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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,567Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 1499

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 1499

941 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
31%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

13% of this provider’s 941 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 941 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 7,262 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
LISINOPRIL 1,077 440 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 830 320 S3 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 746 351 3 3
RANITIDINE HCL 641 132 4 15
LOVASTATIN 605 135 5 19
OMEPRAZOLE 589 174 6 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 437 174 7 2
METFORMIN HCL 435 156 8 8
FUROSEMIDE 433 173 9 7
ATENOLOL 392 142 10 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 366 178 11 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 360 131 12 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 337 117 13 11
PROAIR HFA 328 82 14 30
GABAPENTIN 314 50 15 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 287 81 16 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 286 63 17 23
NEXIUM 249 86 18 28
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 225 33 R 19 41
ROPINIROLE HCL 224 96 20 55
MELOXICAM 221 56 21 27
CLONIDINE HCL 221 72 21 57
TRAMADOL HCL 209 36 23 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 208 79 24 10
TRAZODONE HCL 198 82 25 32
CYMBALTA 189 32 26 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 172 67 27 31
CRESTOR 171 82 28 34
CARVEDILOL 167 74 29 22
COMBIVENT 165 48 30 78
SERTRALINE HCL 165 105 30 24
TRICOR 154 38 32 103
AZITHROMYCIN 151 45 33 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 150 39 34 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136 37 35 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 134 33 36 12
JANUVIA 133 37 37 84
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 132 85 38 33
IBUPROFEN 132 26 38 70
SPIRIVA 127 58 40 44
TIZANIDINE HCL 123 25 41 105
TAMSULOSIN HCL 119 60 42 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 118 58 43 48
TOPIRAMATE 116 14 44 128
SINGULAIR 116 27 44 67
NAPROXEN 114 51 46 63
ENDOCET 112 0 S2 47 111
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111 64 48 20
SYMBICORT 111 36 48 121
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 109 28 R 50 49
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 106 45 51 162
LYRICA 106 0 51 90
XOPENEX HFA 100 33 53 199
FENTANYL 99 20 S2 54 60
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 96 59 55 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 95 0 56 43
PROMETHAZINE HCL 95 16 R 56 138
BACLOFEN 93 11 58 119
GLIPIZIDE 91 53 59 64
CLOPIDOGREL 91 57 59 39
BUSPIRONE HCL 89 29 61 94
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86 18 62 18
NASONEX 84 18 63 198
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83 14 64 133
FENOFIBRATE 83 24 64 66
LIDODERM 83 16 64 123
KLOR-CON 10 81 13 67 112
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 80 25 68 135
FAMOTIDINE 74 40 69 86
PRENATAL PLUS 74 0 69 157
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 73 26 S2 71 85
VERAPAMIL ER 72 38 72 117
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 11 S2 72 81
OXYCONTIN 71 18 S2 74 99
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 70 17 75 52
ALLOPURINOL 70 27 75 36
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69 0 77 96
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68 19 S2 78 80
SYNTHROID 67 40 79 68
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66 14 80 89
ZETIA 66 15 80 91
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65 18 82 72
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65 27 82 76
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 65 21 82 114
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 65 0 82 314
HYDROXYZINE HCL 64 16 R 86 173
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64 47 86 104
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62 31 88 87
GLYBURIDE 62 0 R 88 69
GLIPIZIDE XL 62 35 88 164
LANTUS 61 14 91 46
PLAVIX 61 36 91 54
DIOVAN HCT 60 18 93 122
GLIMEPIRIDE 59 43 94 38
CHLORZOXAZONE 57 14 R 95 279
CELEBREX 57 0 95 77
ABILIFY 55 0 97 143
FLUCONAZOLE 52 0 98 190
VENTOLIN HFA 52 0 98 148
NYSTATIN 51 0 100 146
PEN NEEDLE 51 0 100 120
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 25 100 95
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 19 100 61
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 June 16, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.