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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,620Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 690 out of 1499

$280K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 725 out of 1499

321 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

7% of this provider’s 321 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 321 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 3,355 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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
OMEPRAZOLE 214 120 1 5
LISINOPRIL 200 129 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 179 120 3 3
METFORMIN HCL 157 73 4 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 154 87 5 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149 109 6 10
FUROSEMIDE 142 98 7 7
TRAMADOL HCL 119 67 8 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116 85 9 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 111 81 10 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 108 108 11 12
GABAPENTIN 92 64 12 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91 50 S3 13 4
PREDNISONE 90 67 14 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68 32 15 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 48 15 65
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67 41 17 26
NEXIUM 66 32 18 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 65 40 19 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63 59 20 52
LOVASTATIN 63 41 20 19
SPIRIVA 63 29 20 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 62 57 23 6
PROAIR HFA 59 20 24 30
GLIPIZIDE 58 36 25 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 11 25 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 57 45 27 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56 0 28 96
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 26 28 25
TRAZODONE HCL 55 0 30 32
SERTRALINE HCL 53 44 31 24
RANITIDINE HCL 51 15 32 15
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 Jan. 2, 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.