONE HCL 105 21 S2 81 170
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 103 91 82 188
TRAMADOL HCL 103 79 82 16
LAMOTRIGINE 103 45 82 159
KLOR-CON M20 102 80 85 97
PRIMIDONE 98 85 86 218
ONGLYZA 97 94 87 200
LOVASTATIN 97 87 87 19
HALOPERIDOL 97 96 87 172
ABILIFY 96 50 90 143
CLOPIDOGREL 95 78 91 39
ONDANSETRON HCL 94 39 92 323
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 94 86 92 179
FINASTERIDE 93 79 94 98
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 89 84 95 161
SINGULAIR 88 68 96 67
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 87 44 97 137
KLOR-CON 10 85 79 98 112
MELOXICAM 85 45 98 27
ZYPREXA 82 46 100 294
LOVAZA 81 68 101 136
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 79 50 102 114
PREMARIN 79 60 R 102 139
FAMOTIDINE 77 72 104 86
AZITHROMYCIN 77 52 104 45
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 76 34 R 106 194
DETROL LA 73 52 107 155
CELEBREX 73 47 107 77
DIGOXIN 72 59 109 56
BUPROPION HCL SR 71 24 110 151
OXYMORPHONE HCL 70 13 S2 111 417
VESICARE 69 69 112 180
RAMIPRIL 68 65 113 127
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 67 52 114 201
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 49 114 48
CEFTRIAXONE 67 61 114 256
PLAVIX 67 52 114 54
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 36 118 73
FLUCONAZOLE 65 43 119 190
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 65 65 119 427
ANDROGEL 65 40 S3 119 427
WELCHOL 65 49 119 273
MORPHINE SULFATE 65 50 S2 119 205
SERTRALINE HCL 64 38 124 24
DALIRESP 61 43 125 255
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 53 125 87
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 61 58 125 441
VOLTAREN 59 55 128 210
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59 41 R 128 41
PROAIR HFA 59 29 128 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58 51 131 75
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 56 38 132 373
CILOSTAZOL 56 32 132 212
METRONIDAZOLE 55 50 134 301
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54 47 135 133
PROMETHAZINE HCL 54 19 R 135 138
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 54 34 R 135 144
NAPROXEN 53 29 138 63
TOPIRAMATE 52 14 139 128
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52 52 139 51
TOVIAZ 51 50 141 388
SYMBICORT 51 25 141 121
NYSTATIN 51 40 141 146
AGGRENOX 51 38 141 192
DIOVAN HCT 50 27 145 122
VIIBRYD 50 27 145 475
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 50 36 145 160
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. 10, 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.