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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,702Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 49

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 49

784 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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 784 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 784 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 19,779 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% 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 $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
LISINOPRIL 877 843 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 761 733 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 637 613 3 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 625 558 4 13
SIMVASTATIN 623 569 5 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 507 464 S3 6 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 481 481 7 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 438 407 8 10
LOVASTATIN 431 359 9 25
OMEPRAZOLE 404 380 10 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 363 332 11 16
TRAZODONE HCL 360 330 12 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 345 340 13 9
SERTRALINE HCL 333 308 14 22
NAMENDA 291 291 15 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 287 271 16 7
MIRTAZAPINE 269 269 17 41
GABAPENTIN 257 205 18 12
METFORMIN HCL 230 174 19 8
ATENOLOL 223 220 20 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 223 213 20 55
RANITIDINE HCL 218 188 22 11
FAMOTIDINE 208 184 23 75
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204 166 24 30
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 197 197 25 98
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 194 188 26 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194 173 26 26
DIGOXIN 173 162 28 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 170 163 29 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 158 150 30 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 155 131 31 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 153 141 32 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 148 143 33 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145 120 34 21
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 144 131 35 189
CLOPIDOGREL 144 136 35 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 142 135 37 72
TRAMADOL HCL 135 114 38 15
CILOSTAZOL 129 123 39 174
KLOR-CON 10 125 121 40 111
FLUOXETINE HCL 123 118 41 60
MELOXICAM 121 104 42 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 117 92 43 67
NEXIUM 116 104 44 23
CARVEDILOL 110 101 45 24
CYMBALTA 108 65 46 35
FINASTERIDE 104 104 47 107
PLAVIX 103 101 48 64
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 103 90 48 129
MEGESTROL ACETATE 102 98 R 50 185
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 99 92 51 96
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 98 96 52 105
DILTIAZEM ER 95 95 53 144
GLIMEPIRIDE 94 85 54 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 94 86 54 110
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 76 56 14
EXELON 91 90 56 127
LIDODERM 88 88 58 100
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 88 86 58 46
LANTUS 87 82 60 44
RISPERIDONE 84 56 61 53
LEVETIRACETAM 84 57 61 90
ALLOPURINOL 84 77 61 37
NYSTATIN 81 72 64 97
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 81 81 64 120
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 80 77 66 195
LOPERAMIDE 79 69 67 184
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77 45 R 68 31
HYDRALAZINE HCL 77 77 68 92
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75 75 70 104
FENOFIBRATE 72 58 71 54
SYMBICORT 71 68 72 123
OLANZAPINE 70 58 73 109
AZITHROMYCIN 69 62 74 39
SINGULAIR 68 62 75 73
FENTANYL 68 65 S2 75 77
NOVOLOG 68 65 75 95
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 67 50 78 79
AMIODARONE HCL 67 66 78 191
SPIRONOLACTONE 67 62 78 76
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 43 S2 81 74
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 63 59 81 178
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62 60 83 65
CLONIDINE HCL 62 56 83 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62 58 83 52
AMOXICILLIN 60 58 86 87
BACLOFEN 60 33 86 83
NIFEDIPINE ER 60 54 86 146
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60 60 86 117
GLYBURIDE 59 57 R 90 82
PAROXETINE HCL 59 56 90 71
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59 51 90 171
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 59 56 90 50
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE 58 58 94 212
TRAVATAN Z 57 57 95 178
NAPROXEN 56 40 96 68
BUSPIRONE HCL 56 52 96 140
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55 54 98 101
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 52 98 34
DETROL LA 54 42 100 157
GLIPIZIDE 54 42 100 49
TERAZOSIN HCL 51 51 102 142
KLOR-CON M20 50 42 103 112
NYSTOP 50 46 103 200
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 8, 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.