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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,630Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 197 out of 1499

$690K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 168 out of 1499

232 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

19% of this provider’s 232 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 232 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 10,714 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

54 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 474 433 1 12
LISINOPRIL 426 400 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 422 392 3 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 413 389 4 35
MIRTAZAPINE 412 410 5 50
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 335 276 6 6
NAMENDA 327 314 7 47
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 309 251 8 2
SIMVASTATIN 292 260 9 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 243 211 10 14
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE 243 217 10 10 247
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 224 201 12 10
METFORMIN HCL 215 204 13 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 198 188 14 11
TRAZODONE HCL 184 122 15 32
KLOR-CON 10 147 123 16 112
LANTUS 147 122 16 46
FENTANYL 140 125 S2 18 60
TRAMADOL HCL 135 117 19 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 134 126 20 76
GABAPENTIN 133 118 21 13
FAMOTIDINE 130 108 22 86
SERTRALINE HCL 125 119 23 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 124 65 S2 24 80
CARVEDILOL 123 110 25 22
NOVOLOG 123 87 25 110
OMEPRAZOLE 120 115 27 5
GLIPIZIDE 120 116 27 64
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 118 104 S3 29 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 112 87 30 100
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 111 111 31 92
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 104 73 32 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 71 33 9
LEVETIRACETAM 100 82 34 142
SANTYL 100 74 34 260
RISPERIDONE 92 71 36 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90 64 37 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87 81 38 20
CLOPIDOGREL 87 49 38 39
EXELON 86 83 40 166
HYDRALAZINE HCL 83 67 41 118
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 78 61 42 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 76 53 43 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75 67 44 51
ATENOLOL 69 69 45 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69 55 45 26
CYMBALTA 67 38 47 40
LIDODERM 65 50 48 123
CLONIDINE HCL 63 45 49 57
NOVOLIN R 63 60 49 206
KLOR-CON M20 62 54 51 97
AMIODARONE HCL 61 46 52 231
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61 50 52 33
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 56 52 87
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 59 56 55 161
DIGOXIN 58 58 56 56
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57 57 57 96
PREDNISONE 56 33 58 42
BUSPIRONE HCL 56 53 58 94
NYSTOP 55 49 60 208
PLAVIX 52 40 61 54
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52 43 61 52
INSULIN SYRINGE 51 34 63 102
ALLOPURINOL 51 47 63 36
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 March 21, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.