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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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46,511Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 1499

$3.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 1499

1,224 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

9% of this provider’s 1,224 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 1,224 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 27,664 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 3,168 1,543 S3 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 1,355 921 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 1,353 921 3 7
LISINOPRIL 1,014 570 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 941 713 5 2
METFORMIN HCL 908 530 6 8
OMEPRAZOLE 856 562 7 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 836 347 8 23
RANITIDINE HCL 769 472 9 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 737 496 10 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 694 462 11 6
CRESTOR 692 382 12 34
GABAPENTIN 662 363 13 13
NEXIUM 622 310 14 28
ZETIA 612 397 15 91
CITALOPRAM HBR 500 280 16 14
CARVEDILOL 488 366 17 22
NAMENDA 475 410 18 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 461 277 19 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 458 308 20 20
SINGULAIR 451 217 21 67
CLOPIDOGREL 441 309 22 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 428 382 23 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 405 219 24 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 400 298 25 10
PLAVIX 390 291 26 54
TRAMADOL HCL 389 180 27 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 378 313 28 12
CYMBALTA 368 138 29 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 366 226 30 17
PROAIR HFA 361 97 31 30
DIOVAN 343 228 32 58
DIOVAN HCT 311 231 33 122
MIRTAZAPINE 309 277 34 50
NAPROXEN 307 166 35 63
CELEBREX 301 205 36 77
CARISOPRODOL 295 30 R 37 71
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 293 138 38 133
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 293 115 R 38 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 278 185 40 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 271 229 41 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 258 123 42 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 255 143 43 37
PROMETHAZINE HCL 241 80 R 44 138
AVODART 230 123 45 228
ROPINIROLE HCL 224 128 46 55
ENABLEX 219 162 47 220
ENDOCET 214 65 S2 48 111
SERTRALINE HCL 210 107 49 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 209 126 50 72
MELOXICAM 208 79 51 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 208 102 51 31
SPIRIVA 201 79 53 44
LOVAZA 200 91 54 136
LANTUS 198 144 55 46
JANUVIA 196 114 56 84
COMBIVENT 187 84 57 78
VYTORIN 181 141 58 154
NIASPAN 177 122 59 150
LYRICA 174 104 60 90
TRAZODONE HCL 174 76 60 32
ATENOLOL 168 75 62 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 168 121 62 61
DIGOXIN 167 141 64 56
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 166 126 65 114
ALLOPURINOL 166 131 65 36
BYSTOLIC 165 77 67 108
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 165 129 67 75
GLIMEPIRIDE 163 74 69 38
TEKTURNA 162 127 70 269
EXFORGE 161 90 71 275
KLOR-CON M20 161 112 71 97
MEGESTROL ACETATE 160 140 R 73 202
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 157 103 74 109
FLUOXETINE HCL 154 91 75 43
AZITHROMYCIN 149 98 76 45
MECLIZINE HCL 148 95 77 186
INSULIN SYRINGE 148 94 77 102
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 147 87 R 79 41
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 147 82 79 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 147 114 79 96
TOPIRAMATE 146 53 82 128
KLOR-CON 10 146 93 82 112
EVISTA 143 96 84 132
PEN NEEDLE 143 48 84 120
DEXILANT 141 61 86 225
LIDODERM 136 77 87 123
PAROXETINE HCL 134 90 88 59
LIPITOR 134 69 88 107
TRICOR 130 63 90 103
EXELON 127 127 91 166
LOVASTATIN 125 87 92 19
RISPERIDONE 124 94 93 74
TIZANIDINE HCL 124 33 93 105
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 124 99 93 238
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 124 84 93 87
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 122 120 97 92
NOVOLOG 121 118 98 110
FENTANYL 121 59 S2 98 60
SEROQUEL 121 72 98 158
ONGLYZA 120 70 101 200
IBUPROFEN 119 62 102 70
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 118 68 103 76
PREMARIN 118 56 R 103 139
GLIPIZIDE ER 117 97 105 129
ACTOS 117 81 105 145
SYMBICORT 117 58 105 121
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 115 53 108 100
VENTOLIN HFA 112 65 109 148
LUNESTA 105 44 110 230
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 104 80 111 18
FENOFIBRATE 103 23 112 66
NITROSTAT 102 56 113 216
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102 85 113 33
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 101 32 S2 115 81
OXYCONTIN 98 24 S2 116 99
CLONIDINE HCL 96 76 117 57
NYSTATIN 95 74 118 146
HALOPERIDOL 94 32 119 172
RAMIPRIL 94 56 119 127
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 94 43 R 119 165
PREDNISONE 93 50 122 42
TRILIPIX 92 46 123 171
LEVETIRACETAM 91 37 124 142
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 91 28 124 137
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 90 50 S3 126 281
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 89 37 127 153
LEVEMIR 89 63 127 243
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 87 75 129 82
NASONEX 86 24 130 198
DETROL LA 85 50 131 155
BUSPIRONE HCL 85 38 131 94
HYDRALAZINE HCL 84 80 133 118
PRISTIQ ER 82 28 134 269
PRENATAL PLUS 81 51 135 157
JALYN 80 40 136 401
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 79 56 137 95
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 78 60 138 250
LAMOTRIGINE 77 31 139 159
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76 47 140 65
JANTOVEN 76 76 140 195
LEVOFLOXACIN 76 47 140 101
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74 35 143 89
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 74 38 S3 143 231
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72 48 145 26
CARBAMAZEPINE 72 20 145 184
METHOTREXATE 72 52 145 236
VESICARE 71 43 148 180
TERAZOSIN HCL 70 53 149 147
AMIODARONE HCL 69 58 150 231
AMOXICILLIN 69 37 150 113
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 67 36 152 141
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63 57 153 93
SSD 62 31 154 438
LANSOPRAZOLE 62 49 154 240
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 62 27 S3 154 134
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 27 157 62
SEROQUEL XR 60 31 157 196
SUCRALFATE 59 43 159 213
XOPENEX HFA 59 21 159 199
BUPROPION XL 59 33 159 222
VOLTAREN 59 18 159 210
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59 40 159 104
GEMFIBROZIL 58 33 164 88
BONIVA 58 51 164 359
METFORMIN HCL ER 58 31 164 53
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 57 48 167 448
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 46 167 162
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56 51 169 179
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 56 0 169 314
PENTOXIFYLLINE 55 37 171 266
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 36 171 73
GLIPIZIDE 55 42 171 64
GLYBURIDE 54 35 R 174 69
GENERLAC 54 17 174 247
DILTIAZEM ER 54 32 174 124
FINASTERIDE 54 34 174 98
FLUCONAZOLE 54 20 174 190
SINGLE USE SWAB 53 32 179 338
ANTARA 53 14 179 461
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53 24 179 126
CEFTRIAXONE 53 39 179 256
LEXAPRO 53 41 179 209
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 31 S2 179 80
TRAVATAN Z 52 39 185 265
FORTEO 51 35 186 471
DALIRESP 51 24 186 255
DULERA 50 0 188 475
ABILIFY 50 34 188 143
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 Feb. 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.