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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,396Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 1499

$971K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 78 out of 1499

863 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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 863 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 863 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 21,499 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 1,034 911 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 867 743 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 847 703 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 827 746 4 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 825 551 S3 5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 787 640 6 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 612 498 7 12
SERTRALINE HCL 587 508 8 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 573 547 9 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 567 512 10 11
ATENOLOL 537 462 11 21
TRAMADOL HCL 516 339 12 16
METFORMIN HCL 482 422 13 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 445 433 14 17
MELOXICAM 416 332 15 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 414 398 16 9
CARVEDILOL 362 349 17 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 329 312 18 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 327 273 19 10
GABAPENTIN 314 230 20 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 296 169 21 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 286 245 22 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 283 215 23 38
LOVASTATIN 280 258 24 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 267 202 25 29
RANITIDINE HCL 250 190 26 15
CEPHALEXIN 244 199 27 83
PREDNISONE 233 188 28 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 216 181 29 37
KLOR-CON 10 214 186 30 112
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 211 185 31 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 201 175 32 65
LANTUS 197 166 33 46
NEXIUM 188 142 34 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 179 161 35 18
AZITHROMYCIN 171 146 36 45
CRESTOR 162 161 37 34
SYNTHROID 158 141 38 68
GLYBURIDE 154 115 R 39 69
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 151 117 R 40 49
LIPITOR 144 135 41 107
CLOPIDOGREL 144 135 41 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 142 139 43 26
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 141 102 44 87
RISPERIDONE 139 103 45 74
DONEPEZIL HCL 138 135 46 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 138 135 46 51
ALLOPURINOL 132 108 48 36
CELEBREX 128 104 49 77
CITALOPRAM HBR 120 102 50 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 114 52 S2 51 80
PAROXETINE HCL 109 75 52 59
LANSOPRAZOLE 108 88 53 240
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 107 79 54 96
SPIRONOLACTONE 106 67 55 61
PROAIR HFA 103 68 56 30
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 102 55 R 57 41
DIOVAN 100 100 58 58
PLAVIX 99 92 59 54
GLIPIZIDE 98 95 60 64
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 95 75 61 104
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 77 62 48
MIRTAZAPINE 93 40 63 50
ENDOCET 88 63 S2 64 111
INSULIN SYRINGE 86 49 65 102
ACTOS 84 58 66 145
PROMETHAZINE HCL 82 32 R 67 138
DILTIAZEM ER 81 81 68 124
NAMENDA 80 80 69 47
TRICOR 80 74 69 103
BACLOFEN 78 18 71 119
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78 69 71 31
CYMBALTA 77 57 73 40
FLUCONAZOLE 76 51 74 190
BYSTOLIC 73 72 75 108
SPIRIVA 73 69 75 44
FENOFIBRATE 73 72 75 66
VENTOLIN HFA 73 48 75 148
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 72 33 S3 79 134
GLIPIZIDE ER 72 72 79 129
TIZANIDINE HCL 72 29 79 105
TRAZODONE HCL 71 28 82 32
IBUPROFEN 70 26 83 70
INDOMETHACIN 66 59 R 84 287
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65 52 85 33
RAMIPRIL 65 61 85 127
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 65 41 R 85 194
PROPAFENONE HCL 64 64 88 370
DIOVAN HCT 63 63 89 122
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 54 89 62
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 62 49 91 178
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 61 38 R 92 277
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 60 60 93 109
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60 57 93 75
AMIODARONE HCL 58 55 95 231
SINGULAIR 58 53 95 67
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58 58 95 76
NYSTATIN 57 40 98 146
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56 29 99 141
ROPINIROLE HCL 56 50 99 55
DIGOXIN 54 38 101 56
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52 24 102 114
CLONIDINE HCL 52 29 102 57
COMBIVENT 52 52 102 78
QUINAPRIL HCL 52 52 102 125
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51 44 106 93
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 18, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.