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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,091Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 149 out of 1499

$792K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 121 out of 1499

637 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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

12% of this provider’s 637 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 637 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 9,224 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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 827 449 S3 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 484 379 2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 388 350 3 12
LISINOPRIL 378 249 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 374 216 5 5
SIMVASTATIN 370 323 6 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 311 192 7 14
FUROSEMIDE 258 170 8 7
METFORMIN HCL 223 139 9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 221 165 10 6
GABAPENTIN 217 107 11 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 213 165 12 23
CARISOPRODOL 206 34 R 13 71
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 196 151 14 11
AZITHROMYCIN 187 139 15 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 174 140 16 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172 150 17 9
MELOXICAM 170 113 18 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161 123 19 20
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 146 56 R 20 41
ATENOLOL 136 110 21 21
ROPINIROLE HCL 135 112 22 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 134 97 23 18
PROAIR HFA 133 51 24 30
RANITIDINE HCL 132 81 25 15
TRAZODONE HCL 131 42 26 32
OXYCODONE HCL 125 18 S2 27 79
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115 77 28 48
OXYCONTIN 115 56 S2 28 99
TRAMADOL HCL 112 80 30 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 110 80 31 38
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 104 32 S2 32 81
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104 72 32 65
CYMBALTA 100 37 34 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 99 77 35 17
PAROXETINE HCL 98 24 36 59
FENTANYL 97 14 S2 37 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96 85 38 26
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 95 94 39 95
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 78 40 25
LYRICA 90 34 41 90
DONEPEZIL HCL 87 84 42 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86 24 R 43 49
NEXIUM 85 48 44 28
SERTRALINE HCL 84 24 45 24
ESTRADIOL 81 55 R 46 130
FLUOXETINE HCL 81 58 46 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80 71 48 33
SINGULAIR 79 37 49 67
CLOPIDOGREL 75 66 50 39
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 73 71 51 62
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 73 31 R 51 165
LEVOFLOXACIN 71 62 53 101
COMBIVENT 71 29 53 78
MIRTAZAPINE 69 37 55 50
ALLOPURINOL 69 61 55 36
SYNTHROID 68 47 57 68
CARVEDILOL 67 48 58 22
ENDOCET 67 41 S2 58 111
LOVASTATIN 63 63 60 19
PREMARIN 63 39 R 60 139
TAMSULOSIN HCL 62 53 62 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 39 63 76
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60 50 64 96
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 60 64 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59 31 66 133
EVISTA 59 59 66 132
XOPENEX HFA 58 12 68 199
NAMENDA 58 55 68 47
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 57 0 S2 70 85
PREDNISONE 57 48 70 42
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 45 72 87
NAPROXEN 52 17 73 63
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52 51 73 93
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 40 75 126
GLYBURIDE 51 39 R 75 69
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. 30, 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.