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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,972Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 184 out of 1499

$620K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 223 out of 1499

407 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

11% of this provider’s 407 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 407 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 9,124 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

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 542 363 S3 1 4
LISINOPRIL 487 332 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 406 351 3 6
FUROSEMIDE 389 279 4 7
SIMVASTATIN 356 275 5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 328 245 6 5
METFORMIN HCL 315 181 7 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 314 252 8 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 271 185 9 14
TRAMADOL HCL 221 158 10 16
RANITIDINE HCL 211 138 11 15
GABAPENTIN 209 151 12 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 197 174 13 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191 126 14 9
TRAZODONE HCL 189 144 15 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167 127 16 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 162 140 17 10
LOVASTATIN 161 107 18 19
CLONIDINE HCL 151 124 19 57
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 147 123 S2 20 81
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140 130 21 29
KLOR-CON 10 133 104 22 112
ATENOLOL 133 113 22 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131 92 24 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 125 35 25 52
GLIMEPIRIDE 116 88 26 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113 82 27 11
SPIRIVA 111 90 28 44
AZITHROMYCIN 110 71 29 45
PROAIR HFA 109 53 30 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 102 67 31 37
CLOPIDOGREL 101 85 32 39
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 96 70 33 104
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 94 74 34 82
CRESTOR 89 29 35 34
TOPIRAMATE 88 0 36 128
DILT-XR 81 60 37 355
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75 53 38 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75 75 38 48
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74 53 R 40 49
ROPINIROLE HCL 74 59 40 55
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73 45 42 126
CARVEDILOL 73 64 42 22
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70 36 R 44 41
LANTUS 70 47 44 46
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 69 54 46 114
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69 42 46 23
PLAVIX 67 59 48 54
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62 62 49 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62 53 49 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 62 62 49 35
MIRTAZAPINE 61 43 52 50
CYMBALTA 61 26 52 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61 30 52 72
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60 44 55 93
ACTOS 60 40 55 145
PRENATAL PLUS 59 0 57 157
GEMFIBROZIL 56 31 58 88
COMBIVENT 56 36 58 78
SERTRALINE HCL 55 39 60 24
BENICAR 53 48 61 211
PREDNISONE 53 52 61 42
SINGULAIR 51 29 63 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 29 63 25
PAROXETINE HCL 50 35 65 59
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 May 2, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.